The Darkest Alliance
We have crossed an awful threshold. The leaders of the "free world" have admitted--after years of denials and scapegoating of "bad apples"--to authorizing torture. They have admitted they are war criminals. And still impeachment hearings have not begun.
Now they have said it to our faces. What are we going to do about it?
Gary Webb refused to be complicit. For his courage, the Mockingbird character assassins remembered him with this hit-piece of an obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/13/obituaries/13webb.html
After the 2004 election, five weeks before his "suicide", he called out the American people for their apathy and moral cowardice.
"What this election tells me, unfortunately, is that it doesn't matter to most Americans if their government lies to them repeatedly.
They no longer care if their leaders erode their civil liberties, push this country further towards a police state, or shroud their actions in additional layers of official secrecy.
They don't mind if their government operates strictly for the benefit of the rich and the corporate class, as long as their own taxes don't go up.
Nor do they care if their government spends itself to the brink of bankruptcy. As long as they feel threatened by some external evil, everything is permitted."
Congress, We the People are looking at you. Will you be complicit in our utter abasement, in the desecration of our Constitution? Will you shame us with your silence, or will you honor Gary Webb by proving him wrong?