Today's Reason To Drive Out the Bush Regime

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Lately we've heard people assure us that the Bush regime is coming apart, that he and his regime are finished. Sometimes people say this as if to downplay the need for mass action.

Wake up. Unless he is driven out, Bush controls the most powerful state in the world for the next three years. Even during this time when he has been "on the ropes", he has done tremendous damage - the outrages around Katrina (including using the relief effort to further fund and build up his base of fanatical Christian fascist clergy), the new threats of military action against Syria, the nomination of Harriet Miers, etc.

Bush can do what Daniel Ellsberg has warned against - allow another 911-type incident and use it to institute a draft and bring in rules that would, in Ellsberg's words, "make the Patriot Act look like the Bill of Rights."

If there is no mass movement demanding Bush's ouster and determined to stay in the streets until he goes home and takes his regime and his agenda with him, then Bush can do any or all of the above.

Conversely: if we can launch a movement of millions that will not settle for anything less than driving out this hated regime, then we can stay on the offensive and seize the initiative when things do go down, constantly waging the political counterattack, exposing Bush's hand and bringing people into the streets.

The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime! Mobilize November 2!