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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:18 PM
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An incredibly good read
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 05:46 PM by Wiley50
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/May2004/Bageant0524.htm


If anything can stop this imperial court of jackals, the jackals we allowed to steal an election (without breaking out in open street rebellion as we probably should have done), the ones currently looting the national treasury, the ones spoiling for Armageddon and wiping their asses on the constitution, it is you, me and about 100 million other Americans who may or may not decide to vote in November. Even if we cannot drive the jackals away from the carcass of our constitution, we can redeem ourselves as individuals. Let me share with you these lines by Vachel Lindsay. I know Lindsay is uncool among the literary gaggle these days, but let me do it anyway.

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice.

My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness.

I, the unloving, say life should be lovely.

I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.


Come, let us vote against our human nature,

Crying to God in all the polling places

To heal our everlasting sinfulness

And make us sages with transfigured faces.

-- From Why I voted the Socialist Ticket, by Vachel Lindsay



If you will remember, we did have other options. In our hearts we all know that Nader, Kucinich and Sharpton were the only candidates speaking the whole truth. Whether they would have acted on their own words, may be another matter. We will never know because liberals, being too worried about picking the right actor in the televised popularity contest that we call elections, never seriously considered them anyway. Speaking the truth does not count for much these days. I

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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:21 PM
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1. "Most of us are not that thrilled about the horse-faced, clearly insincere
...John Kerry"

Speak for yourself. Please don't speak for "most of us," especially when repeating RW memes and using personal insults about appearance.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:22 PM
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2. Thanks, DBE. Agree totally!! nt
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:29 PM
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5. Quite agree...and what is this "horse-faced" shit?!!...beyond
the mean-spirited superficiality...I've always thought of Kerry as a "babe"!..(NON-mean-spirited superficiality!)...He's way-cute in my book and in that of a number of other women I know!
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naryaquid Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:35 PM
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6. ..May be a "mixed" message, but one doesn't usually get to
marry two heiresses - and date a number of movie stars in between - if one is of the homely persuasion!
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:28 PM
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3. I agree with post one, but still a good read.
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:29 PM
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4. This writer does not speak for me either. He's entitled to his opinion
about John Kerry, but he cheapens his argument with what's meant as a physical slur. And if he thinks that speaking up to power in the 60s was so easy that he can call Kerry "opportunistic", I think he is probably too young to remember living through that time. Unless he thinks that the four students killed at Kent State were also being opportunistic.
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:36 PM
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7. For your unbelievable disrespect to Senator Kerry you have earned
the snooze button. Didn't see you in Mosul this week visiting our soldiers and the Iraqi people. How fabulously spoiled and rich of Senator Kerry to have gone there himself. And how corrupt and without moral gumption he was when he went to Vietnam and then came home and fought to bring the rest of our young men home and end that vile war. How astute you are in your observations.

Nadar took money from the Republicans and the Swift Boat Vets but he is a candidate 'speaking' the whole truth!!!

And then when logic fails, throw in an insult about the way JK looks. How cerebral.

Your post is misguided at best. Better learn who your real enemies are, fast. Senator Kerry's not one of them.





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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:03 PM
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8. Thank you for the edit
But it still says "we all know that nader, Kucinich and Sharpton were the only candidates speaking the whole truth."

I respectfully disagree. We do not all "know" that or share that view.
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