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I am aposiopetic. Without oxygen. Silent within my soul; it screams out to America's elected politicians, don't turn back the clock on the Geneva Convention Article 3 but is not heard.

I am aposiopetic, watching from the sidelines as George Bush, his Republican Congress and the Aposiopetic Democrat Dozen dismantle, along with our constitutional democracy, those long respected Accords signed in Geneva on how to treat prisoners of war, a/k/a enemy combatants in this Bush dominated world. I am aposiopetic...

The words on torture, from Luciana Bohne's Online Journal article entitled, "People of the United States what are you telling the Children?"

. "To get your children to share that value [of torture], you'll have to encourage them to beat on the little guy in the school yard; you'll have to teach them to go ahead and torture their puppies because animals can't feel pain; you'll have to teach your boys that the weak and the helpless deserve no quarter; you'll have to teach your girls that being a man is the best thing on earth because he is physically strong; you'll have to tell both that "America" is "great" because it can push people around. You'll have to say that "honor" is the reward of the hunter, the killer, the destroyer.

resonate in my mind, curling like a whirlwind inside my head, unable to get out, or like the sound of church bells tolling their silent toll for the now disregarded, by Bush, his administration, the republican Congress and the take my breath away Democrat Dozen who signed the bill for torture, standing, against Human Rights and against the Honorable and Decent United States that I learned to love and respect first, as a child in Cuba, through my mother (a born and raised Mississippian who was a direct descendant of America's Revolutionary War, Brigadier General Andrew Pickens and the child of a Presbyterian Minister) and her stories and lessons of what is right and what is wrong, and then, through my own experiences living in a country nurtured by people who thought and taught that bullying is wrong, that exploiting or abusing the less fortunate is also wrong, that honesty and integrity are high standards and that getting ahead at the expense of another is wrong-all of those teachings now blatantly being sent to a funeral pyre of disregarded values by Bush, his administration, the complicit Republican Congress, his silently supportive father, who, seemingly envious that the Kennedys held the seat of power could not wait until he turned his Bush Boys out to the world , and by an enabling twelve democrats in the Senate and a largely aposiopetic Democrat Congress.

How many of us as parents taught our children that it is not okay to bully another, it is not okay to torture animals; it is not okay to break toys or property, it is not o.k. to lie and it is not o.k. to abuse anyone. How many of us taught our children to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. How much of that was the cornerstone of our American Apple Pie? What of our American Pie have the Bushes preserved?

The Bush Boys, whose father reportedly became fascinated with advancing himself through the art of kissing up to others, and by secret societies and covert activities at an early age while at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, learned on the other hand, that they could be the bullies in the school yard, in the halls of Congress, in the United Nations and around the world and get away with it because, Poppy, their father, would make them America's untouched caste.

One wonders how much of the sadist seed impervious to pain or in fact getting a high from inflicting pain was planted, through the generations, in the Bush line through which they now govern us?

How much of self advancement at the expense of others and kissing-up came down to the Bush Boys through the generations-! How much anger has this created in them that they need to kiss-up to others to reach their goals because they cannot of their own reach their goal? They cannot stand on their own two legs.

Their bullying notion that it is okay to "push people around" may have come down from their wheeler-dealer great grandfather but it has taken off big time for them and for their followers. Again, this is in fact the only way they know how to govern and the only way that they can govern. They have learned the art of intimidation and they use it to intimidate others and sit themselves and their designees, like Jeb's appointed Broward County Supervisor of Elections (and Bush shill extraordinaire) Brenda Snipes, or like Bush's Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton to establish the Bush anti-american blueprint of stolen elections here in this country and elsewhere and bully ways to dominate here and in the world at large.

Could, or should, Poppy have been considered a terrorist way back in his young childhood, during his days at Andover when he learned to kiss up at St. Phillips's Academy where he also became immersed in secret societies and occultism there?

What child today who would join some secret society or cult, academic or not, would not be dragged off to some psychiatrist's couch or nearest mental health center by his parents?-and wasn't it Prescott Bush who, having no regards for boundaries, and no respect for the dead, or for Native Americans stole Geronimo's skull from the graveyard where it was?-or perhaps it was Poppy himself who stole Geronimo's skull) And isn't Jr. the sadist who loved to capture frogs, ram some firecracker down their mouths and watch them explode?

And was the Bush family ever a family capable of grieving any of their losses?

Now by way of excusing their pranks and crimes the Bushes have turned the world on its head. They want, and have managed, to take back our American Pie while serving us a variegated, distilled portion of sadism as our national dish-sadly our aposiopetic Democrats in Congress have sat down at table with the Bushes, and the Warners and the McCains and the Grahams to give them what they want as if partaking of a savory dish or high honors in the breaking of bones, the near drowning of others, and the taking away of human rights, decency and integrity which have, up to now, made for our pleasant and delicately flavored American Pie.

The sadists have broken the very essence of our American fabric-and it is our very America upon whom they have inflicted this pain.
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