left biblioblography: The Latest From Jesusland...Redneck Republicans Growing Their Corn Pone

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Latest From Jesusland...Redneck Republicans Growing Their Corn Pone

Cross posted @ God Is For Suckers!jesusland

The black philosopher's idea was that a man is not independent, and cannot afford views which might interfere with his bread and butter. If he would prosper, he must train with the majority; in matters of large moment, like politics and religion, he must think and feel with the bulk of his neighbors, or suffer damage in his social standing and in his business prosperities. He must restrict himself to corn-pone opinions -- at least on the surface. He must get his opinions from other people; he must reason out none for himself; he must have no first-hand views. - Mark Twain: Corn Pone Opinions

If there's a political party that is likely to receive a Darwin Award, it most definitely (in my mind) has to be the GOP. These retards keep bankrupting the country (From Regan to Bush and Clone Bush), they've done nothing but lead America into financial ruin. And in pursuit of what? Keeping the status quo static at all costs, turning back the clock to a fantasy time that never was, yearning and burning for a utopic society that marches in white picket fence synchronicity.

The latest and 'greatest' is more of the blithering idiocy from the 'Governor next door' (didn't she do a fold-out pictorial in the Nome issue of Guns 'N Ammo?' No? Would be no shock if she had or did: the GOP is notorious for hypocrisy):

Palin heightens rhetoric on abortion

JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin charged into the culture wars Saturday in Pennsylvania, painting Sen. Barack Obama as a radical on abortion rights.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Saturday.

The stop comes amid news that Palin violated Alaska ethics law by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator's report for the bipartisan Legislative Council concluded Friday.

Ethics woes aside, Palin focused her attention on abortion -- an issue that rallies the conservative base but some say alienates independent and women voters.

I've come to notice, that when a woman tends to be 'pro-life' (AKAP anti-abortion), they also tend to be pretty darn well-fed. The inference being, is that as a rule, they can actually afford to raise children. Personally, I'm both pro-choice and pro-life (no, no, no, I'm not wishy-washy, you can take both those terms out of their political connotative context: I'm mean them literally). Basically, the liberal refrain 'rare, safe, and legal'.

But, as always, the Right is wrong.

You don't want abortion? You don't want prostitution? You don't want illegal immigrants?

Hey, really folks, the answer is actually way easier than you think.

Combat poverty.

That's right. All those multiple millions you've pissed away on miniscule band-aids for those huge gaping wounds? Put that into education. All those dollars spent combating the symptom instead of addressing the pathology? Should've put them into feeding the poor. All those billions poured into battling bugaboos like gay marriage, vice squads, all those lost bucks on faith-based abstinence-only failures and creationist crap fests - it's squandered money.

Feed the poor. Raise their standard of living to something closer to the US middle class. Educate them.

Because you can't eat prayers. You can't feed starving children on hosannas.

Because the old texts are wrong. Man does live on bread alone.

Till the next post, then.

 

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3 comments:

The Barefoot Bum said...

Hey, really folks, the answer is actually way easier than you think.

Combat poverty.


Indeed. Economics is the root of all politics, or so sayeth Marx.

Of course when you have capitalism, an economic system with a foundational incentive to keep labor costs low and commodity prices high, making labor productivity accrue primarily to the benefit of the owners of capital, you cannot do more than apply a band-aid here or there.

Truly combating poverty will require more fundamental — indeed revolutionary — changes in our economic system.

The Watcher said...

I've never understood the fundies' incessant need to link ending abortion with making abortion illegal. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

Krystalline Apostate said...

barefoot:
Truly combating poverty will require more fundamental — indeed revolutionary — changes in our economic system.
True enough, but there's still the need for meritocratic privileges.
I always say, 'Communism is a great idea, if people know how to share.'
Most don't.
Watcher:
I've never understood the fundies' incessant need to link ending abortion with making abortion illegal.
I do - it's out of sight, out of mind.