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:
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).
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.
Read the following article on Alternet. Read it now. Be afraid.
Be very afraid.
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