Wednesday, June 15, 2005

tinfoil hat

Seems a bunch of people think the WTC attacks were an inside job.

The problem is that the glee with which the Bush administration has fucked the constitution (and the economy and our standing with the rest of the world and the Geneva Convention) can be mistaken for a sense of purpose that I don't recall them having before 9/11. And a bigger problem is that the people of this country assumed that the resolve they saw in this administration after the attacks was similar to their own... but it turns out that the administration's resolve tended more towards abandoning every tenet of the Republican party and working very hard to create a permanent emergency that would justify their militaristic whims. No tinfoil beanie is required - just a willingness on the part of the government to lie, and an unwillingness or inability on the part of the people to judge for themselves.

But I might reconsider donning the tinfoil hat if this attempt to repeal the 22nd amendment is successful... that's the amendment that limits a President to two terms. If they pass that thing, I'm elsewhere fast.