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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Wednesday, November 17, 2004
A Shrinking Circle
It is essential to test what you believe to be true or factual before putting it into practice. I think the best way to do that is by arguing, in a civil manner, your point with someone that disagrees with you. It has become even more obvious that this President does not agree with that premise. That is one of the many things that is so disheartening about what your President is doing. We knew before the election that this President was already pretty well insulated from those that didn't believe the way he does. Remember this from the Ron Suskind's NYT article before the election? Without a Doubt:
The circle around Bush is the tightest around any president in the modern era, and "it's both exclusive and exclusionary," Christopher DeMuth, president of the American Enterprise Institute, the neoconservative policy group, told me. "It's a too tightly managed decision-making process. When they make decisions, a very small number of people are in the room, and it has a certain effect of constricting the range of alternatives being offered."
Bush makes Nixon look open and honest. With the loyalty oaths and their unwillingness to allow dissent it should be no surprise that with every resignation and appointment this administration is becoming even more exclusive, or is reclusive? They do not want to test their ideas against someone that disagrees because they already know they're right! If he was so right his argument would stand up to scrutiny. This is part of what everyone supposedly likes about this President. He knows what he wants and when he makes up his mind, no matter if he is right or wrong, he doesn't change it. It's a steel trap. Justin Raimondo wraps it up in Triumph of the Neocons.



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