[sixties-l] Re:Coup and Protests -- smiling vs non smiling

From: Tom Nagy, Ph.D. (nagy@gwu.edu)
Date: 01/02/01

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    I propose the heretical thought that rotten as Bush's nominations are, they are not
    meaningfully different from Clinton's cabinet. How can the evil General P. be worse than
    the current Hitler-in-drag, Albright,  that he will replace? Let's recall Albright's
    "good Nazi" defense for stalling the tiny assistance needed to prevent the genocide of
    880,000 Rwandans.  Albright  told Cokie Roberts that she was "following orders" which
    she disagreed with.  Check the record.  Cookie had asked about condemnation of Albright
    by one of the author's of the definitive report on the genocide, Ambassador Lewis of
    Canada.  Of course there's the ongoing steady-state genocide against the people of
    Iraq... and the defense of Israel's use of  U.S. supplied rockets and artillery and
    tanks against dominently rock-throwing protesters who refuse to be the world's last
    victims of official apartheid.
        How can Ashforth be worse than the lovable current attorney general who signed off
    on the plan dooming the kids in Waco to death by flames?
        How can Tommy Thompson be worse than the current Sec. of HHS, who pushed welfare
    "reform" which condemned the poor to even worst circumstances.
        The only difference I can see is that the current batch of servants of the rich will
    carry out their tasks with smiles rather than with the fake regret shown by the current
    set of lackeys.
        We  must work harder and smarter to convince more people of the needed for
    fundamental change.
    Ted Morgan wrote:
    > Re. the horrible cabinet appointments: looking at it positively, at least it gives
    > the lie to the false symbolism of having a "diverse" cabinet --whichever party is in
    > power!  Maybe we can now ease some of the loyal Dem. progressives away from their
    > embrace on such grounds.   [Anyone out there really holding your breath waiting for
    > the Dems. to turn down an appointment or two?]
    > Ted Morgan
    > "William M. Mandel" wrote:
    > >     At this moment the job versus Bush is not a quixotic denying him the
    > > legitimacy of his rule, but of forcing him to confront a real situation: do his
    > > horrible cabinet nominations, particularly in the domestic sphere, get confirmed
    > > or not?

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