Wake up, America


Published: Monday, September 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 11:18 p.m.

It is about time the American public awakened from the coma they appear to be in and faces the reality that in 2000, we (excuse me, the Supreme Court) handed over the country to a power-hungry, money-motivated, arrogant and deceitful closet-dictator. A man who is totally incapable of evaluating evidence that is contrary to his own misguided beliefs and convictions.

From the economy to the environment, from our tattered international reputation to the chaotic mess in Iraq, Bush has managed to lead us like lemmings to the cliff of destruction. The man is dangerous and his so-called "administration" is the worst in history, just as Nobel laureate George A. Akerlof said.

And where are the media? Tony Blair is in the hot seat for his deceptive rhetoric when drumming up support for the war. Not so for Bush. He appears to have escaped unscathed.

Oh yes, the media did a few lame stories about the possibility that he lied to the American public, but the coverage was not nearly as intense as when former President Clinton's affair came to light. No one knows where the media are. There are some who are asking exactly when our free press vanished. Or have the media been silenced by some undisclosed pressure from the White House?

America had better wake up before the election. If the public remains oblivious to what is happening, we can all say good-bye to the nation we have known and loved and to our cherished civil liberties.

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