From: gerald_a_levy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 14 2003 - 21:20:10 EST
Addendum to : If you thought "Freedom fries" were crazy, visit the following site where right-wingers are promoting a "French boycott" (!): http://www.metrospy.com/boycott.htm Although some parts of this site read like they were written tongue-in-cheek, other sections make it clear that this madness is real. Warning: the above site contains racist and national chauvinist language and slogans. In solidarity, Jerry ======================================== Subject: [OPE-L:8611] Re: France fried by U.S. Congress > Re Paul Z's : > > But it is also indicative of the extremely low level to which the > > discussion is being brought domestically. > Yes, but the drive to war in the US *requires* that the discussion > be brought to a very low level. That is, war in the US requires > war hysteria and national chauvinism (which is inherently irrational). > These attitudes are created, perpetuated, and magnified by what > Chomsky calls "necessary illusions": i.e. thought control and propaganda > aimed at manufacturing or perpetuating irrational forms of behavior.
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