It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע


How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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15 February 2009

The Soft Parade

While butt-faced douchebags like No-Dick Morris speculate that Secretary Clinton is being marginalized by the Lincoln Jr. Jr. administration by his restructuring of the NSC, the appointment of special envoys to the Middle East and Pakistan, and the presence of Samantha "The Monster" Power in the NSC, I would say that Secretary Clinton is engaged in exactly the kind of work she told King Pampers she would undertake; engaging the governments of foreign powers to make progress in open, democratic elections, advancing the cause of human rights, and undertaking expanded development programs in the Third World.

Here's an excerpt from her speech at the Asia Society on the 13th:
So I leave for Asia ready to deliver a message about America’s desire for more rigorous and persistent commitment and engagement, ready to work with leaders in Asia to resolve the economic crisis that threatens the Pacific as much as any other region, ready to strengthen our historic partnerships and alliances while developing deeper bonds with all nations, ready to help prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in Asia, ready to expand our combined efforts on 21st century challenges like climate change and clean energy, pandemics, and income inequality.

...we are also ready to reach beyond ministerial buildings and official meeting halls, as important as those are. We’re ready to engage civil society to strengthen the foundations needed to support good governance, free elections, and a free press, wider educational opportunities, stronger healthcare systems, religious tolerance, and human rights.
In the grand scheme of things, this is the most important work being done to attempt to secure the Safety and Happiness of the American people.  A free, educated, healthy, and environmentally sound global community, where governments' end being the happiness of society (with the vision of what that happiness entails emanating from the people, not from oligarchical criminals who can't even get their cabinet installed because of their nominees' corruption), is ultimately the best way to ensure economic growth, nullify the tactics of terrorism, and preserve our liberty.  Secretary Clinton, succinct and thorough as usual, maps the path for us.  Will Juan Lincoln Peron Jr. Jr. allow her to do her job?  That remains to be seen.  

It is vital that this work must also be accomplished at home, as well as abroad.  Unfortunately, it seems that currently there is no one in our Congress, or the White House, that is actually engaged in any activity that cultivates the happiness of our society.  So far the Braying Ass Party has only served to serve itself, which translates into efforts that further destroy our civil liberties, eliminate privacy, corrupt our elections, bankrupt our children, and open the door for Martin Peron Luther Lincoln Jr. Jr. to be king of America until we eat our own brains.

And make no mistake, the Republican opposition does not stem from some desire to protect us from the Braying Ass's destructive policies.  They are simply gambling on Braying Ass failure as a means of propelling themselves back into the majority so that they can control the process of curtailing our civil liberties, and the flow of the money.

So it looks like there are two foreign policy trees in our government.  The diplomatic game playing that yields precious little, is more for show, and most likely to cause the eruption of violent action between nations, is in the hands of people like Joe "7-11" Biden, Samantha "The Monster" Power, and ultimately Juan Martin Luther Peron Lincoln Jr. Jr.   The other is the hands of Secretary Clinton, and ultimately Juan Martin Luther Peron Lincoln Jr. Jr.  

Take a guess in which one I am placing any shred of optimism.

I hope that the passage of the Black Widowulus package has woken up Americans to the cold hard truth:  You cannot petition the lords of Washington with prayer.  Phone calls, petitions, letters...these things accomplish nothing.  Your government is not listening to you.  Your government is not interested in how you live, what you think, what you desire, or how you feel.  Your government does not care.  Stop telling yourself that if you just make one more phone call to your legislators that it will make a difference.  It will not.  You are wasting your time.  

It's time for us to disengage.  It's time for us to encamp, generate solutions, and put them into effect, whether our government approves or not.  This is our republic, not theirs.  They serve us.  We are not meant to serve them.  They serve by our consent.  The majority of Americans apparently have not figured that out yet.

I remember the people of Poland, Ukraine, the youth of Beijing, standing up to their leaders in the name of Liberty.  Perhaps it will take the rising of American totalitarianism to wake people up to remember how much they value their freedom.  

There's this thing called the Bill of Rights.  It's first article says something about Congress being prohibited from impinging on our right to petition the Government for a "redress of grievances," (we get to demand that the government correct actions it has taken that have been against our interests.  I personally think the best way they could get that ball rolling would be for the entire Congress to resign, with new elections held.  Only citizens who have not previously held, or are currently holding office, and who are not related to, or employed by current office holders, may run in these elections).

That would be a fine start.

Who will give us soft asylum?


4 comments:

Cinie said...

Shtuey, I'm so glad HRC is in it but not of it, and has insulated herself from the bungling, bumbling Obiteme, while riding his train to her destination. Let them continue to "marginalize" her while she goes about her business of getting things done on her terms.

Logistics Monster said...

There you go again Shtuey; saying everything that my good catholic school manners won't allow me to say.

Go get 'em!

lililam said...

shtuey, yes, instead of feeling frustrated, I have also concluded that all missives going out there are summarily ignored. I have tried, many of us have, and no one responds (although Hillary has done so, I have a lovely personal response from her that I will keep forever). Perhaps we should continue to send her notes about all things political, as I believe they are all read by someone who digests them. We should just pretend she is President and request her advice and action on all topics imaginable. Lets just bypass the whole shebang, most particularly Juan Lincoln Peron Jr. Jr.

lililam said...

btw, I find the "word verification" of the day to be akin to some kind of personal message at times. My last one was "firkette"- sounds like a member of an obscene girlz band.