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  •  May I ask (none)
    what you are doing to "put yourself on the railroad tracks" as you put it?  You say that you did your part by standing up to the draft in the 1970s, and while I respect that, does that somehow negate an obligation to do something now?

    I think many of the people who were angered by your original comment might have been more willing to listen if you'd said, "Instead of just posting on a blog, you (or better yet, 'we') shohuld do X, Y, and Z."

    •  If you wish. (none)
      I didn't stand up to the draft.  I went in.  I am not in law a pacifist because I believe in the right of self defence.  So, I went in and told them what I was likely to do with their wepons, well it is a long story.  But no one can call me a draft dodger or that I merely fought the draft.

      As for now.  I'm old, sick and tired and have dependants but even so, if my country were in as bad a pickle as yours I most certainly would do something.  But it isn't yet.  Quite.  It may still turn rom the dark side or be turned by the light of day.

      WRT to your last paragraph.  Due to your laws and mine any specific suggestion I might make could be taken as incitement, so I best not make any.

      Truckle the Uncivil, Nullus Anxietas Sanguinae. Economic Left/Right: -3.38 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.00

      by Truckle on Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 09:28:06 AM PST

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