A few more words on the Push administration’s apparent desire to implement a Khmer Rouge style leverage on American intellectuals by invading the data banks at all U.S. Libraries to discover what the citizens are reading. I have used the Khmer Rouge epithet because they too had a disdain for intellectuals and intellectual liberty. The administration seemingly seeks to intimidate Americans that check out library books and intimidate them into not checking out certain books for fear that the Department of Transnational Security will identify them through mass database searches and place them on a list of suspect citizens known to read controversial books that could lead to free thought.
The administration as a neo-corporatist power might seek to advantage ignorant and illiterate citizens that blindly follow with nose in the Elephant’s rear neo-corporatist will to drill oil, redistribute U.S. wealth to OPEC nations and consolidate the concentration of national wealth in one-tenth of one percent of the people of the United States for about 7% to perhaps 10% or 15%.
The administration allowed 538,000 jobs to be cut in the U.S.A. in the first half of 2005; many were good paying manufacturing jobs.
Gutting the spirit of the first amendment to survey the reading of all citizens that use public libraries may give trans-nationalists a boost up and identifying and subduing American intellectuals over the next 50 years—it’s a corrupt and dangerous practice that will do virtually nothing to discover the alleged Al Qa’eda bookworm.
In attacking the spirit of the first amendment the administration will need to monitor all college libraries to discover what biology students are reading up on pathogens, and physics students on nuclear and quantum mechanics and perhaps take them in for interrogation…yet the students are simply striving for that A grade I’d guess.
Al Qa’eda seems to utilize primary instruction facilities such as flight schools, and making suspects out of college students before any crime has been committed violates the essential premises of justice. If the Bush administration wasn’t so ignorant spiritually its actions might not be so untrusted as simple crude hatchet jobs on American civil liberties. There are better ways to make armadillo barbeque than to eliminate intellectual freedom in the U.S.A.
There are innumerable individuals that research any number of different reading materials in libraries for sundry reasons; anti-intellectuals with a list of dangerous books in government should not begin the process of intimidating library patrons, the government might reasonably ban all proscribed and potentially dangerous books from libraries in the U.S.A. instead of laying out snares that the unwary might step into and become the F.B.I.’s ‘armadillo stew’.
The administration usually isn’t so noted for what it does as for what it doesn’t do. The nation’s infrastructure is rotting and the federal expenses are largely transfer payments to neo-corporatists. At least the administration wasn’t able to get a tort ‘reform’ bill through congress and into law that would eliminate the citizen’s class action defenses against royally rich trans-national corporations that could just tramp with elephants feet all over the mousy citizens of the United States afraid to check out books on quantum mechanics, radiation, biology, engineering or whatever.
If the President’s desire to make trans-national corporations bullet proof were to be enacted international drug manufacturers might experiment with the U.S. public effectively with experimental drugs with potentially dangerous side effects, or even with biological control pharmaceuticals, and be quite free from concern about punitive class action lawsuits.