posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 08:25 PM
LadyV: I never said you weren't a strong fighter. I'd be honored to stand beside you in this fight, and I totally agree that this nation will get
horribly worse before things get better. My grandfather and grandaunt fought in the French Resistance, and I may well follow in their footsteps. It
was suicidal then and it may well be the same now. I've said I don't fault anyone that leaves, it may turn out to be the best thing to do. We are
so screwed now, in fact I helped two of my friends chalk those exact words in the main plaza at my university yesterday, but we're no more screwed
than other nations have been, and it takes strong fighters to get us back to even.
I think the scariest thing about Bush and a big reason why America could loose lots of good people is his fundamentalist Christian beliefs.
I think the US is slowly moving towards a totalitarian state, the Right Wing now controls two of the three branches of government and they could take
the third quite easily depending upon how the health of the Supreme Court justices holds out.
If this happens I believe we could see many of the things that many Americans take for granted overturned, Roe Vs Wade, the Texas sodomy case, and
certainly many of the issues of Church and State in education will be overturned. The rights of everyone who is not a Christian are at risk here,
and in the end I don't think America will take it.
There's a great online commic strip I love called Sinfest, in one of the strips, the main characters walk past a fenced in "Free speech zone," a
line of riot troops and a tv spouting war propaganda. One of the characters then turns to the other and comments "It's like they're daring us to
revolt!" This is how many of my friends and fellow students see their everyday lives now, and I doubt that they would take much more. I'm betting
the 2008 election will be a landslide against the NeoCons, that is, if it happens.
It will probably get much much worse before it gets better though, and there are probably some very scary times ahead, but there will be a resistance
to Bush, and it will win in the end.
Viva La Resistance!
[edit on 11/9/2004 by The Astral City]