Your work colleague is chicken-shit. This is the third passive-agressive posting he has made to me or the list through you. However, he's quite sanguine compared to his Polish anarchist friend. Where does anarchy exist in the world? Who's clamoring for it? (Not a single rational human.) Yeah, democracy will not work in the United States. All you have to do is to ignore the past 2.25 centuries, and all you have to do is to look at Poland (as just one example) now. Having a few years under my belt, and having more than a few friends who are or were anarchist, Trotskyist, Marxist-Leninist, Maoist and the like, I have a perspective: they're just as fixated on being twelve year old boys and girls as the fixated brand of homosexuals who want the whole world to appear as it did to them at age twelve or so. Cliff, consider this a direct affront not to you, but to your work colleague (I realize he's a member and he thinks I'm anti-cable; that must mean that I am not) and his puerile friend. Equating american democracy with Imperialism is the height of illogic and sophistry. Does the U.S. occupy Europe? The Phillipines? Vietnam? South Korea? Japan? Cuba? Nicaragua? El Salvador? North Africa? You have to redefine Imperialism as something that Imperialist would never recognize (eg: the 'racial' term "anglo") before you can even begin to compare and contrast the U.S. with an imperialist power. "Control" is another idiotic concept here. How do the entertainment media oligopoly control me? Don't I have to opt-in to their belief on my own for this "control' to be apt? I just love dealing with idiots talking off-topic. Give me another soft pitch, and I'll try for another home-run. Long may it wave. John Willkie > From a work colleague... > > IMHO... > > every one of these infringements on privacy and right to choice > contributes to the ultimate breakdown of Law and Order, and I do not > consider myself paranoid, just observant. One of those I observe is my > friend who is a REAL Polish anarchist. He was FOR Bush in the last > election, because it hastens what he considers is the coming of > destruction (Kerry, in his opinion would have delayed it.) He is FOR the > DMCA and the IPPA because they make laws which cannot be enforced while > distracting individuals and lawmakers from serious societal issues. He > is FOR high security measures at the nations airports, because it spends > billions of dollars and protects nothing and nobody while aggravating > nearly everyone and wasting millions of hours. He is FOR the promotion > of the American Style of Democracy throughout the world (also known as > Imperialism) because it has never worked, at least for very long, for > any nation which has tried it... not for the Greeks, not for the Romans, > not for the Portuguese, not for the Spanish, not for the Turks, not for > the Russians and on and on. It will not work for the United States and > it will not work for the Chinese who will succeed us in the attempts. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.