Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Upon What Meat?


And so we have another "Fox guarding the hen house" story.

Will it be "the mouse that roared" in this last month before the mid-term election that arrives in exactly five weeks?

Or will a terror story arrive in the knick of time?

But, in all due respect, there have been a lot of big stories out there.

Here is the thought from todays TPM

Is it me or is all hell breaking loose in this country's politics? We're in the last month of an election cycle and there are maybe four or five stories, each of which could totally dominate the national political news on their own. And each is flaming out of control at once. You've got the Foley debacle. The revelations in the Woodward book. The NIE revelations that almost seem like old news now. A major part of the pre-9/11 story that somehow never saw the light of day and may bring down Condi Rice. And did I mention the election?

He fails to mention that the "R"s are running on their torture bill and their "hard on" on individual rights such as the 800 year old rights of habeas corpus.

He fails to mention that the War in Afghanistan is now unwinnable according to Sen. Frist and we must now allow the Taliban into the government.

He fails to mention that we will and must lose the War in Iraq.

He fails to mention the Tsunami of corruption that has inundated our once great republic.

And of course, he fails to mention the Mother of Issues, Climate Change and its nearly equal partner in chaos, Resource Depletion.

But should all these issues come together to bring the House of "R" down, the cold hard truth is this.

The "D"s are little more than the War "light" party

And, they have always been the Business "light" party.

Over the weekend, while visiting with friends and colleagues about these issues and events, we all dispaired about the torture bill, the lies, the corruption, the incompetence, the lack of honor, the greed....

We discussed the level of corporate control over the media and of our minds.

And then we tried to figure out where we were going to eat dinner.

CASSIUS.

"Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus; and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable graves.

Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves,that we are underlings.
"Brutus" and "Caesar": what should be in that "Caesar"?

Why should that name be sounded more than yours?
Write them together, yours is as fair a name;
Sound them, it doth become the mouth as well;
Weigh them, it is as heavy; conjure with them,
"Brutus" will start a spirit as soon as "Caesar."

Now, in the names of all the gods at once,
Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed
That he is grown so great?"
Julius Caesar Act I, Scene 2

Yes indeedy,

Upon what Meat?

Upon what Meat.






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3 Comments:

Blogger Charlie Loving said...

The October Suprise as touted. There are those who are throw themselves onto their swords and could it be that all this is so much smoke to distract the people and entertain them with folly?

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with 15,000 murders a year in the US (5 times 9/11 casualties) doesn't it seem that the population of the country is a worse threat to our safety than the "terrorists"?

could that be why Bush and the Republicans have declared war on the US citizens?

also, if the point was to draw the terrorists into a confrontation in Iraq so we can kill them wouldn't it have made better sense to do it in Afgahnistan, they would not have to travel as far.

don't believe that Al Qaeda is putting all its man power into the fight in Iraq, they are much wiser than that, they are major strategists and are bound to be putting their resources into other efforts

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

second thought, if we are trying to draw all the terrorists into a fight in Iraq to kill them off then why are we trying to seal the boarders to keep them out

must be some kind of neo-con/Bush logic that i don't get

11:54 AM  

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