Took a little bit of a hiatus from this blog. Actually business got in the way. To be sure on that count, I work just about every waking hour of every day. Such is the life of the self-employed. And I'm not complaining - I'm doing exactly what I want to do (which is, imo, what I was born to do: *something* with computers), but I feel obliged to explain how I started this blog and then seemingly lost interest. No, I haven't lost interest. Indeed, current events simply compel anyone with half a brain and an iota of allegiance to America to do at least this much. We're in trouble folks. It's a slow burn, but like the frogs experiment (frogs in water, heated slowly, eventually boiled the frogs. Slow burn is the keyword, because that's what happening, only in this case to a whole country.
Think about it. it's been almost 8 years since 9/11/2001. Have we not sunk lower every single year since? Or is it possible that we have sunk lower each year, but you didn't notice it (like the frog)? Perhaps because the choice and priority of "news" stories that you're hearing, watching and reading about aren't in the right order? Maybe what's being puffed isn't what's really important, and what's being snuffed is? See below for just one more very serious example.
Why am I getting involved - at least to the extent that I'm studying and writing about what I'm learning. It's taken most of my life to sort out the experiences, reading, thinking, discussions, etc. of sixty plus years, and now I've reached a point where I believe my voice deserves as much attention as any other American.
I don't like what's happened to America. I don't like the any of the people who have seized control of our government and used it for their own special interests. Our government is of/by/for the people, and while we all profess to know this, too few of us are doing anything to make it that way. Right now, today, our government is NOT of/by/for that people. It's as illusion, a con game, a scam, and not only have we been duped, but we've been duped into a real, full fledged military war - the consequences of which have been felt - and will continue to be felt for a long, long time.
How were we duped? In the shortest possible description: the media. The same gang who took over American foreign policy also controlled/influenced/orchestrated the American media - our information supply - and has been using it in several ways, not the least of which was drumming up the invasion of Iraq. Contrarians at the time were shut up (e.g. Phil Donahue), and warmongers given space to lead the charge.
These are just morsels of the mountain of material on the subject of that invasion, and it's a google away from an inquiring mind. From time to time, I'll post summaries and links to articles of particular interest, but learn and get involved, before the gang that took over American foreign policy does any more damage to America.
You should take this seriously. They've killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi's already, and that's just one measure of America's greatest foreign policy debacle in-motion.
The key words here are "it's not over". Once you grasp the significance of this, it should take your breath away for a least a moment, as it occurs to you that if we're in trouble now, what's next?
You do know that Cheney is prepping himself for his planned "I told you so" speech, right? He's got it written already, I'm sure.
And the duping machine will do as it usually does: "fair and balanced" discussions with a predetermined outcome - their side victorious. They've won so often you can actually see the pattern, if you just look.
From The AIPAC Spy Case By JAMES G. ABOUREZK
"The big news last week was the defection of Republican Senator Arlen Specter to the Democrats; the bankruptcy filing of the Chrysler Corporation, and finally, the retirement of Justice David Souter from the U.S. Supreme Court.
A much smaller news item competing with these sensational stories was that the U.S. Justice Department announced that it is dropping the espionage charges against two former AIPAC agents. The story was so small that it barely was a blip on the media’s radar, bringing absolutely no comment on the network news and talk shows.
That’s known as clever public relations. Announce the bad news on a day when it won’t be noticed."
Be sure to read the rest of this article, and then ask yourself the question posed in the title of this post.