||Issue No. 244||29 October 2004|
Raking Over The Tea Leaves
Interview: The Last Bastian
Unions: High and Dry
Security: Liquid Borders
Industrial: No Bully For You
History: Radical Brisbane
International: No Vacancies
Economics: Life After Capitalism
Technology: Cyber Winners
Poetry: Do It Yourself Poetry
Review: Hard Labo(u)r
The Locker Room
Nothing To Stand On
Itís The End Of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Dear Mark letter
Hail To The Tool
The madness of King George the III was legendary, but even that pales into comparison when we revisit the history of a man who is yet to be elected to the position he has held for the last four-years.
The fact that George Bush is even a candidate is bizarre enough, but the prospect that he may win is truly terrifying.
The man who has brought to life Orwell's vision that War Is Peace, Ignorance is Strength and Freedom is Slavery - minus the irony - comes up for a performance review this week.
Because of the peculiarities of the US version of democracy, which is rule by minority, this idiot savant of the New World Order actually has a chance of continuing to lead the West further down the path to oblivion.
He may look like a monkey, but George W Bush isn't going to admit he is one, or even that he has ever made mistakes.
As we have learnt in Australia, being conservative means never having to say you're sorry.
As the rather erudite Doonesbury comic strip points out, the only mistake he has been prepared to admit is in appointing a few aides who made the mistake of pointing out his mistakes.
Still, our Tool Of The Week has generated an astonishing amount of satire - mainly because he opens us up to whole new realm of the possibilities available to the Empo... , umm, sorry, President of the United States.
Time was when a cigar could make headlines, but George W has left that line far behind. Now with George W anything is possible. Who knows if an invasion of Canada may or may not happen?
Certainly with George the Lesser at the helm it cannot be ruled out.
This is the man who would have us believe that things on the ground in Iraq are "better than they appear", which must be an astonishing revelation to those who are on the ground, and even more astonishing to those who are now under it.
With Election Day set down for Melbourne Cup day our Tool Of The Week is leaving nothing to chance.
Over a thousand lawyers will be on standby on election day across the world's strangest democracy to make sure that these sort of freedoms don't get out of hand and end up enfranchising the poor, the destitute or any tired huddled masses yearning for freedom that might want to exercise the vote.
Bush has hired these lawyers to challenge people's right to vote, while running a war on the other side of the world so that people allegedly can vote.
It's the sort of subtle logic that has made America so beloved around the globe.
Bush has spent over $80 million dollars on one state alone, which is also astonishing given that Metro Goldwyn Meyer only spent $8 million on the entire production of Oklahoma.
What will really be an inspiration to hard-bitten working people across the globe is the $1,036,000,000.00 being spent on this election campaign.
While it's been said that freedom comes at a high price, our Tool Of the Week shows us that autocracy comes at an even higher one.
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