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September 2005   sartre
GWB Another LBJ, Two Heads, One Ass By Sartre



Texas was the home of Stephen Austin and Sam Houston, was defended by Davy Crockett and has fashioned some of the most bona fide Americans in all the country. But to the eternal shame of the state mockingbird symbol bears the scars of producing two utter failures as president. Sure, George Walker Bush was born in New Haven of Connecticut Yankee stock, but he has adapted well to the facade of a wild west. T

he Real West would spit on either of these bandits that robbed and raped while they pranced and stole. The appearance of social justice or compassion doesn’t square with their records of dictatorial arrogance. Straight talk folks smell a rotten carcass. The dead bodies that fill their Alamo, deserve a national autopsy.

The corporate establishment uses their flagship tool, The Wall Street Journal to bamboozle the public. Brendan Miniter writes:

“The two presidents are comparable for the place they share in their respective political movements. Today we cannot be sure what place JFK would have in history had he lived. But we do know that upon assuming the presidency and then later launching his Great Society welfare programs, LBJ delivered a second wave of liberal ideas that propelled the progressive movement well into the 1970s--which isn't bad for a political philosophy based on the faulty economic assumptions that high taxes, price controls and expensive government handouts could deliver a booming economy.

Without LBJ, it is conceivable that FDR's New Deal ideas of the 1930s and '40s would have run out of steam in the 1960s--continuing to roll on through Social Security and other established programs, but no longer pushing forward public policy prescriptions for new and emerging problems.

Today President Bush represents a similar second wave of fresh ideas for a political movement that came of age a generation before he became president: the Reagan revolution. President Bush has revived the Reagan-era ideas of cutting marginal income tax rates and strengthening national defense. Missile defense lives on, and "pre-emption" is a logical outgrowth of the policies Reagan laid out in confronting the Soviets.”

By representing Bush II as an extension of Ronald Reagan’s legacy, the WSJ drinks from impure waters. The notion that pre-emption is a legitimate course can only be rationalized by a closet FDR despot.

We all should know what happens when you swallow contaminated water - you get hosed. If lucky, you only get the shits, but if this condition persists the political strychnine poisoning leads to internal demise. Foreign adventures only lead to more domestic turmoil.

For the real analogy only look to two failed wars. Lyndon Baines Johnson speaks from the grave:

“We have done this because we have, at painful cost, learned that we can no longer wait for the tides of conflict to touch our shores. Aggression and upheaval, in any part of the world, carry the seeds of destruction to our own freedom... “

“We have done this, lastly, for a reason that is often difficult for others to understand. We have done it because it is right that we should.”

Do you think Bush uses the same speech writers? Justification for preemptive war and liberation for the people of Iraq sounds like the same words used about Viet Nam. Reporters from the left like Dan K. Thomasson see history through an inverted prism.

“During the last two years of his presidency, LBJ was losing much of the political advantage he had gained for domestic accomplishments that have had enormous impact on the lives of Americans, including Medicare and Medicaid, landmark civil-rights legislation, the economic opportunity act and other successful initiatives after winning a landslide election in 1964.

The nation's preoccupation with the disaster that was Vietnam and the radicalization of American youth shoved every other Johnson milestone to the rear, where they remain to this day.”

The ineptitude of progressives that proclaim that the Great Society was an enormous gain for society demonstrates their lack of understanding of what made America a unique experiment.

True Texans long for the original principles of the lone star state, not the LBJ quagmire of multiculturalism. If the mistakes of that era were not enough, just listen to President Bush from New Orleans. “As all of us saw on television, there's also some deep, persistent poverty in this region, as well.

That poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action.” Sure sounds like Johnson floated forth from one of those above ground mausoleums ready to blow the trumpet for the same tortured federal plantation plan that has done more to institutionalize poverty than raise up individuals by their own bootstraps.

Or are we just hearing the voice of that “AGAIN and AGAIN” echo from that other opportunist and proponent of the all commanding and omnipresence federal ‘sugar daddy’ – Franklin ‘Damn’ Roosevelt?

“I hope that you have re-read the Constitution of the United States in these past few weeks. Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again.

It is an easy document to understand when you remember that it was called into being because the Articles of Confederation under which the original thirteen States tried to operate after the Revolution showed the need of a National Government with power enough to handle national problems.”

Just maybe the patrician Bush should take the advice of the granddaddy of collectivism and point out where in the Bible is there a passage that bestows that ‘so called’ duty on a National Government. If that is too hard a task, where in the Constitution is it written that the State is the keeper of all its dependents?

The essential error in the orthodox version of American History is that the Articles of Confederation were deficient and NEEDED to be replaced. The reason that nothing ever changes for the better is that the foundation of national governance is set on the sinking sludge of central government absolutism.

Texans were once a proud and independent people. Now look at the indignity that they endure from their two favorite sons . . . LBJ and GWB. Face the facts about the tin god behind the curtain. Oz Bush is no Texas Ranger keeping the peace.

He has abandoned the settlement to hostiles crossing the border, has flooded fiat species to pay for his numerous ambitious aid delusions and has become a hanging judge in service of the monolith cabal of crony New World Order criminals. He is the perfect clone of President Johnson, just wearing a different mask, while creating chaos to generate a false need for more government control.

For the gang that doesn’t need to shoot straight if you can bomb your way into bedlam, calling the eradication of civil liberties the Patriot Act, is simply business as usual. LBJ repression doled out under the disguise of emancipation becomes the cover for GWB’s oppression towards the remnants of individual civil liberties. Both used the techniques of doublespeak to sell and justify the same program of global tyranny and domestic despotism.

When Christ said: “For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.”, (Matthew 26:10-13) you should conclude that government can or ever will be the savior of the underprivileged. So too, you should not conclude that the Barbara Bush version of charity or federal fashioned largeness is a state of grace.

“What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them.”

What do you think? The LBJ and GWB formula for a worldly paradise has turned into a living hell. The phony acrimony that passes as partisan differences never challenges the root cause for the ruin of the Republic.

The welfare of the people suffers under the genocide of state sponsored dependency. Johnson and Bush are clearly identical twins sprung from the same foul DNA. You can empty the waters from New Orleans, but are you willing to drain the swamp of collectivist government?

SARTRE is the pen name of a reformed, former political operative. This pundit's formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.

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