Saturday, March 31, 2007
David Gregory was on the Charlie Rose Show last night and even though I missed some of it my understanding of what went on was a combination of two things, namely, a partial sanitizing of some of the worst of GWB and some revelation of GWB changes/shifts in thinking.
Regarding the former I am not accusing David Gregory of dissembling about and sanitizing of GWB's image, although Charlie could be accused of that due to his past behavior of 'working' for Bush and the Repub Party. Though Charlie is to be suspected, David Gregory is to be believed and I believe him, maybe, I hope. I hope he has not gone ove to the darkside or is being used by the Bushies/Rovies/Republicans.
To whit, some recent events have shown that there maybe some movement by GWB from his position of his southern thinking/mindset pf obstinacy/corruption. If Bush has truly moved a bit from his dead-head mindset we have the Dems to thank.That is what a balance of power can and will accomplish. Democracy will only survive if the american people stop listening to the haters and demand and vote to maintain a balance of political power in america. Just maybe the american people have awakened.
The Dems, put in power at the last election by the american people and to their great credit just may have accomplished what can be viewed as nothing short of a miracle. Namely, forcing the imperial president to come to some, at least a bit of reality about Iraq and America. Just because we can attack and kill does not mean we should. We should never abandon the teachings of Jesus, no matter what any religious leader nor any politician says. They are human and easily corrupted.
Group dynamics tells us that are large enough group of people will almost always make the best decisions. And the american people are a large and diverse enough group of people, and possesed of good conscience and good values. While political parties and fundamentalist religious zealots are most assuredly not.
David Gregory(DG) and Helen Thomas are the only real and courageous journalists in the WH Press Corp that have ever stood up to the vicious Bush/Rove/Cheney cabal. Why DG was never intimidated, I don't know. Maybe it's because he could not be or maybe it is/was because the WH wanted to keep at least two members of the press corp credible in case they needed to use them for some purposes. I just don't know and can't imagine.
So given that DG is a credible source, as I think he is. And given that he was on stage and dancing with Rove the other day, the evil/psycho/paranoid Rove (what is that piece of scum going to tell his kids someday when they start asking questions and what does he tell his wife now about his evil doings and how does she live with him and herself because she must know something, although I am assuming that she is not as evil as he is, which is only an assumption, just maybe she is) . How does Texas spawn so many corrupt people, Enron, the Bush family, Rove, Gonzales and so many more well known to us all.
What can we take from all of this. Is DG either in the good graces of Rove or is he being USED as Rove and the republican cabal USE everyone in their monolithlic stepford(wives) march to total domination of america and the world.
For now I choose to think that DG has been allowed to get closer to the Bushies and been privy to the inside information that he revealed on Charlie Rose. If so then the information of which he spoke may be/probably is, true.
I can only offer a thumbnail sketch of very limited information since I did not record the program and thus cannot replay DG's statements. But he seemed to be saying that Bush is changing and coming to a bit better acceptance of the events going on in the horrendous debacle that is Iraq(created entirely by Bush the lesser and his cabal of Neocons and the military- industrial complex) wherein the military part of that complex has finally forced/told GWB the realities in Iraq. Oh would that Colin Powell have done so and long ago.
That, coupled with the Dems moving in on Bush and his cabal of evil, first moving in on Rumsfeld who was sacrificed, and now another dumb Bush flunky namely, Gonzales, the no necked incompetent toady with the sly smile and who is guilty of putting into play the satanic Rovian use of the DOJ to do just what he said he and the rethugs would do, namely, destroy the Democratic Party. Which if said destruction is successful will result in the desires of the pope and his fundamentalist zealotry to convert America into a "Totalitarian Republican Theocracy".
Allowing the pope to achieve his pet project of stopping all abortions for any reason as occurs in so many catholic latino countries. To the pope it does not matter how many women die, he will allow no abortions for any reason in america. Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito are in the SCOTUS to make sure that happens.
Bush gives political power to the pope and the pope gives catholic votes to Bush and the Rethug Party. This trading of religious values for political power by the popes(Pius XI and Pius XII to Hitler prior to, during and after WWII which led to the Holocaust and the trading of catholic votes now by Popes John Paul and Benedict XVI for political power) is sacrilege, heresy, blasphemy and PRIDE by those four popes. Their reason for doing so matters not one bit because sin cannot bear good fruit, good outcomes. Aka 'the ends, stopping abortions, does not justify the means, the selling of religious values and votes for political power. The selling of religion is NEVER right. The merging of church and state is NEVER right(both church and state are corrupted) and Jesus forbade such as does our now shredded US Constitution. The merging of church and state has resulted in the loss of Habeas Corpus, torture, killing all done by a political party run amuck. The Republican Party has been corrupted by religion. Our democracy is totally dependant on our two political parties being in some kind of balance thus enabling our precious 'system of checks and balances' without which we cease to exist as a democracy.
