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Financial Terrorism in a Fascist America

George Bush should be immediately impeached for practicing Financial Terrorism. His rape of the American people and the US Treasury proves that we are now living in a fascist nation. Over the last eight years We the People have been repeatedly lied to, our Constitution ignored and trampled on, and our treasure squandered in the protection and pursuit of corporate profits. Bush and his team of war criminals and terrorists in the White House should be impeached by Congress and then tried in The Hague for war crimes.

Illegal wars waged for the benefit of Big Oil and the Pentagon and Hank Paulson’s three-page $700 billion ransom note to Congress should convince you that Wall Street owns and runs our Federal Government. Fascism can be defined as “a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.”

Using 9-11 as their New Pearl Harbor, with a Republican controlled Congress until 2006 and a totally ineffective opposition party and Congress since 2000, the Neoconservatives have created a Unitary Executive which for all intents and purposes has functioned as a dictatorship. The result has been the almost-near collapse of America as a Democratic Republic. Three of the most important books written on what has transpired include The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein, The End of America by Naomi Wolf, and Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael Ruppert.

Unless the American People wake up and hold Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney accountable for their administration’s crimes against humanity, we will continue to forfeit our Constitution, our freedoms and our independence.

The Zen Manifesto of Non-Action

In the spirit of Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, the rug needs to be pulled out from under our corporate controlled federal government and the corporate welfare queens on Wall Street. The Zen Manifesto of Non-Action If indeed the engine of the American economy is consumerism, the American People have the ability to bring Wall Street and […] Read More..

We can have either a Republic or an Empire but not both

George Bush might be the blessing in disguise America needs to transition from a culture of unsustainability to one which respects the earth and all peoples as being sacred. Enough with American Exceptionalism already. We’ve had our initial 200+ years of representative democracy – now is not the time to cave and turn over the […] Read More..

A Bankrupt and Hypocritical Republican Party

From the 2008 Republican Party Platform, adopted in September 2008… “We support energetic federal investigation and, where appropriate, prosecution of criminal wrongdoing in the mortgage industry and investment sector.  We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to […] Read More..

A Heretical View of Pax Americana

"What kind of peace do I mean and what kind of a peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war.” –John F. Kennedy, 1963 The events of 9/11 must have caused a state of mass hypnosis in the collective American psyche, for it seems that the […] Read More..