Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Difference In Fates

Never cross the corpocracy. Consider the fates of two people connected to it who both recently joined the choir invisible, Gerald Ford and Saddam Hussein.
Gerald Ford, who, as has been stated in a previous post altered the wounds on Kennedy's medical report to the Warren Commission to fit Arlen Specter's magic bullet theory. He also pardoned Richard Nixon, thereby ending any investigation into the malfeasence embodied by the Watergate scandal. What does "the weakest link in a long line of disappointing Republican presidents" get for his actions? A state funeral, complete with several twenty-one gun salutes, a tour of the halls of power by your corpse and plaudits from your corrupt compadres, including invocation from evil incarnate Richard Cheney of how vital your actions to protect the corpocracy were to "the Republic". That the man who authorized the leaking of an intelligence operatives name in retaliation to an op-ed by her husband criticizing the Bush administration for it's wrongful interpretation (and outright acceptance of forgeries) that led up to it's decision to illegally invade a sovereign nation should be talking about "forgiveness" is an exercize in irony.
Now consider the fate of Saddam Hussein. A man who was so connected to the corpocracy he once was able to shake hands with Donald Rumsfeld. A man who was supplied with weapons of mass destruction by the corpocracy to test out on his enemies. A man who executed only slightly more people than our sitting president did as governor of Texas (Bush killing more in a shorter perod of time). What was it that caused him to fall from favor with the corpocracy?
Whatever the reasons, his fate has been dealt out. An execution video passed by cellphone to cellphone and lastly over the internet. Burial in an unmarked wooden box in the dead of night with no service befitting a former head of state. The irony being Saddam being executed for committing executions himself. And while 300,000 deaths were attributed to him under the time of his rule in Iraq, in a fraction of that time, the US, under the orders of war president George Bush has over doubled that number. And yet, Bush, Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld shall never see the hangman's noose for their crimes.
Never cross the corpocracy.

10 comments:

karena said...

Lew,
Great post. It really slays me that Saddam was executed for executions of people who tried to well, assassinate him. Bush pulled the trigger on innocent people in Texas. He killed and still does with glee and impunity.

I do not believe in the death penalty for any reason. I do not think executing Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do.

LIly said...

I suppose all former Presidents get a state funeral, just the way it is. They are closing all of our buildings until Tuesday too.

I wish the people that talk about justice and closure with Hussein would apply that to others. I can think of a few.

Lew I was away and didnt get to check in much before taking off, but want to wish you a happy new year and here's hoping things get better in 2007. Hard to imagine it can get much worse, but it can. Hopefully it wont.

Dont forget if you have time to play the year end round up game!here

Peacechick Mary said...

Great post, man. I like to think of Gerald and Saddam meeting "on the other side" and think about what happens then. I don't believe it heaven or hell, but it's fun to imagine. One thing about the timing of the two deaths is that it has people thinking. That's about all.

Hey - have a good New Year and bring in a healthy new baby year so we can bring it up right. Peace!

PTCruiser said...

Happy New Year, Lew!

glenda said...

Happy New Year, Lew!!

Ford was a crock, I mean crook, no, I mean crock.

DivaJood said...

Happy New Year, Lew. Let's hope for Impeachment, let's work for Impeachment, because we've got criminals in the highest offices of our land.

Frederick said...

Saddam must have been talking socialized medicine.

John Good said...

Happier New Year, Lew. . .we can hope. . .

pissed off patricia said...

Surely was a week for killings and dyings.

Happy New year and let's hope it beats the hell out of the last one

John Good said...

And I forgot to add that I loved this post. Came back to say that, and just read it's follow-up. Glad you got through okay.

We were traveling through Illinois in 2004 when Dickless Cheney was enroute somewhere. It was maddening enough to be blocked, but even more so knowing WHO was causing it. . .