The BuzzFlash Mailbag
October 11, 2002
Subj: The Democrats have caved.... letter to Senator Tom Daschle
Dear Senator Daschle;
I have contacted your office before, to urge you to listen to Sen. Byrd, and uphold your responsibility to reign in the power of an increasingly irresponsible and illegitimate executive branch. Today, I feel betrayed and scared. The Bush administration has never pursued a solution to the problems of the people of the United States, or the people of world. They have only pursued their agenda. Permanent war enriches only their friends and business associates; it will impoverish the rest of us, and continue the untold sufferings of millions of human beings in the Middle East.
In doing the politically expedient thing, you have compromised your integrity and your leadership. Karl Rove has no intention of letting Iraq slip from the public discussion; it will continue to drown out every other critical issue before the election. I can only hope that the voters' fears of total Republican control of Congress will overcome their disgust at the cowardice of the Democratic leadership come Nov. 5.
Shame on you.
Mary Anne Cummings
Subj: "One Shot, one kill"
"...[t]he .223 rifle round that investigators have identified is widely used in what are loosely referred to as military and "military-style" weapons that are mass-marketed for dubious "civilian" uses. According to Tom Diaz, senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, one of the most lethal types is the sniper rifle, designed and manufactured for the purpose of killing human beings at more than five times the range at which hunters shoot deer. Precision is key: The sniper's informal motto, Mr. Diaz says, is "One shot, one kill." This distinguishes the sniper rifle from the all-too-prevalent semiautomatic assault weapon that can spray a closer, broader area with rapid fire..."
In Virginia, anybody can go to a gun show and buy high powered sniper rifle (shots 4 to 5 times the range a hunter would use for shooting deer), with no questions asked. It's a God given right, to own a high powered sniper rifle, isn't that in the 8th Amendment or somewhere?
At the rate of 60,000 new weapons manufactured and sold in the US per month, I hardly doubt we've heard of the last of the Maryland sniper(s).
It's our choice. Now we have to live with it.
But hey, I was born with the right to own a high powered sniper rifle. It's right up there with property and liberty last I looked.
...if America hasn't lost her way, she is certainly traveling in the wrong direction.
Subj: Now that is the kind of degree I would like to have
Now that is what I call connections. w. went got his masters at Harvard Business School and then a few years later they bale him out. Actually, they didn't bale him out. The allowed him to take the money and run.
I knew there was more to this story. I have been chomping at the bit waiting for the next round of info on HHgate. (Harken/Harvardgate). There is much more to this story. I think w. should be asked to resign.
I wonder if everybody with a Harvard Business Degree gets these kinds of privileges.
Subj: Bush Gather Senate Support
Perhaps Chapel Hill demonstration and arrests worked!:
In the House, which is expected to vote on the resolution today, a North Carolina lawmaker announced that he would oppose the measure. Rep. David Price, a Democrat, criticized Bush's claim that a country has a right to launch "pre-emptive military action against hostile states."
"This doctrine goes far beyond the recognized right of anticipatory self-defense," Price said. "A unilateral attack on Iraq would be difficult to justify under existing standards.
"We must deal with the threat in ways that do not compromise our broader war on terrorism and that maintains the support and engagement of our allies," Price said.
Subj: Harry Belafonte
Good for Harry Belafonte, telling it like it is.
His words are so true, and one day Colin Powell will realize this (or maybe he does, and Harry Belafonte's words hit home). We know the Grand Hypocrisy Party in their dealings with others.
The GHP with their greed, respect money, not people. What makes Colin Powell think they will treat him any better? (Then to, maybe he knows they won't.)
Harry Belafonte just brought into the light, a fact that forced Colin Powell to take a good look at himself, and we think he doesn't like what he sees.
