Saturday, November 12, 2005

GenderGappers 2005 - 046


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” President Franklin Roosevelt declared in a time of grave danger to the country. Years later an unelected president made fear the linchpin of his agenda.

This person, selected by the Supreme Court, began by systematically trying to overturn everything President Clinton had done: he ignored the warnings of Clinton commissions that delineated the terrorism threat to the U.S., laying the country wide open to the 9/11 attack.

He emptied the treasury of the surplus Clinton had build up; he reversed strong environmental laws; he attacked Social Security and the public school system’s programs and Head Start.

America was mostly liked and appreciated by the rest of the world under Clinton but it soon became hated and an object of derision as treaty after treaty was abrogated by the Supreme’s choice that brought secrecy, lies and deceit to the People’s House.

Throughout all this he kept the majority in line by constantly raising the fear level and insisting that the country was about to be devastated by nuclear attacks by the evil ones of several nations.

Now that his chicanery relating to Iraq has been exposed, he is once again resorting to attempts to scare the public into acquiescence. This time it is the threat of an avian [bird] flu epidemic.

Certainly we must take the incidence of this flu seriously but who can possibly trust an individual who has fouled up everything he has attempted so badly; an individual who put our lives in the hands of a “Brownie”, the FEMA director from Hell?

Facts tell us that we can prepare for this possible flue epidemic and we must prepare, but we need not be frightened by his rhetoric. There is time to mobilize the world to create defenses, but it must be done right and it must be open at all times to public inspection and scientific input, not left to the devices of cronies and creationists.

The frightening thing, and we must fear the consequences, is that he has three more years in the Coo Coo’s Nest, our White House, to cause even more damage by appointing his cronies to vital positions then rewarding their failures instead of firing them.

So far only one of the inmates has been caught in lies, removed from his opportunities to do further harm and will soon be put on trial. All the rest are still in there and dangerous.

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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