Thursday, September 22, 2011

MAtthew 7.3 -- and you thought I'd never quote the Greek Bible.

In the Anna Russel* vein, one has to laugh at this news Julian Assange Unauthorised Autobiography Published Against WikiLeaks Founder's Wishes.

Irony, like beer, may be proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

As a noted special prosecutor remarked Is nothing private".

*I'm not making this up you know....

Thursday, September 1, 2011

When there is no cost for evil, there is no change

My younger brother has a blog (40 Years in the Desert), which frequently brings items of interest to my attention.

A recent entry When a 'Phant Calls Another 'Phant a Stupid Classless Idiot…  about
Brian Miller, the former head of the Pima County (Tucson) Arizona Republican Party, attacking his successors classless dolts for raffling off a Glock handgun as a fund raiser.

What I found interesting was one section of a quote here that Miller made about the reactionary bloc, who he described as being:

"...'my way or the highway' wing of the GOP who don't pay much thought  to the political fallout [emphasis added] from their actions..."

This is a "curious incident of the dog in the night-time" (The Silver Blaze).

There is no fallout.

There is no a concerted campaign to broadcast and hammer this sort of actions, despite the fact this tactic has been so successful for the reactionary bloc.

Where are the adds from the DNC, MoveOn, and rest of the 'progressive' community calling this out, pointing out that this sort of behavior is the core of the political right.

These attacks should be such as to force less extreme rightist to choose between their base, and being hammered.

The idea might be likened to the non-use of poison gas during WII, when the use was deterred by the knowledge of the other side responding.

Of course, this implies that the reactionary block has as much sense at the OKW.

This is probably not the case. In which case, you just have to use poison gas..."the war is thrust upon us...",

In political terms, if the reactionary block has to face effective character execution*, it will either stop character assassination, or take damage.  Either situation is desirable.

But this idea doesn't seem to percolate through the skulls of people who think community organizing, or triangulation, or patronage is the peak of politics. So we drift on unarmed.

   *Killing a reputation by using facts and history, and weighing publicly the issues, is execution. I will admit it is whose ox is gored issue, but it's my damned cow.