Thursday, September 21, 2006

Compromise or Theatre?

Tonight the news is full of the great compromise between the Military 3, Warner, Graham and McCain on the one side and “make my crimes legal” Bush on the other. Yet not a word on what exactly they compromised on.

Bottom line is this; Bush has held prisoners in secret prison, (CRIME). Tortured them. (CRIME), wants to try them without due process (UNCONSTITUTIONAL) and in the mean time wiretaps American Citizens with no judicial oversight even after the fact as the law allows. (CRIME)

Warner, Graham and McCain say they reached a compromise that they are satisfied with, Bush says they gave him the tools he asked for. Which is it? Either they made these Un-American Crimes legal or they didn’t.

Was this simply an election year game to convince the American voters the GOP doesn’t just march in lock step? Was this political theatre to say, well “reasonable” Republicans negotiated and Democrats that are still opposed to this compromise must love terrorists. Or was this a organized distraction from the deadliest 2 months of the Iraq War.

We will not be fooled again Mr. President, Mr. McCain, Mr. Graham, Mr. Warner. There is no gray in this matter, Secret Prisons, Torture, Wiretapping, Kangaroo Trials are quite simply wrong. They are as wrong as the Joe McCarthy Hearings, and they are as wrong as internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
If Congress moves to allow these Crimes, it will be one of the darkest days in our nations history as the soul of our nation, our moral authority in the world, will be no more.

3 Comments:

Blogger redhorse said...

The notion that they is some manner to satisfy those opposed to torture and illegal imprisonment and those that advocate such is laughable. It's just not possible.

I read where McCain said the deal upheld the spirit of the Geneva Convention. If so, how could Bush proclaim victory too?

You're right to smell a rat; someone's lying and probably in the name of electoral gain.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Joe,

All three Faiths of Abraham spawn violence and hypocrisy

Christians and Jews are able to smugly lecture and chastise Muslims about violence, because followers of Islam are poorer and more oppressed and are forced to defend themselves in cruder fashion. On the other hand, the rich and powerful nations of the west can train and equip militaries and intelligence services to do their bidding. Likewise, well-funded and smooth-talking politicians expertly equivocate about acceptable collateral damage to the homes, and lives of poor people in other lands. With so many dollars spent, why don’t Muslims and others simply shut up and accept being exploited, oppressed, and massacred for such nobly expressed western ideals?

Those in representative democracies tout their governments as extensions of the citizenry. Accordingly, so are the militaries, intelligence services, corporations and other proxies used to expand and maintain the Judeo-Christian Empire. By extension, the citizens of western nations are much more responsible for the actions of criminals, killers, and torturers paid for and authorized by democratic institutions than people who live in less democratic nations who have much less control over the actions of their leaders.

It is undeniable that the Bush administration, its cohorts, and supporters are mostly Christian. Without the blind support of so many Judeo-Christians, the Bush administration would not now be embroiled in the current struggle to retroactively legalize torture, illegal domestic spying, and other crimes. By US law, hiring a proxy to murder or assault someone is still prosecuted as murder and assault. It is undeniable that the militaries and intelligence services of the west that kill and torture at the behest of democratic representatives are hired proxies of Judeo-Christian citizens.

Regardless of attempts to shift blame, history clearly records the widespread crimes of Christianity. Whether we're talking about the abominations of the Inquisition, Crusades, the greed and genocide of colonizers, slavery in the Americas, or the Bush administration's recent deeds and results, Christianity has always spawned great evil.

So, the next time any Christian, Jew, or Muslim, whether president, prime minister, religious leader or follower decides to chastise others for their failings, stop to consider that the logs in your own eyes have blinded you to the full truth about all three faiths of Abraham. Religion has utterly failed to solve humanity's problems because it is a strong delusion that spawns error and evil instead. The sheep's clothing of duplicitous ideals is an obvious deception used to hide the truth. Nonetheless, the veil is readily pierced by discerning the fruits of their deeds.

Here is Wisdom...

11:41 PM  
Blogger Joe R said...

seven star hand, If somemone comments to my blog with beliefs and research and ideas, the vast majority of the time I will pass it through. This however does not mean that I agree with the comment in any way.

To blame a religion as a whole for the people that misuse that religion for selfish or even evil purposes is flawed.

The basis of all three religions is simple and good. It is man that has taken them, twisted them and made them something they were never intended to be. However the good that has come from all 3 religions is also undeniable.

Finally claiming only the religions of Abraham have been misused this way is also incorrect. The nature of power of mankind will always lead to such misguided use of religion no matter what the culture.

6:34 AM  

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