Concerto for blunt instrument

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Monday, July 12, 2004

Later for Nader

This from Daniel Shays on WMass Indy(a rebellious nom de plume, we assume):

"We are not living in normal times. Even many mainstream political observers are finally waking up to just how VERY dangerous the fundamentalist neo-con onslaught really is in Washington (see Republican Kevin Phillips' "American Dynasty", as one example). Unless you want to court the very real possibility that you (and perhaps your children) may spend your remaining years under some form of marshall law or in some dingy internment camp, you'd be a fool to have anything to do with Ralph Nader at this point in time.

This is no exaggeration or the ravings of some paranoid conspiracy theorist. I too, campaigned and voted for Nader in 2000, partly in the hope that if Bush did win (which he didn't), the neo-cons would galvanize the left. That actually happened (witness millions in the streets last year), but I vastly under-estimated how really dangerous the Bush regime could be. Now we all see and if you don't feel the chill you're not paying attention. I'm looking 60 in the face and i've NEVER seen anything in this nation that looks remotely as threatening to freedom, democracy, the U.S. Constitution and the well-being of the biosphere as the regime that is now occupying Washington. Simply said: there's zero room for Nader on the precipice of the new fascism that now threatens to engulf any freedoms we have remaining.

Another four years of the Bush regime? Not on your life. If we have to take Ralph down in the effort to save this land from the neo-con fundamentalists, so be it. The lives of my children and my grandchildren are far more important; your lives and those of your loved ones are far more important. We can deal with the duopoly and the corporados under Kerry or whomever, but under an entrenched Bush regime we won't even have the space. Join the resistance to Bush and Nader. It's truly a matter of life and death."

Alarmist? I don't think so. Even a cursory scan into the Bush regime's record during the past four years reveals how extreme these guys are. Is it any wonder so many real conservatives are jumping ship? Even people from the Cato Institute have bailed on Bush! Today we learn that the so-called Department of Homeland Security is huddled w/the so-called Department of Justice looking into the mechanics of possibly postponing the elections in case of a well timed "terrorist" attack. Hell, even if the vote takes place as planned the process is so corrupt and open to tampering it's no wonder some members of congress are seeking international observers! Soooooooo, what are we going to do about it, huh?


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