RE: [xmca] preying on this elderly

From: Peg Griffin (
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 21:33:44 PDT

Tonight one of the stop-the-war busses stopped here just up the street from
Martin Luther King's Dexter Avenue Church and a few blocks from the memorial
at the Southern Poverty Law Center. We ended the evening there.

The bus that came here has taken a route close to the gulf devastation.
They said people were tooting at them and giving them thumbs up throughout
areas that showed a lot of destruction.
Even on short notice, there was a decent turnout here -- I'd say more than
two thirds were people who had NOT been at the vigil here before Katrina and
the debacle of a response to it.
Remember September 24 is when the busses plan to arrive in DC and I think
Move On is organizing meets all over the country.


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Chappell []
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 9:51 AM
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Subject: Re: [xmca] preying on this elderly


This a wonderfully poignant "ramble" on history in the present. Thank
you, and good luck at the bus stop.

On 05/09/2005, at 9:44 PM, Peg Griffin wrote:

> It's about discourse and taking advantage of difficulty with memory
> retrieval.
> The weekend shrub blitz (including Condoleeza allegedly coming home to
> Alabama to help) reeked of the authorship of Karl Rove.
> As soon as that came into my mind, I realized the shrubs had
> successfully
> interfered with my ability to remember. I could not recall that last
> awful
> thing we should still be trying to hold Rove accountable for. I could
> not
> grab it from memory storage; the hooks to it were obscured. Yes, I
> remember
> badly and yes more so as I get older. But manipulating and amplifying
> natural and individual processes for cultural mass effect is exactly
> what
> the shrubs, and especially Rove, are so adept at.
> Then I saw a news article exposing Rove's roll and verifying my
> analysis.
> It was quite clear that Rove was back in DC and the shrub moves in the
> gulf
> were governed by the political calculus Rove does so effectively.
> But nothing nothing nothing in it gave a hint of what I couldn't
> remember.
> It would have been off the point, losing focus, rambling for people to
> identify that relevant thing about Rove.
> They couldn't write about the woman from the CIA who's married to the
> man
> who bucked part of the shrub story about weapons of mass destruction.
> They
> couldn't repeat that her name and identity as CIA had been leaked to a
> newspaper. They couldn't put in that this is the one thing involving
> Rove
> that might support legal action and trim the shrub a bit.
> If we don't keep on that track about Rove, the shrubs are more likely
> to be
> able to continue to prey upon us.
> Is this an example of what is meant by discourse type demands
> supporting the
> status quo and contributing to the manipulation of the populous?
> This is why I like so much the IF Stone book on the Hidden History of
> the
> Korean War. A ramble.
> Peg
> PS Cyndy Sheehan's bus tour stops here for a little bit tonight. Less
> time
> preparation than the first support vigil for her but maybe more folks!
> I
> hope and think.
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