Funny...I saw it differently...I thought it was fairly predictive of ways in which things like the Patriot Acts (1&2) and the new powers for FBI and CIA can work to intimidate citizens....as similar powers had before, historically.
(But that may just be my weak reading comprehension and ADD working....and dyslexia doesn't help either. I hit the jackpot with learning issues so maybe my take on the article is mistaken.)
Perhaps "depressed" energy can be more well-spent in raising money for your favorite Dem. candidate in 2004.
I realize it is hard to change gears from war horrors to 2004, but I think it is necessary. I have seen reports that say Mr. Bush plans to raise twice what he did for his last campaign. Time to get busy. His Bush "Pioneers" are folks who pledge to raise or donate at least $100,000. Seems that if they raise even more, they get preference when it comes to appointments to cool jobs:
(From the NY Times you can get a "daypass" to read articles but here's a snip of the article)
snip from NYTimes:
"The documents, which surfaced in the courtroom fight over the new campaign finance law, offer new details about Mr. Bush's most active fund-raisers — including his top three, who were awarded plum jobs as ambassadors.
They also show that more than 500 people signed up to be "Pioneers" by promising to raise at least $100,000 for Mr. Bush from individual donors. Previously, the Bush campaign had said that about 230 people had become Pioneers by raising $100,000."
And you know...Salon already likes Mr. Leiberman (D- Republican Lite) and declared him the winner in the first debates...and so it begins...the selling of a Democratic Candidate who would be obedient and carry on the "Bush Legacy" and others' plans and goals. Wanna bet that he is nominated in 2000 no matter what?
more about that here:http://www.salon.com/news/feature/20.../index_np.html
And then there is the issue of voting machines:http://www.newtimesbpb.com/issues/20...l/1/index.html
Energy could even go to assisting folks, especially young'uns who will qualify in 2004, in registering to vote. Check out Granny D.:http://www.grannyd.com/
I don't know...just rambling, I guess.
Historic info is power to prevent and if prevention is not possible, then resistance is my next action. If we give up to depression do we also give in to repeating history?
Like I said...I don't know...it remains to be seen, eh?....Joyce in the mts.