Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Loss - Yes, But. . .

This Is A Crucial Time - Historically, Where Tyranny Wins - Or Loses
by The Old Hippie Because The "It's Never Too Late" Tide Is Finally Turning

Digby, at his blog, in his posting about the "loss" of this filibuster, spoke for many of us. . .

"I know it hurts to lose this one.  I won't say that I'm not disappointed.  But it was a very long shot from the outset and we managed to make some noise and get ourselves heard.  The idea that it is somehow a sign of weakness because we only got 25 members of the Senate, including the entire leadership, to vote to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee is funny to me.  Two years ago I would have thought somebody was on crack if they even suggested it was possible."

Who also said. . .  "So we only got 25 Senators to vote for a filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee who, if defeated, would be replaced by someone just as bad by a president in the pocket of his radical right wing.  Well.

Do you know how many votes the Republicans managed to get when uber wingnut Antonin Scalia was confirmed?  98.  And Democrats had a majority.  We didn't have to even think about a filibuster.  We couldn't defeat Clarence Thomas and we had a majority,..."

The full "One-Party-Rule" is now successfully realized.  The "Checks and Balances" has pretty much been successfully done away with.  The mainstream media, even with its sputters of rebellion, now in the hands of just 5-corporations, whom share many members of their board of directors, has been successfully brought under control.  The Congress has been successfully marginalized, and the Judiciary has been successfully stacked with pro-"Unitary Executive Theory" jurists, and the Executive branch has been successfully given historically unprecedented unitary powers.

Historically, whenever a government fell into this deep of a tyranny, it either went fully dictatorship/empire, or the masses forced, quite often violently, the survival of some form of a representative republic.  These "revolts" and/or "revolutions" by the masses were rarely successful, the American Revolution in the late 1700s being a significant exception.

And this is exactly where we find ourselves now - On the very cusp of a full-blown tyranny of a one-party-ruled theocratic-corporatist empire, (by definition a Fascist regime,) or the final "fight," (revolt and/or revolution,) to save our Constitutional representative republic.  There's really no other "reality-based" way to view our current predicament.

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It will be interesting to see how this all turns out, but in any case, we, Americans, will deserve whatever befalls us - As "we" all have allowed it to reach this crucial point.  So much destruction.  On the bodies of so many innocents.  So many dead.  For the profits to so very few.

This posting is also cross-posted in my Diary section, at the "Town Meeting" blog
at Truthout.org - Here is the link to it, (you can also post comments there.)


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