A bit of context
Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid yesterday provided a compilation that included, among other things, a statement from Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) last year in which he said the Kyoto Protocol "would deal a powerful blow on the whole [of] humanity similar to the one humanity experienced when Nazism and Communism flourished." Reid's office also charged that Inhofe and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) had compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the Gestapo, that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) had "linked stem cell research to Nazism" and that former Republican senator Phil Gramm "compared a Democratic tax plan to Nazi law."I have no doubt that our new friend Dave was screaming bloody murder and calling for these politician's head on a platter. Right, Dave?
How interesting that Dave, after feigning outrage about Durbin as if he'd committed a mortal sin, later mocks Durbin for apologizing and implies he's a "cry baby."
See how the "Strict Father" right sees everything? It doesn't matter if it's lunacy, it doesn't matter if it even makes sense, it doesn't matter if the results are death and destruction, it doesn't even matter if it destroys democracy and the country, as long as it's "manly" and you never think about your decisions, never look back, and just plunge stupidly onward like a real manly man.
It's this same form of insanity that has been responsible for almost every backward, horrible, tragic, and destructive event in history. It's as if we're regressing back into the dark ages, with mindless drones comitting gross sins in the name of God, and leaders manipulating the ignorant masses to do their bidding.
And with the super-elite around the world abandoning their traditional nationalism (they have run their respective areas of the world for centuries) in favor of banding together (think of how Luciano finally stopped the wars between Mafia families and created the "commission" for settling beefs and dividing the spoils), all that's left for us drones is the power of the vote. And they're systematically trying to control that as well, through electronic voting, etc.
If you're not alarmed, you're not paying attention.
And when if finally dawns on us that we're living in a quasi-dictatorship, who will be to blame? People like Dave who were only too willing to swallow the crap and wave the banner for the destruction of their own freedom and rah-rahed all the way to becoming members of a permanent economic underclass? Or those who do see the writing on the wall and were too timid to speak out or take action?