Saturday, October 21, 2006


Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is. - Kevin Tillman -

We the people have allowed rampant corporate/political corruption to destroy our constitution, along with the justice and the rights the document represents! In his article, After Pat's Birthday, Tillman stresses the point that somehow we have allowed, and even have helped perpetrate these injustices against humanity itself. Tillman tells us the power of this somehow is nurtured by fear, insecurity, and indifference. I suppose these three could be considered the trilogy of authoritarianism.
Fear...In times of fear, authoritarian impulses are less constrained and people feel less able to complain about them. After all, no one wants to be thought unpatriotic when the country is in such grave danger. And when there is no check on government officials certain of their own rectitude, the temptation for them to act unilaterally and arbitrarily becomes irresistible. Such is the problem we face today, with a president and an attorney general who have dedicated themselves to stamping out all evildoers both outside the country and within it.

Insecurity...An evil exists that threatens every man, woman, and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland."

Indifference...This maelstrom of conflicts has many sources. Primarily, the Bush administration has consistently demonstrated loyal support for the interests of multinational corporate power, and drawn support in turn from Christian fundamentalist political forces that base their appeal on apocalyptic messages of "rapture" and "end times." The financial interests of the administration's corporate supporters, coupled with the intolerance of its religious base, make for a fanatical and poisonous challenge to democracy. The same forces have simultaneously shown utter indifference to the cruel economic consequences and the environmental devastation caused by single-minded pursuit of their political agenda. The result is the economic, political, and spiritual context of the civil liberties emergency we face today.

Somehow we have fallen into this well constructed power grab which has imprisoned our spirit...Somehow we must escape this authoritative trap and place the country back into the people's hands! Somehow!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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