Monday, May 22, 2006

And reason four hundred and seventy six...

Reading the Star and Sickle this morning, and came across my favourite columnist, Katherine Kersten. Her commentary, Minnesota: More a Purple State than a Blue State now depressed the hell out of me.

(note to my international readership: Blue = Democrat/Liberal; Red = Republican/Conservative. I know it's flip-flopped in Britain, in colour.)

My home... The state of Hubert Humphrey is becoming a bastion for the Religious-Right, the cut taxes and STILL spend, the intolerant, the wrong and the sick... Otherwise known as the Republican Party. For my British readers... It would be like the North of England suddenly switching from it's Labour/Mining past and becoming the home of the fucking Tories. I just don't know how to deal with this poll.

Suicide is out, but...

Anyhoo... Yet ANOTHER nail in the coffin of Minnesota is how my "Dem. Senate" completely BUCKLED to the Republican House of Reps, and allowed the WORST of the stadium bills to pass. That's right... (Minnesotan Governor) Pawlenty will sign stadium bills this week. So... All of my ranting... All of my ire, and the letters that I sent to my representatives in the Minnesota congress all failed.

Fucking Minnesota. Fucking politicians... Fuck, fuck, fuck... Fuck-ity Fuck fuck.

Ger... You know... Speaking of politics. Whilst at the (towards the bottom of the link) "Book Signing" with my fave author, John Sanford... He spoke about political-movements and groups. He's using an idea in a book of his... But anyhoo... This is "paraphrased" from what he said, but it's an interesting way of looking at things.

He said basically that Communism is "Socialism" taken to it's totalitarian roots, and that our only "vague" democracy taken to IT'S totalitarian roots would be Monarchy, and that Fascism is just Populism taken to it's totalitarian roots.

The scary thing, is that the U.S. seems to be heading towards it's totalitarian roots... And there's only two outcomes... One, "King Bush the Second" or... a Nazi-esque regime also, probably lead by Bush or one of the "religious-right" goonies.

We're frighteningly close to Fascism. Populism is very strong in the U.S. Our strange "patriotism" our "religious-rightism" our "racial inequalities" our "anti-immigration" and our policies towards our international friends and enemies all lead toward a "Populist" mindset.

This movement in the United States is a pile of dry kindling, just waiting for the right leader to ignite a brush-fire of Fascism.


Okay... Since I've been a bit of a downer the last couple of days... I thought I'd throw up an amusing link. Yep... That's right. Of course, it's a parody of the movie "The Ten Commandments" with Charleton Heston, so... I'm assuming it's going to piss off any right-winged religious people... You know... I just can't change THAT much. Once again, thanks to the City Pages Blotter for the link.

10 Things I Hate About Commandments

Bye for now, folks...

-- Tuckmac