Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Soldiers speak, Conservatives jump ship
This article from David Hackworth show us that the line form the "Republicans" that when you say bad things about Iraq it hurts the soldiers. The soldiers say they're full of s**t, Muzzling Soldiers Is Nothing New:
Then there?s the personal attack on anyone with a point of view that?s different from the party line: You?re un-American; or you?re supporting the enemy or not supporting the troops. The latest tactic is to say you?re sending out mixed messages that hurt troop morale.

But according to our soldiers in Iraq, this is just not true. They say their morale is in the toilet because of how badly the war?s been handled, not because of what?s being reported or debated by politicians.

?I resent the fascist-style approach that tries to paint any objection of current policy as traitorous,? says Ken Druhut. ?I am a proud vet and gratefully enjoy the freedoms that our military has provided. But this Gestapo stuff has to stop.?
I also like when Hackworth refers to the email coming from troops as the, "electronic tsunami of truth".

More from the soldiers, Breaking Ranks:
More and more U.S. soldiers are speaking out against the war in Iraq -- and some are refusing to fight

True conservatives are jumping ship:
Conservatives Must Face Iraq Facts:
The Duelfer report confirms that Iraq did not possess weapons of mass destruction, was hardly engaged in serious efforts to produce them and Saddam Hussein?s nuclear capabilities were actually deteriorating rather than advancing.
Once Again, America First:
On May 4, American conservatism took an unexpected turn. That morning, George Will -- the movement's most influential columnist, one of its icons -- slapped George W. Bush with a tart reprimand. For a year, Will had obliquely hinted of his grave misgivings about the Iraq war and the push to democratize the Middle East. But with the insurgency escalating, he now felt obliged to state his frustration bluntly. ''This administration cannot be trusted to govern if it cannot be counted on to think and, having thought, to have second thoughts,'' he wrote. (Some good history in this one).



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