America, the Bushieful

...beautiful, it ain't.

Eighty-eight verses and climbing:
O Bushieful for... Obamaful for...
1) Specious lies 16) No-bid mercs 31) Change and hope 51) Occupy 71) Coverage yanked
2) Spookdom's gapes 17) New Orleans 32) Bush redux 52) FEMA camps 72) Kiev coup
3) Heroes killed 18) Uncle Buck 33) Detentions 53) Failed false flags 73) New trade deals
4) PNAC's plans 19) Kenny Lay 34) Drone attacks 54) Syria 74) Bundy's stand
5) Double games 20) Wellstone's plane 35) Doubling down 55) Commie pervs 75) ISIS miss
6) Open doors 21) Bonesmen's Tomb 36) Peeping pervs 56) Creeping night 76) Nazi hate
7) Terror scares 22) Black box votes 37) Health reform 57) Swelling tides 77) Ferguson
8) Neocons 23) "New Freedom" 38) Nuke loopholes 58) Romney's thugs 78) Scotland's "Yes!"
9) Preemptions 24) Foolish pride 39) Gushing gunk 59) Diplomats 79) "War on war"
10) Dollar's doom 25) Beast-like men 40) Cap and trade 60) Sandy Hook 80) Borders breached
11) Opium 26) Closet gays 41) Groping goons 61) Rand Paul's stand 81) Shellackings
12) "Shock and awe" 27) Presstitutes 42) Wikileaks 62) Boston's shame 82) Amnesty
13) Toxic troops 28) Abramoff 43) Rising youth 63) Orwell's fears 83) Boehner's tears
14) Genocide 29) Trillions lost 44) Telescreens 64) Hasting's pen 84) Oil's crash
15) Torture camps 30) Patriots' dream 45) Fallout's rain 65) World War III 85) Yemenis
46) War times 3 66) Putin's play 86) U.S. tanks
47) Goldstein's death 67) Cruz control 87) Secrecy
48) No-fly zones 68) Shutdown stunts 88) Charleston
49) Mounting debt 69) Mom shot dead
50) Native sons 70) Website woes

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Last Night, Bush Made the Case For US Regime Change

If the charges the President made against Saddam Hussein in his speech to the nation last night are true, and such acts justify a forced regime change in Iraq, then George W. Bush's regime stands just as guilty on all counts, and ought to be changed as well.

Let's consider the President's charges against Hussein one by one:

"The Iraqi regime has used diplomacy as a ploy to gain time and advantage."

No regime has more cynically used diplomacy as "a ploy to gain time and advantage" than the Bush regime. It is now obvious that from the beginning no diplomatic solution, no matter how many concessions Iraq might have made, could have diverted the Bush regime from war. Bush was hellbent for a war of conquest against Iraq come what may. All the diplomatic manueverings at the UN were strictly for the purpose of gaining some sort of diplomatic cover for the Bush regime's pre-planned naked aggression and the time needed to build up an army of invasion in the Gulf. While they failed utterly in gaining their hoped-for diplomatic cover, they certainly did gain the much-needed force build-up time.

"It has uniformly defied Security Council resolutions demanding full disarmament."

The Bush regime itself is presently defying the will of the UN Security Council. Having failed to gain a majority of nations on the Security Council to approve of their naked aggression, they are going ahead with it anyway, brazenly spitting in the face of an outraged world.

"Over the years, U.N. weapon inspectors have been threatened by Iraqi officials, electronically bugged, and systematically deceived."

In their desperate attempts to obtain a UN Security Council majority to sanction their naked aggression against Iraq, the Bush regime "electronically bugged, threatened, and systematically deceived" UN officials.

A leaked internal National Security Agency memo revealed a Bush-regime-backed plot to intensively electronically spy on UN diplomats representing countries on the Security Council. The Bush regime's intent was to discover information they could use to threaten to expose and thus compromise key UN diplomats, to "persuade" them to side with the Bush regime.

On the deception front, no one has been more brazenly (and incompetantly) deceptive than the Bush regime. Secretary of State Powell tried but failed to pass off to the UN Security Council plagarized 10 year old college dissertations and magazine articles as first rate American intelligence "proving" a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

Later, documents produced by US intelligence agencies and provided to the UN purporting to "prove" that Hussein attempted to procur uranium from Niger were, upon closer inspection, discovered to be "obvious forgeries".

"Peaceful efforts to disarm the Iraqi regime have failed again and again -- because we are not dealing with peaceful men."