Meanwhile back to Bush, he may have finally come to at least some small , some bit of acceptance of reality about his war-death-killing (in Iraq) for PROFIT and world domination. DG seemed to be saying that very thing. The Dems and the military and the end of his evil presidency are forcing GWB to finally accept and face some small measure of reality and come out of his dream/fantasy hail fellow frat boy world. Bushs ever present escapism may be coming to an end. If he needs escapism let him go back to Texass and drink/drug himself to death so the rest of us can live in the real world. In eighteen months the Barbara Bush fantasy will hopefully come to an end.
I sincerely hope so, just maybe we can stop the Bush cabal of Big Religion, both catholic and evangelical fundamentalist zealots; The Neocon cabal pushing for world domination, and the corporatocracy of soul-less people who are perfectly happy to make totally execessive amounts of money no matter the cost in human lives; american lives, Iraqi lives, Afghani lives or Iranian lives.
And I repeat, the evil cabal is:
1. Big religion, both catholic and evangelical fundamentalist zealots, christofascists bent on death and suppression of all women seeking abortions. Yes abortion is to be avoided but not at the cost of womens live. Big religion is just going to have to find a far more loving and respectful way to accomplish it's chosen desires. The foundation of Jesus's teachings is love and respect for all of God's children and the sacrificing of womens lives and freedoms is totally the wrong way and far from the path of Jesus's teachings.
2. Big Neocons, including Jeb Bush, Rumsfeld, Bill Kristol and his father, Cheney, Charles Krauthammer et.al. ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Admittedly the catholic church via it's endorsement of Hitler and the Nazi Party gave us the Holocaust and now has resulted in what can only be described as the Straussian Nazi Neocons all bent on world domination. But creating another holocaust in the ME is most asuredly not the way. Actually the Neocons would accomplish far more by attacking the catholic church and demanding that it open the church archives to public scrutiny, to scholarly scrutiny, to jewish scholarly scrutiny, to angry jewish scholarly scrutiny. That kind of scrutiny would accomplish far more than creating another holocaust in the ME which may result in destabilizing the ME and putting Israel in great danger.
3. And of course the third member of the evil cabal is as always the american corporatocracy which is responsible for so many deaths all over the world via the CIA and it's use by all american presidents throughout the world and most especially in latin american countries who resisted the plundering of their resources by american companies and which caused the deaths of millions of humans in those latin american countries. Do we all remember Pinochet, Papa Doc Duvalier, Baby Doc Dualier and so many more. And then there is the catholic church which sems bent on keeping latin american peoples in poverty as it as chosen to protest almost not at all the killing of so many and done so only in order to add to the wealth of american businesses, just as is going on at this very minute and has happened in the past by United Fruit Co aka Chiquita headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, the home of so many catholics like Jean Schmidt(R-Oh) the congressional representative who viciously attacked John Murtha another catholic who tried to stop the war while Ms. Schmidt who if she was a true catholic should have been trying just as hard to perform her catholic duty to stop the Bushie war-death-killing for PROFIT. Schmidt you are nothing more than a worthless piece of republican trash.
Meanwhile, I hope David Gregory is right in what he said. If so all I can say is AMEN, and thank God. And I pray daily that this is or will come to pass. No thanks to Schmidt or Pope John Paul or Pope Benedict who allowed all of this death and destruction to happen, saying nothing or almost nothing while at the same time so egregiously guilty of putting and keeping the Republican Party in power to do it's evil deeds and not for Pro-Life, only for Pro-Birth while doing almost nothing to promoite the life of the child or his family once it is born, something such as in the nature of pushing corporate america to give people a living wage with which to raise that child.
I remain sick and totally disgusted at the popes(Pius XI, Pius XII, John Paul and Benedict XVI)
all of whom have abandoned real catholic principles and left all of us to struggle alone aganist the very evil perpetrated by satan and the catholic church. I am reviled.
PRAY FOR PEACE
Pray for the Pope to come to his senses and abandon satan. May the good, great God help us all as we have been abandoned.