Thursday, January 24, 2008

Letter in response to Michelle Obama's request for donations

I have been following the campaign with interest and substantial dismay. I have not contributed to any campaigns, because I feel that the significant support I provided to candidates in the 2004 and 2006 elections was not worthwhile.

I have not decided who to vote for. I respect your husband, and have a number of friends who are excited about his candidacy. He has touched me, however, only in a very negative way. I agree fully with Bill Clinton and John Edwards that your husband's remarks about Ronald Reagan, who I think was terribly bad for this country, and further a crook, were highly damaging to his campaign for many reasons, not least of which is tha it reflected extreme bad judgment. I also am very worried that he is getting advice from Gregory Craig, who is a very old friend and classmate from Phillips Exeter Academy, '63, and who was an early and ardent cheerleader for the war in Iraq.

For these reasons, it is very unlikely that I will vote for your husband at any stage. If he is a candidate in the general election, it is very unlikely I will vote for the Democratic candidate. I may write in the name of Dennis Kucinich, or if there is a green candidate, vote for her/him.

I hope that taking the time to write to you is not wasted, because at the moment, none of the candidates seems to have the remotest clue what to do about the desperate state of affairs in our democracy.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Conspiracy Theories

I was encouraged to set up a blogspot because my opinions had reached the point where they offended members of an email list to which I belong and which I value. The proximate causes of offense were that I take seriously the threat posed by right wing operatives, including those of the Republican party to the life of one of the candidates for the Democratic nomination for president, and that I have zero respect for the Homeland Security Act or the Patriot Act. More distal causes have to do with the fact that I feel strongly that the entire USA is in the hands of criminals, and that these criminals have taken over control of electronic voting to the point where they may now assure perpetuation of their stanglehold on Democracy.

I am not yet an Obama supporter, as the only Democratic candidate that approximates my views is Dennis Kucinich. However, I now believe it is time for a progressive third party, and I am unhappy that the Greens have not done more to produce a candidate.

I have put out a challenge to electronic correspondents which I will also post here. I seek contradiction of this statement: junior bush has never made a public statement that he didn't know to be a lie. The reason we the people cannot sense his dishonesty is that we depend on contrast in order to detect patterns. As junior bush never tells the truth, nobody is aware that he is lying.

Nobody has attempted to show this statement is wrong.