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RE: A working class hero is something to be
Botnst - 2/13/2005 4:50 PM
JimSmith - 2/13/2005 4:37 PM
I don't recall those encouragements being laced with threats of US military action to make it right if they don't see it our way. Jim
Could be because they don't threaten us. What do you think?
The part of teh Chavez report that intrigues me is that he's locking people up on laws that prevent people from speaking against his government.
Do I understand correctly that some of you guys think Freedom of Speech is the most important human right, but think this guy ain't all bad? I'll give you this, you stay focused.
So how is Venezeula a threat to us? Is it once again just simply whatever bullshit that can be trumped up?
Who said I don't think the guy is bad? So, he's bad, and I don't give a shit. Of course, in your little world, whatever "bad" means, also means you claim a right to send the sons and daughters of America to go die for it in a fascist invasion.
Here is the news: Chavez has been elected twice, in democratic elections, the last one overseen in a massive UN effort, by large majorities. He is popular with the poor, of which there is plenty in the two-class have-have not Venezuelan state, you know, a state like Amerika is becoming. Since all you Republicans and Closet Republicans claim Bush has a "mandate", are you saying Chavez doesn't? On top of that, the only news sources I see reporting these "facts" are run by Rupert Murderdick's Fux News. For all I know it is a bunch of trumped propaganda. Now why would I even suspect that?
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address