[sixties-l] Re: coup coup coup

From: PNFPNF@aol.com
Date: 12/15/00

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    I'm not sure there's disagreement entirely re the Bush "coup" or whatever.  
    We all--and I suspect this includes most those Americans who didn't vote, 
    too--know very well what happened this year isn't exactly new; the presidency 
    (among other offices) is not decided by us; the question seems to be whether 
    the "choice" we make in the loaded system actually goes anywhere toward being 
    counted or not.  Yet I tend to Stew's view there may have been more outright 
    "theft" this time; or maybe folks just got caught with less careful hands in 
    the till, as it were.
      On another point--Stew, I remember in France 8 months before Allende's 
    overthrow, people (inc. some residents from Chile) were worrying it might 
    happen; and, that September day in 1973 here when I saw the SFChronicle 
    headline "Allende overthrown in Chile," there had been for maybe a week news 
    commentary (re the truckers etc.) that this was coming; I remember the sense 
    of horror, yet not of the unexpected, on seeing those words.  --I don't 
    question the persons or media or whatever you saw there weren't expecting it, 
    but how did that happen?  Please let me know (off or on list); thanks.

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