Dancing at the Edge of the Abyss
Swinging with K Rove, K Hughes, &
the K Street Peddlers
move or be moved." - Ezra Pound
Karen Lyden Cox 30 November 2004
people are saying, "Americans will be consumed
in civil war after the Republicans' victory!"
and "Stupid, stupid Americans elected George
W. Bush by a landslide!" Nonsense. The
latter statement is certainly false: Bush did not
win by a landslide.
million of 286 million Americans were awarded eligibility
to vote (VEPs). An estimated 58.9% or 120 million
VEPs cast presidential ballots. Preliminary tallies
suggest 50.9% of their vote went to Bush and 49.05%
to Other. An estimated 61 million votes for Bush,
59 million for Other, 82 million citizens totally
unacknowledged and approximately 83,433,000 eligible
voters abstaining is hardly a "landslide"
of Americans electing Bush as 44th President of
the United States. Only about one-in-four of voting
eligible persons were moved to go to the polls for
would anyone vote for this yacatisman
cowboy and his sidekick? Voters cited "leadership
qualities" and "moral values". The
Republican Party's choice "moral leaders"
had this to say in 2004: Speaking to Pennsylvania
Amish about his special relationship with God, Bush
said, "I trust God speaks through me. Without
that, I couldn't do my job." "Go fuck
yourself!" snarled Vice President Dick
Cheney to Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy after
Leahy criticized Cheney for Halliburton's war-profiteering.
Bush win? Probably not. If he did win, it would
be his first. Since the stolen election of 2000,
the presidency is at number 42 and holding with
considerable doubt about the legitimacy of Governor
(?) Bush's predecessors in the White House. The
most recent election process was riddled throughout
with over 30,000 documented "irregularities"
from voter registration suppression through illegal
destruction of certified poll tapes. It's not a
Team Bush brainchild. They've simply become more
accomplished than they used to be. Republicans had
the incredible foresight to develop special relationships
with the few corporations who supply the elections
industry machinery thereby surpassing the Democrats'
sixties elections 'strategies'.
blackout of election fraud, "Bush won"
consumed daily, invitations for all to kiss-&-make-up
and the usual cremate-the-body-quick from the measly
Bush minority in America are clear indications they're
worried this stinking corpse won't be buried fast
enough. Concerned citizens are having to pay with
loads of cash to impound, recount and litigate for
what most Americans believed was "free, certifiable
and democratic", subsidizing yet another corruption-based
economy besides the phony 'wars' on drugs and terrorism.
All this distraction gives cover for daily GOP assaults
on sovereign nations, laws, environment and the
right to live. Historically, America offered flag-draped
coffins for those used up in war. Coffins became
body bags, then human remains pouches, now transfer
tubes. What's next? The other dead aren't whisked
away and sanitized: they're simply nobody worth
can't we all just get along over this?"
Because the rest of us could not be scared silly,
fooled to moral idiocy, lured by the promise of
a seat in the empyrean or tickled with anticipation
of a very short-term financial orgy in exchange
for voting Bush/Cheney. And we're not falling for
the sly invitation to "unite the country"
under real homeland terror: Backyard WMDs and bio-war.
No rights. Special status for the "faithful"
sector. Forced back-door and national drafts. Prostheses
and psychiatric wards. Unremitting, indefensible,
high-tech, nuclear wars against nations of poor
people especially the resource-rich, strategically
located and those seeking harmony and sustainability.
Fear control and unceasing suppression of truth.
9/11 'drills' as needed. Increase of equatorial
military bases over the existing 700+ for armed
extraction and transport of global resources. Team
snitches and enforcers. Unhealthy, needs-dependent,
anti-social, consumption-infested American winner/loser
sub-culture. Clawing, spoils-oriented two-class
society. Theft, massive imprisonment and phony domestic
crusades as economy. Epidemics. Astronomical national
debt and financial collapse. Corporate polluters
and dirty energy producers obstructing clean alternatives.
Irreversible environmental destruction. Annihilation.
are these Bush-Cheneyites, these neo-con aficionados,
these faith-based Valueites [Blum]? If Bush victory
is feared to be calamitous enough to ignite American
Civil War II, who was moved to risk national catastrophe?
