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Things I Fear

The things which I fear will happen if Geo. DUHbya Bush is reelected:

1) We will be at war with Iran by New Year's.
2) There will be some sort of conscription, but because he said he wouldn't, it won't be called the "draft." Possibly as early as Christmas.
3) Sometime in the coming years, he will appoint at least two, maybe three justices. Roe v. Wade will be overturned.
4) At some point, someone will propose repealing the 22nd Amendment because "we can't change horses in midstream." Because of the incredible lack of knowledge on the part of such a scary percentage of the American public, and the REALLY scary fact that there is a sizeable chunk of said American public who honestly believe Bush was "anointed by God" as president, it will be repealed, and Bush will run for (and win) a third term.
5) Political appointments will slowly replace elections in many of the states, to "get rid of big government."
6) Bush will be politely asked to become "president for life." He will accept.

Never think "it can't happen here." The only reason it CAN happen here is because so many people don't know their history, they don't stay informed, and they believe everything they are told. Take a gander at what's happening in Russia, where our good buddy Vlad is starting this ball rolling, with the full blessing of the U.S. administration.

Too pessimistic? Not when it comes to this administration. While Kerry may not be the savior of the country, his election would at least give me the comfortable knowledge that we are still a free republic, and can remain so if people will trust facts, and not simply rely on faith. Faith is all well and good, and I'm a believer myself, but God gave us free will for a reason. He might guide us, but He cannot stop us from doing something phenomenally stupid.

There's a great Op-Ed piece in the Times today:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/opinion/22herbert.html?oref=login&th (you have to be signed in, but it's free and they don't send spam).

I did the Tarot meme, but I, too, was the Fool. I don't know how evil I am, yet.


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Oct. 23rd, 2004 12:31 am (UTC)
I didn't think it was possible, but you're even more pessimistic than I am. I agree with no. 2, although it may take longer. No. 1 is indeed possible, but I think the timing would be much later. No. 3 is pretty certain. I'm skeptical about the rest.
Oct. 23rd, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
Okay, it may wait until after the Inaguration. :P

I'm just terribly uneasy about the mirror images of historical events I'm seeing repeated here. Like I said last night, maybe if I wasn't so informed, I'd be a lot happier...

Here's another good one from Paul Krugman: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/opinion/22krugman.html?oref=login&th

Oct. 23rd, 2004 04:20 pm (UTC)
One might have expected Florida's government to fix these problems during the intervening four years. But most of those wrongly denied voting rights in 2000 still haven't had those rights restored - and the replacement of punch-card machines has created new problems. --Krugman

AAAAAAAAAAARGH! I'm off to pound my head against the wall. :-(
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