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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
                Demosthenes

Anchor for this item  posted April 05, 2003 at 5:52 p.m. MDT

Does anyone recognize the word "quisling"? I hope so ... at least a few, even just a few ... our nation-states will need leaders who are sufficiently self-loathing and masochistic to bend over and take whatever Uncle Sam gives them with a smile. Ontario's Premier Eaves (who just gobbed on our parliamentary traditions by turning his budget presentation into a made-for-TV video shoot) knows he can toady up to Bush, Rumsfled, and Wolfowitz by insulting Canadian's fortitude and integrity ... I'm sure the US Ambassador will slip him something sweet for this.
I'ts been interesting, watching the petty pretexts by which people have over the decades rationalized frittering away their autonomy, their independence, their liberty, and their dignity ... a profound teaching on how material comfort is a disease.

Anti-war Canadians are cowards, press release hints[globeandmail.com] ... "A news release issued in the name of Ontario Premier Ernie Eves yesterday suggested those who oppose sending Canadian soldiers to Iraq are cowards.
"I want history to remember Canada for its courage and loyalty, not its cowardice," Mr. Eves was quoted as saying in the release handed out to reporters as he spoke to a rally sponsored by Friends of America."


 

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Human need, not corporate greed ... without justice, there can be no peace. That's the meme stringing these items together.



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