22 November 2002

A response to D'Nesh D'Souza

I recently saw an article by Distorts D'Truth entitled "A Solution for the Democrats". Since I have just as much business telling Repugnicants as he has telling Democrats what to do, I figured I could show the rest of you that an inspired amateur can do better than the bloated gasbags being paid to spew forth their right-wing propaganda. So here goes:

A ‘Final’ Solution for the Republicans
How they won last time. by Tom Gevaert

Many on the political right are seeking to define the Democratic Party according to their own twisted world view. They seek to demonize that which they do not agree with, and redefine the Democrats in a way that will make them easy to defeat from now on. “Let’s make them abhorrent to the common man,” these neo-Nazis say, “and let them defend untenable positions which are distortions of their REAL message.”

These fascists are dangerous. They improve their political fortunes constantly by embracing the central principles of Hitler’s Nazi Party: control the media, portray the opposition as traitorous and immoral, and blame them for anything that goes wrong.

At first glance, this may seem hypocritical and self-destructive. But consider: neo-fascism is quite popular in Republican circles these days. Lots of our current leaders, especially those in the ruling junta, are guilty of the ethical and moral crimes they so vigorously denounce. The Republicans blame non-conformists of every kind for causing the evils of the world. They detest and actively persecute anyone who dares to questions their pronouncements.

The recently ‘mandated’ Republican Party can now accelerate their ‘Christian nation’ vision for the U.S. It is now going beyond blatant warmongering and moral hypocrisy, and towards Orwellian populace control and ‘thoughtcrime’ punishment. Indeed, it is already declaring dissenters, and those whose sexual mores do not conform to their ‘standards’, to be ‘America-haters’ and ‘traitors’.

How is such a policy sustained? Of course it has not been enough to lie, cheat, and violently suppress opposing viewpoints. It seems that there are millions of dollars in the hands of the elite, who use them to enforce their dogma upon America ‘by any means necessary’. The Republicans have embraced these ideologues’ financial support and amoral ethics. They have worked to tighten their choke hold on the levers of power, to the point of branding centrists within their own power structure as immoral deviants. The Republicans should continue this process by granting citizenship to xenophobic multi-millionaires all over the world. Failing this, they could seek to further disenfranchise ordinary Americans by subverting the voting process completely. Maybe they could redefine the word ‘felon’ to include anyone who does not swallow their propaganda as the literal truth, and distribute those lists to purge the voter rolls even more.

Also, the Republicans will continue enforcing the economic looting of the masses in order to benefit the elite. They have already redefined this theft by the rich as ‘good business practice’, as if the dictums of a CEO are more valuable (and thus financially rewarded more) than the individual contributions of the many employees who are forced to put them in effect, or seek employment elsewhere. Ordinarily, those who ‘earn’ their living by exploiting the labor of others are called grifters, but in today’s fascist environment they are known as ‘capitalists’.

Now it has become apparent that the Republican Party has come close to perfecting the use of taxpayer money and executive fiat to steal from the poor and give to the rich. True, since Ronald Raygun was installed by working with Iranian Islamic fanatics to delay the release of American hostages and harping about it endlessly in the Conservative Media just before the 1980 presidential election, the Republicans have been the party of elitist aggrandizement. By and large, Republicans have shown no compassion for others; their main concern has been how to keep as much wealth and power in their grubby little paws as they can.

But Republicans over the past few decades have been hampered by legal formalities and the last vestiges of a conscience, and thus the party has not completely embraced the Right-Wing repression of all non-elite. Why stop with making seniors choose between food and medicine? The Republicans seem to be abandoning their appearance of propriety and are now going for it all: privatizing Social Security, turning the judicial system into a Republican Party branch office, corporate welfare, pogroms on gays and non-Christians, rampant censorship and manipulation of the media, federal subsidies for their partisan political pandering, and so on.

This approach seems to be based on the corporate wisdom of Gordon Gekko, “Greed is good.” The secret, of course, is to make sure the beneficiaries of this state-supported robbery (the conservative elite) control every aspect of the lives of those who are robbed (the average American citizen).

