Monday, October 23, 2006

A traitor?

As Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, and Mr. Rumsfeld have made clear recently, we are engaged in a war of biblical proportions between the forces of good (us) and the forces of evil (them). We need to stand united and must back the policy of this government. If we don't, if we dare to criticize the Administration's policies, we are endangering the future of all humankind. We must salute Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney and Mr. Rumsfeld and get on with their war. We must not give aid and comfort to the enemy by questioning anything this Administration does. I guess since I have serious questions of why we ever got into this war and how we're fighting it, I must be a traitor. I wonder if that is worse than being a Liberal.

Clearly, Mr. Bush and his friends in the Administration must believe in the philosophy of Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister of Nazi Germany:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

President Adams, the elder, and his Federalist cohorts passed the Sedition Act to crush dissent against his government. I guess we should feel lucky that Bush and company have not yet made dissent criminal. So far, it is merely unAmerican.

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