Stretcher asks: “How do you imagine your life will change if the United States attacks Iraq?”
Ella Delaney: I’ll become even more overwhelmed with forebodings of darkness in our future, of impotence in the face of these fanatical forces that have taken over my country. I ask myself, why do I keep hearing that over 50% of Americans agree with this red herring from Baby Bush? Why don’t I hear an outpouring of American voices calling this the sham that it is? I will try to stay in the United States and search for a new way, to redraw a nation that lives its ideals rather than paying lip service, but I don’t know how. I think that protest movements have become nothing more than mildly entertaining media events that have lost any real effectiveness and, short of redrawing the Constitution, electoral politics are just as farcical.

- Ella Delaney [Saturday, September 28th, 2002]


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