While Ann Coulter claws toward another best seller, positioning her self as a real Christian, what response would Jesus have to her harangues as she uses the gouged and bloodied emotions of 9/11 victims as the grease on her chariot? At the same time this administration has asked that she be accorded counsel in her felonious activities in Florida.
At the same time those concerned about the honesty of the election process watch the curious unfolding of an election aftermath in San Diego that sent the chilling message that there are many ways to steal elections. There, the Busby/Bilbray election for the U. S. House, 50th District, is still an election with votes, numbers varying, to be counted, if those ballots can be found and identified.
At the same time other matters are finally moving towards a long awaited conclusion. The John Fund trial has been scheduled in New York. Fund is finally going to face a jury over the accusations that he battered his live-in girl friend, Morgan Pillsbury.
In Nevada Leola McConnell, the professional dominatrix whose love slave,William Bennett, has continued to be prominent in the world of Neocons, has declared her candidacy for Governor of that state.
And in the highest echelons of both the Democratic and Republican Parties the most important points for discussion are how to use the eminent demise of Neoconism for their own purposes. As the danger from this administration wanes, the danger from their wannabe replacements is on the rise.
There is no reason to believe , given the past history of either party, that the purposes of anyone now in politics will include rescinding the ceaseless attacks on the rights of Americans. America must face the fact that while Democrats stole less they set up the scenario that the NeoCons took to its logical conclusion.
Never have the American people seen more clearly that if the answer is politics then it must have been the dumbest question anyone ever asked.
The time has come to look at real alternatives, chief among these a unifying move to a coalition that crosses party bounds. Party politics is as morally bankrupt as this administration. We need a real change, not of those in office but a change of who controls our lives.
The right answer is us.
The original Revolutionary War vision was not for a centralized state; it was for a people who governed themselves. It was not for political parties, who use power for their own ends, but for local governance, and individual rights for all of us. That vision was obscured with the failure of the founders to ignore the rights of blacks and women with the "Great Compromise " in 1789. From then on it was just a matter of time. If we refuse to acknowledge our mistakes then there is no learning curve and no hope for real progress.
Did centralized government work? No, it opened up more opportunities for the corporatization of what remained of our freedoms. The Left also needs to take responsibility for sloppy thinking and for not seeing what was happening before their eyes.
Right and Left, there is blame enough to go around. Instead of wasting time with blame we need to examine those mistakes with candor and reboot. To have installed a new, untested program, like Progressivism, as government served only to obfuscate the mistakes of the past, adding new mistakes on top.