Sunday, January 15, 2006

What A World, What A World!

What is a country to do when the people want to impeach their president, but the media thinks it’s a bad idea and representatives in government don’t give a damn? This is the position we find ourselves in, but what in the hell are we supposed to do about it exactly?

AfterDowningStreet.org commissioned Zogby to ask the question, yet again, but this time in relation to the illegal wiretapping of American citizens our president has been bragging about. So now we have two popular reasons to impeach Bush, he lied to Congress and the American people about why we went to war in Iraq and as if that wasn’t enough, he has authorized secret domestic spying by the NSA. I hate to keep bringing up the constitution, I know it’s only a piece of paper, but there is a remedy for our current situation provided within it and it is our duty as citizens to make use of it. Bush may think its only use is to wipe his spoiled ass, but unless we agree with him, it’s time to demand more.

I rattle this dilemma around and around in my mind on a daily basis, yet I never seem to get any closer to a solution. I say that we must demand more, but who are we supposed to demand more of, our Senators and Representatives? I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of screaming into those deaf ears. President Clinton was impeached with an approval rating around 70%. Idiot boy has been hovering below 40% for over a year and currently 52% of the population supports impeachment “if he authorized illegal wiretapping” and he’s already told us he has. So, what’s the hold up? How many more signs do we need that the will of the people doesn’t mean a damn thing?

Here’s the skinny as I see it. We have a power crazed Republican President who views our constitutional rights as nothing more than hurdles to jump over (and knock down in the process), a Republican controlled Congress that is so corrupt I can smell the stench all the way in Seattle, a Supreme Court that has been hand picked by the same right wing nutjobs that run the rest of the government and a privatized voting system that doesn’t require our participation in order to achieve the desired result. Oh yeah, and entertainment packaged as news by corporate cronies of the Bush administration that get more bang for their buck by paying to play than they do from our viewer-ship, a fact that only encourages regurgitation of Republican talking points as a substitute for actual reporting. Not a pretty picture, but there it hangs in front of our eyes, the dogs playing poker on black velvet that none of us can escape.

Make a ruckus, that’s my only advise. Wear subversive t-shirts, slap Impeach Bush bumper stickers on your car, replace those sunflowers in the front yard with signs of protest and run for congress in your Republican dominated district. Write Op-Ed pieces and Letters To The Editor, show your town or city that there is a better way. Talk to your neighbors and spread the word, direct all who will listen to reliable sources of information and call your local television station to express your displeasure with what they chose to cover and what they chose to ignore. It seems that we have nothing left but our voices and the only people we can demand more of are each other, and ourselves. The country is going to shit, there’s little doubt about that, but we don’t have to sit idly by while it does. If we’re going to ruin, we might as well go down screaming. That’s my plan anyway.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo liberalgirl! I would recommend the article 'Lighting the fuse' at http://stangoff.com/?p=254. Just a thought.

3:04 PM  
Blogger liberal elite said...

Thanks LGND. It gets discouraging at times. MLK day is a Godsend, though, and we can all refocus on a higher reality ahead, as long as we keep trying to get there.

I like the letters to the editor part of your program. My senators--at least the one named Hillary--must be deaf, and my Congressman can't fight city hall in the House--so we have to leverage government by getting their attention--putting them to work for us whether they like it or not.

Anyway, thank you for being part of the solution and encouraging the rest of us to keep fighting. It's time to turn up the volume. "Anyone who doesn't believe in something he's willing to die for is not fit to live!" MLK

6:01 AM  
Anonymous roberta kelly said...

I keep wondering when we are going to awaken to the reality that this government is toast and I mean the American government in its totality.

Al Gore's speech gave me some heart today on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but I had to revisit how tragic it is that all the democrats betrayed their own souls by not standing up to this "League of Evil Gentlemen".

We the people of the United States in America MUST begin ~

The United Conservation Act of the United States of America ~

IMMEDIATELY.

Until every American citizen becomes a practicing conservationist, we are part of the problem.

AND, the problem is that our own oil, natural gas and other "natural resources" will only last us about 10 more years should we continue in the gluttonous consumption we are now guilty of. That is why these morons want to drill in the Alaskan Wilderness. To entertain the notion that the amount of natural resources we consume daily can be extracted from the Alaskan Wilderness, is insanity. The math does not work.

We are importing more and more ENERGY and this will soon be very difficult because the other modern civilizations are "sitting where the prize ultimately lies" and will not destroy their own world because we here in the US continue to be human vacuums sucking the Earth without conscience.

9:39 PM  

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