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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mish Mash

Mish Reveals himself to be an absolute bufoon, in a post titled:

Time To Take Back The Country; Congressional Candidates Deserving Your Support: Ron Paul, John Dennis, BJ Lawson, Rand Paul

Evidently these clowns (I've dealt with the iconic Ron Paul before) are prepared to takes the country back - but from whom?  Those of us who still believe in the last vestiges of the New Deal?  Flaming Librullz?  That Socialist Nazi Muslim Darkie in the White House?  And for whom?  The latest generation of robber barons?

Rand Paul proudly wears his support from the Louisville Tea Baggers.  I don't know anything about the other two, but, since I have to leave for a rehearsal in a few minutes, will just assume that they are twits cast in the same mold.

Mere speculation on my part, but Mish might want to take the country back for Bush, Cheney and the neocons, (nah - Cheney has endorsed Rand's opponent.)  who did such a fine job with their CEO skill sets.

Alternatively, he might want to take it back for big Pharma, Wall St. and the elite top 1% of the population, who became fabulously even more wealthier during the dark Bush years.

Yeah.  We are SO  screwed.

Now, I must go hug a squid.


Suzan said...

Thanks for the heads-up.

I guess he's lost his mind, drunk some poisoned tea or just got scared of the angry masses.

I hear echoes of Chris Hedges' essay on fascism in the U.S here.

Calling All Rebels

Posted on Mar 8, 2010

There are no constraints left to halt America’s slide into a totalitarian capitalism. Electoral politics are a sham. The media have been debased and defanged by corporate owners. The working class has been impoverished and is now being plunged into profound despair. The legal system has been corrupted to serve corporate interests. Popular institutions, from labor unions to political parties, have been destroyed or emasculated by corporate power. And any form of protest, no matter how tepid, is blocked by an internal security apparatus that is starting to rival that of the East German secret police. The mounting anger and hatred, coursing through the bloodstream of the body politic, make violence and counter-violence inevitable. Brace yourself. The American empire is over. And the descent is going to be horrifying.

Those singled out as internal enemies will include people of color, immigrants, gays, intellectuals, feminists, Jews, Muslims, union leaders and those defined as “liberals.” They will be condemned as anti-American and blamed for our decline. The economic collapse, which remains mysterious and enigmatic to most Americans, will be pinned by demagogues and hatemongers on these hapless scapegoats. And the random acts of violence, which are already leaping up around the fringes of American society, will justify harsh measures of internal control that will snuff out the final vestiges of our democracy.



Jazzbumpa said...

Wow. Hedges is even more pessimistic than I am. I think there are three most likely alternatives - one is a second great depression (we're almost there), two is literally blood in the streets - very consistent with the Hedges scenario, and the third is a major war - not something half-assed like Iraq, that directly affects 1 to 2% of the population.

Of course, none of these are mutually exclusive. I fear for my grandchildren.