01 September 2007

Let'em eat cakes

On Krugman ...

"Two years ago today, Americans watched in horror as a great city drowned, and wondered what had happened to their country. Where was FEMA? Where was the National Guard? Why wasn't the government of the world's richest, most powerful nation coming to the aid of its own citizens?"

The US government has not come to the aid of its own citizens because the country's governance has been hijacked...by parvenu millionaires wielding the power of imperious Roman senators and by members of that House on the hill filled with social and historical illiterates mired in arguments over the best ways in which to dismember and bury the American democratic experiment…for the greatest profit of a coterie of elitists empowered by the rapine of Enronic thugs.

... The question is whether any of this will change when Mr. Bush leaves office...

The unconstitutional [fascist] powers which Mr. Bush has arrogated at the expense of a supine, self-serving Congress and with the help of a complicit judiciary will remain at the disposal of the next White House puppet.

The real question is : Does not the lesson of the last seven years prove the adage that "GOP power corrupts and Bushist power corrupts absolutely"?

There’s a powerful political faction in this country that’s determined to draw exactly the wrong lesson from the Katrina debacle — namely, that the government always fails when it attempts to help people in need, so it shouldn’t even try [...] And I’m not sure that faction is losing the argument. The thing about conservative governance is that it can succeed by failing: when conservative politicians mess up, they foster a cynicism about government that may actually help their cause."

The job is just about done: the country is industrially, politically, infrastructurally, ethically and internationally bankrupt. While the US is still "banking" on its formidable array of armaments to pillage foreign resources and threaten the planet, an equally formidable assemblage of emerging economic powers and military alliances are poised to remind the American emperor that he really has no clothes...

Hear the Russians ... Chinese ... coming ?

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