[R-G] Kerry: "The Cause of Israel is the Cause of America"
lapwing at att.net
Fri Feb 20 15:43:55 MST 2004
Connexions hath smitten the keyboard to type:
> Franks. But if the election happens as we think it will I'll join
> lapwing in supporting the lesser evil because the Greater Evil,
> "dialectics" notwithstanding, does not lead to the Absolute Good. CJ
That's all I'm saying.
As to Kerry being an " ultra-rightist, pro-war on Iraq, pro-war on
civil liberities, economics are far right," as Mac put it, I find
some of this a little extreme. Pro-war on Iraq ... OK, or perhaps,
too chicken to speak out of turn. War on civil liberties? Kerry's a
liberal. "Far right" economics and "ultra-rightist" depend onjust how
broad your view of the political spectrum is. Kerry is to the left of
Reagan, Bush, Ford and Nixon, that already take away his crown to the
"far" and "ultra." Kerry may be to the right of Ted Kennedy, who is
as "left" as electable politicians get in the USA. Is he left or
right of Clinton? I don't know.
I'd say all this puts him either in the center left or center right.
Yes, yes, I know. None of these folks would go for nationalizing the
means of production -- although Nixon did create Amtrak and he did
have a "New Economic Policy" (hee, hee). However, radical change is
not even a remote option.
The choice is whether we continue on the march to 1904 or we halt
somewhere in the 1930s (1936?) in hopes of better opportunities for
progress in the future.
I, for one, deeply regret that Jimmy Carter lost his reelection, Zbig
notwithstanding. It seemed clearer to bring on the struggle with a
clear enemy. Well, we know what happened.
I am full of regrets about letting an aim for the perfect ruin other
possibilities. I am not going to let that happen this time. I won't
fritter a vote on making a statement that won't make a whit of
difference. The house is on fire and Kerry comes with firefighters.
He won't build me a deck? OK, so I'll have to wait for that.
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