Thursday, May 21, 2009

Is There A Shadow Government?

Various internet sites have large membership participation who believe that our government is a sham in several ways:
With 164,119 members generating 6,222,473 posts of substance (minimal contributions are not allowed) that cover 450,816 topics in 158 different discussion forums, you could say "the truth is in here."

And new content, new ideas, new speculation, and new theories are being generating at an astounding pace with 559 members creating 55,503 new posts during the past seven days. Also, in that same time span, we welcomed 559 new members and enjoyed visits from 7,010 registered members as well as 630,900 guests.

The simple yet effective motto of our membership is "deny ignorance", which signifies an effort to apply the principals of critical thought and peer review to the provocative topics covered within.

And with a highly professional staff of 70 dedicated people, AboveTopSecret.com is renowned for enabling the discussion of nearly anything while insisting on polite civility and respectful decorum.
The Motto: "Deny Ignorance"
(About Above Top Secret). Popular columnist Maureen Dowd wrote an article one could entitle "Ouch", which is about a shadow government too.

It depicts an imaginary recent lunch between Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

Dowd's op-ed illustrates a conversation between Rummy and Dick concerning Obama's actions which have been covered in recent news.

She writes it in a way which makes one think that people are wondering out loud about our government. Wondering who is really running it:
“Well,” Dick says. “He’s got to keep Gitmo open. It’s rich that his own party won’t give him the money to close it. The NIMBY factor works every time — no terrorists in my backyard. He’s got to stop this pansy diplomacy with Muslim nations. He’s got to let Bibi take out those Iranian centrifuges. He’s got to stop his Kodak moments and Commie book club with Hugo Ch├ívez. He’s got to release those C.I.A. memos proving that we were right to rip up the Constitution. And, of course, he’s got to pardon Scooter.”

“Can we get him to do all that, Dick?”

Dick twinkles. “Yes, we can.”
(NYT, Dowd). Clearly the people overwhelmingly voted out the past 8 years of a certain philosophy.

A philosophy which many are wondering whether or not the Obama Administration and the congress want to perpetuate or to reject. Of course they say they want to reject that philosophy.

The Obama rationale for doing what seems to be perpetuating it, is to get health care and some other social program legislation through, which will require right wing republican support, and which can't get through without such support.

Thus, we seem have a Ferengi government, or a shadow government, that is not at all in sync with the American people who clearly wanted the wars stopped and this other madness to end too.

Yesterfreakingday!

The next post in this series is here.

1 comment:

  1. YES THERE IS!

    I was in a family for more than 26 years who joined the Shadow Government back in the later 70's. Their job here in the Chicago area has been to launder criminal money into property using high level Admin officials in big banks using Mortgage Fraud schemes to hide ownership of property.

    In the early 90's they went into a partnership with Clyde O'Connor to start a new business in Florida for air shipping of huge shipments of Cocaine. Chicago alone gets a weekly $100 million dollar shipment and that's more than $5Billion a year. Clyde is my ex-sister-in-law's brother and her husband is my ex-wife's brother and money man for Clyde.

    Meet the family:
    Mexico drug plane used for US 'rendition' flights: report Sep 4, 2008
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j6QonBKKMo2gw1e3ql-xUcQEZbVg

    There is a lot more to this but no time to write it all in this post.

    Marty Didier
    Northbrook, IL

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