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GUEST,Frankham BS: Any Predictions for the U.S.? (79* d) RE: BS: Any Predictions for the U.S.? 23 Nov 03


If we can get to a place where the real issues are being addressed, this country might have a chance. If we can get off the level of ad hominem arguments and really look at the facts....that's a tall order.

First and foremost, what is terrorism and who are the terrorists?
The definition should expand to include every country in the world.
Every country.

To accuse anyone opposed to the Iraqi debacle as helping terrorists is another form of what used to be called Red-baiting in the McCarthy period. The ones that indulge in this atrocity are behaving like political terrorists.

I predict that if Bush remains in office, we will see repression unlike that of which we've never seen in the US. Corporate business interests are already out of control and their raison d'etre is the bottom line, not the social good. Public schools, environmental safeguards, civil liberties, the alleviation of class warfare, the elimination of election fraud are all being undermined by this current administration. If Bush is back in office, it could get worse.

So far, the Democrats are acting like they are skating on thin ice.
Kucinich is the only one really speaking out and is being ignored.
The others are compromisers who are worried about the votes and the public's appraisal. If get someone in to replace Bush, it will probably be a modification of the same policies.
There may be some substantive changes but not radical.

In the meantime, we live in times where free speech is in trouble so that the internet may be one of the last bastions of true democracy.

Frank Hamilton


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