Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: HA HA BUSH WINS OWNED!
George Orwell is laughing his ass off from the dirt-nap right now.
The "War" played a role in "1984" nearly identical to all the "wars" the US has "fought" over the last 30 years. The war in Vietnam, the war on drugs, the war on terror.
The War is always slightly nebulous, and it requires the direction of resources and unquestioning blind faith. It divides the nation into "patriots" that are loyal and those that are not. Those that are not will become subject to sanctions of some sort. Nazi Germany HAD to go to war, there was no quicker way to reign in any dissent.
I didn't think Bush would be unseated. He's a president "at war" and you yanks have never booted one out. Also, Kerry did have little strength in platform and didn't draw the "anti-Bush" vote, but perhaps gelled the right into voting powerfully. Kerry didn't really offer a better picture of the future, but insisted that Bush's picture was bleak.
Cheney and his bible-boy won't wreck the country, but it will be interesting to see what happens at this point. The bible belt and business interests are in firm control and how far right they think things can be pulled without anyone taking their attention away from the various wars on whatever-you-have is to be determined.
I'm really trying to see things from your perspective, but I'm having trouble getting my head up my ass