Subj: Next course of action
Now that it appears inevitable that the Senate will grant George Bush the powers he has so vehemently been seeking and with the elections coming quick in just 3 weeks, I feel it is now in our best interests to start talking to our representatives about the real issues of unemployment, the economy, health insurance, the environment, and etc. These items have been side-stepped recently to make room for the Iraq attack coverage, but the public understands that these are the real campaign issues that the candidates would rather not talk about. Bush and the republicans are going to try to ride this war wave through the elections hoping to garner support by acting tough on mean, bad ol' Saddam unless the public stands up and starts demanding answers to non-war related questions. Start contacting your local and state representatives (and the White House) and let them know you will be voting this season and you will be voting for leaders willing to stand up and talk about the issues of real importance and applicability to our lives. Lemmings a great democracy do not make.
Subj: Until Today I Had Hope
I had such a fierce and burning desire to see Senator Byrd succeed in filibustering the Iraq war resolution. I had been unable to sleep; I kept hearing Byrd and Dennis Kucinich and Barbara Lee's voices of peace in my head. And in going over the things I'd heard and read they became almost like a prayer, a litany, that I repeated in my mind and then sent, hopefully, to God's ear. I guess I forgot to include Tom Daschle in my prayers, because now he has endorsed this insanity, and I have lost hope. And I have lost faith that my singular, insignificant voice will be heard...by anyone. I wonder if that means that adding my voice to the millions of others won't matter either. I will still march for peace, I will still pray for peace, I will still read and watch Crossfire and yell at the television, because I just can't help it. I can't just sit here. And when I'm done doing that I'll hug my family closer to me and run back under the covers. But I no longer feel that fierce and burning desire, because I just lost my hope that it will change. It looks like our representatives have completely given up hope, too, and they believe that they might as well support the inevitable. This is a crime against ALL humanity.
elaine in Petaluma
Subj: Early Primary
It seems to me that the three Dems who are looking at running for president in "04 need not bother. Their vote for Shrub's war just sank them. I am referring to Kerry, Daschle and Gephardt.
Subj: Iraq Attack - Kucinich is the man!
Kucinich marshaled 133 (126 Dems, 6 Reps & 1 Indy) votes against the resolution. Considering the pressure from the White House and both the Republican and Democratic leadership, that is one hell of an achievement
Michael Caputo, Sr
Subj: War Powers Vote
Encountered when trying to find out who the crap heads are who voted to give away the "government by the people for the people" Failed to connect to http://clerk.house.gov/legisAct/votes.php
The host 220.127.116.11 could not be contacted. If this persists, you should contact the administrator of the remote site
this is a firewall error at that site -
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subj: Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders?
We are rushing headlong into an unwanted, or at least unwanted by people with good sense, war. We are being led there by a group of, and I quote: "Chickenshit-Chickenhawks" who did all they could to avoid serving in Vietnam with some of the crappiest excuses I've ever heard or read of. Yet, the American Press took Bill Clinton to task because he did the same. But at least Bill didn't get into the Air National Guard with his daddy's contacts, and then go AWOL for the last year because he was so coked up he couldn't pass the drug test. And the American people seem to be lining up like sheep to follow this twit. Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders? Why are they just standing around and doing nothing while the un-elected resident in the White House pushes us closer and closer to a war we don't need, and may not even be warranted in the first place? And I say "unelected" because in the time I've been alive all of the previous presidents have been "E-lected" and not "SE-lected". Again, Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders? Bush & Co.'s "war on terrorism" has morphed from finding and destroying those responsible for the 9/11 mass-murders, to a worldwide campaign to install a Pax Americana, by force if necessary. Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders? We've come to learn that Bush was alerted months ahead of 9/11, even as early as August 6, that a major air attack from al-Qaida was in the works, along with the likely targets. But did he do anything about those warnings? Yep. He went to Crawford for the month of August, and did nothing to try to prevent those attacks or warn anyone about them. Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders? All Bush and his cronies have done about it so far, is to blame "the system," especially elements in the FBI, for "not connecting the dots." More than 3000 Americans died as a result of their inaction. We need an independent investigation into the real facts surrounding 9-11, but again...Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders? The economy is in tatters, corporate multimillionaires, who almost all seem to be friends of Bush and his cronies, have stolen billions from the American people, the American Press have given Bush a free ride, and let even the most outrageous lies be ignored, even though we all know if this president's name were Clinton, they'd ALL be screaming bloody murder. Yet...Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders? That's all I want to know...Where The Hell Are Our Democratic Leaders?
A BuzzFlash Reader
This is an open letter to Senators Jeffords and Byrd.
I appreciate the spine you have to say no to this oil greedy dictator who wants to put us into war in order to get votes and get at that oil.
Subj: Clear Messages
Listened this afternoon while Shrub listed all the "clear messages" sent today by the House vote on Iraq. He left one out - the clear message to constituents that their opinion is of no value anywhere.
Pamela of the Poconos
Subj: War and Iraq
Dear Congressman McNulty:
Words cannot express the disappointment I feel re: your vote to authorize the use of force against Iraq.
While no one doubts that Saddam is an evil tyrant, the fact remains that he has NOT attacked us. We have no reason to go off and unilaterally attack another country, sparking off a war that has the potential to result in millions of casualties.
I do not trust Mr. bush to exercise restraint or to do the right thing. I am deeply saddened that you do, and that you are willing to let this man start a war with no good reason.
Mr. McNulty, I have been a Democrat since I first registered to vote in 1974, and have consistently supported Democratic candidates for all levels of office.
I'm afraid that while I have been a strong supporter of yours in the past, I can no longer give you my support nor my votes. You see, I signed a pledge that I would never vote for a candidate that voted to support bush's immoral war. Unlike our current "leaders", I am a man of my word.
The Republicans have shown us during their eight years of Congressional control that they are unfit to govern, having spent over $70 million looking into President Clinton's sex life, all the while diverting crucial law enforcement resources away from real problems, like terrorism.
The result of that is 3,000 of us murdered.
Bush gets appointed (p)resident, and antiterrorism drops right off the radar screen. Consequently, 3,000 of us were murdered in cold blood, yet no one is held accountable. Rice, Ashcroft, and Rumsfeld, whose jobs it is to protect us, failed miserably. Yet they still have their jobs, while 3,000 Americans were murdered while doing theirs.
In order to gain political advantage in upcoming elections and divert the public's attention from the fact that Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, the anthrax terrorist, and about 90% of Al Queda is still at large, bush manufactures a war.
In order to divert attention from a sinking economy, rising unemployment, corporate thieves pillaging shareholders treasures, corporate freeloaders moving offshore to avoid taxes while ordinary Americans pay theirs so there's money to pay from the contracts granted these very same corporate freeloaders, bush places the lives of millions at risk.
And YOU helped him do it.
This is disgraceful, and I am completely disgusted by the complete and total lack of leadership and convictions by members of my party.
Tonight, Mr. McNulty, I am ashamed. I am ashamed to be a Democrat, and I am ashamed to be an American.
(#1 in our hearts and more importantly, Our Minds!)
Just tried to E-mail the Senator from New York, the former First Lady of the last Elected President of this country to express my extreme displeasure with her vote today. But because I live in Washington State, My voice means nothing.
Does the majority of New York support starting a war against Saddam, and Ignore Osama Ben Forgotten? I have to tell you, I am quite perplexed.
Subj: buried DEEP in mainstream news: Daschle, Gephardt demand Pitt resign from SEC...
[Kurtz media notes....]
This USA Today story sounds familiar:
"The White House rejected demands yesterday from two top Democrats that Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt resign over his handling of the creation of a national board to police corporate accounting.
"Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., sent a letter to President Bush demanding Pitt resign, citing reports that Pitt was backing away from appointing TIAA-CREF pension fund chief John Biggs as head of the accounting board under pressure from accounting lobbyists, who fear Biggs would be too aggressive."
Top Democrats want Pitt out at SEC
By Thor Valdmanis, USA TODAY
NEW YORK The White House rejected demands Wednesday from two top Democrats that Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt resign over his handling of the creation of a national board to police corporate accounting. AP file Pitt
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., And House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., Sent a letter to President Bush demanding Pitt resign, citing reports that Pitt was backing away from appointing TIAA-CREF pension fund chief John Biggs as head of the accounting board under pressure from accounting lobbyists, who fear Biggs would be too aggressive.
Subj: Just Need to Vent
I have proudly voted as a Democrat since receiving the right to vote some 33 years ago. In the last 2 years I have started to wonder just what this party stands for anymore, it appears that the banter has been put on the shelf. The cry for the American family has been muted by the arguments by the extreme right's declaration of family values. Opposition to the Republicans bully tactics have been silent. The Democrats have been standing idle like a mime while the country wonders what they are trying to say or do they have anything to say. Congress, and most importantly the Democrats, have treated Mr. Bush as if he came to office with a mandate from the American people, I for one beg to differ. We have watched in the past 22 months the country's health, integrity, and our people's rights dissolve with but a whimper from our officials and in many cases aided by their lack of action. The cry for sanity and outrage should be heard from the chamber floors of both the House and Senate, and then the cry from the American people will be more vocal with the feeling of hope.
Subj: Democrats Aim At Feet, Score Direct Hit
The Democratic candidate for the 2004 presidential election was selected today. The winner is Governor Dean of Vermont. John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, Tom Daschle, Dick Gephart and any other congressional Democrat who voted yes on President Bush's Iraq resolution need not apply. I don't know one Democrat who will vote for them or give them money. This crowd can save us all a lot of time and trouble. They can also save the Democratic Party a lot of grief. Stay home during primary season. We don't want you.
Subj: We're All Nuts!
Thanks "Shirley In St. Louis" for your kind uplifting words regarding my "giving up" letter. Of course I can't give up. However, it is so depressing to watch fancy pants legislators (who care more about getting re-elected than upholding the U.S. Constitution), cast votes to give more power to an unelected president. Of course Senator Robert Byrd put them all to shame! How can they sleep at night? And surely BuzzFlash readers have noticed that the new code for those of us who protest this war is "NUTS." That's what Robert Novak called us. And I've heard it from other knee-jerk conservatives. He stated that many Democrats admit that the mail from their constituents is running almost 500 to 1 against this war and that they are ignoring this because the mail is from "Nuts"!! Well if it is "nuts" to want a viable peace instead of war, count me in with the nuts!
PS. I've sent a check to Paul Wellstone. My senators (both Democrats) don't deserve my hard earned money, so I sent it to someone that I respect.
You may have already seen this, but I haven't yet found a link to this story on your site.
This is a wonderful story and Rep. Stark was quite courageous to give the speech he gave on Wednesday. Unfortunately he was reprimanded for making personal attacks! I guess Congress just can't take brutally honest comments.
Subj: In Karl Rove's Face
It would appear Karl Rove's election strategy is working to a perfect tee. Divide Democrats over Iraq, depress Democratic turnout and slide his pack of neofascist scoundrels in under the distracted befuddled voter radar. It is therefore incumbent for Democrats to recognize that if they decide to sit on their hands and not work and not vote they are letting themselves be played like a fiddle by this two-timing redneck cracker. There is no one more disappointed than I by the meek collapse of the alleged leadership of Mr. Daschle and Mr. Gephardt in their rush to grant Mr. Bush what Senator Byrd rightly calls a blank check for war. However the best revenge is to channel our anger and frustration into meaningful action and elect Democrats. The stakes for the future of our democracy are simply too high to allow ourselves to roll over as Mr. Daschle and Mr. Gephardt have done. Once the task of regaining control of Congress is accomplished we can devote that same energy to removing Benedict Arnold Daschle and Vidkin Quisling Gephardt and work to ensure that progressives have the leadership reigns. The best revenge of all is to have Mr. Rove's political strategy backfire in his face by turning out en masse and then turning the tables by choosing real leaders who will challenge Mr. Bush and thwart his reactionary neo-fascist agenda. Let's not get mad, let's get even.
