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Are we lemmings?

Where is Congress?

Could cattle barons who became oil barons have developed cheap oil fields in the Middle East and lost control of them? Has Mr. Bush given himself permission to sacrifice our nation for his purposes? Why are we supporting the horrible actions of the Israelis?

I listened with a group of friends at school to tapes made by another while he studied in Germany. They were of a public radio series made to help the German people understand what had happened to them. Hitler, mostly old movie news reels with rousing music and rhetoric, was explaining how they were sacrificing and winning a just war. This was interspersed with narration explaining what was actually happening, i.e., the boys outside Moscow as if at a summer camp, while they were actually freezing and starving to death.

With the help of the media, a nation can become an unconscious war machine. The 9,000 channels on Dish TV, World Link, Free speech, University, etc., are telling us what the rest of the world sees and thinks. Are we lemmings? Where is Congress and our checks and balances?

Le Ann Black

Nevada City

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