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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Paul Craig Roberts believes we have undergone a coup

this is the first major media figure that i've run across who is saying out loud what i've been saying for three years... there are probably others but none that i know about who are actually using the "c" word...

paul craig roberts asks "who will save america...?"

We have reached a point where the Bush administration is determined to totally eclipse the people. Bewitched by neoconservatives and lustful for power, the Bush administration and the Republican Party are aligning themselves firmly against the American people. Their first victims, of course, were the true conservatives. Having eliminated internal opposition, the Bush administration is now using blackmail obtained through illegal spying on American citizens to silence the media and the opposition party.


The United States is undergoing a coup against the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civil liberties, and democracy itself.


The TV networks mimic Fox News' faux patriotism. Anyone who depends on print, TV, or right-wing talk radio media is totally misinformed. The Bush administration has achieved a de facto Ministry of Propaganda.

The years of illegal spying have given the Bush administration power over the media and the opposition. Journalists and Democratic politicians don't want to have their adulterous affairs broadcast over television or to see their favorite online porn sites revealed in headlines in the local press with their names attached. Only people willing to risk such disclosures can stand up for the country.


If the Bush administration can continue its policy of picking up people anywhere in the world and detaining them indefinitely without having to show any evidence for their detention, it can do whatever it wishes.


Congress and the media have no fight in them, and neither, apparently, do the American people. Considering the feebleness of the opposition, perhaps the best strategy is for the opposition to shut up, not merely for our own safety but, more importantly, to remove any impediments to Bush administration self-destruction. The sooner the Bush administration realizes its goals of attacking Iran, Syria, and the Shia militias in Lebanon, the more likely the administration will collapse in the maelstrom before it achieves a viable police state.

to call what roberts has to say "sobering" would be a serious understatement... besides feeling chilled to the bone, i also find perverse satisfaction in knowing that someone of roberts' caliber shares my viewpoint... i guess it helps to think i am not alone in the looney bin...

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