cj#501> Ferguson on: Attacks on Nader


Richard Moore

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (Joe Ferguson)
Subject: Attacks on Nader

Dear Allies,

The dogfight over propositions 200, 201 and 202 are underway.

(Incidentally, I would be interested in seeing any analysis of these
propositions, that anyone on this list could provide.)

"The Alliance To Revitalize California" claims in radio adds that Nader has
a conflict of interest in opposing these propositions because the propositions
are anti-trial-lawyers, and the funding for the opposition to them, to which
opposition Nader has lent his name, comes from trial lawyers.

Richard Moore has educated many of us in New World Order Doublespeak (the real
world 1990's version of Orwell's 1984 "Newspeak").  For us, an "Alliance To
Revitalize California" making a broad, emotional attack on trial lawyers as a
species, and on Ralph Nader individually, immediately raises a red flag.

Indeed, this morning I heard a rebuttal to those ads, and as I had suspected,
"The Alliance To Revitalize California" is more correctly known by the names
"The Owners Of The Insurance Industries" and "Insiders and Other Fat Cats."

I'm concerned about the name "Alliance" in the hands of exactly the people The
Alliance (our Alliance) are out to curb.  And I'm concerned about the attacks
on Nader, as he is the only (possible) Presidential candidate whom I would
actually _want_ to vote for.

We recognize Divide and Conquer as the modus operandi of the ruling elite in
maintaining control of the general population.  This reality demands that the
population unite on the "big issues" putting aside our minor differences.

Maybe trial lawyers are another constituency we need to embrace?

- Joe