From: Dave Long (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 01 2000 - 20:59:59 PST
> "freedoms just another word for nothing left to loose" KK
Now there'd be an interesting person for FoRK. On the other
hand, he might heed the advice to "never subscribe to a mail
list with anyone crazier than you".
How 'bout Hag instead?
> In the meantime, Haggard's political views have proved to
> be far more ambiguous and complex than either his critics
> or his apologists might have imagined 30 years ago. For
> one, he proved beyond a doubt that his line about marijuana
> was disingenuous. ("Muskogee is the only place I don't
> smoke it," he once said.) He recently toured and performed
> "Okie" with good friend Kris Kristofferson, a liberal
> activist, and over the years it has become apparent that at
> the heart of his conservatism lies an idealization of the
> American past and a sincere, though occasionally paranoid,
> concern about the loss of privacy and individual freedom.
> "Look at the past 25 years -- we went downhill, and if
> people don't realize it, they don't have their fucking
> eyes on," says Haggard. "In 1960, when I came out of
> prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee
> supervision than there's available to an average citizen
> in America right now. I mean, there was nobody going to
> throw you down on the side of the road spread-eagled,
> and look up your butt for a fucking marijuana cigarette.
> God almighty, what have we done to each other?"
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