A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
As we've said before, when it comes to using fear to achieve political ends and consolidate power, the Bush Administration makes us feel like it's Groundhog Day everyday when they need some tyrannical law passed or election season is approaching.
So, in today's BuzzFlash stories, we have a number of examples of their latest efforts that are really from the same page of the same playbook that they have been using since 9/11: make the population fearful, make them think that only the Busheviks can save them, and then grab as much UnConstitutional power as Cheney and Bush can --and use fear to preserve a one-party state (you know, Soviet-style.)
In Saturday's headline line-up alone, you will see that the Bush Administration wants to use the latest alleged terror threat to:
-- achieve their UnConstitutional goals for Kafkaesque Gitmo trials that the Supreme ruled against the law.
-- make their illegal NSA spying and data mining on American citizens legal (shades of the East German Stasi secret police).
-- protect themselves retroactively for being tried for war crimes.
And what's more, they are even boasting about how they are going to use the alleged terrorist threat to achieve their goals.
There was an Agence France Press article earlier in the week describing White House aides as gleeful with the opportunities that the alleged British terrorist cell offers them to make political gains -- in dismantling the Constitution and keeping the Democrats from taking over either House of Congress.
The Bush Administration is basically treasonous. They thrive off of terror.
They couldn't govern or own any branch of government without the threat of terrorism. This is how demagogues and tyrants achieve full power, as Fujimori did in Peru and the mythical "Chancellor" does in the film "V."
Bin-Laden released a videotape a few days before the 2004 election to help Bush get elected. They need each other to build their power bases. We are the pawns in their game of achieving their personal political goals.
As we said -- and have said repeatedly -- since 9/11, everyone in the United States is against terrorism because they value their lives. So, the mere existence of terrorists doesn't in anyway justify the Bush Administration in power.
In fact, the Bush Administration has been singularly feckless in doing anything but putting up a "show" of trying to stop terrorism. They use terrorism to achieve their political goals, not their political power to try and stop terrorism.
You need look no further than the Associated Press story that "While the British terror suspects were hatching their plot, the Bush administration was quietly seeking permission to divert $6 million that was supposed to be spent this year developing new homeland explosives detection technology." The ineptness in battling REAL terrorism -- and the betrayal of America by the Bush Administration -- is mind boggling.
The battle for control of Congress is literally a matter of life and death. The continued unchallenged rule of the Busheviks, who only see terrorism as political opportunity while they strategically are completely criminally neglectful in dealing with it, presents a threat to all our lives.
As we noted the other day, the Democrats should brand a quotation of Richard Nixon -- of all people -- on their forehead. It is from his run for the presidency against the Johnson Administration (Hubert Humphrey) and the Vietnam War:
"Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past."
Nixon's Madison Avenue consultants knew how to push back the Johnson Domino Theory and the fear it evoked in the midst of the Cold War.
The Democrats would be wise to take a lesson from Tricky Dick. On this quote (and his "secret plan to end the Vietnam War") he won the presidency.
The Democrats can't cower in fear and expect that people will consider them leaders. They have to lead Americans out of the land of the demagogues and into the land of truth and safety.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS