July 24, 2007

Look What We Did

Just one thought today:
Remember Nero? Remember Caligula? Rome had an excuse: Several generations before those two came along, Rome had degenerated from a republic to a de-facto monarchy/dictatorship.

We have no such excuse. Until the present group of thugs took over, we had a democratic republic. WE, personally, allowed them to turn this country into a dictatorship under our feet. We even had a second chance in 2004 and we failed to stop them.

Now, we look to Congress to stop them when WE DIDN'T!
Case closed.
And, pretty soon now, we're going to hear the cell doors close, too.


an average patriot said...

We are no longer a Democracy as Bush pursues his new societal order. We were due to go the route of the Roman Empire but Bush has incrementally sped that process up too.
Oh two crows!

ThanKwee-Anajo said...

How do we stop them? Right now there are too many Americans who are not all that concerned. I write to my congressmen. What else can I do?

LET'S TALK said...

Well said, the truth really hurts!

Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Yes, you're correct!

We should have stopped them in 2000!

Election fraud should not be tolerated, especially, when it is for President!

two crows said...

AAP -- too true.

T-A -- those of us who are still awake are doing everything we can. and there are those who, amazingly, still sleep.
last week, I asked a neighbor what she thought of Bush. she said, 'I think he's doing a good job.' but I could tell by her tone she hadn't thought about her answer and didn't really care one way or the other.

yes, L T -- it does. when I thought this post through, it was like a sock in the stomach.

pissed off patricia said...

I'm not one of those who made a mistake in 2000 or 2004. I was one of the ones bitching and raising hell that this man was so wrong for this country in so many ways. Sadly we all have to deal with the mistakes of some. When you have a president like this one and he has the supreme court in his back pocket, where are the people supposed to turn?

TomCat said...

I think what we have become is a fascist corporate plutocracy. (using the classical definition of fascism, where the only real access a common citizen has to government is as a member of a group). We are rapidly evolving toward becoming a full fledged police state. Our only real hope is that Bush does not use a military coup to seize dictatorial power. If this happens, although many of us have opposed him vociferously from the beginning, myself included, we as a culture will have brought this upon ourselves through our apathy.

JollyRoger said...

A USSR style breakup is coming, and I am beginning to fear nothing is going to stop it now.

It saddens me a great deal to say that in less than a decade the "USA" will be roughly the old CSA, but that's where we're heading.

Chimpy hasn't quite pushed the envelope far enough to earn himself some chains, but he can't be far away from it. And it won't he the CONgress who chains him up.

JollyRoger said...

those of us who are still awake are doing everything we can. and there are those who, amazingly, still sleep.

Par for the course. Reality TV and no desire to know anything-till the day "your turn" comes.

We're the educators now. The Chimpromised MSM sure as hell isn't going to do it.

Welcome to the Reconstitution blogroll.

two crows said...

hi, SQ--
indeed. this is one of those times when I really, really, really there were such things as 'do-overs'.

hi, PoP--
yep. I know the emails were flying between me and 2 of my cousins and bunches of friends. we were all saying things like: 'he can't possibly win. can he?' and, 'we've got to stop him.' and then, 'HOW do we stop this guy?'
but, in the end-- we weren't as powerful than the machine his power-hungry cronies built.

yes, TC--
we fought hard. but, I do wake in the middle of the night and wonder, sometimes -- 'what more could I have done?'
if I'd known what was coming, I think I might have worked harder. not sure what else I could have done, but maybe I'd have been more creative, or done SOMETHING differently.

Snave said...

This is just about getting to be too much.

What Tomcat said: "Our only real hope is that Bush does not use a military coup to seize dictatorial power."

If this happens, how will America respond? I hope there would be massive protests and a revolution of sorts, but then again, people might just sigh, shrug their shoulders, and think "Oh well, as long as I still get all my TV channels, it probably isn't any big deal."

JollyRoger mentioned the USSR. A class I took at U of Oregon many moons ago was taught by a fellow who had spent extensive time in the USSR. He said that in the 70's, citizens had to get permits to travel to neighboring towns or cities to visit relatives. I can see that kind of thing happening here. Who says it can't happen here? It IS happening here, and people are sleeping through it.

two crows said...

hey, J R--
sorry for the oversight yesterday. I was on my way out the door when I posted the responses.

and you're right, of course. we're headed down a path from which there will be no return -- at least for a long, long time -- and much agony will be suffered along the way.
how to stop it? I fear it is too late. like many, I hoped last November might help. obviously, we're on our own on that score.

and thanx for adding me to your roll. doing the same here.

Snave-- you may well be right.
and if BushCo included a massive drop in gasoline prices [tho that would be a temporary measure, of course], people might even hail it as a Good Thing.

an average patriot said...

two crows
It Sickens me. There as many around me who don't have a clue or care what is going on let alone what is going to happen.
Sickenenly there are many who still thinks Bush is some kind of God the lying piece of...
They will never wake up to the reality of what Bush has done because he will always lie about it and they will always believe him.

two crows said...

hi, AAP--
it scares the hell out of me when people seem so indifferent to what's going on around us.

did you see Divine Democrat within the last day or so? http://divinedem.blogspot.com/
she posted a piece [with vid] about Bill Moyers' Journal. a conservative [who had favored Clinton's impeachment] ALSO FAVORS BUSH'S and sees Bush's crimes as 'more troublesome' than Clinton's.

I was amazed. a conservative who's not mouthing the party line? what's the date?
gives me a little hope, anyhow.