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Thursday, 7 November 2013

7 November 2013. They’re NOT Abraham, Martin, and John…

00 Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. Rush Limbaugh. Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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I saw this in the commboxes at The Nation. I found the last sentence interesting…

BMD

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There’s this gross wisdom among Teapublicans that they’re always just one candidate away from winning the big one, which is a belief hardwired by their inert ideological purity [it’s interesting to note how these opponents of “political correctness” embody the early-20th-century meaning of the term. Mirabile dictu!: editor]. Their imagined saviour is embodied in the mindset of conservative consciousness… Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity… a flag-bearing trio of virtuous rightwing demagoguery.

Roman Law

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There’s an interesting fact about these three great paladins of “patriotism”… all three REFUSED TO SERVE IN THE FORCES, but they beat the war-drums constantly. It’s interesting to note how TPers lionise such cowards. After all, they’re always telling us how patriotic and self-sacrificial they are… it’s another lovely story murdered by ugly reality.

However, don’t argue with TPers… it won’t do any earthly (or heavenly) good, it won’t help them to see to the truth, and (above all) they enjoy fighting! That’s why I stopped corresponding with Whiteford… it wasn’t doing either of us any good; all that he was doing was browbeating me to agree to his loony-tunes rightie nonsense. Step up to that booth, mark your ballot, and put in the box! That’s the only language these creepo supremos understand. Jim DeMint saw the meaning in the tealeaves and left the Senate. What does he know that we don’t?

BMD

 

Friday, 18 October 2013

18 October 2013. The Tea Party’s Mortally Wounded… But It’s NOT Dead Yet

00 Power to the People. 17.10.13

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The fight over the government shutdown did give the Tea Party a mortal wound. However, it’s NOT dead yet. They still believe that they can shut down all the social justice and social equity initiatives of the state. They do… even though they’re goners. That is, they’re quite unlike Jim DeMint, who saw the handwriting on the wall and became a stink-tanker, After all, these are people who believe in such fables as Young Earth Creationism and American Exceptionalism. Don’t waste your time arguing with such sorts, use your God-given life to oppose them wherever they pop up.

Orthodox people have a responsiblity to fight the konvertsy, who want to ally us with the Teabaggers. Don’t forget baba and dede… and what shit they had to endure from the bosses. We fought back then… we should fight back now. God willing, the konvertsy brats will leave us (and it can’t be soon enough), but they’re a clear and present danger today. I know from St T ‘s that our people haven’t drunk the Tea… the konvertsy will find it out soon enough, I’ll warrant. Keep vigilant, keep focused, and don’t let ’em spook ya… we’re on the right side. Remember who we are and where we came from…

BMD

Friday, 14 June 2013

White Deaths Exceed Births in USA for First Time

00 GOP Death Panel 20.05.12

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Deaths among white people in the USA exceeded births for the first time last year, census data released Thursday indicate, in what the Washington Post described as a “surprising” first for the country. This net “natural” decline in the white population was offset by immigration of white people from several countries, including Russia, resulting in slight overall growth of the white population, the Post said in an article analyzing the data released by the US Census Bureau. According to the census data, around 12,400 more white people died in the USA over the past year than were born, a phenomenon the paper described as a “surprising slump” that appeared more than a decade earlier than the predicted start of a gradual, steady decline in the white population in the USA. The Post quoted William Frey, a demographer with the Brookings Institution think-tank, as saying of the numbers, “We’re jumping the gun on a long slow decline of our white population, which is going to characterise this century”.

In a statement, the census bureau also noted that Asians were the fastest-growing race or ethnic group in the American population last year. The Census Bureau said the Asian population in the USA rose by 530,000 people, or 2.9 percent, to 18.9 million. More than 60 percent of that growth was the product of international immigration. The Post cited several factors for the decline in white births, including a trend for women of all races who have college degrees to delay marriage and childbearing until at least their late 20s. It said white women are “far more likely” to be childless than are Hispanic or African-American women.

