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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:55 AM
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129. I know you're probably not going to like what I think but....
...here it is anyway, with a brief synopsis of things I read in this thread. This is the first time I've ever been involved in an election. After working so hard for JK this past year, I would really like to hold on to the idea that he really is a "stand up guy", with the best interests of what's left of our country in mind.

I ignored the foil hat theory that Kerry was never supposed to win anyway, paving the way for Hillary 08.

What I can't ignore is my 70 year old Dad. My parents were at my sister's in Ohio, and I talked to Mom for the first time since last Friday. Its beyond my understanding how my Mom, with no internet...only TV news, has been so informed, and has so easily seen through every lie that's been told for the past year.

I told her, "you know they stole the election, right?" She replied, "of course they did, that's all they talked about at the beauty shop today." She told me my Dad was standing nearby, shaking his head no. She said, "he still won't believe it."I asked Mom, "what in the h*ll is wrong with him?"

My Dad is actually quite intelligent, and reads a lot of books on the Mossad, CIA, etc. We've had lots of great discussions about things he's come to know. He's told me some pretty disturbing stuff. He's also told me there is nothing we can do about ANY of it, and we should just try to live our lives with as much dignity, compassion, and joy as possible. I always told him we had to fight, but he always shook his head.

As I surfed around tonight, I found a couple of articles, the dim bulb in my head went off, and I realized that he shook his head in hopeless apathy for the illusion that is the democratic process.

One of the more profound statements I remember reading in the past few months is "We ARE al Qaeda", and I realize that's what Dad has been trying to tell me all along.

www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/11-01-04_Chin/11-...

www.onlinejournal.com/Commentary/110204Hasty/110204hast...
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