Finally, the Republicans are rapidly becoming the party of strident moralistic hypocrisy. In recent years the Republicans have not embraced religious fervor outright. They have contented themselves by hiding behind a judicially created ‘mandate’ in the hopes that this lie will someday be accepted as the truth. If accused of hypocrisy when one of the pioneers of Enron-style profit inflation chastises (in name only) those who practice it today, the Boy Usurper has changed his story repeatedly, and finally said, “I don’t recall what happened”. Charged with distorting facts during his recent promotional tour on unprincipled and aggressive warmongering, the pResident’s mouthpiece resorts to savaging those who dare to criticize Drinky McDumbAss. Caught refusing to turn over government documents under a judge’s order, the ‘vice’ pResident wastes more taxpayers’ money (heaven help that they should have to tap into their own hoards!) illegally investigating those who make the request.

Why stop there? The Republicans are no longer disguising their xenophobic right-wing agenda. They have become jackbooted thugs enforcing ‘Christian values’ (for others, not themselves), intimidation and oppression (for others, not themselves), corporate welfare, hypocrisy, elitist excess, class prejudice, and suppression of half of the Bill of Rights. Indeed, the Republican Party has become the Party of the Elite. The political advantage of this approach is that there is no situation that cannot be ‘fixed’ when you have all the money, power, and media behind you. No need to imagine this scenario. Pick up a copy of Mein Kampf or 1984. They both describe the Republican philosophy quite vividly.

Yes, right now the Democrats are vilified for all of the current administrations’ incompetence and malfeasance. But just wait until 2004, when the party for justice, truth, tolerance, and diversity, is marginalized by the party that engages in warmongering, economic plunder, homophobia, and dirty tricks.

My thanks to Ann Slanders for taking the time to read this and provide editorial commentary. Ann, why haven't we haven't heard from you in a while? Is it that hard to write when you're being passed around (along with Kellyanne Fitzanyone) the Repugnicants in Washington? We apologize to anyone who might have that image stuck in their melons...

21 November 2002

I got this from a friend of mine (thanks, Alan!). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did…

Playwright Jim Sherman wrote this today after Hu Jintao was named chief of the Communist Party in China.
HU'S ON FIRST By James Sherman
(We take you now to the Oval Office. "W" meets with Condoleeza Rice)
George: Condi! Nice to see you. What's happening?
Condi: Sir, I have the report here about the new leader of China.
George: Great. Lay it on me.
Condi: Hu is the new leader of China.
George: That's what I want to know.
Condi: That's what I'm telling you.
George: That's what I'm asking you. Who is the new leader of China?
Condi: Yes.
George: I mean the fellow's name.
Condi: Hu.
George: The guy in China.
Condi: Hu.
George: The new leader of China.
Condi: Hu.
George: The Chinaman!
Condi: Hu is leading China.
George: Now whaddya' asking me for?
Condi: I'm telling you: Hu is leading China.
George: Well, I'm asking you. Who is leading China?
Condi: That's the man's name.
George: That's who's name?
Condi: Yes.
George: Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.
Condi: That's correct.
George: Then who is in China?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir is in China?
Condi: No, sir.
George: Then who is?
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Yassir?
Condi: No, sir.
George: Look, Condi. I need to know the name of the new leader of China. Get me the Secretary General of the U.N. on the phone.
Condi: Kofi?
George: No, thanks.
Condi: You want Kofi?
George: No.
Condi: You don't want Kofi.
George: No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: Not Yassir! The guy at the U.N.
Condi: Kofi?
George: Milk! Will you please make the call?
Condi: And call who?
George: Who is the guy at the U.N?
Condi: Hu is the guy in China.
George: Will you stay out of China?!
Condi: Yes, sir.
George: And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.
Condi: Kofi.
George: All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.
(Condi picks up the phone.) Condi: Rice, here.
George: Rice? Good idea. And a couple of egg rolls, too. Maybe we should send some to the guy in China. And the Middle East. Can you get Chinese food in the Middle East?

18 November 2002

Thoughts for the Day

Blogging has been light since the (s)election rigging a week ago Tuesday. Far too many things, including redneck rants, threats to my personal safety, and difficulty handling the hypocrisy emanating from the junta have caused me to slow down here. Apologies to anyone who actually might be reading…

Anyways,… there are some new links along the left side of this page, including a new ‘Take Back the Media’ flash from the Stranger over at blah3.com. Take a look when you get a minute. And try to enjoy yourself now. Methinks a time will come soon when you won’t be allowed to have fun unless it’s doing activities sanctioned by the God SquadTM.

And now I have to go get ready to go to work. Take some time to enjoy yourselves – it’s the best thing you can do for yourself right now…