Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Society Is Under Attack not just from Terrorism: From the Outside, The Inside, The Top, The Bottom!

Thirty-five years ago I saw eventually happening to our society exactly what is happening today. I could see that we were no different from any other society in history and that it was only a matter of time before we went the way of the Roman Empire.
I was hoping that with the advent of this so called war on terror that we would pull our collective selves together to eliminate the threat to our society. After Bush allowed 9/11 to happen in order to bring America behind his so called efforts against terrorism which is in actuality a front in his effort at new societal and world order where America will remain the worlds only super power.
I am of the frame of mind that while we are combating an outside threat that anyone that goes against the accepted norms of society should be treated as the so called terrorists are. That goes for low life's of society whether they are average citizens or low life Politicians.
Instead of coming together and doing the right thing for our society with every passing day and every passing year we as a society are seemingly racing towards obscurity.
Everyday it is one thing or the other from every level of society and not just from within but of course from without as the so called terrorists want to bring us down too.
I wish someone could tell me how much crime has increased under Bush's misguidance. Anyway Big-city murders rose sharply in 2006 as violent crime increased nationally for the second straight year, the FBI reported Monday. Homicides committed in small towns and midsize cities took a dramatic downswing — resulting in an overall 0.3 percent increase in the murder rate across the country, the new preliminary data show.
Year-end totals for murders rose in eight of the nation's 10 largest cities: Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio and San Diego. That contributed to a 6.7 percent murder rate increase in cities with populations over 1 million people.
The new numbers come in the wake of the Bush administration's shifting focus — evidenced by lessening Justice Department grants and FBI investigators — from fighting crime to combating terrorists after the 2001 attacks. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has pledged to devote millions of additional dollars and a surge of federal agents to aid crime-riddled cities. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/4860556.html
Rapes, murders and other violent crimes such as workplace and family violence is on the increase it seems unabated.
Much of this is due to the increased stress of trying to survive and thrive under ever worsening conditions. Gonzales to take the pressure of his own indiscretions is blaming it all on gang violence and pledging millions more to be spent on it. I doubt if it will happen and it will do nothing.
Supposedly violent crime is up in every region of the country except for the Northeast, the FBI reported. Western states saw the largest jump in violent crime, by 2.8 percent. I find that hard to believe because the drastic increase in Boston with offers from the FBI to help coupled with New Orleans problems is what compelled me to revisit this last month.I was appalled yesterday whan I heard that a Boston fireman was pummelled by 4 thugs after he responded to a fire. what the heck are we letting happen to our society? We can stop this backslide but we must all get involved.
I don't get the complacency! Today I hear from the corrupt inside. Scooter gets 2 1/2 years for perjury and obstruction of justice for showing no animosity. Guarantee he will drag his feet until Bush gets out and pardons him. A federal grand jury on Monday stepped on Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson As he was indicted on 16 charges relating to a long-running investigation into bribery, racketeering, obstruction of justice and money laundering.
Calling it a "broad range of serious crimes," federal prosecutors called the case one about "greed, power and arrogance." The officials said the investigation spanned from the United States to Africa and alleged it involved a number of occasions of criminal conduct by Jefferson, including bribing businessmen in a congressional building and promising a businessman that he would bribe a Nigerian official.
"The 16-count indictment alleges a pervasive pattern of self dealings, bribery and corruption by Mr. Jefferson, in violation of his oath of office, of his duty to the United States Congress in which he served, and of the duty to the citizens of the United States," said Chuck Rosenberg, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,278080,00.html
After $90,000 was found in his freezer and he thought he should be out of bounds as a Senator I was happy to see him go.
It seems like society is caving in on itself and then we are reminded that we have so called terrorists from inside and outside the country that also want to take us down when I heard this morning that all four who tried to blow up the Jet fuel at New York's Airport which they said would dwarf the twin Towers, were caught.
While all this is going on the most covered issues seem to be Jack Kevorkian and whether or not Paris Hilton kept her hair extensions when she went to jail. I just don't get it. What the hell is wrong with us. Will society wake up? What will it take?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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