Once again, Americans have decided that security is more important that liberty. I refer you all to the famous quote from Samuel Adams – “Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen and then ask yourself, What should be the reward of such sacrifices… If ye love wealth better than freedom, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands that feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
Bush has signed in to law a new bill that will allow the office of the President to have virtually unlimited powers in the event of a “catastrophic emergency”. Coupled with the already unfettered federal police thanks to the Patriot Act, we’re now another major step closer to becoming a police state. This is precisely the scenario described in “V for Vendetta” and many
other pieces of fiction. Once again, art and reality seem to be
bleeding into each other. We are sooooo screwed. May God help us because it’s sure and certain that no one else will.