We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"March 13, 2005: Al Qaeda is trying to deal with a public relations disaster. First, al Qaeda publicly announced, before the January 30th elections, that democracy was un-Islamic. When most Iraqis energetically turned out to vote, the damage to al Qaeda's prestige was considerable. Then there are the suicide bombs that miss their targets. Most of them kill Iraqi civilians, instead of Americans (the preferred target) or Iraqi police, troops or government officials (an acceptable substitute). This has gotten so bad that al Qaeda has tried to deny responsibility for some of the suicide bomb attacks that go spectacularly wrong." Read entire: Click here: military news about Iraq
An echo today of that Cronkite quote from yesterday. Maybe a smart person can explain to me exactly what is logically, historically, spiritually, morally and psychologically wrong with the notion of global government, cuz I know it is very wrong and very scarey, but cannot be succinct enough about it. Maybe something to do with freedom and self-determination? Thomas Hale - surely no relative of Nathan: Click here: Globalising freedom Thomas N Hale - openDemocracy