Month: November 2004

It’s the Wealth

November 16, 2004 Off

An article by Rick Perlstein in last weeks Village Voice is worth reading to dispell the notion that it was “moral values” that bought Bush the election. According to Perlstein and the Polysigh blog, it seems that religious voters did not turnout in significantly greater numbers for the 2004 election and then vote for Bush.

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Fallujah, the First Victim of the Second Term

November 12, 2004 Off

The images shown via the BBC (among others) of rampant bulldozing of houses in Fallujah using armoured vehicles is eerily familiar of the illegal collective punishment of Palestinian civilians by the Israeli Defence force using Caterpillar bulldozers. As noted by Mark LeVine, the ideology of Israel and the U.S. has converged.

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So Much For Honour Among Capitalists

November 8, 2004 Off

As the shock begins to recede, significant questions as to the democratic character of the U.S. election persist. One characteristic that stands out clearly is that nearly no-one has heeded Kerry’s call for everyone to kiss, make-up and somehow accept Bush’s immoral administration.

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U.S Conservatism as Proto-Fascism

November 1, 2004 Off

Orcinus has a well reasoned comparison of the behaviour of the U.S. conservative movement manifesting itself in the U.S. Republican party, the Christian fundamentalist movement, right-wing media, and more extreme racist groups to behaviour displayed by historical fascist states (Germany under Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, Spain under Franco).

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