Going the Way of the Elephant
What the hell is going on with "the party of Abraham Lincoln"? You would think that in light of the crazy vibes they've been transmitting to an electorate that is becoming more alarmed by the hour, they might temper their act just a tad, wouldn't you? What with the midterm elections only a year away it would be in their best interest to grab the caution that they've recklessly thrown to the wind and reel it back in just a wee bit. But no; this brain-damaged fish is putting on one helluva fight. With each passing day the rhetoric gets weirder and weirder. These insanity junkies are starting to make Insane Clown Posse look like the Archies. Whassup with that?
Surely these knuckleheads must understand that this basic, Civics 101 rule of electoral politics still holds true: A party that fails to govern will cease to be. And yet their behavior gets more extreme with the passing of every day. And did you notice that when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was effectively gutted by the Supreme Court a month ago their craziness went into full-tilt-overdrive? Do you suspect that there might be a little bit of a connection there? You're getting warmer if you do.
Bad craziness and dysfunctional statesmanship be damned. They have no intention of losing control of either the House or the Senate in 2014. The Roberts Court has given them the green light. These disgusting bastards and bitches are planning a Thousand Year Reich. Sweet.
The quote at the top of this piece by Mussolini should give us all a bit of pause. It was from an interview he gave in 1927 to an English-speaking journalist. El Duce (who can rightfully be called "the father of the fascist state") was fairly proficient in our language so there is not a smidgeon of room for misinterpretation. This is the direction the Republicans want to take us. That is why they're trying to turn everything over to private industry - even our system of mail delivery. Why do you think they're trying to strangle the post office? These aren't mere coincidences, folks.
Think about this. In their sick efforts to privatize the prison system, what they're effectively doing is creating a brand-spanking-new, billion dollar behemoth. We all dream of a day when society's ills are washed away and our prison population is a mere molecule of what it is today. With the privatization of America's prisons (or "the prison industry" as they're starting to call it) the conservatives (Republicans and Democrats alike) are creating a new and potentially powerful corporate class whose very existence depends on those prisons being filled to capacity FOREVER!
Corporations are not created merely to whither and die. That's not what the folks who created IBM had in mind when they started that company a century ago. Their intent was for IBM to thrive and grow - and thrive and grow it certainly did. IBM is everywhere - just in case you haven't noticed.
With the creation of the Prison Industrial Complex, you will now see a new breed of lobbyists befouling the halls of congress. They will go there to bribe our "lawmakers" into passing more-and-more punitive laws in order to ensure that those prisons will be doing VERY BIG BUSINESS. We already have the highest percentage of citizens incarcerated than any other country in the world (Land of the free my ass). Expect a prison population explosion in the next decade. This is going to get interesting.
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What they have in mind for us in three years is nothing short of an electoral coup d'etat. Keep your eye on the shell with the pea inside of it.
The Presidents Club:
Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity
by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
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