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forwardthinker Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 04:18 PM
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8. What saddens me...
about this and many other discussions here on DU is the overwhelmingly defeatist attitude. I for one still feel free. Is that only because I'm a straight white male? I work for a living, I've been without health insurance going on nine years now, but I still feel like we live in a free society where opportunities abound for the motivated. The 2000 elections were a sad sham, it's true... the same thing nearly happened in the governor's race in my native Washington state.

There will be another election.

The past is behind us, the present is all we've got.

Right now, I live in Colorado and I intend to put more effort into getting a democrat elected Governor here in '06 than hating the loophole in the system that passed power to Bush in '00.
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  -Death of a Brazilian and the increasing desperation of the elites JohnyCanuck  Jul-31-05 11:12 AM   #0 
  - This is very good!  zidzi   Jul-31-05 11:23 AM   #1 
  - My government can go take a flying fuck in the outer stratosphere  asianmale   Jul-31-05 12:45 PM   #3 
     - "We are after all a democracy," to me that's debatable .  JohnyCanuck   Jul-31-05 01:10 PM   #4 
        - Al-democratiyya al-shakliyya -- it's not just for the Middle East anymore  Ms. Clio   Jul-31-05 01:16 PM   #5 
        - Required reading. n/t  Karenina   Jul-31-05 01:39 PM   #6 
        - that's exactly what's going on  wli   Jul-31-05 03:37 PM   #7 
        - What saddens me...  forwardthinker   Jul-31-05 04:18 PM   #8 
           - The past is behind us, the present is all we've got  asianmale   Jul-31-05 04:58 PM   #9 
              - That's the beauty of the system from their point of view  JohnyCanuck   Aug-01-05 12:30 PM   #10 
              - Incorrect, the past is with us each and very day.  tabasco   Aug-01-05 12:50 PM   #11 
  - Excellent article. Nominated n/t  Beam Me Up   Jul-31-05 11:36 AM   #2 

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