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06 Mar 2005

A Neocon Named Cinnamon

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Jill found this article about a liberal that became a neo-conservative because of September 11.

2 Responses to “A Neocon Named Cinnamon”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Wow! Is she for real? Nothing like being brain-washed. Has she heard nothing of the deceptions propagated on Americans and the world by the neocons as a result of 9/11 – including an illegal and immoral war? Further, I’m sick to dealth of hearing about 9/11 as a justification for almost anything. 3,000 people died. We’re now at half that in American military lives, and so many thousands more including Iraqi lives. And, we have increased and strengthened the terrorists. Amazing what fear will do! This is one of my favorite quotes:
    “Why of course the people don’t want war. … That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Hermann Goering, 1939

  2. Al Says:

    That is a really chilling quote, Kathy. Those in power know what they are doing. The current administration are experts at marketing. They choose a policy, and do whatever it takes to sell it.

    I think Cinnamon was only a liberal by name (literally, in this case!) before 9/11. I think people left of center, including liberals, think of 9/11 as something that did not come out of a vacuum. They attacked the military and financial headquarters of the U.S. – hmmm, there’s a place to start looking for reasons. It just seems to me that neo-conservatives are into treating the symptoms of a problem (eg terrorism), while the left are in favor of treating the cause. 19 men don’t meticulously attack the U.S. without a cause, they may have been insane, but they certainly were not dumb. Another reason I think Cinnamon couldn’t have ever been a liberal is that liberals think of september 11 as the day in 1973, when the CIA aided a coup to kill popular Chilean president Salvador Allende. Or September 11, 1977 when antiapartheid leader Stephn Biko was murdered by police in South Africa. Or the Attica prison riots September 9-13 in 1971.

    Whether she was a liberal or not doesn’t really matter to me, although it seems she is trying to gain credibility by saying so. To me, her beliefs are flawed because she thinks terrorism is where American problems start and end. To me, unbridled capitalism is where America’s problems start and end. If our government (Democrats and Republicans alike) would stop supporting vicious dictatorships and overthrowing popular governments for the sake of accumulation of capital, that would go a long way to both stop terrorism and promote democracy, something I think everyone can agree on.

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