It is an interesting time we live in. I mean here we are in the year 2006 yet if you closed your eyes you might actually think you lived back in the 1950’s and the McCarthy Era of rooting out them evil Communists and keeping them dark folks in their place. After all, those were the times when Judges kept their traps shut. It was the time when no one dared to suggest that equallity actually applied to any minority, white or otherwise.
It was a time when America touted itself as the bastion of Democracy, standing firm against the evils of dictatorships, flaunting how its citizens enjoyed such freedoms like elections that were free, freedom of choice unless you were black, right to justice, unless you were not white, where everyone could make a fortune, and where the poor, the downtrodden, the oppressed were welcomed with open arms (see added article).
Kind of makes you wonder doesn’t it, how so much as changed, yet so little really has.
After all you had America meddling in Korea (see GayTalk comment), about to enter Viet Nam to once more push back and battle those evil communists. You had a congress run amock as it tried to ferret out traitors using blackmail and other nifty little tricks to ruin innocent lives. It blacklisted people and the powerful were doing whatever they wished, after all they were the Government and represented the will of the people.
Ever hear of Patriot Acts I and II?
Here we are today, where the President himself stands up and labels how for decades Activist Judges (see added comment) are once more threatening that precious democracy, that shining beacon and it sends shiver down my spine. How’s it working for you?
“For decades, activist judges have tried to redefine America by court order,” Bush said Monday. “Just this last week in New Jersey, another activist court issued a ruling that raises doubt about the institution of marriage. We believe marriage is a union between a man and a woman and should be defended.” (see story)
So I wonder, over these decades, just what is it that these naughty activist judges have done that has made them try to once more effect politics? I mean was it the end to segregation of white and blacks in the United States? Was it perhaps the rights of women to choose and control their own body with Roe v Wade?
I suppose if you truly wish to roll back time, then I guess you should vote Republican. After all we could all use a good witch hunt, I mean it isn’t enough that the US Government taps all phone calls like Communist China doesn’t even do. Though they can be forgiven, after all they only have a billion plus people to manage, Uncle George has 300 million.
Or maybe it is the need to torture your enemy so they will give you information about their comrades, I mean not quite the way the Japansese did it in WWII or the Nazi’s did, but then you have to forgive George Bush and the, they don’t have the same experience that a Joseph Stalin had, or a Adolph Hitler. Cheney is no Himmler now is he?
Now of course the finger pointing is at us Gays and Lesbians.
The gay-marriage theme began appearing in Bush’s political speeches last Thursday, the day after the New Jersey ruling on a touchstone issue for social conservatives who are crucial to Republican electoral calculations. It marks one of the few substantive changes in the president’s stump speech as he turns from raising money for Republican candidates to encouraging the GOP faithful to vote on Nov. 7. (see story)
Just as I said earlier, the Mark Foley (see added comment) case is once more perhaps not so much that he was outed, as that it was perhaps staged. A rally cry (see comment) conveniently made for people like Bush to use in order to hold onto power, no different than McCarthy did with his committee hearings to out Communists back in the 1950’s. Makes you wonder, why we let history continue to repeat itself.
Course the problem is, if we don’t stop this vicious cycle of blaming Gays (see comment) and denying equal rights (see added comment) and protection under the law (see comment), how soon will it be before elections are a thing of the past? Getting close now what with the electronic voting machine mess that threatens to make one vote one man a pipe dream. After all, anyone who knows computers knows that they are vulnerable to hacking.
Makes you wonder doesn’t it? Just who really are the Good Guys these days?