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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:28 PM
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13. You are right. Fear, hate, brownshirting...simple, primal. 'Common Enemy'
motivation in a complicated world. As we both know from the recent go-around on WesClark that you and I participated in about a complex character in a complex world, it is easier to speak of heroes and villians, red vs. blue, saints vs. sinners, Dem v. Repub.

I attempted (sadly inadequately since all those threads were locked as 'disruptive old news') to discern a unifying pattern of oil-based power politics in American foreign policy and indications of only one party, the Power Party, that tag-teams visible leaders in and out of public view.

But that got lost in the complexities and 'seeming contradictions!! or obvious consistencies!!' of actions, associations, and words all signifying...something.

Imperfect attempts to illuminate or hypothesize lead rapidly to heated words, another victim of the info-war psy-op culture that we are immersed in that leads to 'with us or against us.'

>>>>>>But WE CAN'T EVEN VOTE ANYMORE. BBV has eliminated any point in distinguishing who the damn players are. That is issue #1 if tyranny is to be rolled back and civic culture resuscitated.

Examining the power of words and perceptions is useful in case we ever get the vote back but for now...the levers of consequence of knowing anything have been carefully broken in the invisible software of electronic voting machines.

The desire for a King/Lord/Father/Fuhrer is the motivational force in our CIA/Media/Corporate-controlled culture of fabricated hopes and fears. Hitler used this and the neo-cons are, too. In fact, this has been the key tactic of governance in this country for over 60 years.

Keep thinking about this, FrenchieCat, and I will, too. Maybe we can figure it out in time to change this dire situation.
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  - "Don't Want" VS. "Should Want" FrenchieCat  Jan-28-05 12:48 PM   #0 
  - Hmmmm,  flamin lib   Jan-28-05 12:57 PM   #1 
  - go on with this against instead of "For".....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:08 PM   #4 
     - Dang it! That's good.  flamin lib   Jan-28-05 04:45 PM   #17 
     - I use a "don't want"  Donna Zen   Jan-29-05 07:07 PM   #24 
  - I "dont want"  KissMeKate   Jan-28-05 12:58 PM   #2 
  - Yep, it's all about the wording.  flamin lib   Jan-28-05 01:07 PM   #3 
  - That's an excellent post  moggie12   Jan-28-05 01:10 PM   #5 
  - I think you've got it!  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:16 PM   #6 
     - That's very true _ DU is an excellent example of the principle  moggie12   Jan-28-05 02:20 PM   #11 
  - You are right....Dems do need to take control....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:21 PM   #8 
  - That's a very good  qwghlmian   Jan-28-05 01:21 PM   #7 
  - Yes I see the relation....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:33 PM   #9 
  - At a local dem meeting last night we  HoosierClarkie   Jan-28-05 01:34 PM   #10 
  - It is unfortunate that  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 02:21 PM   #12 
     - You are right. Fear, hate, brownshirting...simple, primal. 'Common Enemy'  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-28-05 03:28 PM   #13 
  - This is the kind of stuff our candidates need to be  Jim4Wes   Jan-28-05 03:36 PM   #14 
  - I'm going to send it to Brazile.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 03:56 PM   #15 
     - Donna Brazile responds to your e-mails??  moggie12   Jan-28-05 08:17 PM   #19 
        - Always  Donna Zen   Jan-29-05 07:14 PM   #25 
  - How about rehabilitating national identity by fighting fire with fire?  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-28-05 04:41 PM   #16 
  - I certainly agree with one of your sentiments in particular  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 08:54 PM   #21 
  - Very interesting thoughts, Frenchie!!  Sparkly   Jan-28-05 07:38 PM   #18 
  - You are welcome.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 08:50 PM   #20 
  - eggsactly! and most motivation research (inc. political) shows  sundancekid   Jan-29-05 04:51 PM   #22 
  - We don't want... (you asked for it--you got it)  StopThePendulum   Jan-29-05 06:05 PM   #23 
  - mind if I play with your list a bit?  moggie12   Jan-29-05 07:54 PM   #26 
  - Very insightful  cally   Jan-30-05 02:23 PM   #27 

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