A Call To Arms...
YOUR GOVERNMENT, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.
YOUR GOVERNMENT is openly torturing people, and justifying it.
YOUR GOVERNMENT puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.
YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.
YOUR GOVERNMENT suppresses the science that doesn't fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.
YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.
YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.
People look at all this and think of Hitler - and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come.
We must act now; the future is in the balance.
That, my friends, is part of the text of an ad that appeared in USA Today, Wednesday, 9/20/2006. (They've also got a neat graphic that I can't figure out how to display here.) An organization called The World Can't Wait is calling for a general strike by workers and students on October 5, 2006. Their aim apparently is to paralyze the country and drive George Bush and Dick Cheney out of office. In aid of this, they've linked to the Bush Crime Commission, based in Berkley, California, which (surprise, surprise!) found Bush guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Included in the ad is a list of supporters, or, as Claude Rains would put it, the usual suspects: Jane Fonda, cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, moonbat Hollywood types like Ed Asner, Ed Begley, Jr., Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon and religious hucksters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. And of course the lunatic fringe of the Democrat party is well represented by Maxine Waters, Bobby Rush, Cynthia McKinney and John Conyers.
And the best of part of it all is that with very little editing and no loss of truthfulness, those statements above would describe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Hugo Chavez perfectly.
Ahmadinejad and the Iranian mullahs are behind much of the insurgency in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Ahmadinejad is the hand-picked president of the mullahs and openly prayed, in his speech at the U.N., to Allah to send the Twelfth Imam to Earth, beginning what some Shi'ites believe will be the end of the world.
Chavez is setting up a cult of personality in Venezuela, jailing anyone who speaks ill of him.
And just where is all that oil money going, anyway?
I've got to admit, I don't understand it. Chavez is an unreconstructed fascist thug. Ahmadinejad is a religious fanatic and a raving loon. and yet the Left in America and elsewhere insist that George W. Bush is the war criminal and the greatest threat to world peace since Hitler.
I just don't get it.