Monday, January 09, 2006

DER UNTERGANG
(The Downfall)
This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes...again
- The Doors
The impending confirmation of Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court is the last step in the complete take over of our government and hence our COUNTRY by the reich-wing fascists. Our downfall. There is no chance that the Democrats and non-fascist Republicans (of whom there are only a FEW) will be able to stop this confirmation. We don't have enough votes and if we DARE use the power of the filibuster, they will invoke their ridiculous nuclear option and outlaw the ONLY power the minority party has.
Alito never met a government power that he didn't like. He horrifyingly believes that the Executive branch should have unlimited powers. He believes NOT in the checks and balances that make this country what it is. He believes that Bu$h has the right (supposedly guaranteed in the Constitution) to interpret any law in any fashion that he sees fit. Alito believes that there is no guarantee of privacy in the Constitution, leading to the outlaw of abortion, birth control and the regulation by the GOVERNMENT of our sex lives. With Alito's confirmation, we will slip into those dark waters of fascism where the government is all controlling and all oppressive.
The reich-wing supporters of this confirmation are fools. To support a nominee on the SOLE BASIS of his stance on abortion is preposterous, dangerous and ignorant. The reich amazes me with their combined ignorance and stupidity. Are they simply not aware of what's on the line with this man's nomination or are they THAT brainwashed by the party line that they blindly follow their reich leaders in whatever direction they choose to lead them?
Are the reich supporters really that unconcerned about the destruction of our Constitution? Are they somehow different from the rest of us, NOT governed by our Constitution but by some imaginary powers they believe encompasses them and ignores the rest of us? Do they not care that we will become a Police State? Will this not affect them either? Is the destruction of our precious environment for the benefit of the oil and chemical companies a good idea to them? They live on the same planet as we do, relying on its resources and breathing the same air. Do they want their homes searched, their mail and emails read by the government, their phone calls intercepted and listened in on? Do they not mind the government making decisions that affect their personal lives, an area where the government has no business treading? Are they not concerned about Americans being placed on federal "no fly lists" simply because of their political beliefs or books and articles that they have written?
Does the accumulation of an enemies list by the White House not strike them as both horrific and childish at the same time? Do they not care that 80,000 Americans are on this list? Are they not concerned that the reich will reverse the law on term limits (one THEY implemented because of the popularity F.D.R and his multiple term presidency) and install Bu$h and his cronies in the seat of the President for decades to come? And I suppose the overwhelming national debt doesn't affect the reich-wingers either. Is the $8.137 TRILLION DOLLAR defecit something that only we LIBERALS must pay back? When the Chinese call in their loans and we face a depression that makes the first depression look mild, will this not affect them either? Do they truly believe they are covered by an umbrella of immunity because of their political affiliation? Sorry to rain on your parade, fascists, but you're not. When this country goes down, when they implement laws that restrict every aspect of our lives you, too, will be caught up in the same shit storm that I am in.
Bu$h believes he has the unlimited powers of a king (dictator) and the ONLY ones to stop this unchecked power, which Bu$h WRONGLY believes he holds, is the Supreme Court. With the confirmation of Alito, the highest court in the land will be simply another arm of the executive branch, authorizing and legitimizing every criminal act that Bu$h imposes on his subjects (us). The confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court is the modern day version of the German Enabling Act of 1933, "a law which in effect did away with the Constitution." It "gave the government power for four years to enact laws without the co-operation of the Reichstag, to deviate from the Constitution."* I don't know about you, but this is NOT the type of government under which I wish to exist.
Sieg Heil!!
* from "Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny" by Edward Crankshaw (1956) pg. 71