[R-G] Kerry: "The Cause of Israel is the Cause of America"
mstainsby at resist.ca
Sat Feb 21 21:21:04 MST 2004
I'm replying to both Carrol and CJ in one post.
Carrol Cox wrote:
> Not really. They, like the election itself, are merely a distraction
> from the tasks of organizing opposition and developing left
I can agree with this much, but it still is a violation of your rights,
even if they are horribly bourgeois. We must defend them, just as we must
stand up for the rights of blacks to get their votes actually counted, even
if that only means Al Gore would have won. With Diebold, We never would
have even known what Florida was up to; chad-gate is now something that
still happens-- even more starkly, in fact-- yet you don't see it. I assume
if they canceled the elections we would protest, no? Diebold is the
equivalent of a non-announced cancellation of the elections.
As far as CJ:
you have evaded, albeit rather obviously, any actual questioning about what
on earth makes Kerry better. Lapwing tried to do so, but it didn't convince
me of much except that he wants to see better fiscal policies. So, if
that's what we're for, then go nuts. I'm for a lot more than that, and to
counter his "I'm old", I guess I'll add "I'm young"(ish).
Diebold can do a heck of a lot, but whatever they do must not be obvious--
so your flippant comment about write-ins is sufficient evidence, to me at
least, that you really want to avoid thinking about what Diebold actually
*can* do. It's rather terrifying, don't you think? No, let's talk about
when Kerry was demonstrating against Nixon's war...
A serious left in America will not come by playing the game of imperialism.
That game happens when you vote (period), for a Democrat, Republican or a
Green for that matter and surrender your responsibility to be like Che':
demanding the impossible because you are a realist.
In the contradiction lies the hope
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