posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 04:36 PM
I LOVE that avatar!
Great thread, btw. I hope many people join this discussion.
I used to be the most partisan conservative Republican you can imagine. I'm talkin' about a flamethrowing, firebreathing Rush Limbaugh listening,
Fox News watching partisan. For me, the change came in increments, starting in the summer of 2001. I read a couple of books - one I had put off
reading for a long time b/c I didn't want to see some ugly truths I knew I'd havta see - (Compromised: Clinton, Bush & the CIA); and "Rule by
Secrecy." "Rule" was mind-boggling. In it I learned about OPERATION NORTHWOODS, among other things. By the time 9-11 happened, I completely
understood the whole PRETEXT, Hegelian Dialectic thing. All I can say is I am SO glad I read that book and "Compromised" before the September
attack. It gave me massive insight. After the 9-11 dust settled, I dove into my research and investigation and havn't stopped yet. A paradigm shifted
in my mind following those events.
Based on what I've learned and on the actions of the Bush administration and the GOP controlled congress, I believe they have gone so far to the
darkside it's beyond unreal. I used to be damn proud to be a Republican. These days, I'm thoroughly disgusted with them. Their dishonesty and
hypocrisy is staggering. And that's putting it mildly. Oh yes, and they profess to be, as silly Gary Bauer put it, "the party of home and hearth."
The Christian party. Folks, there is nothing
remotely Christian about the current GOP. They wear it like a costume for political benefit. They
are wolves in sheep's clothing.
Having said that, let me also say this: the corporately-controlled two-party system is a joke. It's so rigged it's abominable. Just because I no
longer identify with the GOP, I am not signing up to be a Democrat. They're party is just as bad. Give me a leader who loves this nation, puts it
first and exercises common sense, strength and decency. I don't care what their affiliation is.