The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #114421   Message #2441717
Posted By: Little Hawk
15-Sep-08 - 11:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
Subject: RE: BS: RFKennedy, Jr., - Palin quotes fascist
Hey, Jack, I did not mean that I despise you...or pdq...or anyone else here. I don't despise anyone taking part in this discussion on an individual or personal basis.

When I said that "I do despise your partisan mudslinging. No pretence about it. That goes for both Republicans and Democrats. I despise your partisanship and your entire ludicrous presidential election process."..................I was NOT referring to specific individuals here with the word "your". I was referring to the USA's Democratic and Republican parties themselves...huge political organizations which sling mud at each other. And I was saying that I despise certain forms of negative behaviour that those parties pander to: such as mudslinging and personal attacks. They are forms of behaviour that worsen the general political climate we all must function in.

I despise the Canadian parties too, frankly, because they also engage in the same kind of cynical campaign tactics. They lie, deceive, mudsling, and exaggerate. They sieze upon the most trivial things to try and hurt their opponents (like that business about a bird shitting on Dion's shoulder).

That does not mean I despise individual Canadian citizens or individual American citizens or politicians themselves or people on this forum. It's the powerful organizations and great power structures that I despise...not the ordinary people who are just the foot soldiers and who are out there doing the best they know how.

The comment was not directed at Jack personally. It was directed at the very prevalent mudslinging and bad behaviour I see happening in this election campaign and being pushed by party strategists on both sides. People get caught up in it. I wish they would find it embarrassing enough that they would not even want to get caught up in it.

I hope that clarifies what I said to some extent.