Subj: Drug Test the Resident
Any ideas on how to get the resident and associates drug tested, independently and impartially?
Maybe the idea of a drug test would get him to desert again and take his friends with him.
A Vietnam Veteran
Harvey Pitt STILL committed to corrupt SEC..... so says the nyt, which helped put him in office...
Will Georgie promise us to smoke Saddam out of his hidey-hole?
Subj: NY Times: U.S. Has a Plan to Occupy Iraq (even if Saddam steps down?) , Officials Report
The Bush administration is now apparently planning to set up a military government administered by a United States general in Iraq. This is bound to go over really well with neighboring Arab countries, Al Qaida and Muslims world wide.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Hope I sent this to the correct address. This is just too precious!
Candidate's husband caught nabbing signs
<<<Harvey Waite, husband of U.S. Congress District 5 candidate Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, was stopped by Hernando County sheriff's deputies in Spring Hill early this morning with Larry Laxton, husband of a Brown-Waite Senate office worker. In the back of the pickup truck, deputies found several signs belonging to Brown-Waite's opponent: the incumbent, Karen Thurman, D-Dunnellon. Deputies read both men their Miranda rights, but referred the case to the State Attorney's Office without filing official charges. Thurman said she hadn't decided yet whether to press charges against Waite and Laxton.>>>
Desperate times call for desperate measures. They know they can't win a fair fight so they resort to adolescent tactics.
Subj: So . . .
What will Karl Rove do, now that former Democratic President Jimmy Carter has received this year's Nobel Peace Prize and not "W"?
Richard Gary Bergeron
Jimmy Carter won the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!!!!
Just when it looked like things were really bleak we get a wonderful surprise!
I've never been prouder to reside in the state of GA!
Loyal GA Reader
RE: White House blocks deal on 9/11 investigation.
If democrats who voted Bush's way on Iraq think for one minute that Bush partakes in the tactics of "Rub my back and I'll rub yours," they need to go to Bushwhack school. Reluctantly voting for something Bush wants will get them a rattlesnake bite in return... every time. Why is it that Bush has demonstrated "My way or the highway" attitudes since inauguration and the democrats have learned virtually nothing?
Where have all the flowers gone... long time passing... and when will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?
Subj: What do Dems think a war in Iraq will do to our economy???
The stupidity of the Democrats is mind boggling! Yesterday, after getting rid of that pesky issue of war in Iraq, Tom Daschle calls for the resignation of Harvey Pitt and Democratic candidates and pundits across the Nation start hollering about the economy!
The Democratic leadership and political advisors have contended for weeks now that we must hurry and give Bush his war so we can get back to the business of our faltering economy!
Well, this ridiculous notion just begs the question: What the hell do the Democrats think a war in Iraq is going to do to our economy????
Answer: Oil prices will soar. Consumer spending will literally halt. No one will invest. In spite of the fact that Harvey Pitt is or isn't head of the SEC, the stock market will crash, again. Businesses will lay-off more workers. Businesses already weak from the stock market scandal and current recession will collapse. Workers who were previously laid off will exhaust their unemployment benefits, with no Federal or State money for extensions. And GW Bush and the Carlyle Group will completely drain the Democrat's precious Social Security Trust Fund to fund their war!
Please tell me BuzzFlash!! Where the hell are the heads of the Democrats? Obviously they're lost!
Nancy Lynn Nagy (TN)
Cc: Terry McAuliffe email@example.com
Subj: Pete Stark: Explaining to the Idiots
Insightful, stunning and unfortunately ineffective statement of Rep. Stark of California delivered on House floor yesterday just before the idiots voted one more step towards abolishing the constitution.
