Yeah, I remember these.
I also remember what my normal response was whenever I saw them too.
When was the last time you saw one of those hokey fucking color charts?
It's been awhile.
They were just another simplistic Bush administration attempt at propaganda and training the American people to be perpetually afraid of their own shadow.
The over riding constant message was that you needed to stay skeered and that Big Government and the Republican party was your only hope of safety.
Fear fear fear, it was pounded into the American psyche that no one was safe unless we all just gave up a tiny bit of our liberties and do whatever The Department of Homeland Security told us to do.
Now that the Bush administration is no longer in power, their legacy is bigger than ever and now you can't even feel safe in your own home because they have run amok and trampled every fucking Constitutional right you ever had.
THAT is the true Bush legacy.
Your damn straight I remember,I will never forget those criminal sonsabitches in fact.
The militarization and police state attitude exploded during their years in power and fundamentally changed this country down to its roots.
Not in a good way either.
I personally believe we will never be rid of the lasting effects of what those people purposely did and do you know why they did it?
Because THEY were scared clear out of their minds and didn't have the first fucking clue as how to deal with the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
If you look back at some of the stupid shit they pulled on the blissfully ignorant people of this country in their authoritatrian zeal, you will see a government without a rudder and a group of narcissistic tin horns casting about blindly, trying to get a grip on a situation they had no idea how to deal with.
Some of their actions were just slap stick comedy gold in retrospect but because they had the full weight and authority of the United States government behind them, they just kept pulling the trigger in a spray and pray spectacle of incompetence with real life consequences for the rest of us.
So yeah, I remember.
I also personally decided way back then that if was the best our government could come up with, then we were good and screwed and whatever authoritarian police state horse shit laws, rules and regulations they were coming up with were setting a very dangerous precedent for our countries future and that I wasn't going to play their little game.
I love my country and you can label me any way you want.
I know the difference between right and wrong.
Obama has just expanded on what the Bush administration started.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
If and when we ever do get someone back in office who doesn't let the intoxicating power go to his or her head, I would dearly love to see the DHS completely dismantled, the return to the Rule Of Law mandated and a complete purging of the Justice Department.
Then I want some accountability restored and Wall Street burned to the fucking ground.
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