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If you would like to take part in this web initiative, please go to Dean's site, where he has buttons supplied by The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Dean will be collecting the URLs of websites that participate, so please leave him a comment and let him know you've added the button to your site.

This is especially important to do today, as people gather around the world in protest of giving democracy to Iraq.


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Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to add a button to my site.

I'm glad to see that we're supporting democracy in Iraq with fine, US iconography. Is that an owl or am I high on crack? Mmmm, crack.

Ooh, lookie Michele! A fascist creep! And one who doesn't know that Lady Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom.

Remember Tienanmin Square, "blamb?" No, I'll bet you don't.

Ooh, lookie Michele! A fascist creep! And one who doesn't know that Lady Liberty is a universal symbol of freedom.

Remember Tienanmin Square, "blamb?" No, I'll bet you don't.

Fascist? Someone who believes in the merging of state and corporate power? I'm sure the slight you're looking for is "Commie" -- other end of the spectrum.

Oh, I fell in love with the Godess of Democracy until ... Forget it Jake, it's Tiananmen Square ...

Merging state power with corporate power is no real difference from simply doing away with corporations and having the state do everything. Ultimately, communism and fascism are both the same thing: authoritarianism masquerading as compassion.

I'm not the one defending a fascist and pretending I'm doing something noble.

Nice try. Yes, they are both authoritarian, but no, ultimately they're not the same thing. Go read up.

Defending a Fascist? I only did that once! In high school I had a friend who claimed to be 'a big Fascist' and a girl I knew said that he was 'a total geek' and I defended him, saying that he was actually a cool person once you got past his caustic exterior.

And I didn't feel too damn noble at the time.

Defending Facists or ????

Gadzooks, imagine, defending a High School Fascist! How utterly brave, what a hero, B(a)lamb defending a High School Fascist, one probably about to take over the student body and turn them all into goose-stepping legions, ready to take over the adjacent high school as well.

The only owl in the picture is the 'hooter' B(a)lamb who did such a wonderful thing in High School. I assume he has graduated now, gone on to greater things, such as Peace Demonstrations, in support of leaving a tyrant in power, one already responsible for more than a million deaths in three wars. Well, we can clone B-lamb now so he can help out other 'cool' Facists.

Probably the kid didn't even know what Fascism meant, just spouting off.

Perhaps his High School experience gives him the necessary background to expedite the resolution of the Iraqi problem as well.

Was that Junior High, by the way?

Are we a little grumpy this evening, Earl H?

I don't think it's as simple as that. What they are really doing is supporting one of the world's most despicable dictators. ("The weakest link", as someone put it this weekend.)

Democracy is another thing entirely. I doubt we'll see "democracy" there in our lifetimes. In order for democracy to flourish, you've got to have what we have here in the States: a tradition of liberty - ours goes back, through England, to the Magna Carta in the 1200s.

Their tradition goes back for all time, and is based on the unquestioned authority of the leader, who usually got to be king either because his father was king or because he killed his father to expedite the process. Their inseparable fusion of religion and state is another impassable barrier to democracy. You have to be able to Question Authority - even religious authority - and take a great leap out of the nest, by learning to think for yourself.

So while it's true that the protestors are clamoring for Saddam, they really aren't opposing "democracy in Iraq".

I don't even think they're protesting a war so much as railing against America. They've been doing that for years; the war is just a highly visible excuse to throw eggs.

Mike makes two major errors in paragraph three. What are they?