Military Commission Act

by  Sam C. Chan

Published: October 22, 2006
Addendum below: July 4, 2007

JUST 7 DAYS AFTER I WROTE:  United States of Titanica

With the signing of the infamous Military Commission Act of 2006, the history of tyranny has repeated itself.   After 200+ years, America is once again under the dictatorship of his majesty King George. 

L'État, c'est moi


July 4, 2007

Today I decided to publish a letter I sent to my friends about this. It captures and illustrates nicely my frame of mind when I created the piece above last October.


From: Sam C. Chan
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 5:55 PM
To: ern; gam; ji.com
Subject: Sad news for all...

…worldwide, that is… not just in United States!

Hello Ernie, Dave and Jim!   Greetings from caveman Sam…

The Military Commission Act, as I see it: http://eyeful-tower.com/muse/mil-commission-act.htm

And yet, the mindless herd doesn’t seem to care. Can’t say I’m shocked. Just find it amazing.  Life as an average arrogant, ignorant hypocrite must be truly blissful and fulfilling.  I can just see, who would have time for the boring stuff, with the latest mischief of glorified whore Paris Hilton, shameless promoter Tom Cruise’s incessant stuns, and the juicy petty scandal du jour in congress??  Don’t get me wrong: the follies of Foley is no doubt tragic, unethical and appalling, but hardly anything earth-shattering, in the larger scheme of things.

I count you 3 mindful thinker friends among my most decent inner circle, in which I once again seek refuge, by sharing my thoughts. Thank you, for being willing and able to comprehend these. For that, I am truly gratefulfor it alone is sufficient for me to preserve my sanity. I am not so presumptuous as to expect you to agree. I will humbly accept any objections/corrections and welcome earnest debate.

Forgive me for my less than puritan language. But the situation is dire, and the tone must fit the occasion.