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IrateCitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-04 04:06 PM
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98. You're not telling me anything I don't already know
I first got "involved" in issues as a fair trade activist. I lobbied local Congressional reps on behalf of my local Sierra Club. I'm also well aware of Rand Beers' role in Plan Colombia, and it is certainly not something I support.

I'm also well aware of Kucinich's plan vis a vis Iraq. The problem is, the UN has pretty much said that they won't take over force protection. And if you simply pull out, then you will doom Iraq to a civil war.

Whether you or I think that big mansions should be taxed is immaterial. The problem is that such behavior is seen as just fine by society. You earned it, so you get to enjoy it. Do you think that such high taxes would be easy to implement in the current environment? I doubt it. This means then that we need to get around to changing the way in which people view the world around them -- a much more difficult proposition.

Sorry, but much of what I hear in your statements is a frustration that the world isn't what you want it to be -- so all that is required is to impose your will on it and suddenly a great utopia will arise. It would certainly be much easier if this is the way things were, but unfortunately it is not. Therefore, we have to work in the situation in which we find ourselves. As such, your plan becomes entirely unworkable.
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