George W. Pelosi vs. The World
Allow me to make something clear: I don't care what Democrats think about impeachment. I don't care what Republicans think about impeachment. I don't care what Greens think about impeachment.
What I care about is whether American citizens still believe in self-governance and can come together as citizens - not political loyalists - to prevent another war.
It's this simple:
1. I believe IMPEACHMENT is the only way to prevent another offensive war - this time against the people of Iran.
2. I believe American citizens have sponsored enough DEATH and MISERY and DISPLACEMENT and DESTABILIZATION and TERROR by looking the other way while Republicans AND Democrats have used WAR to further their own narrow political interests.
3. I believe citizens have the RIGHT and the DUTY to COMPEL politicians to act on behalf of the public good, whether they want to or not.
4. I believe IMPEACHMENT - at this point - starts with changing the calcified, cynical mind of Nancy Pelosi; and that doing so requires PROTESTING IN HER DISTRICT.
5. I believe I am not alone.
Friday, July 27th, 1:45pm CST
The following post was originally published on July 21st, but I'm bumping up the date just to keep the post from disappearing for the next week or two.
Nancy Pelosi is the linchpin. It is SHE who is greenlighting every ongoing and future crime of the Bush-Cheney Administration. It is SHE who refuses to hold the outlaws in The White House accountable.
And it is the people of San Francisco who are failing to compel the woman THEY sent to Washington, D.C., to represent THEM. So, I ask you, San Francisco, is Nancy Pelosi the conscience of her district? Or have you all simply ceded your own authority - and abandoned your conscience - by acquiescing to her cynicism?
Each day she is not held to account, it is Pelosi who is ushering the nation and the planet down to the next level of Hell - with all the blood and death and financial ruination and sheer misery that entails - so she can deliver a "historic" speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver next year. NEXT YEAR!!!
How DARE her.
How DARE the Democratic Party refuse to do what is right.
What a horrible, indelible stain on the city of San Francisco, whose people are better than this.
All those progressives, visionaries and anarchists willing to tolerate such naked corruption in their own backyard while the bodies pile up at home and abroad. Is everyone there so drunk on this year's cool new drink that they no longer give a damn? So high on E that "it's all good." So fucking stoned they just can't muster enough outrage to take to the streets?
I ABSOLUTELY REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT.
If the World Bank attempted to hold a convention in San Francisco in the next seventy-two hours, does anyone doubt thousands of people - from all over the West Coast - would converge there to make their displeasure known? "Organizers" would be pouring out of the woodwork. Where are they now?
Yet their own Congressional Representative - "Madam Speaker" - gets a pass for her egregious neglect. For her indifference. For her political calculations which are costing lives day after day. Week after week. Month after month.
Year after year.
How hard would it be, really, for CITIZENS - the ones in HER DISTRICT - to say NO MORE. The nation would stand behind them. Those who care about, not only our fate, but the fate of people all over the world who have been victimized, and continue to be victimized, by monsters of our own making. We would stand with you, San Francisco, to say ENOUGH.
Enough contempt for those with whom we share this planet.
If politicians only understand Big Money - which everyone knows is exactly what they understand, and to the exclusion of everything else -should there not be a Citizen's TAX on the blood-soaked tyranny Madam Speaker is so ably and cynically promoting by her inaction?
Are Americans even capable of understanding the concepts behind the tortured words freedom and democracy? Can we remember what they meant before we surrendered them to greed and avarice and indifference? Did we ever know?
Does America have a soul?
7/21/07 - 10:27am
Update: Read Ray McGovern's account of the meeting he and others had on July 23rd with John Conyers regarding the subject of impeachment:
"Throwing salt in our wounds, he had us, and some 50 others in his anteroom arrested and taken out of action as the Capitol Police “processed” us for the next six hours."San Francisco's hometown gal, Nancy Pelosi, says impeachment is "off the table." No matter how many crimes George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have committed. No matter how many crimes they are committing today. No matter how many crimes they commit between now and the time of the Democratic National Convention next year.
July 24th, 2007 - 11:00PM CST