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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-05-06 09:18 AM
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Who are the Appeasers?
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Edited on Tue Sep-05-06 09:23 AM by pat_k
Appease: To pacify or attempt to pacify (an enemy) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle.

The Appeasers aren't THEM. They are, by definition, people on OUR SIDE who are appeasing THEM.

In the battle for our national soul, "our side" is the Anti-Fascist camp.

Impeachment is the battleground.

Appeasers are "our" problem -- it is up to us to persuade them it is a moral imperative to demand Impeachment.
  • Un-Americans who are players in the conspiracies to steal our elections, destroy our constitutional institutions, rule by signing statement, terrorize us with threats of mushroom clouds, hold the power they have seized at any cost, and gather ever more power unto themselves, are Fascists.

  • Un-Americans who are cheering on the Fascists are Fascists or Fascist Dupes (not always easy to tell apart).

  • Americans who know that a Fascist cabal has taken the WH, but who look the other way, are appeasers.

  • Americans who want us to "lay low" on Impeachment until we win back the House are appeasers.

  • Americans who see the Fascists for what they are, but who "make nice", rationalizing that doing so will somehow win them political points, are appeasers.

We must distinguish Appeasers from the Fascists and Fascists Dupes because we must deal with the people who fall into each of these camps in very different ways.
  • Appeasers
    These people are "our" problem -- it is up to us to persuade them that it is a moral imperative to demand Impeachment. (Their belief that their silence will somehow benefit them is tragically mistaken. Americans disdain people who "stand on principle" only when it is safe to do so.)

  • Fascist Dupes
    These people can, and should, be ignored. We don't need to go after these folks directly. As more of "us" break our silence, they are getting swept up in the changing tide.

  • Fascists
    These people are fighting us for the American soul. Impeachment is our battleground and we must fight to force their leaders out of power with everything we've got. We must DO IT NOW, not when we believe it is "safe."

A Note on Levels of Culpability:
Each day that a member of Congress fails to carry out their sworn duty and demand Congressional action, George W. Bush can point to their failure to act as justification for his Un-American and Un-Constitutional claims to power (If his actions subverted our constitutional democracy, wouldn't more members of Congress, who are sworn to act, be demanding Congressional action?)

When they are silent on Impeachment, citizens don't have the same level of culpability as members of Congress. Average citizens are not public servants who have taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Nevertheless, to choose silence so you don't rouse an enemy is to appease.

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