Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few

Wendell Phillips, 1852

The enemies of Freedom do not argue: they shout and they shoot.

W.R. Inge, 1935

....and the more things change, the more they stay the same...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


w gave his last news conference today...and fittingly, he ended much the same way he has conducted his presidency, cowardly. News outlets were given approximately an unheard of two-hour notice that a sitting Pres. was doing his final press conference. Continuing to attempt to rewrite their legacies, both w and cheney prefer the more friendly journalists, knowing a real journalist would turn them and their lies inside-out. Good-bye and good riddance. If ever we are forced to look upon the faces of this corrupt and criminal administration again, may it be in a court of law.

For myself, I can only hope and pray that the anger I have felt for the last 8 years will go with those who have created so much misery for so many...all around the world. There are those who are committed to pursuing criminal charges against Bush, and I support those movements.

However, I too, want to turn more of my attention to a more optimistic and positive approach. As our new President takes office, I will be paying close attention, supporting our new leader. Calling him to task, if necessary. Calling to get him support, if needed.

PATRIOTS must know and understand the economic system their government is using because...IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

neocons have learned to use both natural and man-made disasters to force their laizze faire-free market economy on populations who are in too much shock to understand/protest what is being done. By the time shock subsides, the plan of privatization, deregulation, and cuts in social spending have already been established. This plan leads to widespread discontent as unemployment and poverty increase dramatically, add to that the sanitizing and purification of cultures, the use of disappearances, kidnappings, and torture on known opposition, and the strengthening of the military and the picture becomes very ugly. Naomi Kline's research in "Shock Doctrine", shows that the Milton Friedman theory, the Free Market/Laizze Faire theory HAS NOT been successful, some countries(South America has been used as labs for Friedman's theory) using this theory have a 50%+ poverty rate. Sure seems to answer alot of questions about Katrina and the "keystone cops" approach of our government...once that is, they finally decided to make some effort. w and his ilk are shameless.

SO, any disaster, natural or man-made is not a disaster to a neocon, it is a FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY. The property has been wiped clean, can be bought cheap, developed and bring in big bucks to pad the bottom line. Neocons are motivated by GREED and if we ever allow ourselves to believe that there would ever be any other motivation by such neocon, then we might just sit by again and watch another extremist steal his way into the presidency.

Patriots learn from their mistakes.


  1. Hi Sharon, this is Sarah Sofia again. Thanks for your comment below.
    You know what? i've just created a few more blogs, some in English as well and I think, there should be at least one that interests you: If you look under
    There is a posting called "Endless history". I actually wrote that because I was really p... about w and i just couldn'øt believe that some of my friends were actually arguing and voting for him! however, it is a timelss poem, could happen anytime, anywhere and it does give the creeps to most people, even combat-hardened veterans, or perhaps I should say; especially to them, because they know what I'm talking about! re w: I just couldn't believe that he won in the first place and what destructive orders he already issued right in the beginning. however watching "the Manchurian Candidate" put this kind of more into perpective for me. there you really have one well illustrated excample of how these things work and just how little really is up to poor little w.
    re obama: well it would be nice, if you were right and the US and the world had reason to be optimistic. But he's got a difficult job to do and things aren't that easy as some people are trying to sell us. i f.ex. do not believe that he should pull his troops out of Iraq/Afghanistan. But they definitely should stop most of what they are doing down there, because it doesn't work this way. but if you take aclose look at what british and danish troops have been doing/are doing there, you see this works much better. if you are asking me, they should have the Brits train them in the scills that they are lacking!
    I don't know if you've ever read "Rule of Engagement" by Tim Collins. No, it's not about the movie, it's the autobiography of ret. Lt.Col.T.Collins, who had been accused of war crimes (unjustified). - the same guy, whose speach both bush and blair happily abused for their own purposes. But he really meant, what he said and he really had gone down there to help the Iraquis. And guess what, as it turns out, a set of tea cups was his most important weapon, that all enemy responded well to!
    Well, i could brabble on for hours, but take a look at the poem on my blog and let me know, what you think!
    love, Sarah Sofia

  2. Dear Sharon,

    I can't believe this, i have just posted a really long comment, but it seemed to have disappeared... well, i never really did understand much about IT.
    Anyway, Thanks for you comment below.
    I also wanted to let you know, that I have started some new blogs, als in English and on one of them is a poem called "Endless history" which you might enjoy:
    i actually wrote this once, because I was p... about w.
    let me know, what you think!
    love, sarah sofia