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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Government of Terror

I really think that the main area of disagreement between libertario-conservo-Fascists and normal Americans is this: What is the job of the government?

Personally, I think it is to invest our money to the betterment of society. So how's that working out for us after seven endless years of BushCheney? Is society better when 49 million people don't have health insurance? Is society better when our bridges and roads and levees are crumbling? Is society better when our money buys less and less? Is society better when housing and education are not affordable? Is society better when our jobs are outsourced to India and China? Is society better when our leaders steal elections and refuse to obey our laws and Constitution? Is society better when our brave, patriotic young people are killed, maimed and mentally destroyed in endless wars over limited resources?

A sane person would say no. A sane person would say that Bush and his cronies are destroying everything good and right about America. But clearly, libertario-conservo-Fascists are not sane. They have been driven mad by terror, the very feeling Bush and his fellow fearmongers promise they will protect us against with their strong daddy-ness.

Take a look at this ad by Republic candidate Tom Tancredo, and tell me, with a straight face, that these people have any intention of doing anything but scaring the shit out of their voters.

This is why I don't want to come to the table and reach out and sing Kumbaya with these people. Sorry, Senator Obama. We do not reach out to people who want to destroy us. We run over and over them with a truck until they are dead, politically speaking.

Had we done this with Nixon (and his minions, Cheney and Rumsfeld), America would be a much better country today.

1 comment:

Southern Beale said...

I was thinking about this today while listenint to NPR's piece on oil prices and the Bush Admninistration.

It seems ridiculous to me that people have vigorously opposed a gas tax, where the money could go toward new energy R&D, conservation, etc. and thereby avoid a disaster. Instead, we let the "free market" (such as it exists) get energy costs as high as they would have been with the extra tax, but instead of that extra money going toward some kind of solution to our oil addiction, it goes into the pockets of ExxonMobil executives. Now we're paying $3.25 a gallon for gas with no end in sight, we're further behind the rest of the world in new energy technology, all so a handful of Texans can get rich.

Which, in a nutshell, is the difference between liberal thought and conservative thought.