We'll Need Your Key to the Pad. Cool?
All good things come to an end. Everyone knows that. Nelly Furtado tells us so. Star Trek: The Next Generation ended their television series with a two-part episode called "All Good Things..." The "come to an end" was obviously implied. The phrase is that well known.
But what about bad things? The Dark Ages went on for... ages! This administration seems like it's been going on since Abraham Lincoln was a baby. But, could it go on longer than we expect?
Even... possibly... beyond January 19, 2001?
That's right. I'm talking about the sum of all fears--the Bush administration entering a ninth year with the intention of George W. Bush holding the presidency... FOR LIFE~!!!
That was my reaction too, kid!
I just listened to Tom Hartmann's Wednesday podcast, in which he told the story of members of Democratic Underground uncovering an essay by some Freeper named Philip Atkinson (Freeping here) which has subsequently been scrubbed from the website of think tank Family Security Matters.
Cliff Schecter heard it too:
This bunch of sickos (apologies to Michael Moore) advocates that Bush should be our permanent president and that there should be no more democracy. Democracy is bad. Kings are good.I told my girlfriend about this and she thinks it's probably a scam. I'm thinking it was just a lone nutjob. At this hour, their website can't be accessed. If anything, this fascist Atkinson posted the piece of his own volition. The clamor is likely over nothing. Most likely Bush will kindly hand power over to the next President right on schedule. He has to.
Who's on their advisory board? Reagan era remnants abound. Here are some names that Hartmann tossed out: Barbara Comstock, Laura Ingraham, Frank Gaffney, James Woolsey, and...drum roll...Dick Cheney. Oh, and by the way, it's the same Gaffney who goes on CNN with talk of aggression against Iran. That Frank Gaffney.
Here's what FSM removed from their web site:President Bush is reviled; he has become another victim of Democracy.That valuable historic example? Julius Caesar.
By elevating popular fancy over truth, Democracy is clearly an enemy of not just truth, but duty and justice, which makes it the worst form of government. President Bush must overcome not just the situation in Iraq, but democratic government.
However, President Bush has a valuable historical example that he could choose to follow....If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results...Eyebrows raised yet?
Is it any surprise, however, that a lot of people don't trust Bush to relinquish power? With executive orders like this one and this one signed within the last year giving Bush emergency powers over the other two branches of government and the ability to seize the finances of anyone threatening "the peace and stability of Iraq" respectively, who can blame anyone for getting antsy when some schmo with Dick Cheney's letterhead gets nostalgic for Hitler?
RELATED: Unfortunately, Bush nemesis Hugo Chavez has the same attitude about Democracy as said schmo, Atkinson.
As for Bush, I almost want him to try to keep power. It wouldn't end well for him.
Kinda like that scene from Shane. Bill Hicks, anyone?:
TAGS: Conspiracy Theories, George W. Bush, Executive Orders, Thom Hartmann