September 29, 2006

What Hasn't Happened Yet?

Bale remembers Uganda under Idi Amin. Maccabee asked him whether he thought something like that could happen in the U.S.

"What do you mean WILL happen? What hasn't happened yet? You torture in secret. You invade for what? The government reads your e-mail and listens to your telephone and makes you take off your shoes and pull out your computer. For what? Who do you need to protect yourself against? Is your computer going to attack you? Who should you be afraid of? Your government is more scary to most people than any terrorist. I feel for you really. Because I don't think you have any idea how far down the road you already are."

But wait! Don't move to Canada!

Posted by natasha at September 29, 2006 02:51 PM | Paranoia | Technorati links |
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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/29/washington/29detain.html?_r=1&ref=washington&oref=login

NYTimes: torture

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/29/washington/29abramoff.html?ref=washington

Posted by: ccoaler at September 29, 2006 08:08 PM

Here’s a rehearsed rant I intend to spring on the next rightwind nutjob that mocks me because 9/11/’01 didn’t change a damn thing for me, 5/4/’70 did: answer one simple question… I grew up out here on The Oregon High Desert huntin’ ‘n fishin’ and pretty much minding my own business. Had a gun when I was eight, a horse when I was ten, was ridin’ line, just me and a couple of horses, a couple of dogs, for weeks at a time when I was fifteen. My granddads, dad and uncles were all VFW, as I… eventually. I’m pretty damned confident that the whole town of Gilchrest voted for Ike, twice (you don’t know who Ike is? That’s OK, you’re not totaly worthless, as when the shit hits the fan you’ll feed my family for a week, with a nice fat roast left over for Sunday barbeque). Not to mention that which we learned at our grandmother’s knee… I think it’s safe to say that I grew up with some pretty strong Traditional American Values, my long hair never did cover up my redneck. The country, the culture I grew up in had Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself. So just answer one simple question for me, OK? When did we become such a nation of pussies?

Now's the time for you and me
Got to Revolution...

Posted by: Thomas Ware at September 30, 2006 08:33 AM

Ok, then. So you'll be helping some of us arrange a fallback retreat point, just in case? ;)

Posted by: natasha at September 30, 2006 10:26 AM

Fallback points are in place.

It's all about my grandchildren.

The coolest thing about this for those of us schooled in science: we get to watch natural selection in action.

Posted by: Thomas Ware at September 30, 2006 07:04 PM