Written by Kurt Nimmo
[Copyright (c) 2005 in the U.S.A. and
Internationally by Kurt Nimmo.
All rights are reserved.]
Here in Oceania, if something does not appear in the New York Times or mentioned on Fox News, it did not exist. For instance, it is reported that our fearless leader believes the Constitution is little more than a worthless piece of paper. “Last month, Republican Congressional leaders filed into the Oval Office to meet with President George W. Bush and talk about renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act,” writes Doug Thompson for Capitol Hill Blue. “GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.” Thompson reports the following exchange:
“I don't give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”
“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”
“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It's just a goddamned piece of paper!”
“I've talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution ‘a goddamned piece of paper.’” Thompson adds.
Of course, for Bush, the neocons, the corporate neolibs, and the authoritarian rabble currently in control of the United States, the Constitution is indeed a worthless “goddamned piece of paper” of use only on the Fourth of July. Instead of constitutionally limited government, the Bushcons advocate “democracy,” in other words mob rule—and the mob is brainwashed by the corporate media and “entertainment” industry. “We have the freedom to elect our dictators every four years,” remarked a friend of Jacob Hornberger’s from Latin America. Here in Oceania—thanks to Diebold voting machines and vote rigging—we don’t even have the “freedom to elect our dictators every four years,” they are basically appointed by the plutocrats who control the government and run it for their own gain.
If you defend the Constitution, you’re now considered a terrorist. Consider this FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force brochure. “Defenders of the US Constitution and the common law from which it grew are being classified on the same level as the bottom-feeding Skinheads, Nazis and the KKK,” notes Angel Shamaya.
“Each Fourth of July, the speeches are filled with oratory about how fortunate Americans are to live under ‘free enterprise.’ And now that the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights is approaching, the platitudes of freedom will inevitably increase,” Hornberger wrote in 1990. Of course, most of us here in Oceania are oblivious to such oratory nor do we realize “free enterprise” means the freedom for a small raptorial class to rape, pillage, and steal from people who cannot defend themselves against the onslaught of neoliberal capitalism.
“Unlike their counterparts in the 20th century,” Americans in the 1700s “did not trust politicians, democracies, or governments—and especially not their own! They required the passage of the first ten amendments to further expressly restrict the powers of their democratically elected authorities,” writes Hornberger.
Before he was “elected” (appointed) in 2000, Bush “joked” about dictatorship and said it would be fine and dandy by him so long as he was the dictator. Now we have this authoritarian cretin on record trashing the Constitution and the corporate media does not take note and for obvious reason—the corporate media is owned by the same “free trade” (unhindered depredation) marauders and amoral charlatan neolibs that own the government and just about every whore (politician) in Congress.