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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Thursday, January 27, 2005
The quality or state of being actual or true
What is reality, as they say on Jeopardy. It's a brutal place. It's a place your President doesn't visit too often and doesn't like to hear about either, Powell gives bleak assessment of Iraq security problems
According to Chas Freeman, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia and head of the independent Middle East Policy Council, Mr Bush recently asked Mr Powell for his view on the progress of the war. "We're losing," Mr Powell was quoted as saying. Mr Freeman said Mr Bush then asked the secretary of state to leave.
Unless it is a softball question from a right wing shill:
Q Thank you. Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines, and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet, in the same breath, they say that Social Security is rock-solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?
This is pathetic. I don't know if you watched the press conference yesterday but for me it was just another sad, sad act in the Bush administration. I know, I know we went there because Saddam was a bad guy, yadda, yadda, yadda:
In 1992, a year after the first Gulf War, I heard Dick Cheney, then secretary of defense, say that the US had been wise not to invade Baghdad and get ?bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq?. I heard him say: ?The question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is: not that damned many.?


I heard the vice president say that the war would be over in ?weeks rather than months?.
Now where are we? Well it depends if you like reality or not. One of the main problems is that not only does this administration have a problem with reality, so does the mainstream media(MSM). If you don't believe me just watch Hardball tonight. If you tune into the MSM, I don't, you will only hear that the only thing that matters is that a vote is going to take place in Iraq. It doesn't matter that huge swaths of the country are unsecured and people are being threatened and polling places, the locations of which have not been released to the public yet, are being blown up and that the infrastructure of Iraq is in total disarray. Scott Ritter has had enough, Criminals the lot of us:
But, through the invasion of Iraq, a crime of gigantic proportions has been perpetrated. If history has taught us anything, it is that it will condemn both the individuals and respective societies who not only perpetrated the crime, but also remained blind and mute while it was being committed.
Do you care that your President is trashing the name of your country? Does it bother you that the people of the world no longer see your country as a symbol of what they aspire to be? Does this bother you, WHY U.S. MEDIA DISMISSED THE LANCET STUDY OF 100,000 IRAQI CIVILIAN DEAD. If you get your news from the TV you are misinformed and uninformed but you're reading this so you're probably better informed than most. Here is another funny part of yesterday's press conference:
Q (20-year White House veteran Bill Plante): Mr. President, in the debate over Dr. Rice's confirmation, Democrats came right out and accused you and the administration of lying in the run-up to the war in Iraq. Republicans, in some cases, conceded that mistakes have been made. Now that the election is over, are you willing to concede that any mistakes were made? And how do you feel about --

THE PRESIDENT: Let me talk about Dr. Rice -- you asked about her confirmation. Dr. Rice is an honorable, fine public servant who needs to be confirmed. She will be a great Secretary of State. And Dr. Rice and I look forward to moving forward. We look forward to working to make sure the Iraqis have got a democracy. We look forward to continuing to make sure Afghanistan is as secure as possible from potential Taliban resurgence. We look forward to spreading freedom around the world. And she is going to make a wonderful Secretary of State.

Q No reaction to the lying? No reaction? (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: Is that your question? The answer is, no. Next.
So ya see? When reality is that your a liar, you sent soldiers into a war that didn't need to happen, that your losing and have slaughtered thousands of innocent civilians as well as your own countries soldiers why would you want to see that as reality?



I read that yesterday and loved it. "in the debate over Dr. Rice's confirmation..." -- "Let me talk about Dr. Rice, you asked for her confirmation."

Is there really anyone left in the world who is blind to the way he is skipping around the relevant questions and instead veers off-topic whenever things get rough?

By Blogger Arancaytar, at 3:27 AM  

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