Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pardon My Francais?: "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose"

The poster who goes by "mentarch," on WWL, posted this today.
Obama administration defends telecom immunity in new brief

Obama administration tries to kill e-mail case

In "spy case," Obama's Justice Department Holds Fast to State Secrets Privilege

Obama administration defending Bush secrets

Obama preserves renditions as counter-terrorism tool

Obama's Top Lawyer Says Obama Doesn't Want To "Weaken" Presidency

Intelligence Policy: New Perspective or Familiar Approach?

Obama eyes $200 bln for war effort: report

Obama's Iraq plan 'more like a Bush plan'

Obama Admin. Reportedly Sending Detainees to Bagram Instead of Gitmo
This list suggests the truth of the contentions of those who, on matters of international relations and internal 'security,' at least, regard there being no significant differences between the 'parties,' because the "parties" are no more than wholly-owned subsidiaries of CorpoRat/Military Murka. It is worth remembering, as I have proclaimed so often as to have become hoarse, that NO PRESIDENT SINCE George Washington has EVER ceded back to Congress the emergency powers they arrogated to address a crisis.

I am one of those who doesn't perceive a nickel's worth of difference between the Pukes and the Dims. Oh, yes, there are individual differences between individual personalities occupying positions of power. But their agendas, their 'ends-in-view', are indistinguishable. Both "parties" work for more surevillance, more militarism, more corporate authoritarianism, less freedom, less liberty, less services (for more taxes).

1 comment:

P M Prescott said...

There is so many positive changes right now, but I do wish he'd do more on these issues.