Is it going down the toilet? Brad, I think it is circling and waiting for a second flush. The majority of people are one of two ways here, I think. Either they are filled with the typical ugly American syndrome or they are filled with fear. Nope, I have to take it back, there are a few that actually buy into the lies we are fed on a daily basis, and actually they are decent, patriotic people, just trying to get by -- just too easily fooled. Off subject a little, but as an illustration...the Snowball job(even though I don't really blame Tony Snow...lol) that is being inflicted on the Senate at the moment with modifying the Geneva Convention. "Clarification," my bippie! I keep wondering when everyone will wake up. http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_theswamp/2006/09/colin_powell_op.html
It's one thing to see the glass half full as has been quoted on these blue pages before, meaning those who open their mouths are pessimists. It is an entirely different thing to hear blatant flasities coming out of the White House about their reasons for wanting to rewite our agreement to the Geneva Convention, not to mention the Constitution. The rhetoric of calling those citizens of this country who care about the direction we are going is to call them....liberal....in such a tone and in such a light that it makes it a bad word, and in effect, shuts up the free thinkers as your article points out.
Right now....not more than a 100 miles off these US shores, a major Bush bashing is going on.....unfortunately, the whole US, its citizens here and abroad, is the target of that bashing, too. I am praying for a major change in Congress to occur with upcoming elections. The few brave souls, including mostly former veterans, like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Colin Powell, have waited far too long to open their mouths as widely as they needed to be opened.
But, today, I was proud of those Republicans and the other generals and senators. I just hope it is not too late because up until today, I thought the answer to your question was yes.
Oh, and Brad, check out some of the comments at the bottom of that blog....I think there are still a few liberals around. However, if the government starts imposing restrictions on the internet, that may be a different story.
[This message has been edited by iliana (09-16-2006 05:11 AM).]