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Monday, February 07, 2005

Letter to John Kerry

I just sent this to John Kerry after going into sugar-shock at his sweetness-and-light website.
Please, GET A LIFE, John Kerry! We voted for you, to remove one of the greatest threats to democracy this country has ever faced: the Bush cartel. And you continue, on your site, to offer saccharine "children-first" blandishments to the public instead of hard, unrelenting opposition to the totalitarian threat this Bush ambush has become. We are ashamed of you.

If you were a man of principle rather than expediency, you would go after the election fiasco. You would investigate aggressively the 9/11 coverup. You would represent the American people against this rape of their democracy instead of hiding behind little make-nice programs that will inevitably be underfunded anyway. You would ADVOCATE FOR DEMOCRACY rather than die a sweet-natured death.

I'm ashamed of you. Stiffen up.


He'll never see it, but the anger is dissipated somewhat. What a flatulent fraud. Or is he in hiding?

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Bill Moyers for President

A member of our group has asked that I post the following letter at this site. It's a good one and an excellent idea!
"We DO know what we are doing. We are stealing their future. Betraying their trust. Despoiling their world. And I ask myself: Why? Is it because we don't care? Because we are greedy? Because we have lost our capacity for outrage, our ability to sustain indignation at injustice? What has happened to our moral imagination?"
~ Bill Moyers [On our grandchildren's future]


July 4, 2005
Dear Bill,
I have a suggestion on how to fill your retirement years. Become President! Become President, give the people a choice and re-create our democray.

A lot of people in this rural, Maine seacoast area believe you are the "Schwartzenegger" that Michael Moore is seeking. In fact, peace communities all over the country are uniting behind you to champion the path of "peace," rather than the path of "security," which leads only to a false-safety maintained by repression and violence. How can we be making America safer by making the world more dangerous?

Who was articulating the voices of the majority of Americans who opposed the war with Iraq shortly before its devastation? Who spoke for the large minority of Americans (40+%) against the war during the time of presidential nominations? Did Kerry, who promised us a better and smarter war, offer a choice to stop killing Iraqis? Did Nader, without bully pulpit, reach the American people with a saner foreign policy? A democracy, without a choice concerning the use of its military, makes a mockery of democracy. We live in a nation where capitalism over-choices us, while democracy gives us no choice at all.

The idea that power requires a sustaining myth in order to perpetuate itself, gives credence to Francis Fukuyama's observation: "The critical weakness that eventually toppled these strong states was in the last analysis a failure of legitimacy -that is, a crisis at the level of ideas." Your mythological understanding gleaned from Joseph Campbell can only advantage you in this realm. You would excel in exposing our current security myths to the delight of Americans who know we are on the wrong path: morally, fiscally, and patriotically, threatening our survival. The myth of bringing peace and harmony to the Middle East by Democratizing Iraq through military means (killing tens of thousands of civilians). The myth that we continue to be the 'Good Guys' while we torture and imprison without legal cause the 'Bad Guys.' The myth we are safer by taking the offensive, taking the battle to them over-there, rather then fight them over-here. Of course, the "them" is the problem.

We beseech you to help us to give Americans a choice and save democracy.

Sincerely,
Your name here!


Thursday, February 03, 2005

New Open Thread For All. Come one, come all

A very helpful friend just informed me that he had had to register with this site in order to post a comment. So I have just lifted that restriction, temporarily, so that new or shy visitors can publish anonymously and access is easier. So...come one, come all, with your ideas on making this blogspot useful to our community!

One other point: if you are the first to post a comment, there will be two steps to take. Click on "0 Comments," then click on "Post a comment" - then the composing widow will come up and you can write your piece. When finished, click on the Publish button.

Hope to see you soon...

Peg C