Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Advanced decay of America.

If no change is forthcoming, the US will self-destruct. Along that path it is far advanced. What once made the US exceptional was its commitment, never wholly realized, to a government subordinate to the protection of individual rights. The US government has become just another unexceptional and immoral enterprise dedicated to expanding its power.

Repression goes with empire. An America that looks itself in the mirror no longer sees the shining words of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights; it sees loathsome images of the national security state: the Patriot Act, gigantic complexes where unfathomable amounts of information on American citizens are stored, and a long line of politicians assuring us that the protection of privacy and freedom requires the destruction of privacy and freedom.

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Long suppressed, America’s from-the-depths-of-its-stomach revulsion is coming. . . .

. . . This year’s insurgencies constitute recognition, the furious counter reactions denial.

"America Needs to Throw-up." By Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic, 4/18/16.

H/t: The Burning Platform.


Unknown said...

This is a good analogy... some folks might be turned off by the usage, having the picture in their mind might turn their stomach, so to speak, but that is part of its richness. The impact should stimulate the mental machine to add reality to its cogitation. But I like SLL for that reason... reality on an electronic billboard.

Col. B. Bunny said...

I favor whatever it takes to jolt people out of their view that the Republicans are any kind of an opposition party. I've long known that the legal profession will never raise the unconstitutionality of Roe v. Wade or the 1930s about face on the Commerce Clause. Only when Boehner and McConnell did nothing after the last election did it really hit home that the Rs were gutless and useless, that even electoral politics were a sham. Well, not this time with Trump, I hope.

It doesn't say much for me to be such a slow learner. It's just hard to get to a position where you no longer believe in the good will of the leaders. Now, on the contrary, I look at the immigration debacle all over the West and I see it as distilled malevolence and elite hatred.

Buckley was co-opted and in our time you see exactly zero objection to the unconstitutional war against Syria. As you imply, it's a rough image but it gets the point across.