Blogging the Future
Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government
By zwoof at 2008-06-01
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it’s because I only see CNN International here, but I haven’t seen any reporting from “on the ground” in Iraq or Afghanistan.
What are you seeing Stateside?
I have my gene pool in it. My son is a documentary film maker (Beyond Belief) and he’s planning to go to the Green Zone just to get some footage. I’m telling him to just buy it. But there isn’t any. This propaganda machine is just chewing up everything in sight.
The First Gulf War was just a trial run. The Hundred Hour War. As soon as the ground shots got out they shut it down. The same thing is going down again.
Where are the shots of the docks of Basra getting cleaned up? We’re getting told that it’s happening. I want eyeball proof, Zwoof. But I don’t want my son dying trying to show the truth that these assholes will just steamroll over.
It’s not worth wasting another human life on this greed trip. It needs to be stopped.
My wife and I were in France in 2004. I felt that if the visuals from al jazeera were being shown in the U.S., the invasion would have been over in six months. It was really impossible to describe the difference a few seconds of visuals made in one’s visceral understanding. I thought I knew pretty well what was going on, but abstract thought just doesn’t get one to true understanding. I’m sure being there is several orders of magnitude more real.
Once I was in the backcountry when a bear wandered into my campsite at dusk. I had anticipated seeing bears on the trip and was well prepared. But nothing had prepared me for my reaction to the sudden stark awareness that I had nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. I was very, very frightened. Even though I experienced it firsthand, I still can’t recall clearly the level of fear. When I think of it, it is like a fun adventure.
More than the presidency, we need to get the press back.
“The first truth we must face is that everything that makes America America is threatened today: the promise of equal opportunity, good jobs, a strong middle class, and each generation doing its part to give its children a better life is at stake.”
“The second truth is that this election is not just another four-year fight between political parties or competing ideas; it is an epic struggle for the future of America. We are fighting for the America we believe in against a small band of profiteers that has sold out America for their own greed and power.”
“The third truth is that these forces of corporate greed and powerful interests use their money to control Washington, and this corrupting influence is destroying the middle class.”
“The fourth truth is that real change is going to take a real fight. It always does.”
We HAVE to find a way to get through the constant blah blah
blah that the RW is throwing at it’s own people. The garbage
is being eaten up and believed. How in hell do we get the
75% of the Rep. party to understand just how badly THEY have
been sold down the river?? If we can solve this one issue
I honestly think there will be no stopping us in Nov.
and they have all of these reporters on the payroll with nothing else to do….
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