Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Vive la resistance!

I'm equally gleeful and outraged at the press surrounding the recent Bush administration shenanigans. There's the Dubai Port World thing (long article, but very informative), where it's business-as-usual: cheap labor and profits at the expense of, well, everything. The trip to India, where protests have already begun in advance of his arrival, and where he will have the gall to visit and place a wreath on Gandhi's memorial ("The president of the United States is not exactly committed to violence; what he wants is an end to resistance").

The hypocrisy of "benign hegemony," where neo-cons, for whose professed mission has been to shrink government down to a size that it can be "drowned in a bathtub," but who are spending zagillions of dollars and energy and lives on national-building (read: ever-expanding corporatocracy) in another country, all while, against the recent backdrop of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the picture of poverty and misery is stark in our own country. The Texas gerrymandering case orchestrated by The Hammer, which gave the republicans so many more house seats and compounded our liberal nightmare, is coming before the Supreme Court soon.

It just doesn't stop! And here's an entry for the "duh" column: Republican's make lousy care-givers! While tongue-in-cheek, this article illustrates the absurdity of efforts to keep gays from adopting:

"Credible research" shows that adopted children raised in Republican households are more at risk for developing "emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos, and alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask their insecurities."

You can understand outraged, but gleeful? For those of us who rub our hands in fiendish anticipation of the glorious day when all these events and all the rest of their crimes will bring them to their knees, these reports make us twirl our mustaches! Of course, that would take a fairly remarkable effort on behalf of the citizenry, which I'm not convinced gives a damn, or is too blind and complacent to see what's up, what's at stake.

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