Re: An odd addition to the axis of evil

From: Joe Dees (joedees@addall.com)
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 02:35:16 GMT

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    > "Steve Drew" <srdrew_1@hotmail.com> memetics@mmu.ac.uk Re: An odd addition to the axis of evilDate: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 21:31:16 +0000
    >Reply-To: memetics@mmu.ac.uk
    >
    >>Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 08:57:05 -0800
    >From: "Grant Callaghan" <grantc4@hotmail.com>
    >Subject: Re: An odd addition to the axis of evil
    >
    >Either that or the meaning of
    >>'axis of evil'- which went down incredibly badly in Europe,
    >particularly
    >>within the corridors of the EU- means something very different to right
    >>wing
    >>Americans...
    >>
    >>Hence, and here's the memetics link, how could anyone argue that it's
    >the
    >>idea of an 'axis of evil' that's the meme, as I presume some would?
    >>
    >>Vincent
    >>--
    >George W. was a "C" student in college and is great at using slogans and
    >nicknames instead of real ideas.† He should have been a country and
    >western
    >singer but I doubt he can carry a tune.† His policy is going to be a
    >disaster in the end and there's nothing much anybody can do about it.
    >He's
    >trying to be another Ronny Reagan but can't hack it.† All he's got going
    >for
    >him so far is the momentum created for him by Osama bin Laden's raid on
    >the
    >WTC.† It's a blatant imitation of "the evil empire" slogan.
    >
    >But the real problem is that he's using bad methods in an attempt to
    >achieve
    >what he thinks are good ends.† His father learned the hard way that
    >wartime
    >euphoria won't necessarily get him elected when the war is over.
    >There's
    >little Americans can do about what this administration has done at this
    >point.† We feel like we're winning when we're losing again.† It does
    >little
    >good to push against a rising tide of emotions.
    >
    As far as the US antiterror effort is proceeding, W isn't running things any more than Ronnie Raygun was; he surrounded himself with a top flight group of advisors (Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, Cheney, etc.) who do his thinking for him, then he hies out to the soapbox and sells it.
    >
    >Grant<
    >
    >I agree with your assessment, but iím glad i didnít say it first. : )
    >
    >I also note that there are concerns within some sections of your press with
    >regard to the erosion of civil liberties. The arseholes over here are just
    >starting to lean down on us. Unfortunately we donít have a bill of rights,
    >though we are getting there.
    >
    >regards
    >
    >Steve
    >
    >
    >
    >
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