GUESS WHO SAID THIS?; The Best of Times or The Worst of

Michael Eisenscher meisenscher at
Mon Jun 8 16:27:05 PDT 1998

BINGO! A retired military officer turned Bishop. What better foundation for utopian visions and politically unrealistic notions?

But, if his commentary is being read by an otherwise middle-of-the-road religious constituency, he is saying things that few Lefties get the opportunity to say (or would even attempt to say) to that constituency. Isn't it up to us to provide the political openings that invite them to translate these populist notions into political reality?

Michael E.

At 08:46 AM 6/8/98 -0500, Carrol Cox wrote:
>> The six tasks outlined above will only be accomplished by a reformed
>> government which serves the people. With campaign finance reform and media
>> control, we can return power to the people. Only then can these tasks be
>> accomplished.
>Only someone with zero experience in political activity (or perhaps the
>writer of a Nation editorial) could say anything as absurd as this. It has
>the earmark of all really empty utopian schemes: Only after we have
>achieved power can we create the conditions by means of which we can
>achieve power. Only after the people have power can the people have power.
>And just who is this "we" that is going to do all this returning and
>achieving and controlling?

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