...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



There was no immediate way to confirm the authenticity:

Manuel Camacho Solis, one of Lopez Obrador's campaign advisers, claimed that charges for political crimes brought by a special prosecutor days before the elections against an ex-president were part of a plan to pressure the ex-leader's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to support Calderon.

Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his campaign staff claimed that a network of federal officials, prosecutors and possibly even judges collaborated in a broad conspiracy to steal last week's presidential elections.

They say they have evidence for the fraud, including videos like one Lopez Obrador showed reporters on Monday, in which a man in the state of Guanajuato is seen stuffing several ballots into a ballot box
Stevenson/AP/Chronicle 11.Jul.06
Not knowing who reads this means sometimes it seems necessary to spell things out in a simple and direct way, other times leaving the connections wider apart, open.
Today we're being simple and direct.
You see how the story describes Lopez Obrador as a "leftist". The first word in the story is "Leftist".
It consistently links that word with his name.
In America that's a derogatory term at the best and most peaceful of times - in a period of anxious confusion like this one, when enemies are jumping out of thin air, being a "leftist" is only one click away from being a terrorist.
It means someone who supports terror, who hates America, etc.
It means people should hate this man. Or at least despise him.
There are no "leftists" in national government in America.
There are no "leftists" in national media in America, only figures in the news like Chavez and Morales and Lopez Obrador, and of course Castro, the ultimate leftist bogeyman.
I was surprised when Echeverria was charged with genocide, it seemed remarkable, even after all these years.
Now it just seems squalid.

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