"A Case of Cheney Paranoia" by Charles Potts

A Case of Cheney Paranoia

To go with the case of Chivas Regal.
I am the first vice president of the United States
To actually be the president of the United States
Simultaneously, but really I am
President of the Senate and in the legislative branch
So subpoenaing me about documents related to executive privilege
Will be futile since I am between branches
No law actually covers me
And everything the president does, as Nixon said, is legal.
Like conservatives everywhere
I hate and fear the government except when we can milk it like
The cash cow it is.
Since I am the government
I hate and fear myself.
And you wonder why I’m trying to keep it a secret.

"Spasm Empire" by Charles Potts

Paranoid Christian Fascism is not an appropriate answer to world or American problems but it is the only one coming out of the final days of the Bush administration.

The US government became paranoid with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947, which made government a secret. This made everybody who might want to know what the government is up to an enemy, from whom the truth must be kept at all costs. Are 16 spy agencies enough? Why not 24? or 56?

Christianity is a comfort religion for chimpanzees without the nerve to die decently. They want to drag everybody through their Armageddon–worse than a Mel Gibson movie.

And Fascism, well the 20th century was a hundred million death essay in the futility of invading neighboring countries just because you can. Adios Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, and Mussolini’s “Government by Corporations” Fascism. The adult countries of Europe and Asia will have to help put the kibosh on the PCF US Empire.

With any luck the empire will collapse in time for all of us to watch. While the Vichy Democrats have decided to ratify the Bush strategy to run out the clock and blame all their failures on subsequent and former administrations (I mean where the fuck is Congressman Conyers’ bill for impeachment?), our obligation is to not help them kill any innocent bodies and to stay out of the way of the debris from falling empire.

Or as Edward Dorn just said: If voting changed anything, it would be illegal.