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If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. ~ Julius Caesar

 

In 2000, the long fought for and long admired democracy of the United States of America began a slow and steady decline toward fascism - a Bush family tradition - with the installment of a president - a man the citizens overwhelmingly rejected (although the funny math told a still believed myth) - by a few corrupt judges on the US Supreme Court. That coup is now nearly complete and checkmate is all but unavoidable.

Let me first point you to the Bush administration's so-called Wall Street bailout bill, here, so that you can see for yourself that this treachery is being conducted in the light of day. Fascism is finally and formally out of the right-wing closet even if the F word is not yet openly being used (although it should be, and often).

Now, if you do not yet understand that the Wall Street crisis is a man-made disaster done through intentional deregulation and corruption, I have a bridge in Alaska to sell to you (or Sara Palin does anyway). This manufactured crisis is now to be remedied, if the fiscal fascists get their way, with the total transfer of Congressional powers (the few that still remain) to the Executive Branch and the total transfer of public funds into corporate (via government as intermediary) hands.

Adam Davidson of NPR blogs about the so-called bailout bill as follows:

I would guess that this has to be one of the biggest peacetime transfers of power from Congress to the Administration in history. (Anyone know?). Certainly one of the most concise.

The Treasury Secretary can buy broadly defined assets, on any terms he wants, he can hire anyone he wants to do it and can appoint private sector companies as financial deputies of the US government. And he can write whatever regulation he thinks are needed.

Most importantly, Davidson points to this passage in the bill:

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

The Bush family, in the form of Prescott Bush, has tried a more aggressive coup before in order to install fascism in this country. This treasonous plot was called "the Business Plot," because the high-level plotters - including Prescott Bush - were Wall Street men who openly supported fascism.

It seems this time around, the Bush family is trying the more subtle approach to open bloodshed:  first create a crisis, then  under the guise of addressing that crisis, overthrow democracy. Yes, it does sound terribly conspiracy-theory-esque when explained just this way. But what else does one call a criminal conspiracy to destroy Congressional powers permanently, alter Judicial powers permanently, and steal public funds?

As I see it now, we have but two options and I have long alluded to hoping against hope that one of these options would not be the only one left to a peaceful people. The first and frankly most preferable option is for  Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against the members of this latest Business Plot.

No time needs to be wasted on hearings as we already now have in writing, formally as presented to Congress, the intentions of this administration to nullify Congressional powers permanently, to alter Judicial powers permanently, and to openly steal public funds using as blackmail the total collapse of the US economy if these powers are not handed over. You do see how this is blackmail, do you not? You do see how this is a manufactured crisis precisely designed to be used as blackmail, do you not?

The other option, the one I have long prayed we would never need to even consider, is a total revolution. But, If Congress won't act in its own self-defense, in the defense of democracy, in defense of us - the people who have elected them to protect us from this very danger - then what is left for us to do? I don't want to see it come down to this, but I fear that it will. Put your party politics aside right now. We are in a crisis so dangerous that should these people succeed in their coup, your party affiliation will no longer matter, your American flag will be a nice collectible item of something that once was, and your version of God will be worshiped in secrecy because your freedoms will be owned by the few.

You are no longer Republicans, Democrats, or any shade of voter. You do not live in a swing state or a solid colored state. You are simply this: an American. That is the only side that matters. So call your members of Congress and demand, no, declare that unless they do their duty to the Constitution and to us, we will move to the streets - not because we want to, but because our founding fathers demanded this duty of each and every citizen in the face of such a domestic enemy. Demand - as is your right - that this bill be voted against and demand - as is your right - that the people plotting this treachery be held to account. We are either a nation of laws or we are no longer a democracy. Pick a side, because there won't be another time, another moment, another chance to be a patriot.

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We have days to stop it.... by George Washington on Saturday, Sep 20, 2008 at 11:04:27 PM
My man.  You should know better than anyone o... by pft on Monday, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:40:25 AM
We are going to be paying for this for years. And ... by Yvonne on Saturday, Sep 20, 2008 at 11:33:36 PM
or the corporate state= fascism. How did we forget... by Laudyms on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:34:17 AM
Comment from Ratings:   Excellent articl... by Bruce Eggum on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 5:25:24 AM
When did Bush make this statement?... by SuicideKings on Monday, Sep 22, 2008 at 1:37:59 AM
THE ELITES AGENDA IS IN ITS FINAL STAGE, OPEN BORD... by rich racer on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 5:51:39 AM
Comment from Ratings:   I am afraid no o... by Stickshift on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 8:09:29 AM
Great article. You know, like you, I write a lot ... by Lord Stirling on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 10:53:56 AM
So many are comparing this crisis to what faced FD... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:01:25 PM
Your insight is always greatly appreciated.  ... by WML on Monday, Sep 22, 2008 at 7:06:52 PM
Comment from Ratings:   Three cheers for... by martinweiss on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:17:18 PM
Hoyer quickly rushed to the podium and made a moti... by Lance Ciepiela on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:33:45 PM
And the icing on the cake ~~~~~~~~ corporate media... by bucketslogg on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 1:55:20 PM
So the long night of Corporate tyranny is at our d... by Ishmael1 on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 2:10:41 PM
This article from Huffpo's got 283 Diggs so fa... by Cheryl Abraham on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 2:33:59 PM
I've known about the Coup since the late 80... by Marty Didier on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 4:17:37 PM
The deregulation that allowed this fiasco was prop... by Leep on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 5:17:35 PM
Yes, the deregulation happened as you say, however... by Marty Didier on Monday, Sep 22, 2008 at 8:16:31 PM
our founding fathers left europe to escape the tyr... by donald mc coppin on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 5:30:37 PM
Bruce: you said "Bush made a statement that h... by Cassie on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 7:08:41 PM
As a conservative and Libertarian, I agree.  ... by Barker on Sunday, Sep 21, 2008 at 8:35:36 PM