Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Surrender monkeys

By Capt. Fogg

t's become too obvious that the special privileges our administration has given itself; the signing statements, the elimination of probable cause, the elimination of habeas corpus and of the right to a trial by a jury of one's peers, have been used for any purpose Bush's wise guys see fit to use them for. I have to wonder about how they will use the latest new power to ignore environmental and land-management laws Secretary of Arrogant Power Michael Chertoff has assumed by fiat.

Making up laws as you go along and exempting the Bush administration from laws set up by the people's representatives to protect them and their property from governmental abuse
"will enable important security projects to keep moving forward"
says the skull faced Minister of Whatever the Hell we Damned Well Feel Like Doing. Of course they get to determine what these important security projects are and not us or our representatives or our courts, even if that means making your property worthless and your civil rights nugatory. Who gets to object if DHS calls a coal fired power plant in Yellowstone or Yosemite and "important security project?" Who gets to object if they strip search your great grandmother or torture some innocent woman from Iceland whose flight was delayed? Not us, it seems. He answers only to Bush who answers to a higher father and makes a virtue out of snubbing his subjects.

It's not that the government shouldn't have the power to deal with real threats, but it's crucial that the government remain within the limits self styled conservatives love to talk about if we want to have a government of laws and not of thugs, goons, crooks and some Texas family with lots of ties and debts to another crooked family in Riyadh.

Why fruit pickers who don't speak English are more of a threat than explosives experts from Europe who arrive on student visas and then disappear to plot against us, is known only to those who seek these special powers and special projects and who keep special secrets and use it all to plot against dissent, punish political enemies and fish through our bills and papers and receipts looking for dirt. Why we don't inspect 95% of freight coming into our ports, but humiliate women and children in airports even if they are citizens is a question that Minister Screw You, We're DHS isn't about to answer. Why FBI plants frequently succeed in getting on board planes with knives, guns and bombs while American mothers are forced to drink their own breast milk, nobody can answer.

Certainly the terrorists who have blown up various buildings over the past decades have come from everywhere but Juarez, Chiapas, or Guatemala and spoke good English. No one has ever hijacked a plane with a nipple ring either. The million or so innocent adults and small children on the TSA no-fly list pose no threat at all yet they have no right of appeal. They pose no threat - except to those "important security projects" and the bloated, money burning, neo-fascist government agencies who make a mockery of truth, justice and the United States of America.

Chertoff speaks, Cheney snarls and Bush sneers, but we legitimize these illegitimates with our silence and our sniveling fear. We may love to call other countries "surrender monkeys" but we've surrendered to apes and why anyone would object to some preacher saying God Damn America when we've damned it all by ourselves.

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Blogger expatbrian said...

I don't know which one of my colleagues posted this but how in the hell could anyone have said it better. Kudos, bravo and touche.

6:10:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Touche? I'm not touchy - why are you calling me touchy???

10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Amen Fogg.

5:43:00 PM  

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