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Yesterday I returned from a walk around the block, turned on my TV and saw a blurry picture of Cindy Sheehan, with muffled sound. The picture was shot from below the lady, perhaps surreptitiously, at a bad angle. I could not make out what Ms. Sheehan said.
Then the picture changed. A woman was shown in full clarity, with full clear sound and from the front. The contrast between presentation of the two speakers was remarkable, and it was obvious that only the second speaker was to be given any attention. This is obviously part of the “dirty tricks” of the Bu#es.
...The second woman was part of a well-organized Republican Party demonstration. She intimated that Cindy Sheehan was a traitor to her country...
It was as though Karl Rove were present and had personally organized the entire pro-Bush demonstration. The Republican mantra would now be: anyone that hates their country will criticize Bush, and this will cause our brave boys to get killed. Rove went for emotion rather than substance: a tried and true Bush tactic.
Originally posted by Shoktek
Originally posted by loam
In my view, a far greater threat to our nation than terrorism, natural disasters, or disease, is the apathy of its populace. "Ignorance" is a term, I believe, historians will one day use to describe our country, much in the same way they use that term to describe other great civilizations of the past, who failed for the very same reason.
Most people just don't care about what is going on...they are only concerned with their own lives, and how to make their own lives better. Nothing more. But hey, I guess that's the modern American way of life, isn't it? It just comes down to greed and ignorance...if we didn't have those two things, I believe the world's problems would disappear.
Originally posted by Realist05
The truth is that this kind of street theater was done much better in the 60's when the troops were drafted and didn't have a choice about being in 'Nam.
Uhh, no. Both wars were unprovoked wars of aggression, and the government lied about both wars. We were deceived, and so were soldiers who enlisted after 9/11 thinking they were actually going to fight for a good purpose. A draft doesn't have much to do with it. The war is still completely unneeded and based on lies. Congress gave Bush the word to stay in Iraq based on false information about weapons of mass destruction. It's an illegal war, but I guess everyone can just keep looking the other way.
Originally posted by rowingcrazy
Just a quick question, are the photos on the bottom of pageone by umbrax photoshopped, is it deliberate or joking? cos it seems to me if your trying to prove there were as many ralies as there were using photoshopped pictures isnt the way to promote the truth.
sorry if im wrong!
Originally posted by Pyros
This is some pretty high-quality rhetoric, but what does it have to do with the subject? The comment regarding the draft is not invalid, because many people weren't necessarily against the war, but were definately against being drafted into combat positions (especially if you we of the lower classes).
And for all of you folks who seem to think that the general populace is under some sort of spell, or is purposely apathetic, or is too stupid to see that BushCo is out to rule the world, I would like to offer an alternate theory:
Do you think that maybe, just maybe, many of the people in this country don't feel the same way about the war as you do?. Maybe, some people see the protesters in a different light, and have different opinions, and different deelings about what these protesters are doing. Did you ever think of that? Probably not, because I'm sure it is a full-time job being high and mightly, and being right all the time....
Originally posted by rowingcrazy
Just a quick question, are the photos on the bottom of pageone by umbrax photoshopped,