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  •  I've had this scene come to mind... (4.00)
    more than once recently, too.

    Posting here makes me feel both stronger and weaker. Stronger because I feel that each post is a claim on the world, that we are doing something, trying to convince others, mobilize them, etc. Weaker because I am too aware that political battles are not won by the scribes. Even the greatest, e.g., Voltaire, couldn't win most of his battles. His rehabilitated victims of unjust terror were rehabiliated and vindicated usually...after they were dead.

    (Look up fate of Jean Calas.)

    " this abject posture have ye sworn / To adore the Conquerour?..../ Awake, arise, or be for ever fall'n."

    by Valtin on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 09:29:51 PM PST

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    •  nice thread! (none)
      love it.. keep it up!
    •  You're correct. (4.00)

       It will only get nastier.  And soon.

       The Radical Right, which has highjacked the GOP, is not in its "last throes", but it is certainly on the defensive:  the curtain has been about 2/3 pulled back on this Organized Crime Ring that's almost as feckless in its ability to effectively manage government, as it is mendacious in its looting of the treasury and screwing of the American People.

       That said, it is only going to get nastier:  it is a cornered animal, scared and likely rabies positive.

       Bush's High Crime of brazenly violating Federal Law in the FISA Scandal is a prelude:  instead of running when caught red-handed in an impeachable offense, in a classically Rovic Way, it's now championing this High Crime as a virtue and calling those who still cling to their belief in that (to Bush) merely quaint, document, The Constitution, traitors and enablers of terrorists (Note:  a twofer for Bush -- diverts attention from the fact that he and his war in Iraq has created and energized and trained untold thousands of terrorists).  We're all through the looking glass now.

       While part of me knows that there's "nothing new under the sun," my eyes and my head and my heart tell me that, at least in living memory, we are in utterly uncharted territory.  It's spooky.  But, let it not be forgotten, this is part of Rovism:  ramp-up fear, then tell the fearful that they need to "Trust Dear Leader" to assuage that fear and protect the fearful from those who would threaten or hurt them.  It's twisted.  It's diabolical.  But, friends, it's where we are.  And, again, know that it's only going to get weirder.  

       Hang on and keep the faith:  we're in for a bumpy ride.



      We're working on many levels here. Ken Kesey

      by BenGoshi on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 03:42:17 AM PST

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