Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Why Impeaching Bush is Imperative

Artists have a level of sensitivity and intuition that puts them out in front of the pack and they often let us know what is coming down the pipe because they are able to see and sense things those less conscious cannot.. For this reason advanced societies throughout the ages have looked to their artists as a moral compass or reflection of what is happening, or may happen in the future. I found this article by Richard Dreyfuss particularly profound, and hope you find some merit in it as well.

Impeaching Bush Is 'Cause Worth Fighting for,' Actor Says
By Randy Hall Staff Writer/Editor
February 17, 2006( - Richard Dreyfuss, the actor who starred in movies ranging from "Jaws" to "Mr. Holland's Opus," told an audience in Washington, D.C., on Thursday that "there are causes worth fighting for," and one of those is the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

"There are causes worth fighting for even if you know that you will lose," Dreyfuss said during a speech at the National Press Club.

"Unless you are willing to accept torture as part of a normal American political lexicon, unless you are willing to accept that leaving the Geneva Convention is fine and dandy, if you accept the expansion of wiretapping as business as usual, the only way to express this now is to embrace the difficult and perhaps embarrassing process of impeachment." See Video
Noting that the process was established by the country's "founders, who we revere to check executive abuse with congressional balance," Dreyfuss said impeachment "is a statement that we refuse to endorse bad behavior." See Video

"If we refuse to debate the appropriateness of the process of impeachment, we endorse that behavior, and we approve the enlargement of executive power," regardless of whoever may occupy the White House in the future, he said."And don't kid yourselves: No one ever gives up power, ever," Dreyfuss added."Now, it is not your job as the press to impeach George Bush," the actor stated. However, people in the media should "maintain the integrity of that debate" by not dismissing the topic out of hand as partisan or unpatriotic.


(The energy and light of every being who died in the 9/11 tragedy perpetrated from within the country DEMANDS that we accept the torch and bring this American Caligula to justice.
The Bush Bullies will fade away like a bad smell when confronted with real courage and finally, justice.)

During his address on the subject of Hollywood's view of contemporary news media, Dreyfuss said he is not a cynic or a liberal, but is instead a "'libo-conservo-middle-of-the-roado,' and I have been for many years.""I'm deeply in love with my country," he added. "As a matter of fact, I'm deeply in love with the country that I was taught about in school, the land of the free and the home of the brave. "Nevertheless, Dreyfuss charged that "people can sometimes be pretty thoughtless, pretty terrified and do some pretty impressive damage" when they are wrong or "are the victims of political hypnosis."In the past, "time and distance played an amazing part in keeping the human race from killing itself," the actor noted. The need for revenge after an attack "inevitably weakened because it took a lot of time to get men into ships and move them to the right battlefield. Only those truly staunch of heart and truly zealous could keep up that hatred.

...and finally,
Television did this. Television created the sound bite and then shrunk it," the actor said. "Television replaced words with images so that people make extraordinary decisions based not on prose or any attempt at analysis," but on pictures instead. See Video The actor saved his harshest tone for those who accuse critics of the government and its officials of having a more serious motive."Watch me lose my sense of humor if people accuse me of treason," Dreyfuss said before mocking two of the Fox News Channel's most popular hosts. "'That's not very O'Reilly of you, Mister Smarty-Pants,' or 'What would Sean Hannity have to say about that, Mister Too-Complex-for-Your-Own-Good?'" See Video
However, "none of this happened because of any conspiracy," he stated. "This happened because we have not paid attention to the new rules of the electronic media."To restore true American values, the actor called for children to be taught "the tools of debate and dissent," as well as a return to the principle of civility, which he called "the oxygen that democracies require else they become poisoned and die, as this democracy will."


I would go a step further and state that if bush and cheney are NOT prosecuted then the USA has sent the message to the world that you can steal the office of the presidency do any damn thing you want for 8 years, including the murder of over a million people in an illegal, immoral war, the torture of same (capture on tape and digital photographs for the world to see) and yet this immoral, criminal administration will walk? Then there is no law in the United States of America - none. Any law is a farce that applies only to those opposing the Bush crime family.


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