Friday, July 14, 2006

Collapse of a monoculture

Monocultures are extremely unhealthy environments, which some of you may be able to relate to in the workplace, your community, or even simply witnessing a government incapable of extending a hand to those in need as we saw in New Orleans. Currently there is a clear monoculture of control in the US:

  • the administration
  • cabinets/departments dominated by cronyism
  • a military General in charge of the civilian CIA
  • no-bid contracts to Halliburton and its off-shore tax-haven subsidiaries
  • a GOP-controlled Congress
  • an increasingly stacked Supreme Court
The list goes on, unfortunately. But many who once felt that consolidated control was necessary for effective and efficient execution are coming to the conclusion that this administration is not capable of defending our nation or solving our country's domestic problems. So statements like these by administrative shills, which have long been commonplace, are now being scrutinized by those who can no longer trust these as non-threatening sign of healthy unity amongst those in power.

Update: Case in point, from Reuters - "The Pentagon's top lawyer drew bipartisan fire on Tuesday," during Senate hearings on his confirmation to a federal appeals court, because of his support for overly aggressive interrogation tactics of suspected terrorists.

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