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Moonbeam_Starlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:52 AM
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I know this is the lounge but you have to read this, it will buck you up!
This is from David van Os, the recent Democratic nominee for Texas state supreme court (he lost). I especially love the line "you cannot be bipartisan with a rattlesnake..." That's my favorite. Read, get fired up and enjoy--I couldn't agree more...

"I implore you all to wake up and realize that the theocratists now control every branch of the national government and that their plans are much worse than anything we envisioned 4 years ago. They are serious and ruthless about it. We cannot beat them by trying to appease them, placate them, or reason with them. To them all such attempts by us simply prove to them that we still under-estimate them and that we are still therefore weak and easily rolled under. We must be a resistance party, nothing less. A fierce give-no-quarter resistance party. Anything less betrays the millions of Americans who are feeling a new cold chill run up their spines today.

Tell me one way, one single way, that the Bush regime has done anything to sincerely compromise or seek common ground with us over the last 4 years and I will tell you that you are blind and deaf because there is no such example. It is just going to be worse now. In fact Bush and Cheney are both now proclaiming a mandate. C'mon folks, you cannot be bipartisan with a rattlesnake. C'mon folks, you cannot expect compromise unless you are demanding it from a position of strength. And we are not in a position of strength because they own every branch of the federal government and they intend to use their control to seek their way or the highway. We have got to embrace a resistance strategy. Meaning, that we fiercely oppose everything they want to do and use every possible maneuver and tactic to slow them down and cost them as much time and grief as possible. That is what the R's did to Bill Clinton, and look where they are now and where we are now.

We don't have the luxury of any "we're better than them" namby-pamby foolishness - they are out to gut the Constitution, folks! Wake up and smell the roses! Are we going to resist and fight them over their plan to destroy the dreams of 1776 and 1787 and 1865, or are we going to go quietly into the night with the smug satisfaction that "we are better people than them" while the Constitution dies after a too-short 217-year life span? It has got to be partisan guerilla war now, folks. We didn't choose this, but it is thrust upon us now, and no amount of wishful thinking about being able to placate them with gracious concession speeches is going to change things.

We have got to slow them down with unrelenting partisan political resistance. Haven't you learned yet folks that these people are deadly serious about running the show and doing everything their way? Haven't you learned yet that being nice and/or taking the "high road" does not get us anywhere? Give me liberty or give me death and I mean it in deadly earnest, folks. I will live under the Constitution that my daddy at age 19 fought to preserve in France and in the Ardennes and in Germany in 1944-1945 or I will not live. I will not compromise on the preservation of that Constitution just to accomodate its enemies in the hope of winning an election or two, if in order to win an election or two I must give in or pander to the enemies of the Constitution. If the Democratic Party does not have the stomach to reject compromise with this madness and stand and fight it with ferocity and a backbone of steel, then the Democratic Party will die and it will deserve to die. And I for one will be ready to replace it with whatever it takes to stand and fight for the Constitution. WHATEVER it takes."
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:56 AM
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1. I already am!
Oh. You said "bucked" up.

Seriously, I have a strange sense of serenity right now. We're going through pain right now, but I think the good guys will come up on top in the end.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:13 AM
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6. You didn't just say that because
you're 'bucked up'? :headbang:
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:56 AM
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2. so true.
look what he has done to environ. leg. in the last 4 years.

It's a fucking nightmare.

We believed in progression because we are progressive.

The only thing progressing is us. The REpublicans are REgressive.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:57 AM
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3. Cept it's not theocratists. It's corporatists...
...who'll throw the "moral conservatives" under the train as soon as it's profitable to do so.

NGU.


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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:58 AM
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4. I'd like to think that
this is the zenith of repug power and that it's all downhill for them after this. The end has to come some time. What will finally bring this about?
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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:11 AM
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5. The Theocratic Agenda - The Swift Advance of a Planned Coup
It is impossible to make sense of the political ambitions of the religious right without understanding the information revealed in the articles below. It is NOT just about Christians voting their values. Most Christians, if given the complete information and time to reflect, would reject this agenda.

Mainstream and even some Fundamentalist Christians have been deceived and are being used to promote this agenda. Even true Fundamentalist Christians would not support this program if they understood it, because it is contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The rise to political power of the Evangelical right is not just an unfortunate coincidence or even a spontaneous popular movement. It is a well planned, well executed power-grab with a very disturbing agenda.

The Despoiling of America
How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State By Katherine Yurica
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheDespoilingOf...

This article is well documented, well researched and is critically important in understanding the religious right. It's NOT just about Christians voting their values.

Here's a follow-up article by the same author:

Conquering by Stealth and Deception: The Swift Advance of a Planned Coup
How the Dominionists Are Succeeding in Their Quest for National Control and World Power By Katherine Yurica
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheSwiftAdvance...

Links to More Articles Revealing the Rise of Dominionism in America
http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/DirectoryRiseOf...
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:39 AM
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7. Yup. Corporatists.
Fuckers.

NGU.


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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:01 AM
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9. Got Links? (case for Corporatism vs. Christian Dominionism)
Ok, I provided a link to a well-researched, rigorously documented article making the case for Christian Reconstructionists/Dominionists. You insist it's the Corporatists. It that just a fiat declaration, or do you have some evidence?

I don't think the greedy corporatists care one hoot about abortion or gay marriage. I suspect they are a bit creeped out by Bush and his whacked out religion and wish he could just stick to giving them big tax breaks and deregulation and leave the religious mumbo-jumbo out of it.

But hey, I could be wrong. Got links?
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Gnscih Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:45 AM
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8. I'm with you. fuck it. Lets fight.
Hang out in freeperville for a few posts. They own the house, senate, WH, and the courts, and they still look on us as an immediate threat.

"To halt under fire is folly. To halt under fire and not fire back is suicide." Patton
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