Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Rumsfeld to citizens: "I'm more equal than you." 

Nice editorial from the Kinston, NC Free Press (nice name, too. Wish we had one):

In George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm," the commandment originally called for the equality of all animals. It was amended in the night to this: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." That version speaks to total equality - except where the elite class deserves more power and privilege.

Nothing brings home the import of this quote more than news that the likes of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and high-ranking FBI officials requested and received debris from buildings demolished in the 9/11 terrorist attack.

Figures on the WTC death toll may never be completely accurate. To date, the estimate is 2,749. We understand there is curiosity about the tragedy. People make pilgrimages daily to Ground Zero. But to parcel out "souvenirs" to governmental officials who are more equal than others is repulsive and a slap in the face to the victims and their families.

Funny how this story just isn't being covered.

And notice (alas) that the editorial misses the key fact that proves their point: ORDINARY CITIZENS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, PROSECUTED, CONVICTED, AND FINED FOR BREAKING THE SAME LAW THAT RUMSFELD IS BREAKING (back here)

"Some are more equal than others?" In the Bush administration, and for the SCLM, that's not even a story!

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