posted on Jun, 18 2006 @ 02:11 AM
Can I hurl in some observations?
There are few policy differences between the Democrats and Republicans, whatever their ideological manifesto's state. It is the same in Britain and
Australia, the main members of the Coalition of the Willing. Our societies are supposedly polarised but our governments, the party's in office and
the parties in opposition are scared of appearing different to the ultimate mantra of the voting mass; self interest fueled by fear, especially fears
of the unverifiable, the unknown, the misunderstood. What useful political capital those fears provide. They are subject to the boring old cycle of
history and the permanent reach of power. Modern governments do not represent us, they appease us with prepared gibberish.
There are growing numbers of traditional Republican supporters who are dismayed by their party's actions in government, (Valhall may be one of them?)
who may subsequently like to remember the faults of the Clinton administration and be satisfied that they're not the only disaster in town. I don't
recall the Clinton Administration invading Iraq without blatant provocation to strategic US interests. The Axis of Evil is a human trait, not a
nationality. Both invasions of Iraq are self interest unfurled, not advancement of freedom, nor the diminishing of a threat.
The actions taken by the current US administration, considerably supported by the alleged Democrat opposition, not to mention the clapping media, have
polarised the Coalition nations, brought the angelicised Presidency into a perception of disrepute (not for the first time) and set the world on a
knife-edge. Those nations not aligned to the Western coalition are being made enemies of the West for they hold the resource keys to our carbonised
People typing on keyboards, staring at their thoughts on a screen without instant retort, tend to make statements they might temper significantly in
face to face conversation, unless inebriated. The ATS handbook has some useful things to say on this. Conversely, time in front of a keyboard should
theoretically add up to greater thoughtfulness. But does it?
Valhall, Semperfortis did not accuse you of stating 'we should all become moderates'. That person said "What is it that you suggest, that we all
become moderates?" (Pg.3) You lost your cool at this point. Meantard? Is that a nasty retard? Quote "Since the trend for the day is to feed the
elephant with both hands and a shovel..." (Pg.3) Suddenly you're pointing a gun at your foot.
Freedom of speech is exactly that. 'Say what you wilt shall be the whole of the jaw.' Apologies to Crowley. Thoughtful debate is for the thoughtful.
I don't expect it from everyone....ME EVIL PARTISAN!!!???