06 September 2005

You are a disgrace to your country...

I am improving and I feel hopeful. I do not usually put someone else's words on my blog but felt this was necessary and spoken so eloquently. Much like LaurenBove's post with Michael Moore's letter.

Impeach, Remove, Jail

In the often and rightly quoted words of Bill Clinton, "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." We see now how individuals and groups around the country continue to act in any way they can to help their fellow citizens in Louisiana, Mississippi and other devastated places near the Gulf of Mexico. They refuse to stand idly by and wait for President Bush and his morally-bankrupt, pirate administration to respond in an appropriately urgent and compassionate manner to the escalating agony and desperation of our fellow citizens. As we know, this agony and desperation was caused in large part by a near complete absence of adequate federal government funding, preparedness, and leadership. We the people will continue to help Americans and non-Americans alike, with or without the participation or approval of George W. Bush and his Neo-Conservative cohorts. While it is true that what is most important right now is to rescue, feed, house, and in any way possible care for those immediately affected by the disaster, it is equally true that in the long run those directly responsible for aggravating the tragic situation must be held accountable. The mounting evidence of the Bush administration's criminal mismanagement of the nation, as well as its consistently arrogant disregard for our planet's people and natural environments must be confronted immediately. Those who voted for Bush last year, or who have continually supported his outlaw administration in its destructively dishonest conduct -- including not only extremist conservatives but also politically-calculating democrats -- need not hang their heads or avert their eyes now. What they can and ought to do is join the increasing numbers of Americans who are demanding that impeachment proceedings be initiated as soon as possible. Members of the Bush Administration responsible for the blatant lies and self-serving manipulations that have fanned the flames of disaster from Iraq to New Orleans must be prosecuted as our laws require. We must insist on this. Furthermore, we must not allow these disgracefully unpatriotic public servants to be pardoned by any future president as Gerald Ford did for Richard Nixon. Please call or write your government representatives and help get the scoundrels out of government and in prison where they belong. Do not allow the subject to be changed, do not be distracted. The time to act is now. Take back your country.
- Viggo Mortensen



Gothamimage said...

Bush's 'Homeland' ate his dogwork.

laurenbove said...

love viggo....nice letter. I'm going to put on lord of the rings and get under the covers and hide. maybe it will all go away.

acumamakiki said...

First off, I love Viggo....in favorite movies like a Walk on the Moon and he was married to Exene Cervenka and has a child with her.

It's an amazing letter and I've said to M this whole while, that that bitch Bush should be impeached. We can only hope so, but then Cheney should go with him.

Vajana said...

great letter. it helps sometimes to use some one else' words to say exactly how you are feeling...I hope we can only see the positiveness in the American people and not its government...

paintergirl said...

Gothamimage-thanks for stopping by. Long time...You are a witty one. I enjoyed your last commentary. "Ate his dogwork..." I'm still cracking up.

Lauren-Isn't it a great letter. I love how he gets all fired up. He was interviewed on Larry Rose and wore "No blood for oil" shirt that his company Perceval Press made.

Acumamamkiki-Oh yeah...Viggo...I sort of borrowed from the library...um...The Vanity Fair with him on the cover. You could just eat him up. yea-isn't that cool about Exene? Their son is about tweenish age. "I like coffee and I like tea, I like a pretty boy and he likes me..." I always think that song is about Viggo.

vajana-I hope so too. The poor victims need to be helped, but we need to make sure this does not happen again. It's such disgrace and inhumanity. We are in no better shape then before Sept 11. It's shocking really.

marie antoinette said...

One thing that pleases me is that people seem to be taking his advice. Bill Frist and Colin Powell, for example, have both come out against the President's handling of Katrina.

marybishop said...

Marie, you said Katrina, isn't it Karina like our first lady said? (dripping sarcasm)

Great post painter girl, something big has to happen for artists for humanists for normal people without agendas...something big has to change or we will all join Lauren under the covers...(ok, lots of guys want to do that anyhow but you know what I mean...)

There is a growing mandate that says: Bush, you've squeezed all the glory you can get out of 9/11 and we've had it with you.

I know I have.

Doc NOS said...

Wow, that guy really said a mouthful! I hope congress reads it! I'm beginning to really think Bush ought to be impeached.

paintergirl said...

Marie Antoinette-I'm very touched you stopped by. I'm surprised by the amount of people that are in disgust. maybe something good will come out of this.

MB-Things really do have to change, and I do feel it might actually happen. I'm feeling hopeful today. When my very conservative, overly religious sister calls me and she thinks there are problems, well, by gum, bring out the rope, we've got a hangin' to go to.

Hey Doc-I'm just pleased as punch you came by. Long time reader, sometimes lurker. Always smart comments from you. Yea-I think Viggo is one of the most rational people in Hollywood.

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