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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-04 07:28 PM
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If Bush wins, will it be opposition or resistance?
For me, there is no question. We have tried opposition this year. If it fails on Tuesday, next year we must resist.

Legitimacy is like virginity. Once it is lost, it cannot be regained. Like the Whore of Babylon, the Bush administration was born illegitimate. Bush can never be the real president.

That Bush stole the election four years ago is bad enough. What is worse is that he has, since that time, continued to show nothing but contempt for American democratic institutions. He has used a national emergency to ram police-state enabling legislation through Congress; he led the country into an unnecessary war using pretexts that were false; moreover, Bush and his aides had to know they were false. Even the election as it is now is being tainted with the presence of Republican goon squads attempting to suppress votes for the opposition. That is in addition a a conscious, concerted effort to smear the opposition with a series of lies about Senator Kerry's stand on the issues and even his military record.

Meanwhile, the national news media, both print and broadcast, in the hands of Mr. Bush's campaign contributors, has failed to adequately inform the American public of Mr. Bush's record of lies, distortions and failures.

America today more closely resembles a banana republic than what can even be loosely termed a democratic state. This is not just an election. This is a clear choice between democracy and tyranny.

What we are being tasked to do as citizens this Tuesday is to prevent the dictator from consolidating his power. Failure is not an option. Should Bush, the illegitimate president, emerge victorious, the threat to democratic institutions will go unabated save for active and direct resistance.

Urge those of what would be considered draft age to avoid military service so long as Mr. Bush hangs on to power.

Support boycotts and divestment in businesses and corporations that support the junta and profit from wars predicated on lies. Kill your television set and refuse to watch television news.

Urge the international community to convene a tribunal for the purpose of apprehending, trying and incarcerating those responsible for war crimes in Iraq.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-04 07:32 PM
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1. "Bush can never be the real president." I fully agree.
I moved out of the country after Bu$h was selected, conducting my own personal strike and boycott of the US.

I will continue to do so as long as Bu$h remains in power - which will only be a few months unless he steals another election.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-04 07:35 PM
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2. I've said I will never watch TV again if * steals it
Edited on Sun Oct-31-04 07:36 PM by ccbombs
And it will be stolen if he wins, regardless of vote tampering. The media has eagerly colluded with the right wing mob from the get-go. Were it not for them, shithead would polling in the single digits.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-04 07:35 PM
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3. how about 'insurgency'?
i hear ya.

this is serious business.
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