The Texas Bohemian

Word artist. Jack of all Trades.

Be Afraid… Part Two

I have time now for more details.

The bill passed this week called the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008” is the worst piece of legislation maybe in the history of our country. It’s that because it gives incredible authority and close to a trillion bucks to the administration at a time when the administration has little reason to care at all what the public thinks. How stupid can Congress get?

The answer is, more stupid than stupid.

There have been many stories that do a better job than I can but here’s my spin nonetheless:

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October 4, 2008 Posted by | Politics. | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

9/11 and History

Watch me go out here on this limb and loose my credibility (and maybe get myself on that Homeland Security black list–if it isn’t there already).

Three targets are chosen to maximize the effect of the attack… . Fueled by the media, fear and panic spread quickly, fracturing and dividing the country until at last the true goal comes into view… . Some believed it was the work of God Himself… . Several extremists are tried, found guilty… a memorial is built to canonize their victims.
But the end result, the true genius of the plan, was the fear. Fear became the ultimate tool of this government…. The rest, as they say, is history.~ – V

Last night the kids and I watched a movie called “V. for Vendetta”. It was a four-hour movie on FX about a dark, masked “terrorist” who was actually trying to break a totalitarian regime that had overtaken Britain. I’d never heard about it before. It was dark, brooding, terrifying, and fatalistic. And it has some interesting parallels to 9/11.

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September 11, 2008 Posted by | Politics. | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If you’re not worried, you should be!

Read the following article on Alternet. Read it now. Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

America’s Democratic Collapse

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig

Democracy and Elections: In a dramatic speech, Chris Hedges warns that the nation is on the verge of becoming a full-blown corporate state.

These aren’t my words. I couldn’t have said them better, though. They’re a tiny excerpt of the article:

The country I live in today uses the same words to describe itself, the same patriotic symbols and iconography, the same national myths, but only the shell remains. Continue reading

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Politics. | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment