The people who support corporations over
people are selling out humanity...
Right Wing Traitors and Saboteurs
Posted July 30, 2003 thepeoplesvoice.org
Rob Kall OpEdNews.Com
Ann Coulter says we progressives and liberals
on the left are traitors. That started things off and now, in the right wing
blogs and forums they're all saying it. But there's another way to look at
treachery, traitors and selling out your country. The people who try to
silence dissent, and people who disagree are violating one of the most
prized rights of this country. The people who spew hate, who label different
thinkers as traitors, are the real traitors to this country's principles of
freedom. The people who support corporations over people are selling out
humanity, not just national traitors, because they support rights and
protections for inhuman corporations, these people are traitors to humanity.
When we look at the leadership
of the military, under Rumsfeld, we find a batch of men who all have close
ties to Israel, who look out for Israel's interests at disproportionate
levels. Too many of the leaders in the defense department have previous ties
to the defense industry. This is incestuous. When a traitor pretends he is a
patriot, he's called a mole. That's what right wing, corporation loving,
constitutional rights trashing extremists are doing when they wrap their
policies and politics in the flag. Just look at one of the main policies of
the far right-- get rid of government. The government is the US and the
people. By weakening it, starving it, these right wing traitors are doing
what they can to destroy the means we have to protect the commons--
environment, energy, infrastructure, education, healthcare, parks,
Osama Bin Laden may have
attacked some big buildings, killing a few thousand people, but Big business
destroys thousands, no, millions of acres of land, skies full of atmosphere,
hundreds of thousands of lives. And the right wingers who sell their souls
to the lobbyists who push the corporate special interests are the mole
traitors who sell out our country for the lobbyists.
Then we have the chickenhawks who advocate war, but were gutless avoiders of
service when it was their turn. These cowards are happy to send poor
minority members who signed up for educational opportunities. They are happy
to extend their stays in Iraq. It's not that different from trying to
squeeze more work for less money out of workers, like the recent efforts to
get rid of some categories of overtime pay attempt.
Terrorists may have attacked some hotels and embassies in Africa and the
middle east, in their efforts to put fear into Americans, but the Bush
presidency has worked hard to build up the level of fear, to keep Americans
on edge, in a perpetual state of post traumatic stress. These leaders are
worse than the fundamentalist Islamic terrorists. These patterns are nothing
new. The far right, in colonial times, maintained their loyalties to the
British King, to the business opportunities they had there.
Some of you will remember that an issue
of John F. Kennedy's presidential candidacy was his Catholic religion.
People raised concerns that his religion would affect his leadership. Now we
have a president who hears God talking to him, telling him what to do. When
I worked in the psychiatric hospital we called these people paranoid
schizophrenics and put them on thorazine and Haldol. Then again, Bush has
that glazed look like he may already be on something like them. There's no
doubt that before the needs of US citizens, Bush worries about what his
religious beliefs tell him.
On the rare occasion when a usually gutless, coward right wing traitor
accuses you, or liberals of being traitors, don't bother arguing. But know
in your heart that these sellouts are the real traitors. They are the people
who are taking America along a dangerous path that is trashing its most
precious values and rights. Know that soon, there will be investigations
into voting fraud. And ah yes, these right wing traitors are not exactly
making any noise about fixing the problems with voting. There's an
understandable silence there. The Republicans would not have the majority in
the Senate, would not be in the white house, and might not even be the
majority in the house of representatives. Traitors who subvert or
corrupt elections should be given life in prison with no parole. This
is one of the most vile forms of sabotaging democracy.
Over the years I've tried to
figure out what makes a person become a right winger, a fascist traitor,
but the roots of their traitorous, unAmerican behavior are not
important. What is important is that we start calling a spade a spade and
getting the word out that they are traitors, they are not "good"
Americans. We have to take back America, take back our patriotism, our
causes, the values of the founding fathers. We cannot allow the values of
the KKK and neonazis, of extremist fundamentalist Christians become
the way of the land.
This is just the start of a list
of ways right-wingers are traitors and saboteurs of American freedoms,
rights and democracy. Send in your examples for a follow-up article.
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