I Am Spartacus
Some of you may have been following the recent controversy involving the American political campaign of John Edwards, and the subsequent efforts by hypocritical religious zealots (represented by William Donahue) to remove citizen activists from said campaign on linguistic pretexts.
Let us call this what it is...An attempt, sadly successful in this case, to dictate terms to one's ideological opponent by using the fear of irrevocable damage to one's perception by the masses.
A cheap tactic that stains its users whatever their ideological perspective.
Thus, if it will help to force the modern politician to reconsider the convenient stratagem of 'bolting' citizen activists into their apparatus as a sop to plurality, only to drop them like they were hot whenever some disreputable pressure group threatens to disrupt their easy fiction of being all things to all people...
I am Spartacus.