The following is a selection of letters on the July 12 statement of the Socialist Equality Party, “Bush administration takes steps to cancel US election” and other WSWS articles on the same subject.
Dear Barry Grey,
I agree with most of what you say in your critique of the New York Times. You seem to me, however, to treat the events of 9/11 as the catalyst for a range of repressive measures such as the Patriot Act, et al.
I think that your analogy with the Reichstag fire of February 1933 is more prescient than you allow to develop. That fire was created by the Nazis for the express purpose of rousing the German population and passage of the Enabling Act. The evidence is in my view compelling that 9/11 performed exactly the same function and for the same reason: the Bush regime was complicit in the events of 9/11. What has followed since then, including the invasion of Iraq, was on the drawing board long before 9/11.
Americans would be right to be very afraid.
20 July 2004* * *
When I first brought up the WSWS article of 4-28-2004 about the Bush regime using criminal means to retain power by canceling the elections and declaring martial law, several people thought that this was just another extremist view. Now that the current regime is moving to stranglehold all branches of the government, the premise doesn’t seem so extreme anymore.
We have reached a point in this country where radical change is needed, radical change that is just as extreme as declaring martial law and canceling elections. Radical change that begins with the workers of this country supporting a true alternative to the gangster thug mentality of the rich Republican and Democrat parties. The workers of this country, the people that care about their families’ futures, need to stop cowering behind lies of changing the system from within, need to stop running scared from their shadows and the “Terrorist Menace” and support the only alternative that comes from outside the corrupt two-party system. The Socialist Equality Party is the only true way to force change and the last hope for the workers of this country and the world to rein in the jack booted thugs with their corrupt policies who have installed themselves in the highest offices in the world.
13 July 13 2004* * *
Thank you for covering this and please, please continue your good work. The word must be gotten out regarding the current administration’s attempts to subvert the democratic process.
16 July 2004* * *
Although I am Canadian and live in Canada, I subscribe to the wsws.org for my real news.
Thanks for the reality checks. If I were an American I would definitely NOT vote for Bush or Kerry. That is if I could vote at all.
As a Canadian, and I believe as most Canadians or anyone else who is not an American, sees the US as the greatest terrorist threat this world has ever seen. Since the Bush administration’s Coup of the Whitehouse in 2000 the world has witnessed the end of the basic freedoms of a once respected country. Canada is an unfortunate neighbour to the next Nazi Germany.
If the demonic Bush clan calls off the election in November there will be no doubt in anyone’s mind that democracy is dead in the US and that the people are under the rule of the next Hitler. In fact I believe Georgie boy is starting to make Hitler look like a choirboy. I have no doubt in my mind that the Bush cabal was behind the 9/11 “attacks” in order to do exactly what they are doing now, stripping the freedoms away from the American working class and terrorizing the world into the submission of the corporate elite.
Although it is a scary thing to be living this close to the new Nazi Germany I am still glad I am not living in it.
Good luck to you all and I hope the Good People of the USA wake up and take back their country. It is the American people’s right and duty to revolt in a massive scale to remove the terrorists who are occupying the White House. I can only hope it is not too late.
July 13, 2004