"...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

Sep 19, 2011

One Word

An internet friend brought attention to this piece:

One Word Turns the Tea Party Around

For reasons which I hope are fairly plain to my 2.3 regular readers, I don't personally buy into one half of the argument, because I don't see any reason to separate the modern state from the modern corporation. They are not seamless, but the are nestled together pretty and neat.

Still, it cuts through the glibertarian bull shit fairly well, and that's something.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Just flip government and corporations in that sentence:

The threat to our way of life comes from corporations, and the solution is to shrink corporations while freeing government from corporate control.

Exactly. But Kodos and Kang have us exactly where they want us. Is it too late? My sources are despondent.

Landru said...

I'm far more persuaded by your musings on power than those on the organs of state--not that I would do you the injustice of thinking that you see those as particularly severable or distinguishable, and y'know, I'm just sniffing around the borders of your turf anyway.

That said, yeah, it's a real nice play.

Rhys Ap Thomas said...

I think people pay way too much attention to what the Tea Partiers think and want. Were it not for the snooze media shoving them in our face all the time you'd never know they existed.

They're a media creation funded by a few billionaires and really aren't anything more than republicans.

Frankly, I just don't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in hearing more about your cellular biology expertise, Jackie Crowbar.

You can skip the whole "glibertarian" schtick and focus on another subject in which you pretend expertise but don't possess any of it.

So recount for your 2.3 readers the extent of your cellular biology and genetics experience for us all, would you please?

After all, at Charlie Davis's place, you pretended to disparage my comments by saying I'm wrong about industrial origins of many modern cancers.

Show us your Carville best, Jackie.

Jack Crow said...

Your grasp of the arguments others make is somewhat deficient, Karl.

I would compare you to Don Quixote, but Cervantes' creation should not suffer the association.

A good day to you, all the same.