Monday, March 01, 2004

A rant

I refuse to believe we can invade a country (for whatever reason) and impose our view and institutions of democracy on its leaders regardless of its history and culture. I refuse to believe we can improve our citizens' economic life by lessening the taxes on the rich in the hopes they'll allow their largesse to trickle down to the masses. I refuse to believe we can dictate the terms under which the rest of the world operates. I refuse to believe we can ignore science, ignore diplomacy, ignore history and launch an arrogant, ignorant domination of the world, its resources, its peoples, simply because we have the military and economic power to do so.
Maybe George Bush can pull this off, all of this. But here's the deal. If he does, I want out.

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