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If Bush wins, things will not continue the same (bombing of Havana?)

Like it or not, things have gotten to the point where if Kerry can manage to get elected, and if Kerry's election does no more than keep things about like they are, that will be a great victory for the mass of people on this planet and for the working people of the U.S. in particular.
All the "Anybody But Kerry" stories rely upon one HIGHLY UNCERTAIN premise: that if Bush wins, things will remain about like they are. Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth. For instance: (1) if Bush wins, the neocons will need to expand the "security state" (equals "police state") in order to keep the tensions caused by their policies from erupting into civil war; (2) If Bush wins, war must be expanded in accordance with the fundamental belief of the neocons, namely, "dominate or die," and therefore a military draft (as part of the militarization of all of society) will be required; and, (3) In order to expand the security state and the "war on terror" --- and assure that the draft will not result in uncontainable popular opposition --- the next Bush administration will need to immediately fake an attack by Cuba on Guantanamo and terrorist bombings by Cubans in the U.S. (such planned covert actions have been on the Pentagon books for years although squelched by President Kennedy before his assassination). Result: Cuban patsies will be arrested in the U.S.A. and Havana will be bombed. The foreign policy analysis of the neocons in taking such reckless action? Answer: the Bush administration already believes that the bombing and occupation of Iraq has resulted in the virtual surrender of Kaddhafi and the submission of the entire Arab world. Same thing will be true of Latin America, it will be said --- and doubtless already has been argued in the inner circle of the neocons. For example, it will be said, President Chavez of Venezuela will suddenly see the light. So what if the masses of Latin America will be restive? All those details have been worked out --- about torture and disappearance technology --- at the "School of Assassins" at Fort Benning in Georgia. Haiti was just a little trial run for what is planned for Cuba.

Like it or not, things have gotten to the point where if Kerry can manage to get elected, and if Kerry's election does no more than keep things about like they are, that will be a great victory for the mass of people on this planet and for the working people of the U.S. in particular. That is neither pro-Kerry propaganda nor conspiracy theory, it's just a description of the mess we have gotten ourselves into.

Self-proclaiming left-radicals will continue their "Anybody But Kerry" campaign --- but the reality is that "Anybody But Bush" is about the only rational way to go in 2004.

Another little message: Bush already has campaign funds in excess of $100 million, while Kerry maybe has $1 million. In Vegas that translates into 100 to 1 odds on a Bush victory. Think about it.

I am maintaining anonymity in making this statement, because I know that I will be excoriated for a coward, a traitor, a conspiracy theorist, and all that, as the messenger is always blamed for an ugly message. But, hey, don't look at me ! ! ! I'm not Ralph Nader, and we didn't get into this mess by following my advice. But, I guess it's all the same, tweedle-dee-dum, except . . . will you be able to explain your "radical" idea to the children of Havana, why you are so proud that you could not be "tricked" into voting Bush out of office?
maybe so 14.Mar.2004 20:31

not sure

Just a quick comment.

I'm not commenting on whether it makes any sense to do outreach and organizing to try to get people to vote for this motherfucker or that motherfucker when they're all motherfuckers trying to get appointed to an evil job.

But I think the only reason "major combat" has been declared "over" since last May and the previously interminable public re-enactment of World War II has been paused is for the election.

Bush has made it pretty clear he thinks playing War President Dictator is a lot more fun than what he was doing before 9-11-01 and since 5-1-03.

Fear Mongering 14.Mar.2004 20:33

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

If Bush steals the election it will be because Kerry remained nebulous about specific policies not willing to risk a Progressive platform that would bring millions more voters to the polling booth to overwhelm what will more than likely be the theft of the election. People do not vote against, they vote for policy that will make a difference in their lives. So who is fear mongering now? The Democrats that's who.


Any Democrat asshole 14.Mar.2004 21:28

who thinks

he can get me to vote for Kerry by slamming Nader is full of shit. Don't you jerks get it? Your anti-Nader crap is having the opposite effect than you think. I have just about decided to hold my nose and vote for Skull and Bones lite. But every time this anti-Nader shit comes up, you guys lose me.

I left something out 14.Mar.2004 21:33

2+2=4

I said I would be "excoriated for a coward, a traitor, a conspiracy theorist," BUT I left out "fear mongerer". Oh, well, can't get them all.

Vote mongering 15.Mar.2004 01:06

Doc Watson

Americans don't vote for or against policies.

They vote for they think is going to win.

If 15.Mar.2004 03:03

If doesn't count

If your auntie had balls, she'd be your uncle.

Re: If 15.Mar.2004 05:09

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What a lovely picture. YOu must have a very queer family.

. 15.Mar.2004 14:02

If doesn't count

You forgot, the key word is "if." Whatever follows "if" doesn't exist.