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Americans, all of you should read this. It explains quite nicely why your voters should not have the sole right to decide the fate of the world.

No, it isn't the link you think it is. No incitements to mailings or anything like that. Just someone putting forwards a point that a number of people who live in America have disagreed with.

To editorialise, now that the fire's gone:

America as a nation-state[0] is the last superpower. It's government reaches far, into other countries whether by lying subhuman wastes of a genome in charge[1] or by threats of embargo and economic sanctions[2]. And thats the American nation-state[0] hasn't decided to send the tanks.

A superpower without an enemy superpower is a threat to the world. The government of the United States — not the people, just the things in charge — has demonstrated that time and again. I thus find it illogical, and indeed actively unjust, that the fate of the world is to be decided by a small group of world citizens who just happen to live in one country. And we all know what the duty of a just man is in the face of something unjust.

In other news, I should not get dragged into politics when in the stages of the White. I'd like to publicly apologise for the tone of my replies in coaldustcanary's journal. While my sentiments remain the same I was too fast and loose with the flames. I was wrong to attack rather than to explain[3]. That was, quite frankly, unforgivably stupid of me.

[0]: 'American nation-state' here is used as a shorthand for "The American government, the American citizens who support them, the American corporations who give them lots of money illegally and the American Christian fundamentalists who give that government moral support". It is not my intention to tar all citizens of the United States with the same brush.
[1]: The UK, for example
[2]: Too many to name
[3]: And then attack if they disagree with the point after explanation.

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thetenthshadow
Oct. 13th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)
There's never been a more embarassing time to be American than the modern day. I can't stand what this country is now or the shits in charge. I couldn't spill enough complaint about it to do it justice. You're right on every point, bro. God help America. It's stupider than it thinks.
dj_rabid_angel
Oct. 13th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC)
Glenn and I were just talking today about how we don't want to see Bush in office, even in spite of this little nagging fragment of my brain that wants to see him win just so that he can potentially drive this country into the ground and sow the seeds for true revolution. Because sadly that seems to be the only way that things will change: Big Brother finally gets seen for what he is and the people stand up for themselves. Not as Americans, but as people.

We hope that France will provide us a bit of support in this revolution. They certainly have an interest in seeing us change, but then again so does the rest of the world.
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