Peaceful efforts to avert the Bush regime's naked aggression against Iraq by the nations of the world have "failed again and again because -- [they] were not dealing with peaceful men."

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."

No regime possesses and conceals more lethal and cutting edge weapons of mass destruction than the Bush regime. Even worse, they are hellbent to test their toys out on other nations, based on the flimsiest of pretexts.

"This regime has already used weapons of mass destruction against Iraq's neighbors and against Iraq's people."

The Bush-Clinton-Bush regime has already used weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Sudan, and Afghanistan. And Dubya now is on the cusp of using them in such unprecidented concentrations against the people of Iraq that they (if all goes according to plan) will be "shocked and awed" into submission.

"The regime has a history of reckless aggression in the Middle East."

No regime has a more replete history of reckless aggression in the Middle East than Bush's. What else is this coming war but "reckless aggression"? What else is the 12 year continuous bombing campaign against Iraq? What else is the quasi-permanent stationing of US troops in Saudi Arabia? What else was the US's arming, advising and supply of Hussein during the Iran/Iraq War? What else was the many CIA sponsored internal subversions and coups designed to install in power lackies and thugs who'd do the US regime's bidding?

"It has a deep hatred of America and our friends."

What subject people wouldn't hate such an insufferably arrogant and brazenly hypocritical would-be conquerer and oppressor?

"And it has aided, trained and harbored terrorists, including operatives of al Qaeda."

No regime as aided, trained, and harbored more terrorists, including operatives of al Qaeda, than Bush's regime.

In fact, al Qaeda itself was a CIA-backed creation. Its original purpose was to undermine the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. But, it unfortunately didn't stop there. The CIA utilized them in their covert efforts to subvert the Balkans. Bin Laden's crew provided a key arms and drugs supply line from their Taliban-backed bases in Afghanistan to the CIA-backed Kosovo Liberation Army. As recently as 1998, al Qaeda continued to be a key Spook asset of the United States government.

" The danger is clear: using chemical, biological or, one day, nuclear weapons, obtained with the help of Iraq, the terrorists could fulfill their stated ambitions and kill thousands or hundreds of thousands of innocent people in our country, or any other."

So, to prevent this extremely hypothetical scenario, the Bush regime "is going to kill thousands or hundreds of thousands of innocent people" -- Americans and Iraqis -- NOW!

"The United States and other nations did nothing to deserve or invite this threat."

Iraq has done absolutely nothing to deserve or invite conquest by the United States. On the other hand, when the Bush regime sets about to commit an unprovoked naked aggression against another sovereign nation, it deserves and invites a defensive response.

"Instead of drifting along toward tragedy, we will set a course toward safety."

"Safety" = a unprovoked life-extinguishing, "shock and awe"-inducing, meat-grinding war of conquest? Calling George Orwell!

"Before the day of horror can come, before it is too late to act, this danger will be removed."

The greatest danger to world peace at this moment is the Bush regime itself.

"The United States of America has the sovereign authority to use force in assuring its own national security."

Then why doesn't Iraq have this same right?

"That duty falls to me, as Commander-in-Chief, by the oath I have sworn, by the oath I will keep."

The Constitution Dubya swore an oath to defend says that only Congress (not the President) has the sole power to declare war. By waging an undeclared, unconstitutional, and unprovoked war, Bush has brazenly violated his oath of office.

"Recognizing the threat to our country, the United States Congress voted overwhelmingly last year to support the use of force against Iraq."

No it didn't. It authorized action against terrorists. It did not authorize war with Iraq, a nation which has no known link with al Qaeda.

"America tried to work with the United Nations to address this threat because we wanted to resolve the issue peacefully."

Yet another lie. The Bush regime obviously had no intent to ever resolve its disputes with Iraq peacefully.

"We believe in the mission of the United Nations."

So long as it rubber stamps the Bush regime's planned conquests.

"One reason the U.N. was founded after the second world war was to confront aggressive dictators, actively and early, before they can attack the innocent and destroy the peace."

And it did "confront an aggressive dictator, before he could attack the innocent and destroy the peace." But, Bush is determined to attack another sovereign nation without just provocation anyway.

"In the case of Iraq, the Security Council did act, in the early 1990s. Under Resolutions 678 and 687 -- both still in effect -- the United States and our allies are authorized to use force in ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction."

On the contrary, the Security Council explicitly refused to authorize or endorse Bush's naked aggression against Iraq.

"Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them. If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you."

The Bush regime is the very model of "lawless men who rule [their] country". They have systematically violated the Constitution since 9-11, from the misnamed USA Patriot Act, to this oncoming Congressionally undeclared war.

"In a free Iraq, there will be no more wars of aggression against your neighbors.."

But in a so-called "free" America, there WILL be wars of aggression against any nation the Bush regime sees fit to attack, destroy, and conquer!

" more poison factories..."

Instead, a Bush-regime-installed puppet government will buy all they need from American defense contractors, just like Hussein did during the Iran/Iraq War.

" more executions of dissidents..."

The Bush regime has just announced that peaceful anti-war protesters who trespass onto Vandenburg Air Force Base will, henceforth, be shot on sight.

" more torture chambers and rape rooms."

The Bush regime has, contrary to American custom and law, embraced torture as a viable and even necessary law enforcement tool.

"The tyrant will soon be gone."

And a new American tyrant (namely, Bush) shall take his place.

"Free nations have a duty to defend our people by uniting against the violent."

No regime is more violent at this moment than Bush's own.

And there you have it.

Clearly, the Bush regime is little more than monstrous hypocrisy backed by deadly force.

If its charges against Iraq justify a regime change by conquest there, then the Bush regime stands equally guilty and worthy of regime change here. The only difference between the two is this: the Bush regime is, in fact, bristling with weapons of mass destruction, rendering its regime extremely difficult to change, while Hussein's, after twelve years of perpetual bombing and economic sanctions, is but a toothless tiger by comparison.

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Do You Worship at the Feet of Nebuchadnezzar's Statue?

Nearly half a millennia before Christ, a new era dawned.

The scriptures call it the "Times of the Gentiles" and it was inaugurated by God in part as penalty for Jewish disobedience. It began with the destruction of Solomon's Temple and the exile of the Jewish nation into the land of its first in a succession of Gentile conquerors: Babylon.

There, God gave the Jew's new pagan overlord a remarkable vision that foretold the entire history of this new era in advance. And, fortunately for us, He also gave a faithful Jew named Daniel (then laboring in his conqueror's service) its proper interpretation. That prophet recorded this amazing event in the second chapter of the book of Daniel. We would do well to take note of it, for it speaks not just of ancient times already long past, but of our own time as well.

King Nebuchadnezzar dreamed of a dazzling and awesome statue. It was a great statue of a man, and it was forged of metals, both precious and base. Specifically:

...its head was pure GOLD,

...its arms and chest were SILVER,

...its belly and hips were BRONZE,

...its legs were IRON,

...and its feet were an odd mingling of IRON and BAKED CLAY.

Then the King beheld an amazing sight. A ROCK was cut out, but not by human hands. The ROCK struck the IRON and CLAY feet of the statue, and the statue in its entirety --- the GOLD, the SILVER, the BRONZE, the IRON, and the IRON mixed with BAKED CLAY -- all simultaneously shattered into pieces and, then, like chaff on a thresher's floor, was swept away by the wind. Not even a trace of it remained.

Then the ROCK that struck the statue became a huge MOUNTAIN and filled the earth.

Daniel then explained to King Nebuchadnezzar the meaning of this strange vision as follows:

The statue's four distinct metal sections each represent four successive GENTILE EMPIRES that shall rise up and rule. Each one shall rise up, and then be conquered by its successor.


...the head of GOLD is Nebachadnezzar's own empire, the one that became the first instrument of God's judgment against the Jewish Kingdom: BABYLON! Note that Babylon is the HEAD of this great statue. That means that the entire statue is in some way directed and guided by Babylonian thought forms. As we'll see when we look back at the statue in its entirety, this is indeed the case.

...the arms and chest of SILVER is the future conqueror of Babylon, which Daniel says will be an empire inferior to that of its predecessor. We know this now to be MEDO-PERSIA!

...the belly and hips of BRONZE is the future conqueror of Medo-Persia, which Daniel says will eventually rule the whole earth. We know this now to be GREECE, and, indeed, Alexander's Empire was vast, reaching as far east as India. But, also note that since those times, Greek ideas and Greek ways have indeed come to rule the whole earth, thanks in no small part to the fearsome power of its successor...

...the legs of IRON and the feet of IRON mixed with BAKED CLAY is the future conqueror of Greece, which Daniel says will be "strong as iron" and "as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others." We know this now to be ROME. But, curiously, unlike its predecessors, this fourth empire is never conquered by a man-made rival. It, instead, only changes its form...

