From: Lawrence DeBivort (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 05 Dec 2002 - 16:30:42 GMT
Hi Wade! Well, it's a snowy day here and the fire is comforting, so I'll
niggle you a bit.... <smile>
Last, uh, 60 years: stopping Hitler and the Internet. Both profoundly
helpful to the processes of human civilization, the first stopping a regime
that would have frozen social evolution, and the latter providing the
healthiest of tools with which to activate the world's variety. The latter
opens an extraordinary door; now, of course, we have to figure out how to
walk through it.
> > but I still would place
> > my bets on this being the country that most advances human
> > civilization over
> > the next fifty years or so.
Wade: > There is nothing to bet about for the last fifty years....
> > The
> > executive branch of our government has been overtaken by Christian
> > fundamentalism,
> I wouldn't go that far. Some swaying, yes, in that direction,
> but, they are still politicians in those chairs, not clerics.
> And politicians only go the way the wind is blowing, and there
> are lots of winds in this country, as you say.
Karl Rove, Reed, Feith.... These guys are non-trivial thinkers and
'control' domestic policy. The neoconservatives, also non-trivial -- Wolfowitz, Perle, et al, 'control' foreign policy. But as I've said before: it is the liberals' (and others') fault: President Bush could have been brought into other ideologies, had others not looked down their noses at him
> > The markers of the
> > failure of their vision are beginning to manifest themselves.
> It's a shallow wind, a non-fragrant backdraft against the
> founding breath.
Hey! Have mercy. I live next door to some of these goofy-woofs, and have to
keep my hopes up somehow...
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