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posted 05 April 2004 05:10 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Flight Not Fight...By Joy Lanzendorfer

These are scary times for progressive Americans. Many feel isolated and embarrassed by the actions of our government. Some are downright terrified at what will happen if Bush is re-elected in November. When politics get too bleak, it's comforting to remind ourselves that we can always move to another country. But how many of us are serious about it?
A recent letter to AlterNet columnist Auntie Establishment generated quite a buzz. The letter, from a reader identified as 'Packing My Bags in Pennsylvania,' asked Auntie what she thought about people abandoning the United States for more politically prosperous horizons. Said Packing, "I'm seriously considering escaping across the border and moving to Mexico or Canada."
E-mails came pouring in from people who are also seriously considering leaving the United States for Canada or other parts of the world in an effort to escape the claw-like grip of the Bush administration. While Auntie urged people to stay and fight, some felt that was asking too much. Things were going to get worse before they got better, many seemed to feel. Why stay on a sinking ship?

Flight or Fight?

It is interesting that the column notes the progressive role our country played in allowing U.S. citizens to avoid service in an unjust war in Viet Nam (aka draft dodgers). But there was no mention that Canada was a destination for slaves fleeing slavery.

From: Vancouver Island | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged
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posted 05 April 2004 07:47 PM      Profile for Performance Anxiety        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't blame them. I'm a dual citizen born here. I tried out the USA once - 2 months was enough for me, thank you. It's like living in one big shopping mall.
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