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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 05/04/2003 10:41:04 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > It isn't just Bush and Blair, I don't think. They > are merely the top dogs in this the New World > Order - ruled by neoliberalism, ie, globalization. > All those in favour are the leaders of industrialized > countries, and the rest can be bought. War may be > globalization by other means? Iraq is an example: > everything that can be privatized will be privatized. > And this is fine for the corporate elite and their > followers. > In my Latin American course I believe it was referred to as the "neoliberal economic model" and my favorite (sarcasm) part was the notion that all other concerns were subordinated to the economic bottom line within this paradigm. Tragic to those of us who value this moment, this life. I do believe it is helpful to understand that these people do not perceive themselves as evil nor do they believe that they are doing evil. I sincerely believe that they view their actions as necessary for the survival of civilization, a particular way of viewing civilization to be sure. It is one that I wholeheartedly disagree with. Elga, as ever you hit the nail on the head. Pardon the balance of this email, it is to my friend with the sick computer Felicity, Thanks for your emails, for me they are a gift, ones which I selfishly look forward to, always. Once again we share something in common, the condition of our hearts. Although the brokeness of mine is informed from a distinct distance, yours I realize is informed by ties with places and faces which I will, sadly, never know. To you my friend I want to say very loudly, don't despair! Life is bleak far too often, but it is exactly the people like you who keep so many of us from despair or at least share it with us so eloquently. For every Bush, for every Blair, we need someone like you. You have helped to keep me sane these last months and year, stay strong, there are many of us who need you. Those who value peaceful forms of conflict compromise are growing in number at least in part because of the information that those like you provide. To those who made the mistake of reading on, pardon the sentiment, to Felicity, as always, my love and admiration. I will be in Northern Ireland next summer, perhaps I will see you then. Roger Stroope Austin College Sherman Texas, USA www.austincollege.edu _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk