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arendt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-20-07 11:37 PM
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27. Thanks for reaching 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.


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.



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  -Christians with Guns - Blackwater and the CNP arendt  Oct-20-07 12:48 PM   #0 
  - k/r  AndyTiedye   Oct-20-07 12:57 PM   #1 
  - Romney plays the Christian Card - his security advisor is Blackwater  arendt   Oct-20-07 01:24 PM   #2 
  - Also: Check into "The Order of the Spur". I know people who could tell  patrice   Oct-20-07 01:58 PM   #3 
  - Haven't gotten the Scahill book yet. Thanks for the OotS pointer...  arendt   Oct-20-07 02:07 PM   #4 
     - The person I know, who was a very popular liturgy leader in the CC was  patrice   Oct-20-07 02:31 PM   #7 
     - So, not to do with the AF academy? n/t  arendt   Oct-20-07 04:13 PM   #15 
        - Oh, I'd bet money that the religious leaders in Co. Spgs. know one another.  patrice   Oct-20-07 05:03 PM   #20 
     - Thanks very much for an extremely thought provoking post.  patrice   Oct-20-07 02:46 PM   #9 
  - Many of the "facts" stated by your sources are contradicted by other sources - but  papau   Oct-20-07 02:21 PM   #5 
  - Attention class. New trope: Half of a comparison. Nice rhetorical gadget.  arendt   Oct-20-07 03:44 PM   #12 
  - The good side of class warfare is knowing that the rich are at war with the non- rich - as  papau   Oct-20-07 04:30 PM   #17 
     - Ooh - we have a player. And he starts by comparing me to Real gentlemanly stuff.  arendt   Oct-20-07 04:56 PM   #19 
        - To associate a very good book by Naomi Klein with this fantasy is a bit much  papau   Oct-20-07 08:02 PM   #23 
           - You got nothing - but sarcasm and hysterical exaggeration.  arendt   Oct-20-07 08:05 PM   #24 
              - In logic there are many situations where two facts are true - but unrelated to each other - and  papau   Oct-20-07 08:21 PM   #26 
  - duplicate - self-delete n/t  arendt   Oct-20-07 03:44 PM   #13 
  - Re Cheenee meeting in secret with ______________  patrice   Oct-20-07 02:27 PM   #6 
  - Visitor logs. Emails. Boy these guys like to destroy the trail. n/t  arendt   Oct-20-07 04:11 PM   #14 
  - They rally round the family with a pocketful of shells  MN Against Bush   Oct-20-07 02:42 PM   #8 
  - Thanks for this . . .  patrice   Oct-20-07 02:54 PM   #10 
  - "the war cannibal animal" - fabulous! n/t  arendt   Oct-20-07 04:14 PM   #16 
  - BTW, what you outline in "typology of herasy"  patrice   Oct-20-07 02:58 PM   #11 
  - shorter arendt:  cali   Oct-20-07 04:49 PM   #18 
  - Oh, boy, the ignores are here. Let me guess. Anything I have ever said, can and will...  arendt   Oct-20-07 05:37 PM   #21 
  - There's something that really tickles me about  cali   Oct-20-07 05:41 PM   #22 
  - :-) vitirol aside - thanks for the nice comment - we agree on much here - there is a conspiracy and  papau   Oct-20-07 08:16 PM   #25 
     - Thanks for reaching sure sounds like we do agree about many things  arendt   Oct-20-07 11:37 PM   #27 
  - I would like to see evidence for the following statement:  okasha   Oct-21-07 11:04 AM   #28 

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