13 June 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20130614/181654404/White-Deaths-Exceed-Births-in-US-For-First-Time–Report.html

Editor’s Note:

Note well how the rightwing is silent on the American demographic crisis. It scares them and chills them to the bone… it’s why the teabagger nutter Jim DeMint resigned his Senate seat. He stated that the GOP couldn’t rely on white fear and anger forever… and he’s right. The present Republican rhetoric is going to come back to haunt them… in spades. Do note that the konvertsy all spout the Republican racist drivel… note it and oppose it. That’s what God expects of us…

BMD

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Kansas’ Road Likened to Mao’s

00 Louis Lozowick. Strike Scene. 1935

Strike Scene

Louis Lozowick

1935

THIS is the world of the Republican Party… any questions?

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00 William Gropper. Study for 'Construction of a Dam'. 1938

Study for “Construction of a Dam”

William Gropper

1938

THIS is what we have to return to… “One for all and all for one”… “He ain’t heavy; he’s my brother”… NOT “Greed is good”… NOT “The race goes to the swiftest”… NOT “I earned it… its MINE”. In any case, the Apostle said, “The love of money is the root of all evil“, NOT “The love of social justice is the root of all evil”… my, my, my... note well that the Republicans are trying to stuff this part of our history “down the memory hole“.

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Editor’s Foreword:

This letter to the editor well-summarises what the libertarian idiots and chowderheaded “culture warriors” are doing to our country. That is, they’re cutting into “social capital”, the reserves that society built up from the time of the New Deal to the inauguration of Slobberin’ Ronnie in 1981. For 32 years, the Affluent Effluent has partied hearty by preying on the rest of us. The top 5 percent have 275 percent of their 1981 incomes in real terms… the rest of us have only 85 percent. None dare call it “class warfare”… of the country club set against all others.

However, it can’t go on much longer… lately, in December 2012, Jim DeMint, one of the more-unhinged rightwing nutters, resigned his Senate seat to head a District-based stink-tank. He’d won re-election in 2010, so, he had four more years left in his term. Recently, he said that the GOP couldn’t count on “angry white men” forever… you see, at present, the most-solid GOP bloc is white men over 70… and they’re dying off steadily. Have some patience… the rightwing scourge may soon be over. After all, DeMint resigned a “safe” seat… that says something. I believe that extremist (and wrongheaded) Tea Party policies are going to lead to further meltdowns in GOP-run states as basic government functions become unaffordable due to tax cuts favouring the Affluent Effluent. That won’t be pretty…

When the Tea Party tanks, it’ll take “social conservatism” along with it. That is, those who allied themselves with the GOP due to its anti-abortion platform will founder at the same time as the greedsters do. Whether one likes it or not, the rest of us outnumber the troglodyte Evangelical stormtroopers of the GOP. After all, Our Lord Christ didn’t use the cudgel of the state’s police power to spread His message… neither should we. That’s what HH said recently… we should follow him… NOT certain loud parties in the District. Read n’ heed…

BMD  

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In 1966, Mao Zedong initiated the Cultural Revolution in China. It was an ideologically-based movement to replace capitalism and certain traditional practises with Maoist orthodoxy. The result was a fiasco. Characteristic features of the movement were the eviscerating of universities and intelligentsia, arbitrary imprisonment, torture, public humiliation, and property seizure. The abuses continued until after the death of Mao in 1976. China’s Cultural Revolution has been seen… even in Communist China today… as an unmitigated failure.

Today, in Kansas, we see eerie parallels. Governor Sam Brownback and the Legislature are in the process of destroying education, social services, scientific research, infrastructure maintenance, and the ability of low wage-earners to improve their lot. They’re trying to eliminate the progressive income tax from which the state gets half its revenue in favour of continuing and expanding the regressive sales tax. Brownback tries to convince people that we need the sales tax to continue funding higher education, but the truth is that his reduction of the income tax created the need to do so. Another result of no- or low-income tax in a state is higher property taxes. This self-inflicted wound benefits only those with significant wealth to start with. The conservative Tax Policy Center rated this programme as the worst in the nation.

Other Brownback initiatives include reduction of university faculties, evisceration of such social services as mental health, children’s food programmes, and Medicaid, making abortion totally unavailable, expanding the presence of guns in society, and disdain for the suffering of the less well-off. He’s doing this in the name of ideology and extremist orthodoxy. So far, we haven’t suffered as badly as Mao’s China, but we’re well on the way.

10 May 2013

Douglas B McGaw

Emporia KS

Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal

http://cjonline.com/opinion/2013-05-10/letter-kansas-road-likened-maos

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