Monday, December 19, 2005

King George Sez: Rights? What Bill of Rights?

Bubble Boy's Uber-Monarchy just gets curiouser and curiouser.

your tax dollars are paying for federal agents to interview a student at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, for having taken a book out on interlibrary loan.

What book? "Osama Bin Laden, My Secret Wet Dream Love," you think?

No. The book in question is Mao Tse-Tung's Little Red Book, a book assigned by the student's UMASS professor for a course on "Facism and Totalitarianism." The student was assigned to write a paper on Communism. Reading Mao would seem to be a good source, wouldn't cha think?

But no. This book is on a "watch list" being maintained by your tax dollars. Sounds like whoever's in charge of the library end of Homeland Security is as stupid as those who were in charge of the Hurricane Katrina end of Homeland Security.

Freedom of speech? Freedom of thought? Bill of Rights, anyone? Freedom's on the march? What are thousands of American troops dying and/or ruining their lives for?

Oh, wasn't that for those "freedoms"? How about freedom to have Big Brother snooping on your reading habits. "The Little Red Book." Ooh, how dicey. It's a litle red book I have on my bookshelf at home. Once this post is sent into the blogosphere, will your tax dollars be spent for federal agents to come and interview me, too?

Why are we being ruled by morons?

Why are we being ruled by morons who have sent us into moral and fiscal bankruptcy?

Why are we being ruled by morons?

What are we going to do about it?

PS. Via Worldwise at The Agonist, one thing to do is to file a request on oneself under the Freedom of Information Act at the NSA here.

PPS Here is retraction of story above. Did Bubble Boy ever retract that story about them weapons of mass destruction? Did he ever retract that war he started over them?


enigma4ever said...

Thanks for writing on this, I stumbled on this last night and was heartbroken...this is disgusting...what it do I don't know..sadly I know that they were spying on normal you and me...

enigma4ever said...

e4e again- ACLU filed a FOIA awhiles back asking for the List(s) of who has been surveiilled, today the 2300 page report came- of course well inked and edited- read about it Eric Lichtbau wrote it for NYT, and it is linked in a really fine post over on RecoveringLiberal today....BadTux says that we should try to come up with a Special Book List and see what is on it....( probally is a pretty long list)

No Blood for Hubris said...

Now the righties are spinning that this story is an urban myth, like Bubble Boy not breaking the law by not spying on Americans.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Actually, I guess it's more an urban myth on the order of Saddam Hussein having Weapons of Mass Destruction, therefore we'd better start a war and kill thousands of people oh except that weapons thing was all wrong. Oopsie.