posted on Jul, 16 2007 @ 08:46 AM
JohnMike, the neocons took their views directly from Trotsky. Those views are mostly fascist. Hope this helps.
IJ, once again, you've hit the nail on the head.I had forgotten about that, but your post reminded me. Yes, you are very right about that. We were
still living in Berkeley (in Alameda Co.) at the time of that election. I remember my husband and I discussing our confusion over whether to vote yes
or no, because it was written in such a way as to confuse people. I am sure that was a huge contributor. We read the entire initiative but still
couldn't figure it out. Theonly way we were finally able to tell was to vote in accordance with what our favorite newspaper said.
THe other thing that went on in that election is that "volunteers" trying to get petitions signed, would stand out in front of places of business,
grocery stores, etc. and get people to sign their petitions. For example, one time we came out of the store, saw the guy with a petition on the issue
of teacher's salaries. His sign talked about making teacher's pay secure or some such. My husband, being a teacher, thought that sounded good. I
don't remember exactly what the issue was but it was about teacher's pay. But when you actually read the petition, it was a measure to LOWER teacher
pay, which was already barely a living wage. It was out and out lying. He did the same thing with other issues, too. We were furious. We told the guy
what we thought of him and his tactics and left, very upset. That measure was on the ballot the same time as the MJ initiative. There were alot of
people doing the exact same thing for the MJ measure and many other measures that were on the ballot that election were handled the same way, as well.
It's a despicable tactic, but it works.