I haz it.
Now you haz it too.
(yes, I feel better. thx.)
From yesterday’s WaPo piece, After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump.
In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections.
The article continues with an amazingly detailed, angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin analysis of just how horrible each Rethuglican elected official they could get on the record “thinks” the Pumpkin is.
Here’s what they are missing: not one of these capitalist tools genuinely gives the tiniest little rat’s ass about this issue. They each have to make just enough noble-sounding noises to avoid awakening their dupes at home. Mainly because, this country is not yet at the stage where you can steal an election without having some base of support among the under-educated. The level of support they are willing to voice for Pumpkin is directly tied to how monochromatic and racist their particular base is.
But the corporatism and fascism underlying the Rethuglican agenda remain unchanged, and have little to do with whether we are a Nazi regime or just a genteel racist one. The vision is, a desperate work-force willing to give all the labor needed to enrich the capitalists, that costs no more than is necessary to avoid starving it to death. One that manufactures its own replacements by breeding, so that maintenance costs are low.
The slavery that dare not speak its name.
To keep this on track, certain policy goals become very important:
This didn’t start last week. Last week just shows how well it’s been going. Racism is not all that important to the real goals, but it’s a dandy way to keep the base distracted from rebelling against its enslavement.
Those darn Millenials! They are killing…
OK, so what did you have next in the dead pool? Well, here’s what’s next: the Animatronic Band at Chuck E. Cheese! That’s right, the chain that trained millions of American children to like bad pizza is discontinuing this amazingly creepy act.
And they blame millennials for this move. Note to Chuck E.: Millennials did not kill this.
People with taste did.
No, wait, Fort Sumter is in South Carolina. What’s in Virginia?
With the Pumpkin supporting the bigots (there’s no other way to take the full week’s worth of his blather about it), well… I saw this map of how the US will look after the second Civil War.
After the WHAT?? You read it right. By some definitions (click through the map… also see here) it has already started: last Saturday.
So… is this horrible? That I looked at that map and thought, Hmm… could be worse…?
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