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Thread #17801   Message #173182
Posted By: katlaughing
03-Feb-00 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Baez interview. Americans and enemies
Subject: RE: Baez interview. Americans and enemies
Not so funny in retro-Wyo. There are still live-in-the-past diehards who have current bumper stickers here which denigrate the young Jane Fonda.

I think Joan is right about America, as far as politicians go. They seem to be quite fond of having an enemy; gives them more to pork-barrel in a budget; to pontificate about on the stump; and generally gives them a pseudo-focus.

Hell the whole lot of them and some of the country went through major angst when the USSR fell apart, wandering around like chickens with no heads saying, "Who will we hate now? Gotta have an enemy"

Well, it has become apparent, that with no common outside enemy, those who love to hate have upped the ante by going after their fellow citizens in an escalation of racism and intolerance which echoes the struggles of the past. Perhaps Joan, whom I have a great deal of respect for, should find grist for her songmill among such heinous deeds.

Of course, you are all right. It is not an exclusive American thing. Look at what is happening in Austria as we write.

My opinion....katlaughing