My argument's being taken out of context. I mean no ill will against the Bush
family, but was using someone else's "demonization" logic to show that it can
lead to uncomfortable conclusions. I don't demonize Bush. But I don't demonize
Saddam Hussein, either (I already have my opinions about both of them and don't
need to have my emotions whipped up). Let me hasten to add that I don't think
they're the equal of each other, morally speaking. I have far more respect for
George Bush, even though I don't agree with his approach here. But then, as I've
said from time to time, I think a) his talk of war is a feint to deal with
domestic matters (probably the upcoming Senate elections); and b) therefore, by
the time the elections have come and gone, he won't need his war, and it won't
happen.

Just a prognostication, not a prophecy, so don't sue me if I'm wrong, but that's
what I think will happen. As JWR is fond of saying, "my opinions are subject to
change"

Gary Smith wrote:

> And I guess that means that GWBush is on your enemy list?
> BTW, Bush wasn't the one who started the drug war. And there have been
> many liberals that have heartily sponsored the drug war along the way,
> including Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
> Do you also condemn Ronald Reagan for calling the Soviets, the "Evil
> Empire"? They hadn't, after all, fired a single shot at US soil.
> It is one thing to demonize an enemy. It is another thing to lay out a
> laundry list of a person's activities. In reality, Saddam has had a
> decade to be a good boy and play by the rules he agreed to play by. He
> hasn't. And the rules he is breaking far exceed the problems the Bush
> twins are involved in. Personally, I'm for greatly modifying the drug war
> by not arresting those who possess; only major sellers. Should I look
> down upon a member because their child turns out bad? Only if I'm a
> demonizer. However, if I have strong facts showing the parent at major
> fault for the child's behavior, then it isn't demonizing.
> Like the man said, "if you can bat .300, it ain't bragging."
>
> K'aya K'ama,
> Gerald/gary  Smith    gszion1 @juno.com    http://www
> .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html
> "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free."  -
> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
>
> Marc:
> Being that George Bush wants to throw everyone's youngsters except his
> own into
> jail for drug offences...
> We have to learn to hate our enemies. The first step is demonizing them.
>
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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
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