Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More LBJ, etc.

Today remains Wednesday, 27 August 2008.

In regard to the comment on today's previous column.

Johnson is tragic because of all the good he tried to accomplish domestically.

Cheney, Bush, and McCain have done their best to wreck this nation in pursuit of power and profit. Using the excuse of 9/11, they’ve trampled on the Constitution in a vicious drive to refashion an elected president in the image of a king by divine right. They supported Reagan when the latter used the Afghan peoples as surrogates in the struggle against the Soviet Union, then abandoned them to nihilism and decades of bloodshed. They supported Reagan when he used Iraq as a tool against Iran, prolonging the Ba-athist war and condoning the poison gassing of Kurds and Iranians. They supported Reagan when he conducted wars of aggression against the peoples of Latin America. They have botched the current war in Afghanistan, in favor of colonizing Iraq, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives. They supported Reagan and H.W. Bush in cutting taxes for the richest, while piling crushing deficits on the future of the nation’s children.

This is not tragic in the classical sense, of well-meaning persons brought low by a fundamental flaw. Cheney, Bush, and McCain are simply wicked. The tragic is their victims.

And no, I don’t think of them as Anti-Christs. To paraphrase Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “They aren’t big enough”.

2 Comments:

Anonymous you took the words right outa my mouth said...

I'm not feeling particularly articulate, so let me just say:

Right on, brother.

2:52 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Thanks, comrade, always glad to be a mouthpiece.

3:56 PM  

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