"You're all infected with the pernicious virus of democracy. The idea of fairness. The idea that everyone deserves an opinion about everything, and everyone's opinion is worth the same as everyone else's. That kind of stupidity was wiped out years ago in Greater Brazil. Its hosts were killed by the Overturn, and it was unable to find a foothold in those who survived. For only the strong survive. Because they have proved themselves strong by defeating the weak, not by treating them as equals."

GARDENS of the SUN / Paul McAuley


"Catapulting the propaganda..."

Here are some more recent quotes from the President of the United States: 

"I'm the president and I'll do whatever I goddamned please. They don't know sh*t." 

"I'm not meeting with that goddamned bitch. She can go to hell as far as I'm concerned," 

Americans love a winner, no matter how they win - but if Mikhail Gorbachev was chosen to dismantle the Soviet Union - it may be the task of George W. Bush to divide, conquer and destroy America; leaving it so polarized as to be unrecognizable to those who thought Liberty and Justice were for all.

As the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had to "lose" the Warsaw Pact in order to draw back it's formidable resources into a more manageable, defendable, and most importantly, PROFITABLE Mother Russia - those who appointed george W. Bush as President of the United States, may only be interested in the States that can be checked off as "RED"; a more profitable, defendable and most importantly, MANAGEABLE "Country" - a place the Author of "The Handmaid's Tale" has already given a name.

The Republic Of Gilead.

Given the tone of the previous statements; one directed towards those who silently oppose his policies, the other aimed at a single American who dared to call his bluff, things may not be going so well.

Or are they? The "divide" part of the equation certainly seems to be firmly in place. 

America loves a winner. No matter how they win.

Bush swept into Washington promising to "change the tone" and restore "civility" to the White House, unaware of the thought bubble above his head proclaiming "the rest of you are on your own..."

If the hundreds of thousands of deaths in Iraq can be traced back to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the parting words of a retiring Henry Hyde who presided over much ado about nothing will do little to lift the grief of any Mother who has lost her son...

"The impeachment was retaliation for Nixon."

Before you put an "X" by an "R" again, perhaps you should remember that you voted for Retaliation last time.

Retaliation for a criminal getting caught. Over thirty years ago.