Why do some people react to atrocities from such a blind perspective? For example, consider the height of the various “Godfathers,” portrayed as villains who gunned down people who refused to pay protection money, or refused to pay exorbitant interest on loans. And of course, people who would interfere with the Mafia control of gambling and prostitution. Including public servants like police officers, judges, and politicians who were on the payroll of certain crime families. All this, and more, such behaviors, when exposed to public security resulted in public outrage. The question remains; why?
The answer, one suspects, if the public was surveyed as to their outrage. The reasons would be many and varied. Maybe one answer could be that such behavior is unlawful and must be eradicated in order to protect public safety and welfare. Much to public satisfaction the “Godfather’s” of America’s crime families have been eradicated to just story telling in books and movies.
Another question must be asked. What is the American public going to do about the atrocities of this current American administration under the helm of George W. Bush? So as to reduce him, to the story telling of books and movies as a nemesis to the public safety and welfare. Well, we know part of that answer, President elect Barack Obama.
Again, should the public be surveyed, one suspects that the responses would be many and varied. And here, one suspects, most Americans saw the behavior of George W. Bush as being unlawful and disruptive to the public safety and welfare. Therefore, the eradication of George W Bush from office was necessary to protect the public safety and welfare. But a larger question, looms glaringly at the American public. Are we just going to allow Bush and Cheney ride of into the sunset of history? It would seem that those two should stand trial in the Netherlands, International court of Justice as war criminals.
It is more complicated than that though because it is most unfortunate that politicians of both parties are ever as much public villains as the “Godfathers” of yesterday. Because they gun down the nations sons and daughters, husbands and wives, by sending them to die in a criminal war. A war that they can not win. A war that will bring physical destruction to Americans through out Tampa Bay and the nation. A war that will psychologically destroy the American psyche. Take for instance, the Muslim college student at the University of North Carolina who drove his Jeep Cherokee across the campus injuring nine people. He told the authorities that he was avenging the death of Muslims all over the world. And consider this, the candidate of change, picked a war hawk in Senator Biden to be his Vice President. And it seems that the Clinton administration is coming back into power. Meaning it will be politics as usual with the Obama administration denying the public their day in court both at home and abroad with Bush and Cheney, unless.
It is reported that the Muslim community in America exceeds seven million with as many as three and half million being African Americans. Authorities say that they have found a common denominator in the cases involving the Muslim community in acts of violence against the United States. It’s a belief that there is a war being waged against Muslims, and that they have to avenge it. Such thinking is supported in their Holy Book, the Qur’an. Where it is recorded in Sura 8:12-14, “Your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you: give the believers firmness; I will put terror in the hearts of the disbelievers-strike above their necks and strike fingertips. That was because they opposed God and His Messenger, God punishes them severely. That is what you get! taste that!-and the torment of the fire awaits the disbelievers.”
Gee! that’s no different from what evangelical fundamental Christians assert when the bomb public buildings. They often justify their attacks as defending their belief system. Wonder if religion is more of a problem than a solution. Seems that Saddam Hussein secular government in Iraq provided more stability for Iraqis and the world community. All this world chaos is because of George W. Bush. Seems that George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney should have been sent to the defendant’s box and not Saddam Hussein.
To make matters more serious authorities have concluded that at least 1,000 pure sympathizers of Al Qaeda are living in the United States. They also think that at least 300 of these people are extremists. They have also asserted that those numbers are most likely on the conservative side.
This is what the American and world community owes to mobster like behavior of George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.
Every tax dollar spent on Bush’s criminal war must be view as extortion money taken from working Americans against their will, and spent on a criminal enterprise. Extortion money because it denies Americans money that should be spent on the public welfare. Like a free national health insurance program. Just like the one that serves the health care needs of the President and those men and women in Congress. Extortion money because it denies America’s youth of a free higher education. Extortion money because it denies affordable money for housing, and many other social programs that would benefit the public welfare.
Prostitution is considered a dehumanizing behavior forced upon women. An enterprise that has much benefit for mobsters but no benefits for prostitutes? Is it possible to equate stolen elections with prostitution? Sure, because it forces an acceptance of a candidate by mobster like decree with no benefit for the voting public. Which occurred in 2000 and the 2004 elections. Thus impounding democracy, and creating a dehumanized psyche through out America. The electorate still needs justice for those crimes.
America is gambling with its destiny as long as it allows this trend to continue. The prostitution and gambling controlled by America’s “Godfathers” of yesterday can not compare to our modern day “Godfather’s” in the congress and White House. Will it stop with the Obama administration? The signals Obama is sending as he forms his new government suggest governance as usual.
Do not be tricked by the rhetoric of democrats who were swept to victory this historic month. This writer is not so certain that this new government that takes office in January. Who by shocking circumstances and strange occurrences found themselves victorious. Nothing will change because they will paint the house beige instead of white. That is not the substantive change that Americans crave and need. The two party majority has cast the mold. The democrats helped create that mold. As the governing party they will expand that mold to be more restrictive and oppressive.
Meaningful change will only occur when Americans unite and create for themselves what they envision to be the function of government. This writer doubts that enough Americans are there yet to make such a government a reality. So things will most likely get a whole lot worse before they get better.
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