March 26th, 2007

yellow_elephant

Speaking of the Ur Fascists...

I opted to pick up a copy of American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America and so far find it a most interesting read, if for nothing else than the starting point that is the 14 ways to look at a brownshirt by Umberto Eco.

It does concern me that in the "you might also like" section we find "Conservatives without conscience" and "It can Happen Here"....

Is it just me, or is it a bit distressing that Umberto Eco's Eternal Fascism: 14 Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt was first cited in 1995???

Ah yes.... what has happened since then...
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Short Simplistic Book Report...

I have officially finished reading Breaking The Spell, save for the appendix. It is simpler to list those who should AVOID this Book Like The Plague.

IF you have those nervous twitchy fears that if you lose your faith in the Divinity of Dubya, and hence the moral basis of being, and hence that one would AutoMajikally Become a Mass Murdering Zombie - please wait until after your therapy has worked, since you have bigger issues to address...

Otherwise, if you have not read the Book, then you really need to put forward a strong argument why not. Especially if you have ever taken a position for or against the WhateverOnWhomever, and that includes those who are running around doing their Sgt Schultz impersonations that they know nothing, and see nothing, and so do not want to be held acountable...
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That Gonzalas Crisis....

Is it just me, but does the Evil Liberal Media Meat Puppet look like the Collection Of Atheistical Atheists who fail to accept the Divinity of Dubya, and therein the Divine Rights to Refine Reality As Required.

I mean, why should anything that any administration official said, even five minutes ago, be held to assert anything about the Current Position Of The One True And Only High Priesthood Of The True Believers!!! Since, as we all know, Faith IS the ability to believe in that which is not so, and as such, one Either has Faith In the Divinity Of Dubya, or one is on the Side Of Satan Stabbing Our Troops In The Back!!!!

As Such, when Terrorists Cliques, such as the Evil Liberal Media, engage in the:
Terrorism Of Memory
Clearly they should be willing to be detained in Gitmo until they reveal whom they work for, and the Depth and Spread of their Terrorist Connections to Other Unbelievers who Fail To Have The True Faith In The Divinity of Dubya!!!!

You Know, for reasons of national security...
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who are The Right, if these myth creatures are the left???

I find it amusing to read through I don't believe most of the Left. since, he presents his HOPES, very unstated, that majikally the "right" is some how going to care any more about his service to country, as they did in reality for the last crop. He puts up this optomism in phrases like
Do you remember that floodgate of patriotism which opened? Somehow, it didn't hit either campus where I took classes. That fact is I lost a lot of friends on 9/12. And it wasn't just people with whom I occasionally interacted or saw in class. I'm talking about good friends.
But gosh, where are all of those 'patriots' now???

Or we might take that debating point the other way around - why is it when the old guard right wingers were asking for an unequivocal declaration of war - the new kids on the block were trying to sell us that the nation had not declared war since Ronald Reagan Got Divorced... And that majikally this time around, trust us, it is majikally going to be some how more different....

Ah yes, and now we have "house majority leader Tom DeLay" shilling us about 'no retreat, no surrender' - which would be really cool, like his argument about how majikally the so called conservative movement were about 'ideas' and how 'ideas had won'....

So I will be able to believe a bit more the tired desperation of those who have served, trying to create the phantoms on the Left, so that they do not have to deal with the betrayal from the Right.... maybe when they remember why we opposed the Ilk of Tom DeLay, back when he was merely a wing nut explaininng that he was a draft dodger and would have served, but for the ugly fact that the Government was giving all the good billets to the Minorities... And then we got the Great War Hero Tom DeLay who upped that one with,
The Most Important Thing In A Time Of War....
Is Tax Cuts
Ah yes... sound war doctrine that....

So will we have to keep on dealing with the betrayal of those of us who served by the very Pro-War crowd who ran and hid, and still hopes that no one will hold them accountable for what they said, because, well gosh, Jesus Forgives them with all of that Cheap Grace....

What WILL it really take for americans to get beyond the simplistic tar brushing of the Left as the Simplistic Excuse to help them to cope with their stressors - most of whom they seem unable, and/or unwilling to address...
yellow_elephant

It's The Vogue...

So Strike A Pose:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' liaison with the White House will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, citing her Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer says.

"I have decided to follow by lawyer's advice and respectfully invoke my constitutional right," Monica Goodling, Gonzales' counsel and White House liaison, said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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John Dowd, the lawyer for Gonzales counsel Monica Goodling, who plans to take the Fifth, suggested in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (news, bio, voting record), D-Vt., that the Democrat-led panel has laid what amounts to a perjury trap for his client.
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"The potential for legal jeopardy for Ms. Goodling from even her most truthful and accurate testimony under these circumstances is very real," Dowd said. Goodling was key to the Justice Department's political response to the growing controversy. She took a leave of absence last week.

[ cf Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment ]
So one really does have to Ask, who Saddled Gonzales with a Known Red Communist Fellow Travellor...

Or would this be a Bad Time for the NeoConClownCarCrew to start doing the Vogue about which was their actual pitch on the right of privacy, and that one need not answer the question of the Commisariate Of State Security....

But GOSH, what in the world IS a 'perjury trap'??? I mean, let us assume that one were merely following orders, then IF Congress asks any hard questions, then one merely asserts the Divine Right Of The High Priesthood...

ah yes... and to think those Liberals were going to Clean Up The White House...

But you got to respect the Post-Surrealist World where 'say a truthful, and get arrested for committing one's Special Little Crime....'

Hey kids, is it time to get out the Old Group W Bench, where they put you if....