Monday, November 01, 2010


Today is Monday, 1 November 2010.

Thank you, “wondering”, for your comments on yesterday’s column.

I’ve never been so naïve as to contend that all Democrats are personally saints, and that all Republicans are personally demons. It’s not “about” persons.

As a party or movement, the Republican Partei, and its dupes and stooges such as Teabaggers, serve wickedness far more consistently, and in a far greater degree, than does the Democratic Party.

The hypocrisy of the Repugnicant Partei is breathtaking. Its leaders know full damn well, that the mightiest and wealthiest capitalist empire in the history of the world requires a Big Government for its administration and direction. By actions during dominances of the RP (Raygun and the Bushes), 65-70% of the present National Debt was created, not exactly the epitome of Limited Government. The RP simply aims its love of regulation and intrusion into, for example, bedrooms, not boardrooms.

The RP was primarily responsible for wars of aggression in Indochina, Central America, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba, southern Africa, etc., and the hundreds of millions of murders, mutilations, and other sufferings thus created. You don’t accomplish that with Low Taxes and a Government-So-Small-It-Can-Be-Drowned-in-a-Bathtub.

The economic policies of the RP, ever devoted to the nourishment of the moneyed elites, were largely responsible for the Great Depression and the Great Recession. (The moneyed elites thank the Little Suckers who obligingly vote against their own best interests.)

In 1964, the power of Southern white racists in the Democratic Party was finally being broken. With breathtaking cynical opportunism, the Repugnicant Partei enthusiastically embraced 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, who cheerfully championed the “inalienable right” of the several states to deny the humanity and Constitutional rights of Blacks, thus becoming the White Peoples Partei.

More recently, the New York Repugnicant Partei refused to refudiate Carl Paladino as its gubernatorial candidate, even when it was revealed that he’s “sexually” aroused by videos of females being raped by horses. The Nevada Repugnicant Partei refused to refudiate Sharron Angle, even though she voted against screening public school volunteers to bar child molesters. The Ohio Repugnicant Partei refused to refudiate a Congressional candidate who enjoyed role-playing Nazis.

The Repugnicant Partei consistently embraces homophobia, myriad forms of nativist bigotry, etc.

Voting for a Repugnicant candidate, irrespective of individual qualities, only serves to strengthen a morally-corrupt party.

The Democratic Party? For all its faults, the lesser of two evils, indeed.

Tomorrow is the Day of the Dead. Tomorrow, let a stake be driven through the heart of the Repugnicant Partei.

On a personal note to “wondering”. “Old?” Depends on one’s prejudices regarding age. “Tired?” I would say constantly fatigued by struggle against the wickedness of con-servatism in general and Repugnicantism in particular. While showering, I tend toward the arias of Cio-Cio San; I have always found “We Are the World” to be cloying and trite, as I also find “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (WhyTF Should They Care?)”. (I also sing Neil Young.) While “liberal” in terms of generosity, I am now and have ever been a radical leftist politically.


Anonymous Hari said...

Twas ever thus:

“As for the Republicans—how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical ‘American heritage’…) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead.”

--- H.P. Lovecraft, 1936

8:31 PM  
Anonymous rtr said...

c'mon Hari. Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

A rant of the first water. Well done.

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To HH: Rather than Cio-Cio San (from Butterfly) you might consider learning "Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" (Hell's Vengeance Boils in My Heart) from Zauberflote. Given your political leanings, and the certain disappointment you must experience given the political climate in your state, perhaps it would be appropriate. The trills and high C's might prove a challenge but, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Check out Joan Sutherland's version...

Neil Young just doesn't do it for me...

2:56 PM  
Blogger HH said...

An excellent musical suggestion; I'll order the sheet music. Yes, the high C ... since my voice changed, this has been a problem. Ah, for those days in the Vienna Boys Choir...

6:47 PM  

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