Saturday, February 03, 2007
Pulled! Makind's evolutionary plug. (Or, "Is that the sucking sound of the big cosmic drain I'm hearing?")
I watched Keith Olbermann on MSNBC last night. I guess it's stories I saw/heard there telling us of the latest lies and deceptions that brought to mind the insatiable capacity we have for it all as a nation.
If the experiment Homo sapiens is to avoid extermination it better get its shit together, and fast. As we were told last night, the Bush administration does not agree with the latest National Intelligence Estimates regarding Iraq and, worse, they withheld and rewrote the NIE report on Iran! But that doesn't surprise us. When intelligence doesn't match their ambitions, they make up their own to support their schemes. We've been conditioned to accept that as SOP.
Last night's Olbermann was just more of the same old news that's been pelting us endlessly the past seven years. Like Bush's latest 21,500 troop "surge" in Iraq that may actually translate to as many as 48,000 more troops being sent there. But our awakening Senate with its compromise between dems and repubs chides Bush with their ominous nonbinding resolution, "Tsk, tsk, you shouldn't do that. Naughty, naughty!" It has to leave one laughing to tears.
What makes it especially hilarious is the mountain of historical distortions, deceptions and outright lies of our leadership. From a stolen presidential election in 2000, to a post 9/11 congress that stood on the steps of the capitol reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag while chucking their presidential oversight duties into the D.C. sewers as Bush andCheney sexed up intel for war, it's been an unending littany of almost laughable lies.
From the Bush administration writing its own war justifying story, leaking it to the NYTimes and then quoting it back to us as fact after it's published, to oil soaked industry and government execs (the revolving door makes them indistinguishable) buying scientists to deny global warming so Bush can tell us their is no scientific consensus, to the latest Bush request of $245 billion for ongoing wars (which does not include the Iran war pending) while cutting Medicare and other vital social programs "because they're too expensive." It would be so very laughable if the irony wasn't so damn pathetic--and dangerous.
And what about Bush promising to fire the son of a bitch responsible for leaking Valerie Plame's name? As Bush assured us, his ass would be in trouble deeper than a sack full of drowning mice, i.e., he'd be canned, "Honest!" Let's see, how many years ago was that? And how many asses have been axed? And this past week there surfaced suspicious Cheney handwritten script at the bottom of a memo with a vague hint (but at this point unsubstantiated evidence) Bush was even in on Plame's outing.
But those of us who care, seemingly can't do shit about it. We are stuck with a sociopathic executive branch about to provoke a third losing war and our only hope to stop it, our congress, practices republican John Warner bi-partianship to chide the president nonbindingly, "Tsk, tsk, naughty, naughty!" Plainly, more of our loved ones will die on Bush's sacrificial altar that is the Middle East.
And as if that weren't enough, Olbermann shared with us images of laser tatooed tropical fish last night. It's the latest rage (and it "doesn't hurt the fish!") we're assured. And to top it all off was the hilarious imagery of the latest gadget every lazy-assed cat owner must find at a nearby pet shop. A cat washing machine with glass window so you can guffaw at Tabby as she struggles to survive death by drowning. "Cat's love it,"the pet shop assures.
Yes, Homo sapiens was one evolutionary experiment that appears headed for the dustbin of history. Maybe that's why I'm in a kind of ironic imagery mood this morning. And in evaluating mankind as a creation, God must be chiding himself, "Tsk, tsk, naughty, naughty! I really blew it big time on this one!"