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Sunday, February 09, 2003

I've been so busy with the peace parade that my ranting has slacked off. Well, if this is your number one source for news, make sure you are aware of the following:
  • Attorney General John Ashcroft and his brownshirts are preparing a sequel to the odious USA Patriot Act. Attempting to walk that fine line between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia, this pogrom calls for lots of new ways to lock you and your neighbors up indefinitely, or to expel you from the country. One Patriot Act is one too many; one Ashcroft in the cabinet is one too many.
  • Another neanderthal cabinet member, Donald "Kill Them All! Kill! Kill! Kill!" Rumsfeld is busy rebuking the UN because he thinks Saddam Hussein has been rebuking the UN.
  • Not to be left out, Colin Powell was busy attacking Germany and France for proposing that a UN-directed force enter Iraq to enforce disarmament. Powell called the plan an ineffective ploy by Berlin and Paris to delay military action. He said it was "a diversion, not a solution." Planet Earth to Colin: Delaying military action is a good thing! Postponing it forever is the best thing! Some people in the world truly want peace; unfortunately, the Bushies aren't listening to any of them.
  • Finally, the US is pulling diplomats out of the Middle East, a clear indication that war is planned.

These people supposedly draw their power from the consent of the people, but there aren't many people out there supporting this sort of insane, genocidal, maniacal warmongering. All I can say is that if there's a protest march in your area, be in it; if not, start one. If there's a phone on your desk, call Congress (800-839-5276) and tell them to put a stop to this now. If your city hasn't passed an anti-war resolution, get it to do so. Write letters, call friends, sign on to TrueMajority, MoveOn, Common Dreams, ACLU, and other websites that help you oppose the Fourth Reich at the click of a mouse and maybe a few numbers from your credit card. I'm serious. If the Bushies get their way, America is dead.