Friday, March 15, 2013

Fascist Frank

Today is 15 March 2013.

Friends:  Beware the Ides of March!

I refuse to defame Francis of Assisi by calling the new "pope" Francis.  In these pages he shall be either "Frank," "Bergo," or "Bergoglio."

Much is made of his "humble" concern for the poor.  However, as a good reactionary, he wishes the poor to remain poor, fawning over him for the scraps of charity he condescends to toss to their filthy selves.

Bergo made this crystal clear in the 1960s and 1970s.  First, in his opposition to Liberation Theology, which struggled to give the poor valid opportunities to overthrow the neo-fascist South American military-political-economic structures which repressed and exploited them.

Second, in his reaction to the so-called "Dirty War" of the 1970s, when the neo-fascist military juntas in Argentina and Chile conducted wide-spread campaigns of kidnapping, torture, and murder to preserve themselves in power.  As head of the Jesuit order in Argentina, not a word was heard from Bergo, even when his supposedly-beloved poor, and fellow Jesuits, were the targets.

Prepare yourself for a reactionary pseudo-Christian fist in a velvet glove.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Anti-Americans

Today is Tuesday, 5 March 2013.

"I'm not in favor of abolishing the government.  I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."

Thus spake Grover Norquist, the Republican political entrepreneur.  Of course, the two statements are contradictory on their face, unless it is only the second which is operative.  In that case, Norquist does want to abolish the government, by shrinking it out of existence.  The latter is obviously what he wants.  And the cause of overthrowing and abolishing the US government has made him quite wealthy.  

(Treason is his cash cow.)

Imagine if Ted Kennedy had said this quote.  Imagine if Barack Obama said this.  The right-wing would viciously attack them, for the sin of plotting to abolish the government and thus the military, and leaving the USA naked before its enemies.

So why doesn't the right-wing crucify Norquist?

Because none of them really desires to abolish the government, just that part which serves the greater common good.  They want to drown "promote the general welfare" and deify "provide for the common defense [by which they mean war and conquest]."

Most right-wingers, those of the lower and middle classes, are dupes of of the 10%, the upper class, to whom a highly-disproportionate share of the financial benefits of the the Imperial war-state accrue.

It is these true believers in "drowning" the government who are the real Anti-Americans.