[lit-ideas] Re: The flu

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 18:16:33 +0000

Monday, November 22, 2004, 3:32:20 PM, Veronica Caley wrote:

VC> Absolutely.  But then the other big factor I think was fear.  Fear of
VC> terrorists, fear of gays, taken in by excellent propaganda."

Yes. The data on beliefs on Iraq and Al Qaeda (e.g.) in the US are very 
worrying indeed -- the data here show a totally opposite pattern of beliefs, 
and I cannot but think your media are somewhat culpable, the more liberal of 
your legislators, perhaps, too.  

now there
VC> is.  This was known before the election.  Known at least by people who read
VC> or listened to a variety of sources.

Yes -- perhaps I'm being unfair on your media: the structure of our press and 
TV helps too. I can walk into more or less any newsagent in the country 
(outside very rural areas) and see 10 national papers yelling their own case.

VC> I think the real revolt is going to come when the Corporations severely cut
VC> or do away with health care and drug co-pay.  I expect that around Jan.
VC> 2006.  Of course, it will be too little, too late.

Yes it will. Because by then, if the revolt gets anything at all, it will get 
-- and people will settle for, most likely -- a "compromise" that "gives back" 
just a little...

 Judy Evans, Cardiff, UK   

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