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From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.
Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.
"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants." - Lewis Black
If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Paralyzed with fear? ... Getting There
On October 11, 2007 Ralph Nader talked at the Democracy Rising fundraiser where he referenced remarks by Congressman John Olver.
Nader said, "… Rep. Olver vehemently refused to move for impeachment, and then expressed his opinion why. He stated that if the Democrats move on impeachment, he believed this autocratic administration would begin air attacks on Iran, declare a national emergency, impose marshal law and cancel 2008 elections."
Here's the clip: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rIO-tCPSfHA listed as Ralph Nader: "Things Are a Lot Worse than We Thought!"
Well … it's one of the scariest video clips I've seen in quite awhile so I looked into it a bit more. Olver met with impeachment activists on July 5th.
As reported on AfterDowningStreet.org
The Amherst Bulletin
He (Olver) is deeply concerned whether we will actually have an election in Nov. '08, as he believes this administration will likely strike Iran from the air, declare a national emergency, and cancel the '08 elections.
An AfterDowningStreet.org blogger on July 7th followed up on the story:
Verify it for yourself!
Submitted by Highlander
I just got off the phone with a representative at congressman John Olver's office 1st district of Massachusetts. I was informed that Olver did express his concern about an attack on Iran and the possibility of suspending the 2008 general elections. They made it clear that this was a "worst case scenario" but NOT a prediction.
On July 5th Olver said he could envision the United States attacking Iran, Bush declaring martial law, and suspending the 2008 elections. Two days later Olver's office "clarified" Olver's remarks. Olver was talking about a "worse case scenario."
Olver did not say that impeachment would be The Trigger that would make Bush attack Iran, declare a national emergency, institute martial law, and cancel the 2008 elections at the July 5th meeting.
But … In October and November it was all over the Internet-Tubes:
Congressman John Olver told twenty of his constituents at a private meeting in Massachusetts on July 5, 2007, that he could not support a movement to impeach Bush. According to an attendee, the reason the Congressman gave was that, "The President would declare a national emergency, institute martial law, and suspend the 2008 elections."
So who came up with the "Impeachment is The Trigger" scenario?
Ralph Nader wrote an article about Olver's July 5th meeting published on October 12th, 13th, and 14th by Common Dreams, Counterpunch, and on Nader's website.
Betraying Their Oath of Office
Impeachment, Cowardice and the Democrats
By RALPH NADER
… The last question to Cong. Olver was from a young veteran back from Iraq and Afghanistan. "What could we possibly do to bring you around to our way of thinking," he asked?
Cong. Olver's response, after several seconds of silence, was "You have to prove to me that impeachment will not be counterproductive."
(Nader writes)… Maybe the Democrats think that Bush and Cheney are such wild and crazy guys that a serious impeachment drive in Congress would provoke the two draft-dodgers to launch a military emergency, strike Iran or otherwise generate a crisis, based on their continual fulminations about the "war on terror," that would engulf the Democrats and throw them on the defensive for 2008.
Nader's "What If" sentence in the article about Olver's remarks morphed into Nader telling everyone at a fundraiser that Congressman Olver thinks that impeachment will trigger war, martial law, and suspended elections.
It's not hard to come up with Bush-Cheney-Fascist Ghost stories to scare us all silly. Read the news and Every night is Halloween Night at the stroke of Midnight …
Sure … it's scary to think that impeachment would trigger BushCo into madness for Iran and here at home … But isn't Olver's initial statement even scarier.
Rep. John Olver is deeply concerned whether we will actually have an election in Nov. '08, as he believes this administration will likely strike Iran from the air, declare a national emergency, and cancel the '08 elections"
According to Olver the trigger of Impeachment isn't necessary. War and domestic oppression will happen within months. But according to an Olver staffer … that's not a prediction … Just a Worse Case Scenario.
Just the musings of a Congressman. About the possible actions of the President of the United States. Nothing to worry about.
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My Favorite(?) Excerpt
The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?
Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer
Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me But Probably Won't
Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen
For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.
Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.
Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."
From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.
Clicking on the book links to the book's website.
Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals.
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.
Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.
The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.
As Basil Fawlty keenly observed: but ... this is no joke.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
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"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.
"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.
"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.