Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Ike: Anti-Bush Republican

The far right Limbaugh-types of the Republican party never liked Dwight Eisenhowere when he was alive.

Once marginalized, rightist and revanchist elements of the Republican party now rule the White House and Congress.

Many soldiers have since lost their lives in a land they know not.

Now wonder today's Eisehower is appalled.

When John Eisenhower,
the son of President Eisenhower, endorsed Kerry, he let it be known that Bush was abhorrent to values that the name "Ike" signifies.

Obviously, as a military historian and a former Ambassador, Mr. Eisenhower would find Bush to be absurd.

However, it was not just Kerry's heroism, or Bush's military flameout, but an overall degeneration of the Republican party, that brought Eisenhower into the Democratic camp.

Thanks to
Francesca for posting this:

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires like H.L. Hunt, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
~President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952 -A letter to his brother, Milton, written November 8, 1954

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 Farewell

Monday, May 02, 2005

Duel Deceivers?:The Ironical Bush And Clinton

Is Bush being dishonest about Social Security?

Was Clinton?

In light of the Iraq debacle, no one serious would call Bush an "honest man."

Yet, even Bill Clinton's strongest fans generally do not evoke the word "honest," when they rise to his defense.

Long before Bush sliced, diced, cut, parced, chisled, and giggled his arguments about WMD and Iraq, Clinton was the harbor master who drilled the sluice pipe that drained the sludge of poll-tested ultra-modern political deception, into the mainstream reservoir of political discourse.

Reservoir? Maybe not.

Mainstream media then drinks in, circulates, regurgitates, and recycles, the deceptive arguments until they are rinsed of their already slim nutrients.

Once parched, blighted, and bleached, the deceptive arguments are then enriched, re-packaged, and ultimately inserted into the body politic; undigested, there they stay, making those who were once fit, quite foul indeed.

Deception is the High Fructose Corn Syrup that limply fuels modern politics.

Both Bush and Clinton are diabloically diabetic from taking so much in and spewing so much out.

Citizens, suffering from type-13 political diabetes, are limping, and suffering a variety of ailments; they are to be the sacrificial lambs offered up to God Empire as he prepares to slay Fair Republic, and make Citizens into Subjects.

Goddess Truth may save us, if her fair voice is not silenced, or 'taken out' by Cheney-linked forces.

Modern deception is more sublime and sophesticated than old fashioned dishonesty and shuffling.

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, King Claudius, murderer of Hamlet's father, living in deceit, but feeling exposed, confessed before God.

Claudius, while trying (sort of) to pray for forgiveness (without giving up his gains), makes a mitigating seeming comment to God, regarding the Realpolitik difference between the City of Man and the City of God:

In the corrupted currents of this world

Offence’s gilded hand may shove by justice,
And oft ’tis seen the wicked prize itself
Buys out the law;

but ’tis not so above;
There is no shuffling,

there the action lies
In his true nature,

and we ourselves compell’d
Even to the teeth and forehead of our faults
To give in evidence.

Claudius, noting that there is '"no shuffling" "above," implies correctly, in his own defense, that there is plenty of shuffling below, on earth.

Interestingly, he notes that in heaven, one is "compell'd...To give in evidence."

This means, in Heaven ("above") there is no Fifth Amendment right against self- incrimination.

By implication, Claudius is letting you know that there is one "below," perhaps because the "shuffling" and "imperfections" of the City of Man, require such measure.

Next time you hear some right winger complaining about someone asserting their Constitutional right against self-incrimination, you know now that they are less progressive than Elizabethan Englishmen portraying pre-modern Danes!

We digress.

Back to deception -specifically, deception about Social Security!

Bush is "shuffling," and not giving true evidence.

Also, Bush will never testify against himself, if called to account.

Not only did Bush surf the "corrupted currents of the world," into high office, he had his own indoor wave machines: Enron and Halliburton, along with his own jet skis: Karl Rove and Frank Luntz.

Bush's entire career -his business failures, his military flameout, his lame Presidency, and all else, is an extreme example of "Offense's gilded hand (silver spoon?)" consistantly using it's "wicked prize's" to "buy out the law."

While Clinton did not have the Bush's luck selling bad business to Poppy Bush's pals, he did have problems telling the truth from time to time. Many times.

Current Bush supporters used to accuse Clinton of being perpetually dishonest.

Not any more!

We cannot help but notice, with some indignation, and much amusement, the piquant irony of Rove and others, inspiring Bushbots by invoking Clintonian "courageous" dishonesties about Social Security.

Bushbots are now using past dishonest CLINTON QUOTES (out of context!), to defend Bush's present plan for future Social Security sabotage!

"Even Bill Clinton thought we should.....blah, blah, blah, Social Security, blah, blah,blah....."

This is the current refrain you hear from the chorus of Banana Smokers, high on the choice offerings of the monker handlers who are rattling their cups and handing out sweet bananas.

Bushbots make up the advance guard of Bush's symphony of maudlin retirement fiddlers.

However, the Bushbots are not pioneers, but settlers.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

Coitus was never alleged, much less proven, so in a technical sense President Clinton was correct.

Yet, and yet, and yet.....

"President Bush never said Social Security is in crisis." (He doesn't have to; his supporters do.)

Yet, and yet, and yet....

Nyet, Nyet, Nyet.

Dishonesty, both seen and felt, is the common denominator.

Irony, however, is the word to describe the current Bushian right wing flap, about past Clintonian left wing flutters, now that the bird of prey has redirected it's path of flight toward the juicy feast knows as American Retirement.

Past hatred of Clinton is put aside, while revenous Bushbots, seek every means, and every argument, to advance their plan to "save" the social security village, by destroying it.

The Trojan Horse, being readied to destroy Social Security, are the private accounts, that will divert money from the commonweal, so that the program will inevitably die from being starved of the proper funding.

To get the Trojan Horse, inside the gates (lockbox?) they are barking , like diseased dogs, about a faux-crisis.

Also, the monkey handlers are deceptively invoking the wrong Gods, to inspire the Bushbots and mislead the people.

They will then make it look like an accident.

Clinton was wrong and so is Bush.

Both of them, along with rightist media, are spewing known dishonesties.

There is no crisis. There is no big problem

Weak tea, brewed twice, tastes sour, not sweet, when telling twice told tales.

Roosevelt and Reagan were both right.

Social Security is fine - just needs an occasional oil and lube, and fill at the pump.

Mend it; don't end it.

Tax the rich.