"The Founding Fathers of this great land had no difficulty whatsoever understanding the agenda of bankers, and they frequently referred to them and their kind as, quote, 'friends of paper money.' They hated the Bank of England, in particular, and felt that even were we successful in winning our independence from England and King George, we could never truly be a nation of freemen, unless we had an honest money system. Through ignorance, but moreover, because of apathy, a small, but wealthy, clique of power brokers have robbed us of our Rights and Liberties, and we are being raped of our wealth. We are paying the price for the near-comatose levels of complacency by our parents, and only God knows what might become of our children, should we not work diligently to shake this country from its slumber! Many a nation has lost its freedom at the end of a gun barrel, but here in America, we just decided to hand it over voluntarily. Worse yet, we paid for the tyranny and usurpation out of our own pockets with "voluntary" tax contributions and the use of a debt-laden fiat currency!" ~ Peter Kershaw
Mickey Mouse With a Machine Gun
The day of reckoning has finally arrived. While the whole world looked on, we screwed up so badly that it may take decades before the American people can walk down the sidewalk of world opinion without having our former friends and neighbors cross to the other side of the street.
To say that we have lost the moral high ground in the wake of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal is an understatement of epic proportions. What we have done, in our knee-jerk, post-9/11 effort to 'achieve victory in the war on terror at any cost,' is expose to the world just how sick and darkly twisted our culture has become. And make no mistake about it: The export of American culture is vital to our already trembling economy.
In the eyes of the world, Mickey Mouse now carries an M-16 and an electrified cattle prod. Indiana Jones is a grave robbing ghoul who disrespects the Arab cultures from which he plunders and purloins. International action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is . . . well, he's governor of the state of California .
Are you starting to get the point?
President Bush wants everyone to believe that the abuses at Abu Ghriab prison in Iraq represent 'the wrongdoing of a few'. The insurgents and terrorists, he postulates, 'hate us because we're free.'
Fast food. Cell phones. Road rage. What's not to love and envy?
As I write this piece, tearing my eyes away from the myriad of stories on the wire services about the prisoner abuse scandal, I see the following breaking news stories here in the U.S. :
In a Philadelphia suburb, two teens rob and beat a nun at her convent door before making off with the sister's cell phone and purse containing twenty dollars.
In Brownsville , Texas , 24-year old Angela Camacho has been declared competent to stand trial in the suffocation, stabbing, and beheading deaths of her three infants.
They hate Americans, Mr. Bush, because we are barbaric animals and now they have the proof. Like a private eye working for a cuckolded husband, they have the snapshot evidence of an infidel in bare naked action. They know we behead our children and beat our nuns senseless on the home front but now we're in their countries, their cultures, on a G.I. Joe campaign to bring them the fruits of democracy.
Is it any wonder they are resisting with such violent abhorrence?