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.


Anonymous Seldon said...

If you gave Norquist an enema, you could drown him in a bathtub then bury him in a shoebox.

6:29 PM  

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