Thursday, August 23, 2007

Political links

I have so far resisted the temptation to post just a few links because I imagine I should be collecting information from various sources and putting the pieces together here. Alas, today, the articles speak quite well for themselves:


Anonymous said...

Hi Ya,
Important reads, thanks.

Published in 1935,
USMC Major Genereal Smedley D. Butler (1881-1940)

I'm currently reading Mark Crispin Miller's "Cruel and Unusual
As Mark Cripen Miller argues here with clarity and effect, we are living in an America that would appall the founding fathers: a state that is neither democratic nor republican, and no more "conservative" than it is liberal. He exposes the Bush Republicans' unprecedented lawlessness, their bullying religiousity , their reckless militarism, their apocalyptic views of the economy and planet, their emotional dependence on sheer hatefulness, and, above all, their long campaign against American Democracy.
Abraham Lincoln once observed that if the United States should ever be subverted, it would be from within. That, Miller argues, is what will finally happen here, unless Americans - left, right, and center - become aware of this regime's intentions and work together to reclaim the nation for the republican democracy.

thanks again for your time

racesarabhorses said...

Just finished reading the first article.

Rather than proffer a solution to the problem, the article by Scheer simply stirs the pot and further stirs hard feelings between those of us on both sides of the aisle.

The War Powers Resolution has not been invoked on more than one occasion when other presidents have been in office. You can read more here:

Good reading, IMHO.

At any rate the Scheer article is simply the pot calling the kettle black, which is relatively simple to do in the face of a conflict (i.e., not a "total war") that has become unpopular.