Sunday, May 27, 2007

Morality is a joke, says Cheney


I remember standing outside the Federal Courthouse during the Chicago 7 trial and talking to another demonstrator who saw this whole movement as the wave of the future that would sweep away the war mongering and the anti-democratic and totalitarian evils that accompanied it. He was sure that in our children's time, it would be a brave new world. My reply was that no, they would simply go around us and propagandize our children and make us into the enemy and so they did. Now, in my grandchildren's time, I think I can say with sadness that not only did it work, but it still works and they're still doing it.

Behold the man. Dick Cheney, pictured with his arm raised like Hitler, addressing the graduating class of the United States Military Academy at West Point. While many have been concerned that the officers of tomorrow already take a dim view of the Geneva Conventions, Cheney chose to take the low road and make his appeal to the growing contempt for morality amongst the ever more radically fundamentalist military.

"Capture one of these killers" said the worm Cheney, assuming that everyone captured is a demon, " and he'll be quick to demand the protections of the Geneva Convention and the Constitution of the United States. Yet when they wage attacks or take captives, their delicate sensibilities seem to fall away."

Indeed, those whose country we occupy by force are not only the "enemy" but sub-human demons and that absolves us of being moral; that justifies any evil we might enjoy in the quest to bring American, Judeo-Christian traditions to the heathens.

"The terrorists know what they want and they will stop at nothing to get it. By force and intimidation, they seek to impose a dictatorship of fear, under which every man, woman, and child lives in total obedience to their ideology." And indeed that's just what they say about us and that's what Cheney wants of us.

And just who the hell is "they," Dick? would it be the civilians beaten, raped, tortured and killed in your dungeons and in their own homes? Would it be the victims of your shock and awe? Would it be the millions forced to flee and the millions living in fear and hunger and disease and heat and cold and poverty now that we have changed their regime? Is everyone objecting to your imperialist thievery a "terrorist?" and what the hell is the moral difference between a terrorist who tortures and kills and a sick, corrupt maggot like you who does the same thing in the name of "freedom?"

It's not often that I am a complete loss of adequate words to describe the moral abomination that is Dick Cheney and his gang of murderers, liars and barbarians. No biblical prophet ever execrated any man or act thoroughly enough to suit the crime of his very existence. No advocate of Satanism ever was more eloquent in setting forth his case than he.

I fear to live in a country whose Army is pressed into the same mold as Hitler's Waffen SS. I loathe living in a country where standing up for morality, ethics, decency, liberty, democracy and all I hold to be the foundations of civilization are considered by our leadership to be unpatriotic. Our constitution, our laws, our beliefs about the inherent rights of man; our traditional values, our aspirations to be moral leaders - none of these things mean anything but as objects of contempt for Cheney and not only is he the least moral of anyone pretending to be an American; not only is he the Devil's advocate and propagandist, he's guilty of more high crimes and misdemeanors against our laws then any loathsome invertibarate ever to hold public office.

Dick Cheney is a malignant and aggressive cancer that cannot be removed soon enough. Impeachment and a lengthy jail sentence in some filthy sewer of a prison would have been his fate years ago if this country were worthy of any of the things it still brags about being. Cheney must be impeached and removed from office or we have no reason to exist.

9 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

By force and intimidation, they seek to impose a dictatorship of fear, under which every man, woman, and child lives in total obedience to their ideology.

I think "they" refers to the neocons. What color is the terror alert today?

Capt. Fogg said...

What color is evil?

Jim Martin said...

Impeachment would just be the starting point. Prosecution for war crimes would a good next step.

Capt. Fogg said...

Indeed. The man is a criminal and I'm sick and disgusted and embarrassed that my country has put him in office and kept him there and protected him as though he were some kind of savior.

Jim Martin said...

I think that what most people miss is that Bush, Cheney and all of these officers coming out of the USMA have taken oaths not to defend the people of the U.S. or the U.S. itself,but to defend the Constitution. Bush and Cheney have not done that and should be dealt with accordingly.

Capt. Fogg said...

Yes. They continue to treat the constitution as an anachronistic impediment; a pretty piece of antique furniture that we need to put in the attic while we remodel the country.

They keep stressing the President as "Commander in Chief" as though that meant commander of the people, not of the armed forces.

No group of religious fanatics poses a threat to our survival as a free country as do Bush, Cheney and the subhuman wretches who follow them.

d.K. said...

Very well said.

When Falwell died, I said, and I tried to believe and mean, that if he had an everlasting soul, it would be at peace now, and that any real Truth would have finally been revealed to him.

I will not say that about Cheney, and I will not try to believe that. I will hope that there is a firey hell, if only because of him, and that he has a prominent place therein.

mrsleep said...

Captain, don't sugar coat it, tell us what you really think :)

I think the majority of Americans are really appalled at whats going on, but in order to deal with how they feel, they really have to think it through. This is too painful for them, so it's easier to lie to themselves, and buy the fantasy, or blame someone else.

Yes, we do have a few zeolot's who have drunk the koolaid but the rest buy the freedom ain't free story line.

Chris said...

They're trying to fight extremism with extremism. We can't do that - it reduces us.