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King George Speaks
I didn't watch the speech, even though I have a professional interest in political rhetoric. I'll read the transcript later. I find that as I get older I have less stomach for the political theatre, especially of the authoritarian type that we've become accustomed to with the Chimperor.
The speech is being processed by the blogosphere, which means I don't have to do the hard work myself. I can put my feet up, pop a Caruso CD in the player, and read the executive report.
The essential analysis:
I particularly enjoyed the Dr's commentary:
Okay, George? That train left the station about four years ago, when you invaded the fucking country. Remember?
Collapse of Iraqi government? Check!
Bush says failure in Iraq would be “a disaster” for the United States, cleverly omitting to mention that we’ve already failed in Iraq; that Iraq is already a disaster for us, for them, for the entire world; that Bush’s obscene and criminal invasion of that country is one of the most disastrous missteps in the history of American foreign policy.
The neo-cons and the administration that enables them see what they want to see and they don't care who has to die as a result.
* In a completely dangerous sort of way.
The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth. -- IWW
In a democracy it is necessary that people should learn to endure having their sentiments outraged. -- Bertrand Russell
Let us strangle the last king with the entrails of the last priest. -- Denis Diderot
It's not that no one sees the straight line to Doomtown we've been on since Reagan, it's that there's big profits in it. The most superficially Christian and Other-Worldly-Yearning nation in the developed world is the one most likely to kill you for your shoes. -- Doghouse Riley
The true purpose of education is to try to foster in students a kind of critical cosmopolitanism, such that they learn, among other things, to question any notion that one’s nation or tribe is favored by God or destiny. -- Michael Bérubé
It is not enough to decry the existence of the Spectacle. We intend to use both art and theory as a battering ram against Capitalism and its false opposition, tribalism, in all of its mystical forms. We believe it is possible to move beyond the inexcusable savagery of everyday life. -- The Anti-Naturals
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