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Elected Dictatorship [May. 12th, 2004|09:46 am]
Tony Grist
Democracy is so damn frustrating. Most of us would like to see the back of Blair and his disgusting cronies, but the job remains his until the next election or until one of his colleagues is brave enough to hold a metaphorical gun to his head or until he graciously decides to stand down. His strategy in Iraq is hated. It's particularly, virulently hated within his own party. Over fifty per cent of the electorate want the troops out now. But Blair carries on regardless. I cringe every time someone speaks about "the British position" on this, that or the other, because it's not the British position; it's Blair's.

It's bizarre how one man can become synonymous with the nation and the rest of us- millions upon millions- are utterly powerless to affect what he chooses to do in our name.

[User Picture]From: four_thorns
2004-05-12 08:52 am (UTC)
at least the people in your country are smart enough to want the troops out. half of the people here still support bush out of ignorance and some stupid idea that "patriotism" means doglike unquestioning loyalty. part of me thinks that if people aren't going to think for themselves, they deserve a jackass like bush... i'm just sorry they're dragging me along for the ride.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2004-05-12 09:12 am (UTC)
And yet I remember the 60s and the anti-war movement and the civil rights movement and Kent State....You guys were an inspiration to us
back then.
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