By James Bovard
Does the people+s have to think within the president trump their responsibility to imagine severely and to call for fact? Have american citizens been conditioned to disregard political frauds and think the lies perpetuated through presidents and crusade advertisements? James Bovard, writer of the vintage misplaced Rights, diagnoses a countrywide illness: -Attention Deficit Democracy,+ characterised through a citizenry that's paying much less recognition to proof, and is much less able to judging whilst their rights and liberties are lower than assault. Bovard+s cautious study and commonly caustic variety will provide upload a complete new which means that pundits, politicians, and we the folks will locate tricky to disregard.
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Spy agencies had been expanding for over half a century, largely to defend against the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the USSR—far and away the top threat to American security— it was not extremist to talk of curbing spy budgets. It was ironic that the Bush campaign tarred Kerry for not recognizing that terrorism was a catastrophic threat after 1993, since the Bush administration was lackadaisical about the threat from January 20 through September 10, 2001. The wolf pack ad was based on a “reverse” seven-year statute of limitation for 9/11: anything that Kerry did since 1995 could be held against him while nothing Bush did in his first 8 months as commander-in-chief could be used against him.
The Post noted: “The crowds cheered, pumping their fists in the air. ”79 This was not Cheney’s first tactical nuclear invocation. S. ”80 In the final weeks of the campaign, Bush himself hit the terrorism button harder than ever. On October 18, Bush traveled to New Jersey and draped himself in 9/11. ”81 The New York Times mentioned that Bush’s “easy path of protest and defeatism” phrase “evoked Mr. Kerry’s statements about Vietnam 34 years ago. His use of terms like ‘a policy of weakness,’ ‘giving up the fight’ FEARMONGERING AND THE BATTERED CITIZEN SYNDROME 45 and ‘a strategy of retreat’ appeared intended to paint Mr.
Sen. ”87 Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman condemned the Kerry campaign for “parroting the rhetoric of terrorists” and warned: “The enemy listens. All listen to what the president said, and all listen to what Sen. ”88 In the first two debates, Bush repeatedly implied that Kerry’s criticisms of his policies in Iraq proved Kerry was unfit to be president. Bush kept coming back to Kerry’s use of the phrase “the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time” as if Kerry had greatly sinned against the American people by saying such a thing.
Attention Deficit Democracy by James Bovard