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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 07:09 PM
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40. What we are IMO is people who are trying to live up to our
responsibility as citizens in general, and more particularly trying to save our democracy, which we believe is in great danger.

In one sense I shouldn't mind being called a "conspiracy theorist" because that is what I am. Anyone who thinks that governments don't sometimes get involved in evil conspiracies doesn't know much about history. The war in Iraq was a conspiracy, and that should be obvious to anyone by now. The outing of Valerie Plame was a conspiracy that was actually a sub-conspiracy of the Iraq war. And that should be obvious to just about anyone by now too.

The plan to steal the 2004 election was also a conspiracy. By trying to figure out how this was done and how to expose it we are playing the role of involved and patriotic citizens. Those who disparagingly call us "conspiracy theorists" are precisely those who want to preserve the status quo, including those who are involved in the conspiracy to steal our democracy. They use emotion laden terms such as "conspiracy theorist" because that's their best argument. Using words like that absolve them of the need to actually explain why we are wrong. It's like a 5 year old child calling people bad names because he can't think of any other way to express his displeasure.
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