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Saturday, August 14, 2010

What Goes Around

Four years ago, when the liberal left was still making its bones red-baiting anti-war activists, their rising star in the DNC was exposed by Harper's magazine for having sold his soul to Wall Street two years previous. Two years ago, when this Black Messiah became their candidate for the Oval Office, they went into high gear as professional progressives, providing cover for his commitment to warmongering.

What I remember in particular during this period was blogging liberals expressing admiration for warmongering racists like Richard Nixon, Billy Graham, and Teddy Roosevelt, in order to prove how tough liberals are. Then when President Obama started going after unions and public benefits in order to finance globalized warfare, some of these self-identified progressives established themselves as the loyal opposition; still Democrats, still imperial, but angry about being cut out of the militarized gravy train.

Now that it has dawned on them that Goldman Sachs' golden boy has betrayed them, they get in a fit over such things as being marginalized by the White House press secretary. Maybe someday they'll discover that what goes around comes around.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Getting Organized

The Unitarians offer advice on activism.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gallows and Guillotine

Taxing the wealthy is a good solution to public shortfalls brought on by systematic fraud in government and business, but as a deterrent to sociopathic, criminal behavior on the part of the privileged, it falls far short. When we view greed and the obscenity of vast wealth as a crime against humanity, the cure requires something much stronger than token taxation and phony philanthropy.

The gallows and the guillotine come to mind.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Top Three

After posting some of my short essays on Scribd over the past year, the top three read documents are:
Prepared to Lead
Walking Around Ideas