Saturday, September 10, 2005

We Are Fucked. We Are So Fucked

In a move that shouldn't really surprise anyone, the 4th Circuit Court unanimously overturned a lower court ruling and held with its overlords in the Baby Doc Maladminstration that the government can intern -- i.e., incarcerate indefinitely -- anyone that it wants to.

The three-judge panel, led by potential Supreme Court nominee J. Michael Luttig, says that Baby Doc had the right to detain Jose Padilla, a Chicago native -- and American citizen -- as an "enemy combatant under the powers granted the president by Congress after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and at the Pentagon" without trial, without notification, without even the slightest nod to what the rest of us thought were constitutional guarantees that we have, up until now, taken for granted.

Powers granted the president. That's the Patriot Act, in case you didn't catch it.

This means, simply, that the assholes in the fascist Baby Doc regime can grab you, me, anyone at all, and lock us up for-fucking-ever, and they don't even have to try to justify it.

In the words of Jack Nicholson in that great iconic 60s New Orleans movie Easy Rider, "this used to be a great country -- what happened?"

What happened is that the redstate rubes who voted for these motherfuckers can be secure in the knowledge that despite the loss of our freedoms, the loss of family wage jobs, the loss of everything that made this nation great, it's all just gonna be fucking peachy keen as long as Adam and Steve can't get married.

Fuck you, each and every stinking one of you, you goddamn motherfucking kuckledragging redstate moron assholes. You're now reaping what you have sown, and god help this country if the rest of us don't work as hard as we can to elect progressives to Congress next year in sufficient numbers to put a halt to this naked capitalist-pig-assault on everything we hold dear.

In the words of the great American labor leader, Joe Hill, "Don't mourn. Organize."

2 Comments:

drainbamage said...

Amen! They aren't even askin, bend over!

Are there countries where it is still illegal to throw people in Jail for no reason? I heard the Mi5 preaching eroding civil rights to fight the war on terror so the UK is out. I have seen this crap all my life in 3rd world nations. Where the dictator starts throwing "subversive" opposition party members in jail. Why aren't the democrats fighting for the US?

I gotta get out of here...

NWorb said...

I don't know, maybe the "United States of Canada" wasn't such a bad idea. The laws in "Jesusland" are scary.