Bush voters who live in all the reds and blues include
paid supporters and the morally-retarded; Apocalypse
hopefuls and post-nuclear survivalists; the fabulously
wealthy and the aspiring-to-appear-wealthy; power-frenzied
religious bigots and the spiritually-confused; corporate
criminals and lesser thieves; white supremacists
and black elitists; fascist pundits and brown shirts;
the miseducated and the disinformed; organized crime
and the Cuban mafia; Nixonites and Republicrats;
Reaganites and Thatcherettes; shiftless handout-seekers
and work-fearing white-collars; jingoists and militarists;
political chicanes and hacks; 'energy harvesters'
and crooked lawyers; fools and those made fearful.
in the fools and made-fearful groups was not accidental:
it was part of the plan. Keep in mind the usefulness
of Nazi mastermind Hermann Göring's (Goering's):
of course the people don't want war. Why should
some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in
a war when the best he can get out of it is to come
back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common
people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in
England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is
understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of
the country who determine the policy and it is always
a simple matter to drag the people along, whether
it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or
a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice
or no voice, the people can always be brought to
the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you
have to do is tell them they are being attacked,
and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism
and exposing the country to danger. It works the
same in any country."
war criminal Henry Kissinger's:
Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered
Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will
be grateful. This is especially true if they were
told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether
real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence.
It is then that all peoples of the world will plead
with world leaders to deliver them from this evil.
The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When
presented with this scenario, individual rights
will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee
of their well being granted to them by their world
second banana George W. Bush's (2001):
can fool some of the people all of the time, and
those are the ones you want to concentrate on."
were the manipulative techniques that were instrumental
in bringing otherwise innocent people into a seemingly
voluntary relationship with the extremist Party.
as Bush supporters appear to be, they're united
by the single common thread of unwavering approval
for the 21st century agenda: acts
of treason. Worse, by their voting support of
the Bush legacy -- from alleged secret abortion
pay-off to perverted torture to gruesome mass murder
-- they opted for a share in culpability. Are Bush
voters stupid? Agreeably complicit or pathetically
coerced, they must be quintessentially evil, bone
head stupid, or both.
and litigation aside, the media called it early
for Bush and Kerry quickly flipped to concede so
it looks like Party #1b's dilute-strength dose is
shelved for another four years while Party #1a's
poison returns to work "the Almighty's will".
The Party heads are energized in the confidence
that victory means 9/11 is dead and they got four
years inside the Beltway instead of four hundred
inside a Super-Max SIU. Joyous victors taunt the
remaining 225 million of us with angry righteousness
as if the fallout from crimes committed by Team
Bush and the grave dangers imposed on all the world
are no more serious than a school sports rivalry.
The victorious myrmidons of the cocaholaphrenicwired
oracle are dancing us to the brink, thumbs stuck
in ears singing, "Nyah-nyah, nyah-nyah, we
ca-an't hear you, we-e wo-on." They won and
their prize was exactly what they voted for: twist-ties
were barely secured around the Volusia County Elections'
trash bags when Fallouja's human beings were vaporized
in the day after.
swinging and snorting in ecstasy, partying their
way into the next wave, Bush and his yes men and
women overlooked a small but all-important detail.
There is a cardinal rule about dancing and the rule
says that in order to dance, you must swing and
in order to swing, first you must hang. It's not
too late to impeach
Bush as Francis A. Boyle explained in his book
Destroying World Order:
international legal terms, the Bush Jr. administration
should be viewed as constituting an ongoing criminal
conspiracy under international criminal law in violation
of the Nuremberg Charter, the Nuremberg Judgment,
and the Nuremberg Principles, due to its formulation
and undertaking of war policies which are legally
akin to those perpetrated by the Nazi regime in
pre-World War II Germany."
