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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Friday, March 18, 2005
Going Off The Rails....
Over the course of the last few months I have found it hard to get my thoughts together. Not because some kind of depression or stagnation because Kerry lost. It's more about trying to find a starting point. There is so much going on. The recent nominations of Wolfowitz and Bolton being covered so well by The Washington Note. Who better to have head the World Bank than the main planner of the disaster in Iraq? And who better to be the UN Envoy than a man that hates the UN? There was also the appointment of a torture proponent as AG, and promoting the person who was in charge of national security on 9/11, and so on.

This administration and his party cohorts have made their main domestic focus the destruction of Social Security. As I pointed out yesterday from the President's Press Conference he is in favor of individual greed as opposed to shared prosperity.

What it comes down to is blatant hypocrisy. No one points this out better, on a regular basis, than Chris Floyd. In his column today, Filter Tips, he does a great job again of pointing that out:
Here's an excellent example. Earlier this month, the American media completely ignored an important announcement from an official of the Iraqi government concerning the oft-maligned U.S. operation to clear insurgents from the city of Fallujah last November. Although the press conference of Health Ministry investigator Dr. Khalid ash-Shaykhli was attended by representatives from The Washington Post, Knight-Ridder and more than 20 other international news outlets, nary a word of his team's thorough investigation into the truth about the battle made it through the filter's dense mesh. Once again, the American public was denied the full story of one of President Bush's remarkable triumphs.
Doesn't it make sense that The Washington Post(WaPo) and Knight-Ridder(KR) would at least mentioned this? I did a Google search and look what I got, US, Fallujah, Chemical Weapons, Dr. Khalid ash-Shaykhli, no articles by the WaPo or KR on this topic. In other words, if your military uses chemical weapons (napalm) and levels an entire city, displaces 200,000+ people and the MSM doesn't cover it, did it actually happen? Well when the US military is a wholly owned subsidiary of Halliburton and the media is controlled by corporations and defense contractors this is what you get. War and occupation are good for business.

From this it is clear that the only place to find this information is in the foreign press, and it makes it hard to look at Chris Matthews and his ilk. Do ends justify the means? It appears that in an effort to spread freedom and democracy around the world we are taking the stance that you we will become a democracy or else, U.S. used banned weapons in Fallujah ? Health ministry:
He said that researches, prepared by his medical team, prove that U.S. occupation forces used internationally prohibited substances, including mustard gas, nerve gas, and other burning chemicals in their attacks in the war-torn city.


During the U.S. offensive, Fallujah residents reported that they saw ?melted? bodies in the city, which suggests that U.S. forces used napalm gas, a poisonous cocktail of polystyrene and jet fuel that makes the human body melt.
And finally, The Christian Science Monitor asks, Is US losing moral authority on human rights? To me the answer to that is obvious. The question should be what, if anything, can we do to get it back?



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