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Human beings as equals should not be just an empty word but the word equal should be given a true and distinct meaning. Not since the days of slavery has there been less equality in the United States. And it has been very intentionally crushed. Let us finally show up the emptiness of the word. Do away with the doublespeak of our so-called leaders who talk constantly of freedom and democracy but who mean neither. Never has a word been emptier than the neocon talk of bringing democracy to Iraq and the Middle East while it is gradually being lost at home. There is no equality in the United States and there is less and less freedom.

Stifle the efforts of the tyrants

Give the people back the right to a valid education, universal health care, job security and hope for a better future. Stamp out the self-taken right of a callous minority to run the earth and selfishly deplete its resources without the slightest thought of tomorrow. Take away their mindless and imagined right to trample on everybody else's rights to lead a peaceful life in dignity. We must restore international laws of justice and national integrity. We must restore the people's right to lead a life worth living and put an end to the slavery that the present leaders want to condemn us to.

There is however a big BUT. In order to achieve any of these imperative changes we need a lot of courage and cooperation. We must stand up to the tyrants, show our power by the force of our numbers. But first of all people must be informed of the rights that are taken away from them. People must wake up to reality. We must put an end to the docile acceptance of the powers grabbed by an ignorant man who calls himself a 'war president'. What war? The phony 'war on terror' that was so conveniently invented after September 11.

There are places in the world, especially in Latin America, where we can see a glimmer of hope. But change must come soon, before that glimmer of hope that must expand to the rest of the world gets snuffed out and drowned.

Also, several increasingly powerful nations, such as China and India and other Asian countries are rising up and challenging the global power of the United States. The unilateral superiority of the U.S. seems to already be a phenomenon of the past. With the U.S. economy foundering and its military overextended, it should be possible to deflate the propaganda balloon and make the world see the limits of U.S. power and the lack of realism behind its arrogance.

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Considering the blind and deaf majority of the members of Congress, it is going to be a true challenge to get the country's lawmakers to draw the necessary conclusions from the state of the world at this critical time and to get them to see that the Empire is already a disappearing illusion. It only exists in their wishful thinking and in their eagerness to go on putting corporate money in their pockets.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls – it tolls for the Empire.

[1] The master race – the Hitlerian vision of the superiority of Arians

[2] Iraq is currently one of about 160 nations around the world that hosts a total of 700 U.S. military bases and a number of other smaller outposts. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0710/S00062.htm

Also see: With more than 2,500,000 U.S. personnel serving across the planet and military bases spread across each

continent, it's time to face up to the fact that our American democracy has spawned a global empire. The following is excerpted from Chalmers Johnson's new book, "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic"…" The total of America's military bases in other people's countries in 2005, according to official sources, was 737." http://www.alternet.org/story/47998

[3] Amendment XV in 1870 (race) and amendment XIX in 1920 (sex)

Originally posted by Axis of Logic

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Siv O'Neall was born and raised in Sweden where she graduated from Lund University. She has lived in Paris, France and New Rochelle, N.Y. and traveled extensively throughout the U.S, Europe, and other continents, including several trips to India. (more...)

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