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We are nearing the end of what could arguably be called a reign of terror instigated by the ruling oligarchy in Washington, sustained by a supine Congress and which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands. Unilateral War, indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas, torture, detention camps, perversion of Justice and the abrogation of almost every international treaty regarding human rights have been carried out in the name of the “War on Terror”. Who’s going to prison ?
Most likely nobody. The new administration that takes the reins in January 2009 does not seem to have any desire to rock any boats that might undermine “stability”. There will be enough for Obama and his entourage of past supporters of injustice to do once they have gone through the revolving door on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Has it really got to the stage where a sitting President can illegally wage an invasion of a sovereign country that has resulted in the almost complete erasure of 5000 years of human history, turned huge areas of ancient Mesopotamia and Afghanistan in to radioactive wastelands and brought suffering to a people who had already suffered via sanctions for the previous 12 years ? And all this, without a whimper from the elected officials in Government ? With the help of a Media machine that has perverted moral equivalence and brain washed the public, these crimes have gone unanswered. Surely, on any reasonable moral ground, these criminals would be arrested and brought to trial ? Even if nobody gave a damn about the foreign men, women and children that were killed, the fact that thousands of American men and women were sent to their deaths would at least raise an eyebrow amongst the Governing whose job it is to protect the Governed ?
“Impeachment is off the table” said Nancy Pelosi on entering the halls of Congress. Democrats had been given a simple task by the electorate; to bring the madness to an end. The first order of business was to do precisely the opposite. They continued the same track that had been set already by the Bush Administration. Patriot Act 2, illegal domestic surveillance, an Attorney General who brought new meaning to the concept of legal argument as basic Human Rights were cast out under the justification of a “War on Terror”.
There never is any justification for abject Injustice, there never will be. Justice, by it’s very definition ..”The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law.”, cannot be arbitrarily molded by temporal meddling in the most basic of Human achievements.
When Nancy Pelosi stated that “Impeachment is off the table”, she abrogated her sworn duty to uphold the Constitution, just as Bush and Co have been doing for the last 8 years. The frightening thing is that this was acceptable as the country needed “Stability”. The definition for the latter..”Resistance to change, deterioration, or displacement.”, “Constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness.” sums up the maintenance of the Status Quo. It is this status quo which has every appearance of continuing, no matter who sits in the Oval office or who fills the positions of Secretary of State, Attorney General or National Defense Secretary. It’s the same old crew who have been working in the wings of this power structure that knows no bounds and operates with impunity.
After Barack Obama was elected to the Presidency, there was an overwhelming sense that something good was arriving in to American Life, that a Just Man was going to take the reins in January. America needed a sense of hope and a belief that “Change” was indeed on the Horizon. It has already been strongly hinted at that there will be no accounting demanded of the War Criminals that currently occupy the White House.
“Stability” again, the new name for a get out of Jail free card, the new name for the ability to murder millions of human beings and not have to answer to anyone. If Obama really means what he says about “Change we can believe in” then he should start with the prosecution for murder of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. That would be a good start; the list would inevitably grow. If the American people could see that Justice was actually a concept that was alive in Government, not only would they actually witness a change they could believe in but also start the process of returning to normalcy. The latter has been stolen over the years and needs to come back in to the light of day as the current Dark Age has eclipsed rational thinking and replaced it with the monster of our certain downfall.