November 11, 2002
THE POWER OF MYTH:Election 2002 (Bill Moyers, 11.08.02)
[F]or the first time in the memory of anyone alive, the entire federal government — the Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary — is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has a mandate.
That mandate includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to give up control over their own lives.
It includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich.
It includes giving corporations a free hand to eviscerate the environment and control the regulatory agencies meant to hold them accountable.
And it includes secrecy on a scale you cannot imagine. Above all, it means judges with a political agenda appointed for life. If you liked the Supreme Court that put George W. Bush in the White House, you will swoon over what's coming.
And if you like God in government, get ready for the Rapture.
Well, actually, it's the first time in 19 months, but we all remember how scary that period from January through April 2001 was--freakin' apocalyptic!
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 11, 2002 6:18 PM