21 March 2012

The Path to Perdition

All budgets are political documents. By choosing among the various sources and uses of public funds, they institutionalize the political philosophy of their creators. They tell us what they value and what has no value to them. Paul Ryan's budget, his Path to Prosperity, is no different. It shows us what conservatives value most, comfort for the comfortable and affliction for the afflicted.

This shameful document would be better-named the Path to Perdition. "Perdition" is defined as "final and irrevocable spiritual ruin." What better way can we describe a world organized along conservative principles? It would be a world where the poor and the sick and the elderly are cast out into the streets to make their way through their desperate lives as best they could. Ryan's budget does that. It would be a world where the rich became richer because government places the weight of their existence on the backs of common citizens. Ryan's budget does that.

This is the horror Ryan would have for America and it would brand America as a hell dominated by plutocrats and their stooges. It is a plot contrived by one of Satan's demons, Paul Ryan, to destroy the promise of America, to bring us finally and utterly to the complete collapse of everything which separates humanity from the world of predators and prey.

16 March 2012

The Brutal Truth

The brutal truth is, the Republican Party is mostly old, white people but America isn't.

We've always called ourselves a nation of immigrants and were proud to so as long as the immigrants were from Northern and Western Europe . When they started coming from Eastern and Southern Europe, not so much. Now that they're coming from South and Central America or from Asia, Republicans have become far more concerned with the "wretchedness" of the refuse than the "goldeness" of the door.

06 March 2012

Say No to Republican Control of Congress.

In GOP focus on control of Congress amid presidential doubts this fall, The Hill is reporting Republcan efforts to reduce the poltical damage its presidential candidates are doing to Republican influence on American public policy by bolstering its efforts to control Congress.

Americans ought view Republican attempts to control the House and Senate as the kind of political plotting more commonly associated with coups than democratic elections. While they likely are doing nothing illegal, their intentions and motivations are more like those of political extremists who support tyrants and dictators than the efforts of public servants.

The once proud Republican Party is little more than a cult. It has become the home of ideologues, zealots and stooges. Their efforts to retain control of the House and Senate in the face of increasing rejection of their presidential candidates illustrates their extremism. Rather than learn the lesson it teaches, that the American People are opposed to their obstruction of good policy and their support of bad policy, they are focused instead on imposing more of the same on the American People.

That is an outrage.

We expect our public servants to serve the interests of the American People. When they fail to do that, we expect them to fade away. Not so today's Republicans. Rather than honorably departing Washington, they are building bunkers and constructing last ditch defenses. With their threatened legislative outrages such as gutting Medicare, repealing health care for all Americans and coddling the 1%, they are intent on a scorched earth defense of their extremist ideology.

America must say No! We cannot allow the Republican Party to destroy America. Every patriotic American must take every opportunity to condemn it and its treachery.