I called my democratic senator and congressman's offices. "He's voting against this bill to give Bush funding for his war, without any deadlines to pull out, isn't he?" I asked.
"He hasn't decided yet."
What the hell is there to decide about? He ran with a position against the war.
So, a bunch of soon-to-be-out of work and extinct right wing blowhards use some lame talking point spin about supporting the troops and you collapse, afraid that you will be characterized as not supporting the troops?
Let's get something straight. History will not look kindly upon those who back Bush's mindless, blind, failed Iraq experiment a single day longer.
History will treat those who had the courage to speak out, the courage to oppose Bush and to stand up to the right wingers who foolishly thought that supporting the troops meant keeping them in a chaotic morass of civil war.
History will honor the legislators who were elected to end the Iraq war who went on and did their job, even when they were pressured by old guard party hacks who sold out the people who gave the Democrats the control of congress.
History will treat those who vote to give Bush the money, without hard schedules for withdrawal as failures and sellouts. And that history will not be decades away. By 2008, the first of these failures in the eyes of history will be relegated to the unemployment ranks-- very deservedly.
If you haven't yet contacted your legislator in congress, what on earth are you waiting for.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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