Maybe Benedict Arnold saw it coming

If we want to get seriously post-modern, perhaps we should deconstruct the traditional attitude about Benedict Arnold being a traitor and consider whether or not he foresaw a pack of feral manipulative cannibals like the Bush administration. A band of self-serving conscience-less vermin who -- to use a common Texan expression -- "they'll use you till Hell won't have it."

Most of the al Qaeda surveillance of five financial institutions that led to a new terrorism alert Sunday was conducted before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and authorities are not sure whether the casing of the buildings has continued, numerous intelligence and law enforcement officials said yesterday.

Was it one of them thar mistakes in intelligence? Or just one more incident of -- GASP!? --"Fuck 'em -- let 'em hide under their beds and duct tape their windows -- as long as we stay in power forever forever forever..."

"There is nothing right now that we're hearing that is new," said one senior law enforcement official who was briefed on the alert. "Why did we go to this level? . . . I still don't know that."

Well, gee, it must be an enigma wrapped in a mystery and packaged as a Happy Meal. Wake up -- these guys got in on a coup collaborating with some corrupt judges and state officials.
Why in Hell would we expect them to run for their second act in any manner resembling candor, honesty or honor?

Surely they couldn't be playing with us, could they?
Surely Tom Ridge, that exemplar of Hannah Arendt's treatise on the banality of evil, wouldn't lie.
Surely he doesn't seem bright enough to lie.

Mr Ridge rejected partisan criticism that the timing of the latest warning was designed to knock John Kerry out of the headlines following his nomination as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate last week.
"We do not do politics at the Department of Homeland Security," Mr Ridge said. "Our job is to identify the threat."

Oh well, then, if Tiny Tom says it was important, it must be so.

BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says some leading Democrats believe that the Bush administration is playing the terrorism card for all it is worth.

Those damned Democrats .. how dare they cast asparagus at those hard working Bush-leaguers? They act as if they believe this is an administration that is lying when it tells us over and over again:

"Bend over...
I'm tellin' ya this is a thermometer.
I'm only gonna take your temperature."

The fact that we all find it painful to sit down is purely circumstantial.

Michael Moore was being tactful and diplomatic with Fahrenheit 9/11.

It would take the late William Burroughs at his Nova Express level to accurately depict these creatures that hide in dark damp places and conspire with any form of interstellar vermin that helps them stay in power. (Although I must admit I admire the way they manage to keep projecting human form -- it must require a technology far beyond that of mere humans. )

I don't care if anyone is tired of hearing it -- mark it well -- these creatures hovering around the dark shadow of George W Bush will do anything, without regard for human life or decency, in order to stay in power forever. The most terrible thing that could possibly happen to these people is for them to have to actually inhabit their own minds.

I can only recommend James Morrow's chilling and wonderful book, This is the Way the World Ends for anyone with the desire to see who these people are, and who are willing to risk the nightmares that come with seeing them sans masks and excuses.

For a more extensive (but similarly choleric view of this slimy event) check out Whisky Bar.


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