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Bush rebuked by the hand of God
by UK Independent (reposted)
Saturday Nov 5th, 2005 11:41 PM
George Bush presumably knew before this weekend that the "hand of God" could be merciless. He certainly does now. Maradona, rather than Iraq, was uppermost on the US President's mind this weekend as he attended a summit of leaders from the Western hemisphere in the Argentinian beach resort of Mar del Plata.
As domestic polls informed him that he was increasingly mistrusted by his fellow Americans, Mr Bush was clearly mortified to be called "human trash" by Latin America's equivalent of Michael Jordan - the Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona.

Despite being a compatriot of Ché Guevara, Maradona is an unlikely revolutionary. He cheated at football but was forgiven on account of his genius on the field. He also screwed up with drugs and was forgiven for that, too, because he fought it and, so far, is overcoming it. But could he be a nail in George Bush's political coffin? Don't rule it out.

Anyone who has spent time in Latin America recently knows Mr Bush is the least popular US president among Latin Americans in history. Five Latin American countries have voted in left-of-centre governments since he took office. From the indigenous people through to the middle classes and even among the elite, Latin Americans increasingly seek not the American dream, but the Latin American dream. They are disillusioned with what Maradona yesterday called "the American Empire".

The so-called Fourth Summit of the Americas on Friday and yesterday was supposed to be about eradicating poverty and spreading democracy. With all respect to the diplomatic envoys and the hundreds of millions of pounds spent on making the summit happen, little significant was ever going to come out of it. As it turned out, the theme of "Bush, get out!" was eerily reminiscent of the "Yanqui, go home" of the Eighties in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, where the US attempted to prop up military-backed regimes.

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by yezbok drahcir
Sunday Nov 6th, 2005 3:35 AM
Open Letter to the Council for National Policy and The United States Administration

You People would have us think that democracy needs to be rescued from the state, but in the interest of the oppressed multitudes, as history can testify, democracy needs to be rescued from theocracy. What has changed in the last two thousand years?

You People hide behind a veil while you chip away at the wall separating church and state. This is why You People gather in some secret “holy place” three times yearly, to devise plans – not to educate the public as a 501 (c) 3 charity.

Your mother is Babylon. She is a tax shelter. She is a shelter of serpents and the mighty merchants of the Earth. This is why You People keep that Old Whore on life-support.

Through censorship, humiliation, threats of libel, or fear of crucifixion, You People hold back the publicity that would tie a millstone around Her neck and cast Her into Hell. What has changed in the last two thousand years?

To be mightier than the sword, the pen must be mightier than the blue pencil. This is why prophets write riddles, and false prophets like You People at the Council for National Policy are unable to interpret them.

Given the right incentive, You People will back down from your religiously disguised tyranny without raising the sword. Moreover, without raising the sword, the right incentive will appear to You People.

You People who will come forward and defend your Mother in court, and thereby incriminate yourselves before the world - without a constitutional amendment to protect your sorry souls from judgment.

Libel, from the Latin word libellus “little book”
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Sunday Nov 6th, 2005 7:25 AM
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Sunday Nov 6th, 2005 7:45 AM
by yezbok drahcir
Sunday Nov 6th, 2005 9:47 PM

I always know when I am tempted to tell a lie. I know that my conscience will eventually make me tired and weary, if I waste my energy guarding my own little ‘national security’ judgment-escaping cover-up plans. My conscience will haunt me even in my dreams.

I have the same conscience as every other human being, but it is up to me how I will deal with mine. Will I ignore my conscience, or will I keep my conscience without guile?

I know that I should not tell lies, because I know that I do not like being lied to.

I need to abide by the golden rule, but sometimes I feel forced to keep silent about lies that others tell and propagate. I hate appearing compliant with serpents, but even God would not suppress the serpent. The rule must be golden in every realm of communication within heaven and earth – here, now and beyond.

I know just as well as every other human being knows, if we all continue going around and lying to each other, we will again see our worldly tower of Babylon fall into dark despair. Suppression of others, communication breakdown, confusion, anger, violence and death are the fruits of ignoring the golden rule. These are the fruits of suppression, and so is terrorism.

People in high places always know when they are tempted to tell a lie. The laws will be judged when the multitudes no longer tolerate government censorship and the living lies of oppressors that sit in religious high places.

If all tax exempt religious organizations and all of their highly placed individuals would just agree to pay taxes of the same proportion as individual taxpaying citizens, then they would be completely free to speak their vision of policy. Wouldn’t God want them to do this for the betterment of all his creation? By this policy, the religious leaders would have nothing to lose, but their incitement of censorship.

Whether spirituality or community spirit is provable or not, it is the duty of every income of church and state and individual to render unto society, in charity and in equality. How much does the Vatican owe in taxes?

This will be the end of the mystery. The dragon will stop crushing the prophets and the innocent multitudes, and the serpents will no longer profit thereby.

No talking, no justice and NO PEACE? Hey fellow earthlings living under the poverty line and the dwindling middle class, let us all say, “Fall into the sea, you old whore Babylon! God lives in our hearts – not in stone or on paper”.

The wall separating church and state shall stand - for now.

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