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. > > > ________________________________________________________________ > > GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! > > Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! > > Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: > > http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/. > > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// > -- Marc A. Schindler 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." --Michelangelo Buonarroti Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the authorís employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^^=============================================================== This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^^===============================================================