...the feet of IRON and BAKED CLAY is the end-times form ROME will take. Daniel explains that the original UNITY OF IRON will eventually become a DISUNITY, only partly strong like the IRON legs from which it came, but also partly brittle, like the BAKED CLAY intermixed with the IRON in its feet. And the mixture of these two elements which do not naturally mix well portends that this one-time UNITY OF IRON will metamorphose into a mixture of peoples that will not remain united, any more than IRON mixes with CLAY.

Friends, this is as succinct a summary of the history of what we call Western Civilization as any ever written.

The Empire that was ROME never really fell. It instead metamorphosed into an IRON and CLAY disunity of many "little ROMES", each like the IRON UNITY from whence they came, but also unlike it in their brittleness, their proneness to break apart, their characteristic of being a difficult-to-unify mixture of peoples.

These are the civilizational children of ROME. We know them well. They have each gone forth to conquer the world, in part: Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and, yes, even the United States of America.

This last EMPIRE of IRON and then IRON and CLAY will indeed be the LAST. Daniel tells us that it will reign over men until God draws the "Times of the Gentiles" to a close with a watershed event. God will Himself intervene directly in the affairs of men and SMASH this FALSE IDOL of GENTILE EMPIRE to SMITHEREENS with the ROCK hewn not by human hands.

Daniel explains that the ROCK is GOD's KINGDOM and that it is ETERNAL, for it "will never be destroyed nor will it be left to another people." Furthermore, it will SHATTER all those GENTILE EMPIRES and bring them to an end, and it shall endure FOREVER.

This amazing dream lays out all of human history from Daniel's time to our own and beyond in advance.

So, where do we stand in this panoply? Where is America? Are we to be found in this dazzling and seductive man-made idol of EMPIRE? Or are we the ROCK?

George W. Bush would like you to believe we are the rock. He would like you to believe that American Empire, in effect, is nothing less than the Kingdom of God advancing in the world.

But America cannot be the ROCK, for the ROCK is not made by human hands. God's Kingdom will not be established by human works. Rather, it will be established by the UTTER NEGATION of humanity's most seductive work of all. Daniel tells us that the GREAT AND AWESOME EDIFACE THAT IS EMPIRE will be SMASHED INTO NOTHINGNESS by the ROCK, not that it will become the ROCK, or the MOUNTAIN. These two rival claimants of humanity's love, loyalties, and affections stand unalterably opposed to each other for all time, even to the end of time, and the GREAT IDOL that is EMPIRE shall not prevail. The ROCK will crush it. And it will smash it UTTERLY.

It could not be more clear, then, that America is among the many shards of IRON mixed with BAKED CLAY in the great statue's feet. We are one of many end-times heirs to ROMAN CIVILIZATION. But we are not only heirs to ROME. We are also heirs through ROME of the three empires which preceded it. This is why, from God's perspective, these four empires are seen as a UNITY, and the HEAD OF THE STATUE that still directs WE WHO ARE OF IT'S FEET is BABYLON.

If you doubt this, consider the way we order time. There are sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day, and twelve months in a year because Babylon so established it, and we follow it still today.

But it goes even deeper. Easter, Christmas, Lent...all now nominally Christian celebrations are actually rooted in Babylonian paganism. Why else do you think Easter bunnies and eggs have been co-mingled with what purports to be an annual remembrance of Christ's resurrection? Because it first was a Babylonian spring fertility rite celebrating the goddess Astarte, that's why.

We are still the children of Babylon, as much as we are still the children of Persia, Greece, and Rome.

And we are among those whom God foretold would be partly strong and partly brittle, having the qualities of the original UNITY OF IRON that was ROME, but also having weaknesses stemming from disunity caused in part by a mixing of diverse peoples.

We are among the many disunified "kingdoms" represented by those FEET OF (partly) CLAY, and, as such, we are destined together with all the rest to be SMASHED TO PIECES by the coming ROCK.

So, whom do you worship? The man-made idol with a head of GOLD and feet of IRON and CLAY? Or the divinely hewn ROCK?

Whatever you do, don't confuse the two. Despite what anti-Christ George W. Bush says, they are not one and the same. In fact, they are unalterably opposed to one another in a fight to the death. And guess what? George W. Bush and his minions who lust after EMPIRE don't have a prayer. Their IDOL shall be SMASHED to SMITHEREENS by the ROCK that will come. It's not a question of if, only when.

I can't wait.