....and in other news, while this lunacy was in progress the white house blocked the deal by Congress to have in independent investigation of 9/11. the white house objection: they don't want the 10 person panel evenly split with 5 democrats and 5 republicans. second, they want to limit the scope of the investigation and to have a time-limit on it. So...this will probably means the panel will be postponed until next year; or maybe not be created at all.
Well, they got Congress to roll over and give junior war-making powers, so naturally they expect they can kill any investigation that would reveal any more of the depth and scope of the administration's incompetence.
What a conundrum the ghp is facing due to its insistence on sending Charlton Heston on the campaign circuit!
The strategy of using Heston has blown up in its face in at least one state: Alabama.: '...Gov. Don Siegelman's campaign said Saturday that actor Charlton Heston, a conservative gun rights advocate who plugged Republican candidates Friday in Alabama, endorsed the Democratic incumbent during his visit..." (Governor's campaign says Heston endorsed Siegelman; http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/politics/4124410.htm).
What do the ghp'ers do now? David Azbell, Riley's campaign spokesman is quoted as saying: "I just hope Siegelman has not taken advantage of Mr. Heston in any way". By saying this, is Azbell inferring that Heston's condition leaves him vulnerable to suggestion and/or is not capable of making sound decisions? If that is the case, who exposed him to this situation in the first place? An Alzheimer's diagnosis did not stop the ghp from arranging an appearance by Heston. Their concern for him seems not only belated but also disingenuous.
The Riley campaign now must decide whether to make a condemnation of the endorsement, based on Heston's ailment or to leave the issue alone. Not a very appealing choice, to be sure. If they condemn the endorsement of Siegelman as the action of an impaired person, Heston will be discredited. What does that do to Heston's further stumping for the ghp ticket? Gov. Siegelman could very well turn it around and question why, knowing of the Alzheimer's, would Riley (and the rest of the ghp) exploit Heston.
If the endorsement goes unchallenged, then the NRA's posterboy has given his seal of approval to the Democrat. One can only imagine that they feel this is a fate worse than death.
This incident does give us the first hint of the desperation felt by both the NRA and the ghp. The NRA fears the loss of its most valuable asset when Heston no longer functions as its spokesperson. By its own admission, the NRA has flourished during his tenure as president--so much so, that it abandoned its term limits rule so Heston could serve indefinitely. The ghp loses, too. Heston is one of the very few "Hollywood types" that is in their corner. His name packs the halls. There is no one who can fill his shoes.
I suspect that in the months leading up to the election, the ghp has planned to roll Heston out in front of adoring audiences to give a quick endorsement of their candidates (his "speech" in Dallas last week was all of 50 seconds). This is, by all accounts, an extremely critical midterm election. For the right to lose a valuable voice at this point must be viewed as catastrophic.
If, indeed, Heston's mental state is such that he could be "led" into endorsing a Democrat, what does that say for the ghp and the NRA? They are willing to parade him around the country for sound-bites and photo opportunities despite his failing mind--setting him up for humiliation. If they truly valued this man, they would allow him to slip quietly, with some dignity, out of the public eye.
Is this the vaunted "compassionate conservatism" they tout? We always knew it was a contradiction in terms, didn't we?
Subj: Adding Insult to Injury: It's not what you say, it's what you do
To all the Democrats who voted YES and then expressed misgivings about the Iraq Resolution:
The fact that you know better, taints you with intellectual dishonesty in addition to political folly and just plain cowardice. You have added insult to injury.
Al fin, it's what you do that defines you, not what you say.
Regime Change Begins at Home
Jimmy Carter got the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the Middle East. He wrote, "The Blood of Abraham - Insights into the Middle East." I love Carter.
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God." said Jesus in Matthew 5:9. His life is going well. He is blessed. Peacemakers will be blessed. I still haven't seen any verse that says, "Blessed are the power hungry, who want free reign to war against all nations, for they shall snowjob the people". Hey, if you are a bible reader and you find that verse, could you please send that scripture addressed to BuzzFlash. I am sure they would be glad to publish it.
