I have never written a diary, while most people type a lot, we just don't write enough. At least not about the simple things. But where is our Liberty? Here is the Tyranny.
The purpose of this is so at the end of the year we will take our "Socialism" again. Hopefully we will move our dial, see below, back. I may figure out a way for you to have some impute in the process.
This diary will focus on the items that are currently happening that we believe may fit into this process. It will not be leisurely pursuit.
Dear Diary - January 19, 2008 --- Change, a word we have heard too much of this year, often happens in small increments, you just see it later. Just as a baby gets teeth or your hair grows. I will look this up, strike that this is a diary, not a thesis; When Khrushchev visited a US farm he was accompanied by our Director of Agriculture, they talked, Khrushchev outlined how socialism/communism growes, it takes root and grows, the fruit of the change sometimes is very slow. He intimated that even if the USSR fell someday that those roots would grow in America. Thinking it over, I think I will try to run it down for you.
January 26, 2009 - We are six days into the Obama Administration. Are we moving farther away or closer to Socialism?
Obama's first week included:
- President Obama has signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. If the prisoners are brought to the US we will be affording US citizen rights to military combatants.
- President Obama has signed an executive order requiring use of the Army Field Manual by all military and paramilitary groups when interrogating terror suspects.The Army Field Manual includes 20 psychological techniques and methods that stress incentives and manipulating emotional states and also forbids the use of waterboarding, military working dogs, hooding and deprivation of food and water.
- Abortion - Obama signed an executive order overturning a ban on US funding for groups that perform abortions or provide information on the option overseas.
I think Obama's first week is best stated by our nearby neighbor...“I am very happy and the world is happy that a U.S. President has arrived with good intentions, as is reflected by the fact that he took this measure (Closing Guantanamo) at the start of his term. In any case, I think we have to wait calmly, as Fidel mentioned in his most recent reflection,” said Hugo Chávez Frías, President of Venezuela.