"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Apr 7, 2010

Imperial Barack and the Monsters Under Sara's Bed

Wherein Skookum lays down some truth about Sara, Hunter of Sedition:

"Still, the fundamental message littered throughout her tiresome rant is that the legitimacy of the US Government and Emperor Obama must not be challenged; the democratic process of bribery, thievery, and money-laundering by Congress and the White House is sacrosanct!"

I wonder if Mrs. Robinson understands the awful joke Lady Irony has played on her. At the very height of her campaign to classify Tea Party attendees as the vanguard of fascism, as seditious threats to state order, Imperial Barack hauls off and decides he's got authority I don't think even Caligula ever had under law.


Jack Crow said...

Against better instinct, I turned on the telly to find "noted liberal" Ed Schultz parsing a defense of execution without trial under the aegis of taking out a "top recruiter" for "Al Qaeda."

Chew that.

Uncle Sam ought to kill him because he discusses his (yes, to all appearances, odious) ideology with others and following e-mail exchanges, some of them sign up for a bit of the jihad.

Kill him because he persuades people to fight Uncle Sam.

That's some kind of shit.

I don't really get the conspiracy theory thing, but the cynical lobe of my brain wonders how soon until definiton for "killable," for opposition to Uncle Sam, expands.

Ethan said...

This is quite somethin' too:


Jack Crow said...

Nice satire.

Ethan said...

It is satire, of course, but the line between satire and reality is at this point pretty much just a technicality. Beyond the fact that our prison system is literal slavery, and our wage employment system is essentially little different, what line is there between taking upon yourself the right to kill people at will and the right to own them?

I can't stop thinking about how this "sedition" crap is coming out in such force right at the same time as this whole "murdering enemies of the state is totally legal no matter what" gets a public airing. Spooky.

Jack Crow said...

It's a good question.

I'm not sure that we'll get to the point where Americans will be able to purchase other Americans (well, other than baseball owners).

But buying up the contract of a labor gang, and having the baseball exclusion extended to cover other industries?

There's probably a chain of causation that might result in that or a similar outcome.