Information Landmine

"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Don't Believe The Hype

Information Landmine will believe in real change when the interests of ordinary citizens are prioritized over the interests of Wall Street bankers and robber barons.

Information Landmine will believe in real change when the PATRIOT and PATRIOT II Acts are repealed and the US Constitution and Bill of Rights are completely restored.

Information Landmine will believe in real change when every US citizen can visit a doctor without worrying about how they'll pay for it or whether it will be covered by insurance.

Information Landmine will believe in real change when weapons made in - and provided by - the USA are no longer used by Israelis to kill Palestinian civilians.

Information Landmine will believe in real change when we see Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Gonzales, et al. on trial in a court of law for war crimes and treason.

But not until then.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Pete Kingsley said...

Ah c'mon dude! Just cos everything on some lefty liberal shopping list hasn't yet been ticked off doesn't mean that there hasn't been change, or that it isn't 'real'.

An Obama administration might not be your fantasy government but it's difficult to see how it's not a massive step in a positive direction. For one thing, a move back towards the rule of law seems inevitable if you read the tea leaves right:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/01/very-good-news.html

There's too few unambiguously good days in politics as it is. Enjoy the moment.

21 January, 2009 10:10  

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