Friday, August 18, 2006

Dictators in need of attention

Certainly the personal lives of American presidents have been occasionally splashed acoss the headlines, especially when moronic opposition leaders decide that offenses related to personal mistakes are what they will choose to impeach on, rather than their blatant disrespect of Constitutional government (of course, they'd have to censure themselves, too, if they went the second route).

But with dictators, especially, recently, Communist ones, it seems that they want the personal attention. Fidel Castro releases pictures of himself in a sickbed, ostensibly recovering, and sends letters filled with encouraging personal details to "his" people.

Kim Jong Il, however, is the true master of using his government to get attention. Enormous statues of him adorn public places. Whenever he decides that the rest of the world isn't freaking out over him enough, he threatens to blow something up. The rest of the world spoon-feeds him the attention he wants, by encouraging him with incentives to not split atoms. These incentives help him feed the people that are left behind by a command economy with insane military spending.

Communism is a sad thing for the people that it controls and a frustration for the leaders of the "free world", but it would help the people under it most if those leaders simply ignored it, did not send it their people's money via the UN, and let it collapse.

1 Comments:

Blogger Causal said...

Impeach Bush yourself! No Joke.
This is much more than just a petition.

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org, part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

STOP WAITING FOR YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO ACT FOR YOU.

You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.

http://ImpeachForPeace.org/ImpeachNow.html

More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org/evidence/

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace."
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

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