The Return of American Ex
Friends, readers, Romans, and the interested,
I am Almost back. The novel nears it's end and once again I should have enough brain power to revive the blog. When I left, I expected to be posting the occasional article. It did not work out that way as I found I could not get my small head around both. This is my first novel. Perhaps eventually, I shall be able to write fiction and politically motivated articles, at the same time.
The world has not improved since I took off. In fact, it has gotten even worse and even more dangerous. Iraqi citizens are still being killed by the truck load, for the crime of being born Iraqi. The terrorist activities of the Americans, indiscriminate bombings, mass arrests, medieval torture prisons, and daily shootings of civilians, have turned a once stable society into bedlam.
Every thing in Iraq is much, much worse than before the Americans came to 'liberate' the place for American and corporate control.
The Bushbaby and his neocon supporters are still pretending there is a connection between Saddam and 9/11. Osama ben Laden is still free because there was never any real White House interest in getting the bastard. Bush and co. are too busy dismantling Iraq and turning it into the radical hotbed it never could have been, under Saddam.
Republicans and Bush appointees control every branch of government and the Supreme court, in one sitting has wiped out property rights for ordinary Americans, in favour of special corporate rights, allowing cities to make economic determinations for who may or may not own property in American cities.
At the same time the court gave AOL/Time Warner, the telephone companies, Disney, and big IT companies, content control of the internet, declaring that the big companies do not have to share broad band lines with anyone they don't want to share them with. Effectively giving the big IT giants control of of the 'net'. Soon, a server offering content the big companies don't like, will be blocked from broad band lines. That's freedom of expression, the New American style.
They couldn't quite make up their minds regarding state support of religious doctrine. But that isn't surprising, it was the only thing in this traitorous Court's agenda that did not put money and special rights into the hands of the big corporations, who now dictate American social and foreign policy.
Just when Americans of every walk were beginning to finally ask the hard questions regarding this corrupt president and his pro corporate, anti democratic agenda, Bush is saved by another terrorist attack, this time in London. The bombings could not have happened at a better time for Blair and Bush. It is difficult not to at least wonder who is actually directing some of these attacks.
What would Bush and the other neo-con chicken hawks do without Al Qaeda?
Suddenly, Carl Rove outing a deep cover CIA agent, for political revenge against her husband, is not front page news. A very serious crime committed for the most petty, most venal reasons. Because the agent's husband wrote a knowledgeable expose' of one of Bush's big lies, intended to justify his personal war ambitions. The African yellow cake uranium that Saddam never actually purchased. Once again, the 'intelligence' was fixed, to support the policy.
American soldiers are still being killed in Iraq and more and more, the old excuses for the Vietnam tragedy, are being dusted off to excuse staying with this dangerous unwinnable conflict.
Still, the VA can not nearly serve the needs of the returning wounded who are booted out of the Army hospitals as fast as possible, with the promise that the VA will take care of them.
Every week, the insurgency becomes stronger and every week, some White House liar repeats, the now tired old BS, that the insurgency is in it's death agonies.
Bush and his mouth pieces still describe their enemies in terms that clearly describe the policies and actions of the Bush regime
A good number of mindless Americans, hip deep in debt, working their asses off, for a future that looks bleaker every day, still pretend that this is like World War II, and America isn't really playing the role of the Germans and Imperial Japanese. After all, we are the good guys, no matter what we do, right?
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The world has not improved since I started my novel, so I shall be back, at least once a week I have missed the blog and the responses from readers, of every opinion. I do wish the righties would speak up but they continue to be shy about speaking outside their own circle of believers.
For those who have wondered, I'm in the last twenty or so pages of the first draft of the novel. It has taken about three months to get this far. Yes, my readers here will be the first to know when it is published.
More to come...