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arendt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 12:37 AM
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27. Thanks for reaching out...it sure sounds like we do agree about many things
You have given me some hope that maybe there is just a lot of misunderstanding on DU, not actual disagreement on basic principles. I will go to bed tonight feeling a little less alone in the world.

You sound quite accomplished, and presumably financially secure enough to fight this fight over the long haul. I am just a techie who has been mugged too many times, and sees the fist coming towards my face again. I don't think I will survive what these bums have planned for America - you don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to see the cliff they are pushing us over. That is why the "its not that bad" crowd really makes me mad. I am too old to ride this out and start over.

So, I wish you success with your fight against your conspiracy. I would just ask that you call me a bad writer, not a CTer. I'm not fighting a conspiracy. I'm just like your average Soviet citizen - I read corporate Pravda from the back to the front, and I think that omissions are as significant as stories. In today's media environment, any deviation from the party line can be made to sound like a CT.

Years ago, when I came to DU, Nazi references and the like were not cause for bitter fights; they were concepts that most people on this board had no trouble accepting. I just feel that things have shifted here. Its a much nastier board than it used to be, and the Permanent Campaign makes a huge contribution to the internecine feuding and quick assumption of evil intent.

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In retrospect, the statement about "the same families" was probably a little too C. Wright Mills for today's DU. It was a throwaway line to pad out a seque. I had put myself on a deadline to post this and didn't go back and clean it up. Live and learn. (No Carol Quigley references, ever! :-) )The only "same family" that I am really certain of is the Bush Crime Family - three generations and going strong. Like you say, most of the rest of them are probably whatever rich slime has floated to the surface lately. In the end, it is all about making the few rich by making the many poor. That's not a conspiracy theory, that's a fact.

Naomi Klein rocks. :-) She is a writer. I'm not even a hack by her standards.

peace

arendt




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