These are some comments on a post at one of my favorite sites, onegoodmove, in response to Keith Olbermann’s “Special Comment” the other night. Keith was reacting to the latest Bush/Cheney abuse of power, and said, amongst other things:
For you, Mr. Bush, and for Mr. Cheney, there is a lesser task. You need merely achieve a very low threshold indeed. Display just that iota of patriotism which Richard Nixon showed, on August 9th, 1974.
“I feel sorry for americans – how emasculating it must be to feel powerless in the face of such flagrant abuses of power. Weren’t you the country of revolutionaries? Didn’t you fight en masse at least twice (revolutionary and civil wars) for what was right by your own people? anarchy would be better (at least for a while) than what you have now. After tyrany comes revolution – why aren’t you storming the gates of the capitol and burning the presidential flag, since it has been defiled so by the president. rise up and hang the bastards – don’t let rhetoric about your fragile democracy (a lie told to you by the ruling elite of both parties) let you fail to actually regain it.”
“Why aren’t the streets of Washington DC filled to the brim with outraged citizens demanding their freedoms back?”
“If you aren’t outraged at what has happened and is happening to your country and your future, then in deed, you are one with Americas’ most dangerous enemies, quit pretending otherwise. The pretense has become as obvious as the lies that hold it together, to all but the practitioners, capable of only fooling themselves.”
“America the great has been shrunk to fit your TV screens. And many of you like it that way.”