impeach now? Well, what are we waiting for: the
minority to wake up, K
Hughes, and the K
Street Peddlers to relinquish control, Bush to preempt
additional wars? Waiting for the perfect time is
a fool's errand just as Anybody But Bush served
mostly to wither away our collective strength and
cover for ongoing crimes. Impeachment is not about
hoping to convince, hoping to overcome, hoping it
won't happen again, hoping to pick the right strategy:
it's about the rule of law. From Boyle, It's
About the Rule of Law: Impeaching George W. Bush:
the run-up to his 1991 Gulf War, President Bush
Sr. feared impeachment. Writing in his diary on
20 December 1990 about the impending war against
Iraq, President Bush Sr. recorded his fears of impeachment
as follows: 'But if it drags out, not only will
I take the blame, but I will probably have impeachment
proceedings filed against me.'[iii] There are thus
good grounds to believe that fear of impeachment
compelled Bush Sr. to terminate the war early on
28 February 1991 with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
still in power, thus avoiding innumerable and horrendous
casualties for Americans and even more so for Iraqis.
Thirteen years later, after President Bush Jr.'s
invasion of Iraq, flush with "victory"
and the arrogance of power, members of the Bush
Jr. administration publicly threatened to attack
Iran, Syria, and North Korea. In direct reaction
to these threats, on 13 April 2003 former U.S. Secretary
of State (under President Bush Sr., no less!) Lawrence
Eagleburger told the BBC:[iv] 'If George Bush [Jr.]
decided he was going to turn the troops loose on
Syria and Iran after that he would last in office
for about 15 minutes. In fact if President Bush
were to try that now even I would think that he
ought to be impeached. You can't get away with that
sort of thing in this democracy.' Almost immediately
after Eagleburger's BBC broadside against them,
the Bush Jr. warmongers cooled their public rhetoric
and threats against Iran and Syria -- but not North
So the Bush Jr. administration has already stood
down for the time-being from two further aggressions
because of at least one public threat of impeachment.
But as of this writing U.S. military, political
and economic preparations are underway for a Bush
Jr. war of aggression against North Korea. The American
People and Congress must put the fear of impeachment
into the highest levels of the Bush Jr. administration
in order to prevent such a catastrophic war that
could readily go nuclear.[v]"
Senior's and Bush Junior's angst with Clinton wedged
in between was not enough. While somewhat "afraid"
of threats, they were able to continue with and
advance wholesale criminal activities. The hallmark
of crimes was undoubtedly the imposition of gruesome
sanctions directed against Saddam's hapless victims
particularly infants and children. They're gobbling
sheep while the opposition has done nothing much
but cry wolf. Don't think for a moment that they
haven't caught on to how ineffective we have been.
Merely holding them off full-scale nuclear war temporarily
is not success. Success is bringing them to a complete
and permanent stop. They must be made to understand
that their actions merit something I will call "the
proportionality of fear". Bush Jr. and his
consorts need to know fear equal to the fear their
victims know. They need to know the majority opposition
is serious about removing them from power and serious
about holding them accountable.
A. Boyle, professor of law and expert in international
law and human rights, University of Illinois School
of Law, revised a second draft
resolution of a bill to impeach
President George W. Bush of "high crimes and
misdemeanors". The draft is dedicated "In
memory of Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez - R.I.P.
- and H. Res. 86, 102nd Cong., 1st Sess., Jan. 16,
1991." The paperwork is languishing in a congressional
office waiting for one courageous congresswoman
or congressman to introduce the bill with the staff
of the House Judiciary Committee. It takes just
one courageous representative out of four hundred
and thirty-five to get it started. Choose one and
talk to her or him.
we think Bush can be impeached successfully in a
Republican-controlled Congress or not is irrelevant
to the issue of crime. Also irrelevant is the Losing
Side Sour Grapes Theory: this is not a vendetta
and Team Bush is still answerable to the law. US
constitutional law and the international laws and
charters governing the actions of Team Bush have
not gone sour and are not as "quaint"
and "antiquated" as Bush's lawyers
would like you to believe.
move on your own conscience now, or be moved by
the 21.3% Bush minority through another hellish
four years. It's time for the majority to move
to impeach. And if we can't find one representative
in Congress who will introduce the bill, then we
had better focus our energies on exposing the reason
why the best of them are afraid to do it.
censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging
current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress
is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and
executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently
the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. - George Bernard Shaw