After this letter was printed in the Sunday Telegraph, it immediately was pounced 'pon by the forward-on-in-blogs-and-email crowd. Was it real? Did it prove anything? (I'm PRETTY sure they check these things out before they print them...of course, if it's only PROPAGANDA...) Anyway, I was alerted to it through tOA.
Click Here (opinion.telegraph.co.uk) and read on...
I told you guys that Jewish kids go do this kind of stuff a lot.
This is why young, idealistic people go protest against governments that are doing bad stuff, but aren't really horrible as far as world governments go. When Greenpeace goes and tries to stop the Japanese from killing whales, for instance, they aren't really worried the Japanese are going to shoot them in cold blood. This is why you don't find protesters in places like the Sudan, or Tajikistan(which probably has that absolute worst human rights record of any country) or Bhutan. Because those governments (like Iraq) will actually not have the remotest bit of concern for the welfare of these young, idealistic people beyond how they can help them maintain power.
It seems that I am - in no particular order - Zack Morris, John Adams, a Siren, Janeane Garofalo, Cheer Bear, Aphrodite, a Chihuahua, Data, Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel, Amy-Wynn Pastor, Hydrogen, Bjork, Spider-Man, Boston, and a Chaotic Good Elvin Bard-Mage.
In regards to the flat tax, most of the proposals I've seen (and the only way it would be politically feasible to pass the flat tax IMHO) include exempting some portion of income (such as the first $10k) to help the working poor.