Dissent or disgrace

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:47:39 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Chris Floyd at Glenn Greenwald's Salon Blog - Mr. Floyd calls for impeachment and massive popular and congressional dissent against the power-mad, soul-killing Bush regime. Personally, I wish somebody would put a bullet in his head. And Cheney's too. But that would give us Pelosi in the White House. Yuck.

Every day it becomes clearer that Thoreau's answer is the only basis for a genuinely effective resistance to the accelerating depredations of the Bush-Cheney regime. Disassociation, boycott, filibuster, strike -- call it what you will, but the Gandhian tag might be the best: "non-cooperation with evil." The corruption and authoritarian tyranny that the regime has imposed on the nation are evil. The war of aggression it has launched against Iraq is evil. The war of aggression it is fomenting against Iran is evil. If you would not be complicit in evil, then you must not cooperate with it, and you must not acknowledge its power as rightful or legitimate (however powerless you may be to resist its application by brute force).


Yet we must keep sounding the alarm, even in the face of almost certain defeat. What else is our humanity worth if we don't do that? And if, in the end, all that we've accomplished is to keep the smallest spark of light alive, to help smuggle it through an age of darkness to some better, brighter time ahead, is that not worth the full measure of struggle?

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