Subj: Washington Journal question: Will democracy work in Iraq?
Dear Brian Lamb,
This morning, on Washington Journal, you read a news story alluding to the possibility, and means, by which the U.S. "may" democratize Iraq, presumably after its people are attacked, slaughtered, occupied. You also then asked callers the following question: Will democracy work in Iraq?
Here is my response.
Of course democracy will work in Iraq! Democracy works everywhere, when given a fair chance!
In fact, the only reason the attempts of nations to democratize since the founding of our nation has not "worked" is that the world order plutocrat internationalists (WOPIs) have made it their business to see to it that democracy does not work, that people lose their faith in ideals of democracy, that people are duped to falsely associate "conservatism" with "stability" and "morality," that people who organize for democratization, in contrast, are labeled as "communists," "socialists," "anarchists," "guerillas," "ungodly," "immoral," and more recently, "terrorists."
Isn't this why the WOPIs got involved in Iraq in the first place--to make sure democracy, social programs, and in particular, nationalizing oil for the BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE were crushed. WOPIs thanks to the FRONTMAN they supported, trained and fully armed (biological weapons and all): Saddam.
In my opinion, instead of asking "Will democracy work in Iraq?" a more fruitful and common sense question should be: "Will the U.S. And the world order internationalists--all of whom are drooling for war profits, oil and world domination--permit democracy to work in ANY country!?
There is plenty of proof worldwide that democracy works, given certain essentials are present--especially more equitable participation of women and quality education--ensures highest levels of democratization, peace and middle class affluence (Scandinavian countries have come closest to achieving such.)
What world order internationalists (proudly known as fascists, prior to WWII) have done since the early 1900s, however, is invest much time and money in understanding what builds democratic movements, thus, developing fascist totalitarian high tech methods of subverting democracy, sabotaging democracy and creating illusions for democracy instead to quell revolutions!
Why? Because fascists (oh, excuse me, we no longer label them such), that is, WOPIs view democracy and citizen participation (in particular equal participation of women) as the main threats to maintenance of elite rule they have held on to for thousands of years! They have refused to learn from history that people ALWAYS revolt against tyranny and oppression. They devised, instead, high tech methods including drugs of subverting revolutions. They have practiced and perfected their methods on one third world country after another--since WWII. They have experimented in the Middle East with use of religious fundamentalism to get the male half of populations to subjugate/silence the female half, a divide-and-conquer tactic that made possible the subjugation of all ME countries with the imposition of FRONTMEN. They (England and France) funded religious fundamentalism and rebellion of the South that led to the Civil War in order to sabotage democracy in our country. They have probably also used the United States as an EXPERIMENT in which it appears fellow Americans have the distinction (in comparison to any other industrial democracy) of being the most oppressed while simultaneously "thinking" of themselves (and being thought of by the world) as the world's prime democracy. In the words of Adolf Hitler, "Through clever and constant application of propaganda people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." ("Mein Kampf," 1923 )
My remaining comments have to do with the QUESTION itself.
First, this question is carefully crafted to appease the anti-war public, dupe them into false hopes and the illusion that the U.S. stands for democracy.
In spite of being bombarded with propaganda 24-7, however, a vast majority of Americans have strong reservations, and many have only recently discovered our addiction for war has been a brutal reality for too long, and now strongly believe that it is INHUMANE and CRIMINAL to permit the war industry to run our foreign policy, to say who can and cannot be a presidential candidate, to go around the world and set up FRONTMEN for a fascist totalitarian world order. (Not to mention the fact that millions of our tax dollars are being used to manipulate public opinion...noting CSPAN has done its part in last two weeks...how much has CSPAN received?)
Second, the U.S. does not have a democracy, thus can we export something we do not have?
