[Paleopsych] On Sunday, Only the Propaganda Will Change
christian.rauh at uconn.edu
Sun Jan 30 00:12:21 UTC 2005
The US will withdraw its troops. Iraq will become a Colombia in the
middle east. The failing of democracy will be blamed on Iraqs, after
all, they are running the country now, aren't they?
Oil will continue to be pumped by the colonizer's corporations and any
attempt to obtain some profit for the Iraq people will be labeled
"comunist nationalization" and strongly oposed by "the market". By the
way, Iraq's market is now open for exploitation.
The US will be "safer" without Saddam.
Oh! And, of course, when democracy do emerges decades in the future. The
US will claim to have planted the seed of it when it only delayed the
process through the support of a dictator, sanctions and now a war that
lead to greater instability.
Am I a pessimist? Or is it just the eve of the election that put me in a
Steve Hovland wrote:
> Our man Allawi will "win," just like Karzai did
> in Afghanistan.
> We will be told that turnout was strong in spite
> of the terrorist threats. One wonders how many
> people will actually be dumb enough to risk
> their lives for a PR stunt.
> Any stories about violence at the polls or voting
> problems will quickly disappear from the corporate
> President Bush will make a flowery speech about
> how wonderful democracy is.
> He will say that we are in Iraq at the invitation of
> a legitimate government, and that we are only
> there to protect a fledgling democracy against
> those who hate freedom. Yada yada yada...
> The killing will continue.
> Steve Hovland
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A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over,
their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight,
restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in
the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the
horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt......
If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience
till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning
back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where
principles are at stake.
- Thomas Jefferson, from a letter he sent in 1798 after
the passage of the Sedition Act
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