Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Imperious Unum

© 15 January 2006, The Griot Poet

''The signing statement is saying 'I will only comply with this law when I want to, and if something arises in the war on terrorism where I think it's important to torture or engage in cruel, inhuman, and degrading conduct, I have the authority to do so and nothing in this law is going to stop me,' " he said. ''They don't want to come out and say it directly because it doesn't sound very nice, but it's unmistakable to anyone who has been following what's going on." David Golove, a New York University law professor who specializes in executive power issues, “Bush could bypass new torture ban Waiver right is reserved,” by Charlie Savage, Boston Globe Staff | January 4, 2006

1. You shall have no other gods before me.
Skull and Bones does not fall in this category. It is a Germanic, fraternal order, not a secret society, but a society with secrets! Besides, I spell Mammon with a little “g.”

2. You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
The American eagle is and was the standard of old and new Rome. I’m the president: the KING of this home! It is not hypocritical for me to quote scripture, stating “wonder-working power” and curse out a staffer or middle finger a liberal in the next half hour!

3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
I’m the president! I don’t go against the grain to say my most eloquent cursing uses liberally YOUR name!

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Except on strafing runs with Depleted Uranium guns for the wealth and protection of my rich cronies and their spoiled sons.

5. Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land, which the LORD your God gives you.
I do indeed. It was Pappy’s connections that skated me from Vietnam into the Houston, Texas champagne squadron, survived two-failed business ventures and bought me two elections! I talk to him and my higher father regularly to run the country and my sobriety.

6. You shall not kill.
3,000 Americans died on 9-11, souls that went to Nirvana and Heaven. And the attack was predicted, and then conveniently discarded by my cabal from the Project for a New American Century. We needed a “new Pearl Harbor” to shake you from your apathy, have sympathy for Bill Krystal’s empire and accept your loss of liberty in the political night’s growing tyranny. Also: A few hundred heroic brothers spent in Afghanistan, 2,000 plus in Iraq for Saddam and weapons of mass destruction (that didn’t exists) and, oh about 30,000… others.

7. You shall not commit adultery.
Those lies are not true. Condi is my advisor. Besides, the dress this time was not blue!

8. You shall not steal.
We will make tax cuts for the upper 1% permanent. It stimulates the economy. What’s this talk of “no quality jobs?” It’s a HUGE job market; just check Wal-Mart, Temp America, Sears and Target!

9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
It was the State of the Union Address. It was 16 words about a Uranium purchase that did not exist. I call that “faulty intelligence.” Besides, those weren’t my neighbors it was Congress! Most of you couldn’t afford the road that passes my ranch. So, get off this Air America, Common Cause, and Counter Punch, Truth Out conspiracy theory stance. You expect the Patriot Act to be some kind of caper: the Constitution just is a Got-Damned piece of paper!

10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbor’s.
Again, you seem to be confused. Iraq is as far from the US as I am from you.
And though the land is salted and spoiled, the place is brimming with lovely oil! My bible has Eden in a mythical place. Saddam is Nebuchadnezzar’s descendant? Coincidence! Abraham’s city of Ur in Iraq? Ridiculous! Jesus black? Nonsense! Which is why we let the history museum be ransacked. Too much knowledge is a dangerous thing! That’s why we give you slogans and hopeless crisis’s like: the assault on Christmas, the assault on the sanctity of marriage, “we’ll smoke ‘em out,” “let’s roll!” Reality takes its toll on the controls we want to enforce. Be like ME! I’d never want anyone’s ass except those that are paying for my servitude abundantly. As for Condi: technically, she’s not my neighbor nor is she married!

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