Selected FTL Ramblings:
that are Intended to set a tone for a forum of those that may have
concerns that will ultimately have a positive affect upon the human
(FTL an acronym for:
Flame-throwing Liberal; From The Left).
Dubya's last stand; or, Where
is Condoleezza? Condoleezza was Dubya's closest confident, almost
an alter ego, an inseparable shadow in the style of "Bebe"
Rebozo; all while she headed the macho world of the NSC (National
Security Council), which was charged with oversight of all government
intelligence. After being put in charge of Rumsfeld's Defense
Department and the State Department's "normalization" of Iraq
as the President's emissary, she is no longer heard from nor is she
visible at the President's side. She disappeared about the same time that the failures of
State and Defense were being attributed to "intelligence
misunderstandings" as supposedly interpreted by Dubya. Has the cowboy, macho, presidency been
emasculated by the effective removal of a woman?
Has The Carlyle Group; as often represented by James Baker, III and Daddy, and
whose policies are adroitly administered by Cheney and Rumsfeld;
determined all major United States government administrative
policy? Who is the real leader of the United States?; can it be
the same person who reportedly sold America to Japan in the last puppet
administration, that of Ronald Reagan? What are the roles of
Carlyle directors such as Frank Carlucci, Brent Scowcroft, John Majors,
John Shalikashvili, et al, whose longtime associate/operatives Elliot
Abrams, Richard Perle, and Paul Wolfowitz seem to be everywhere?
Does expensive oil, and what's good for explain two Iraqi wars and
more than a decade of embargos that caused the average Iraqi's outrage
with Western arrogance and criminality.
Iraq undercuts the cost
Iraq was the major foreign source of California oil before Dubya's
debacle; only months earlier, California gasoline was selling well below
$0.90 per gallon at the pump . . . not good for Texas, Saudi Arabia,
Halliburton, Bechtel, etc. Saddam's sin was greed; he wanted to
sell oil cheaply to undercut other producers and funnel the riches to
Iraq . . . again, not good for Texas, et al.
Eisenhower had it
Have all the untoward occurrences of the last 40 plus years been little
more than "Military/Industrial Complex payoffs"? Does anyone
with authority remember Eisenhower's last admonishment?
I want my flag back !!! It belongs to every American . . . and
many others, worldwide, who understand what it once symbolized. It is NOT the
personal property of the neocons, fundamentalists, or any other
exclusive, conservative, po;itical, or "patriotic" group. Hundreds of thousands have
willingly died, with courageous faith, for the inclusive principles
symbolized by the "Stars and Stripes"; to have it hijacked by
those who are destroying its principles is the utmost travesty.
What is generally overlooked in the current, escalating passion over Mel Gibson's motion
picture "The Passion of the Christ" is that there has never
been any accepted scientific evidence that Christ has ever existed other
than as a metaphoric amalgam that has been used to further, for the most
part, nefarious agendas of those with little conscience.
Certainly, had Christ existed, he was a man with an important message;
and, not the God of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims; or, anyone
else. The Bible, which is an often cited source for the existence of Christ
has been thoroughly discredited by most all recognized, academic,
theological scholars. The irony of the Bible's limited portrayal
of Christ is that, by all biblical indications and conditions of the
time . . . it would appear that Christ was a homosexual; his message was
basically one of the strongest and earliest effeminate arguments for
peace and the equality of all persons regardless of any differences; very unlike the
prevalent, macho, "survival of the fittest." Christ's
message was purported to be such as: "Turn the other
cheek..."; "The meek shall inherit the earth...; Unqualified forgiveness...";
and so on. Christ, as biblically indicated, was certainly
imperfect and ungodly in that he even failed to prove that he was not a
god by planning and allowing his own death, which was intended to
demonstrate, as he often pleaded, his ungod-like mortality.
Christ's message, if there was such, would appear to be that: He was as
we; and that, we could live as he. Should the Bible, probably,
on many levels, the most evil compilation of persuasion that history has ever
known, speak any truth at all . . . what unsurpassed, tragic
irony that it portrays concerning the person fhat is now known as . . . Jesus Christ.
The soul of our nation, the United States of America, currently resides
in three somewhat equal and distinct camps. These camps are the
Liberals, the Conservatives, and those citizens that don't
understand. Humanity is watching as the battle is joined.
Should there be an unfortunate turn of events, the results may be