Interesting site: Anti-war.com
I've been noticably absent this week but I've been lurking about. This weekend will be a super busy one; campfire kickoff, birthday party, then sunday, birthday party, family paddle event.. pffff. Anyhow, I am reading Frank Rich's 'The greatest story ever sold' and as a poli sci grad, I am interested in different people's opinions. Whilst browsing, I saw this site , Anti-War.com. It is Libertarian based, but apparently, frequented by people of many political stripes. In the case of the current neo-con domination, this can only be undermined by people of all political persuasion. It is not solely up to the Democrats. It kind of supports my belief (see post below) that for the sake of non-domination by either party (a two party system will not do anyone any good, there is no leverage to behold), we need better organization of parties/political ideology that agrees on some things, not necessarily all. But the goal should be to prevent one party domination like the neo-cons were able to do. And trust me, people's memory in this country is very short term.
Not only that, the damage done by the Bush and co. is very long term. Either in the perception of the world vs the US, or the internal misperceptions of so many uninformed, Americans who believe the boogy men are 'out there', rather than 'in here'. The 'us vs them'-ers. For those bloggers like Betmo and TUO, it's the way to get religion out of politics. Dilute the voting pool and diminish the strenght of the ignorant. I'm not saying people with strong ideas (either left or right, a lot of those people are well read and just have a strong opinion one way or another) but those ignorants who are easily swayed and manipulated.
Anyhow, peruse and read a bit on this site. For my poli sci degree I had to be exposed to all kinds of political thought. Just staying completely within our own circle of agreement won't do any good.