Saturday, September 24, 2005
# Posted 2:35 AM by Ariel David Adesnik
Now, I mentioned earlier this week that pointing out the dumbest arguments made by extremists on the other side of the political divide is neither an enriching nor an intellectually substantive activity. However, since ANSWER is one of the main organizers of the protest tomorrow, I figure I should provide all y'all with some information about what the group believes.
One of the first things I learned from ANSWER (courtesy of Ten Reasons Why We Oppose the War) was that "Iraq had no nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction -- and Bush knew it."
But the real treasure trove of strange delusions and apologias for the worlds' dictatorships is this eight page brochure that you can download as a PDF from the ANSWER website. Here are some highlights:
The global anti-war movement must be a movement of international solidarity against the U.S. empire. (Page 2)Well there you have it folks. ANSWER in a nutshell. And don't forget to free Mumia! (2) opinions -- Add your opinion
Somehow that short adage about "those who forget history are doomed..." (now, I may be misquoting the source but if you know what it then you also have no legitimate beef with my using it, as is).
ANSWER really believes that their recruits are so ignorant as to buy into the misinformation about Israel/Korea/Cuba ... fascinating.
SO what we will have is a subculture of unskilled (not to mention unwashed), unlearned, emotion-based people who will delight in seeing efforts at dismantling the United States -- yeah, that's a good thing, like, fer sure, dude ...
The Machiavellian nature of ANSWER's recruiting effort is disgusting. Seems appropriate that Ramsey Clarke (Former loser (oops attorney general!)) helps lead the organization.
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They don't care a whit about our troops, or about anybody. They're trying to overthrow the government.
Sometimes I wish I had aged in the '50's instead of being born in them. :)
The Mumia thing really gets to me. Convicted cop killer appeals and then the Supreme Court says: Fry you subhuman sos, and now suddenly people are demanding justice for him! He killed a cop in a city who's crime rate escalates hourly!
Aahh! Makes me want to tear my hair out!
What's wrong with this picture, I ask you?
I can't wait to join a Gathering of Eagles in two weeks. Maybe some of my pent up rage can be released finally. I'm just sayin...
Great blog, BTW!