Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The following two articles are more than just a little important. The first one was written by Anwaar Hussain on his blog "Fountainhead" and is titled ""Of Nuclear Giants and Ethical Infants:" the second is put out by Media Matters for America which lists the "Top Ten Filibuster Falsehoods. Both deal with two different topics but are related insofar as neither subject is reported by what weakly passes for "media" in this country. Both are very thought provoking to say the least. Both point out the debths to which ethics, integrity and honor have fallen by the way-side here in this land, this nation/state we call America.

Jack
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Of Nuclear Giants and Ethical Infants
source : http://malakandsky.blogspot.com/2005/05/of-nuclear-giants-and-ethical-infants.html
By Anwaar Hussain

Here are just a few paras. Get the rest from Fountainhead at the URL given below the title (yes I am promoting my site...I want my voice to be heard). Please publish/circulate/reprint courtesy of Fountainhead. That's the only condition.

The UN has been a study in hypocrisy since its founding. All united under one council, except for the big five who are above the law, is as ironic as it is laughable. No reform can be suggested as no reform is possible when the suggestion itself can be vetoed by any of the Big Five.Only because the five “founding” nations have a veto, they have had an international body that they have been ruthlessly using to push their own agendas and bully other nations into doing what the “collective” wants. One fervently wishes for the day when the real collective does finally wake up. For on that day the Big Five will have to, for once, use their veto power to actually protect themselves from the wrath of that real collective. That will also be the day when the John Boltons of this world will shine in their true luster.In a world beset by so many conflicts, and the only super power having gone berserk to the extent that it is being seen more as a part of the problem than the solution, it is hard to look for silver lining to the dark clouds of gloom. With the chilling nuclear saber rattling by so many actors on the world stage, and the games that these nuclear giants and ethical infants want to play, we may all end up in John James Ingalls democracy of the dead in not too distant a future…with all men equal at last.Despite being a military man, General Omar N. Bradley captured the very essence of it all when he said, “The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.”

Copyrights : Anwaar HussainEmail : eagleeye@emirates.net.ae
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The Top 10 filibuster falsehoods
With Senate debate on two of President Bush's most controversial judicial nominees beginning May 18, the heated rhetoric over the so-called "nuclear option" to ban Senate filibusters on judicial nominations has reached its boiling point. The rules of the Senate thus far remain intact, but filibuster opponents have pulled all rhetorical stops, advancing numerous falsehoods and distortions, and, as Media Matters for America documents below, the media have too often perpetuated that misinformation by unskeptically, and sometimes even deliberately, repeating it. (open the link for the full report): http://mediamatters.org/items/printable/200505180004

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone believing what The GOP spouts these days is suffering from an obvious thought disorder. Lying has become second nature; honesty would be so unusual no one would believe them. Of course in building a case on a pack of lies, the liars are subject to being conned themselves when their intended targets return the lies in kind. Liars always depend on everyone else to be honest with them.

Wed May 18, 07:35:00 PM  

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