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Monday, October 20, 2008

Interview - Naomi Wolf - Give Me Liberty

Damn. OK, I have read about all of this before, but to see her put it together here...damn. Watch this, but don't get too afraid. I don't know how you avoid that, actually. But do what you can to keep inspired. Think about Gandhi, MLK, and nonviolent resistance, and see War, Inc. - humor helps. Educate yourself on your rights and how to support liberty, as she suggests. I don't know how we arrest these folks when it seems like there is no real opposition party sometimes, but that means we have to find a way to stand up.


Blogger Laureen said...

So, dear darling AstroGirl... what are you *doing* about it? I've done my viral bit. But that only gets other computer geeks. I'm gonna go take a walk down the dock and start pounding on people's boats and make them listen. But...*then what*?

Oh, and don't listen to anyone who says it'll be over in three months. This election won't be any more valid than the last two have been. http://www.sundaygazettemail.com/News/200810180251

October 20, 2008

Blogger Laura Serena said...

Hell if I know, Laureen. I wish I had a clue. I think the election might have problems too, probably will. Can a big enough landslide stop the theft this time? Who knows. But it's clear the theft is already starting.

I'm going to be a pollworker on the day. I think there was an excellent suggestion there in a comment on the article you sent that people should take their digital cameras into the voting booths and record their votes, so they'll have some kind of evidence. Then again, how many people will do that? Not many, and then what?

Honestly, I hope she's wrong about this or that the national guard won't follow orders from Bush or that Obama gets a big enough landslide to win, or that there's some other thing that happens in our favor and turns the tide. But beyond that, I just don't know.

I'd like to hear Naomi Wolf explain why she thinks her suggestion about having them arrested could even work, because I just don't see that happening even if 50% of the population demanded it right now.

I wish I had some idea how to stop this, but then I wished that years ago. I worked for Kerry. Kerry let them steal the election. I made some noise after the 2004 election to try to get the votes counted correctly. Yeah, right. I worked for Edwards. The media did a witch hunt into his private life because he actually had plans to help real people. (His fault they had something to find, I guess, but still...)

Anyway, I just don't know. Before the tide turns, the momentum has to start moving in our favor, meaning enough people know. And how long is that going to take, if they don't know by now?

October 20, 2008


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