Saturday, January 07, 2006

Get it, right

Well it's a new year and I'm feeling peppy so let's dive into the lair. If you scroll down down down through the murk of privelege and patriotic pugilism you'll find The 3rd Annual 10 Worst Quotes From The Democratic Underground For 2005 wherein the Republicans and conservatives attempt to show how the liberals are foolish paranoid muddleheads. Of course they don't have the luxury we have of just quoting the actual guy they installed into office from speeches and press clippings so they have to search out stupidos and, as there is not shortage of those in any political quadrant, they have produced some beauties but I'm willing to go into bat for our dummies over their dummies any day:


Honorable Mention: C_U_L8R: (Republicans are) Pure Concentrated Evil. false christians filled with hate and fear who desire to put the world in bondage and extract all the value and profit they can from their spoils of their pillage. May they all suffer unfortunate doom.

If the phony christian fucks are to suffer doom that wouldn't, presumably, be all that unfortunate so the usage is unfortunate but the official agenda is very much fear-driven and diversionary. I haven't seen a convincing argument from the Right as to why the neocon agenda is NOT a successful mix of greed and scaremongering. Anyone who has seen a David Bradbury documentary can attest to what degree corporate America has long had an agenda of intervening in sovereign affairs in order to extract profits; usually at the expense of the citizens of their target country. The Iraq invasion is just the most barefaced example of this.

Bush's grandfather was a buddy of Hitler.

I guess by quoting this - along with the other more colourful insinuations about the JFK assassination - the objective is to ridicule the assertion that the Bush patriach was an active Nazi sympathiser. The problem is that Prescott Bush was an admirer of Hitler. Sure, so were Walt Disney and Henry Ford but that doesn't change the fact.

The Bush family are cold-blooded murderers.

Well Dubya had more people put to death in Texas than any previous governor and the Iraq "war" has resulted in thousands being killed so it depends on interpretation. It isn't a wilfully false assertion.

In my opinion, the big-wigs in the Republican party are really, seriously dangerous. I worry about our guy.

Maybe a little OTT but why doesn't the Right understand that years of persecution from the Right has made them paranoid? Think McCarthy witch hunts, Hoover's illegal wiretaps and profiling, Nixon's hate list, the Kennedy and King assassinations,... Compare the current administration's heavyhanded behaviour and tell me what right they have to scoff at the Left's fears.

And we have to be clear who these reich-wing creeps get their power from: Oligarchs and big corporate CEOs from particular industries.

That seems like a perfectly justifiable statement to make. Or put it this way, in what sense does the Bush administration's actions not advantage big oil and so forth. These chaps need to watch a few other documentaries than their own to see to what extent corporations actively inform and shape public policy to their own ends - but then I'm sure they're quite aware of this.

Also, if a man without any qualifications as a statesman can reach the highest office in the land just how did he get there?

Will Karl Rove have to be suicided?

I think this stems from the disappearance of previous insiders but I can't find the references right now so I guess we'll have to go along with the gag. Oh and speaking of gags.

The've participated in a war of aggression that mocks international law. They've murdered untold numbers of innocent civilians. Their occupation has created an insurgency that threatens to consume Iraq in civil war, and causes the deaths of additional innocents. They have destroyed homes and lives for no good purpose whatsoever.

There's nothing farfetched in this analysis whatsoever. I'm surprised they even quoted this one since it goes to the truth of the matter so succintly. The invasion of Iraq was widely opposed and did not have the international support of previous conflicts for the precise reason that it was an attack on Iraq's sovereignty and was conducted on the basis of a proven lie. The troops have killed countless civilians. The occupancy has created insurgency, just as it always has. This might be because the Iraqis involved don't understand the ultimately benevolent intent of their invaders but it does not change the fact that this is the reason. Of course seeing your livelihood destroyed or your family killed won't make you too kindly disposed to those involved, whatever their intention.

This country is a tinder box of discontent and angst

It does look that way from this distance.

I actually marked it on a map so when I return someday I could go spit on his grave

Not something I'd do but an identical sentiment to Elvis Costello's Tramp The Dirt Down where he looks to the day when he can say a 'fond' farewell to the Baroness Thatcher and her warmongering ways

I don't know much about William Rehnquist but it appears that there were others who didn't like him much either

i refuse and tell my children i refuse to allow them to be dumb down. they had better use their brain to follow me. i have high expectation,. i will not feed into the dumbing down of america.

OK well I do appreciate the irony of this one. Score one for the bad guys.

Well if that's the best they can come up with in proving the left wrongheaded then I hope my quoting of the quotes has put them under the spot

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