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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Democracy Under Bush

Democracy under Bush

From Sharon, a Canadian colleague of mine who likes and supports Americans but is stunned by the lack of outrage from disenfranchised voters:

Many of us who live in places where legitimate elections are fought and won are astounded by the acceptance by Americans of a stolen election. It seems to me that nobody cares or can do anything about the alleged occurrence of 70,000 people voting for Bush on touch screens in polling booths where only 1,700 people were entitled to vote, or about machines that changed electors' votes for Kerry to votes for Bush before their very eyes. Multiply that by all the touch screens in the U.S., and you are looking at a massive crime, are you not? I am shocked that there seems to be no recourse for those affected by such illegal activity. Your out-of-control president is a huge danger to the rest of the world (and perhaps even yourselves) and seems to be above the law. If you think the rest of the world respects your country any longer for its democratic leadership, you are dreaming. Is anybody out there actually conscious? Or am I having a bad dream?


hokkaidoabbey said...

I was really happy to find your blog. I worked as a draft registration counselor back in 1978, when draft registration was first reinstated. Your blog is refreshing and valuable. Keep up the good work!

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Thank you, Hokkaido Abbey. It's an honor to hear from another peacemaker. I've just now been reading your blog, and I like what I see.

Michael Hawkins said...

Hello Katharine,

While it looks to the rest of the world like no one in the U.S. cares what's happening, I think there's actually a rising groundswell of anger and dissatifaction. That our mainstream media is such a mouthpiece for corporate interests makes it understandable that no one in the rest of the world can see what's happening here under the surface. The Bush neocons are busily painting themselves into a corner, and their karma is about to bite them in the ass -- I really believe this, and it's only a matter of what happens after that.

Anyway, I enjoy your blog very much and am happy to have you as a PBU collegue.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Thank you, Michael. I admire your blog as well.

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