Monday, May 16, 2005

Shoe on the other foot?

I'm really having difficulty coming to terms with what's happening in the united states right now.... I seriously can't believe anyone is able to support what's happening and have a conscience, or a true sense of morality.

This week this administration will tighten the noose on democracy to near stranglehold - ending filibuster and allowing the appointment of right-wing corporate leaning judges.... look what that means.... more of this....

30 yrs after the Vietnam conflict, Pham Thi Thuy Linh,11 uses her feet to do her mathe homework at the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Pham was born with no arms as a result of her parents exposre to Agent Orange. This year a US federal judge dismissed the class-acton lawsuit filed on behalf of 4 Million Vietnamese claiming War Crimes against US chemical companies for using Agent Orange during the war.

check this picture out... send it to your "conservative" friends and ask them if they think its okay for us to maim and kill and poison with reckless abandonment and have corporate-leaning judges absolve us of blame... so long as the stock market continues to give return on investments. Ask them what they think if/when other nations (like China) begin to do this to us....

What if the shoe were on the other foot? What would our leaders do if Vietnam poisoned us and created children like this... and their courts absolved them of wrongdoing?

Journalist Bill Moyer's spoke at a conference yesterday in Atlanta for the first time since retiring from PBS. Moyers refuted the allegations of Kenneth Tomlinson, head of PBS, that his program was biased... and went on to outline many facts that are not reaching the public through conventional media. Please take time to listen/watch to his public address on this link.