from George Will:
"Hitler found ``Lord Haw Haw��--William Joyce, who broadcast German propaganda to Britain during the Second World War--in the dregs of British extremism. But Saddam Hussein finds American collaborators among senior congressional Democrats.
Not since Jane Fonda posed for photographers at a Hanoi antiaircraft gun has there been anything like Rep. Jim McDermott, speaking to ABC's ``This Week�� from Baghdad, saying Americans should take Saddam Hussein at his word, but should not take President Bush at his. McDermott, in his seventh term representing Seattle, said Iraqi officials promised him and his traveling companion, Rep. David Bonior, a 13-term Michigan Democrat, that weapons inspectors would be ``allowed to look anywhere.��
Bonior, until recently second-ranking in the House Democratic leadership, said sources no less reliable than Saddam's minions told them that inspectors will have an ``unrestricted ability to go where they want.�� McDermott said: ``I think you have to take the Iraqis on their value--at their face value.�� And: ``I think the president would mislead the American people.��
More of that dark side and missing 'connectedness' you were speaking of, this time in Canada...
Didn't one of these loving, spiritually filled villages burn a train full of Hindus to death? And in retaliation another loving village machete to death as many Muslims they could find? If that's Indian love, I don't want to see Indian hate. (sorry for being late into the conversation)
We are, as we know, engaged in a Titanic struggle with the forces of evil...in the guise of the Deadly Sins...Sloth, Greed, Envy, Avarice, Hatred...and Ignorance.
But, we have powerful allies....Heaven and Nature.
With their help...and that help is certain...New Amazonia will prevail.
"Collapse as Adaptation"
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The natural...and powerful...attraction between men and women is the great motive force in life. We strive to honor and cultivate it.
The mind and soul are impotent when not 'connected', and incapable of seeing beyond the limitations imposed by our limited consciousnesses. Nature has provided all of its creatures with gifts to remove the limitations of our selves. We must avail ourselves of these gifts.
Music allows us to speak with the gods.
I criticize our culture with the best of them, but the one thing with which I can find no fault is our national sense of humor...and our comedians. One good Dave Berry column can do more to positively influence the direction of our political future than a THOUSAND New York Times Op-Ed pieces.
I speak of my hope for the 'death' of America.
When I say that, I mean the death of all that is mean, petty, vindictive, short-sighted, greedy, and shallow.
As has been said, the greatest fear of the powerful...and the people who govern us...is that, somewhere, somebody is having fun.
We succeed in doing Nature's bidding if we strive, in a way that does no harm, to have that fun...and to revel in being human.
We, even in such small numbers, stand the chance of slaying Goliath, if we make it a point to be SEEN having fun...and making fun of those who's idea of success is to have matching an Acura that is freshly washed.
The original wording of the Declaration of Independance contained the phrase "life, liberty, and property". In a process about which I am ignorant, "property" was changed to "the pursuit of happiness".
It is in this propitious modification that I find succor.