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"President Clinton's spokesman on Friday said he'd like all elements of popular culture to join the effort to send a strong message about the dangers of drugs, especially to children.

"'There's no element of trying to dictate or infringe on any creative process,' Joe Lockhart said. 'We just think it's important to get the anti-drug message out in as many ways as we can.'"

Folks, this is truly the camel's dick under the tent.

Go read the whole article...

-- Ron Schwarz (, January 14, 2000


Unca Ronny, good to see you, err hear you. Whatever, try to imagine the above words in the following context: Negative conditioning (don't look at that elephant!) is better than no conditioning when you want to elicit a deired behavior.

Get the word out: Don't do those evile, crazy, exciting DRUGS!!

-- paul leblanc (, January 14, 2000.

Whether the message is designed to work as billed, or in the inverse, the main thing is that they're in the process of establishing the propriety of the state *using* the media as an *overt* arm of a propaganda machine.

But you already knew that, you wascal.

-- Ron Schwarz (, January 14, 2000.

I saw Lockhart talking on C-SPAN today:

When asked by a reporter "How can you say this isn't this propoganda?" Lockhart replied "We're not saying it isn't".

Totally floored me!!


-- TECH32 (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), January 14, 2000.

Now that they know they can get away with anything and everything, why should we be surprised when the gloves come off?

-- Ron Schwarz (, January 14, 2000.

Those who might think this is the beginning ignore the past.

The gloves have been off for a long time. Still, the American Empire is comparatively the most humane in historic memory. Comparatively.

-- tim phronesia (, January 14, 2000.

What was done in the past with a wink and a nod is now done openly, with a "So what."

-- Ron Schwarz (, January 14, 2000.

Ruddy good point Ron!

I appreciate a good jolt once in awhile..!

-- (, January 14, 2000.

Hey, if he wants kids to get off drugs, he should get off that coke too.

-- Marie (, January 14, 2000.

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