Third, YOU of all people, Mr. Lamb, probably know full well that the U.S. will not and has not supported the formation of any democracy, but rather has a long record of overthrowing, subverting, sabotaging--punishing efforts at--democratizing, while simultaneously supporting, imposing "dictatorships" (actually, fascist totalitarian states, but we are careful not to use the "f" word for fear of blowing cover, aren't we?).
Fourth, the United States does not have a say in our foreign policy. In my opinion, we, along with all other nations, have lost national sovereignty to the WOPIs. Are WOPIs U.S. led..? Who knows...? We're not invited to their secret meetings...
So, since you have taken to asking loaded questions more often, how about asking your callers: "Whether the U.S. And the world order internationalists--all of whom are drooling for war profits, oil and world domination--will permit democracy to work in ANY country???"
It is time Americans LEARN THE TRUTH, that we have lost our democracy to WOPIs, and that they have gone to great lengths to destroy democracy. The sooner we begin to mourn our loss, the sooner we can regroup to take back what is ours and restore sanity for the sake of human survival.
Subj: MY FAITH IN HUMANITY IS RESTORED!
This is wonderful!!! Congratulations to Jimmy Carter, ridiculed and much-maligned former President of the United States, hands-on builder of homes for the poor for many years, author of spiritual and meaningful books, and now, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. After the depths of depravity and war-mongering that was on display yesterday, (resulting in giving the selected White House resident a blank check to bomb whomever he wants whenever he wants), reading about Carter's prize this morning is a beautiful example of Truth, Goodness and Peace triumphant over Lies, Greed and Destruction. I am certain the entire world is cheering!!
elaine in Petaluma
Subj: What We Now Know
How did your Senator vote? Did their vote reflect the will of the people in your state? If so then perhaps your Senator deserves to keep their job and I back their vote no matter the will of their constituents.
Or was it similar to our California Senator Feinstein who ignored tens of thousands of calls and opinions? If so what does that tell you about your voice in Washington? Were you under the impression your voice mattered? Do not forget your voice certainly does matter, but not to those who aren't listening, and not to those who represent something other than the will of the people.
I have fired my Senator and served notice I am no longer a constituent and am no longer am represented in Washington.
Dear Ms. Feinstein,
You are hereby relieved of your duties as the representative of this state's 35 million people simply because, as you have stated below, you do not represent them. This is not about a philosophical difference of opinion about the latest war, it is about your unwillingness to represent the opinions of your constituents of which I consider myself no longer one.
You have abrogated your responsibilities and duties and I will personally accept your resignation mailed to the enclosed address. Good luck in future endeavors.
"People have weighed in by the tens of thousands. If I were just to cast a representative vote based on those who have voiced their opinions with my office - and with no other factors - I would have to vote against this resolution."
Re: Carter Wins Nobel Peace Prize in Swipe at Bush
All I have to say to former President Jimmy Carter winning the Nobel Peace Prize, is that by him winning this award, it restores what this prize is truly all about. Peace. Within his administration, he worked tirelessly for peace, not war. For working with the world community, not against it. For standing up what America should represent. Freedom, not aggression.
After leaving the White House, he has continued to work for those that were left behind by the Reagan/Bush Sr. administrations and now the Bush Jr. administration.
The world would be better served having his logic not bloodlust rule the day today.
Congratulations, President Carter. You truly deserve this award.
Here's my letter to Bush today. I'm sure it will generate another piece of paper for my "file" at Ashcroft's office.
Dear Mr. Bush,
I am very disheartened that Congress has given you these new war powers. In fact, because of your bloodlust, I fear for the safety of our country, my family and my friends.
You are a dangerous, despicable, disgusting human being and I pray to whatever gods that may listen that someone sits you down and explains that you aren't playing a game and that your actions will have repercussions for many years to come.
Nothing good will come from your war against Iraq, only that the truth of your motivations will be exposed and the world will find out what a small human being you are.
Please, please, just go away. Go away and take your ill-gotten gains and disappear from public life.
You are a disgrace to everything that democracy stands for and while you are in office I am ashamed to be an American.
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