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  •  Bingo (2+ / 0-)
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    LynChi, DH from MD

    Other than some of the national security stuff, they're trying to destroy the state: no regulations, no labor laws, no EPA, no control over the economy, no public goods, nothing that's not for profit.

    The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

    by Dana Houle on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 07:19:51 PM PDT

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    •  that's their song and dance... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...to please the freedom-lovin' libertarians who vote for them.  In reality, they love the state.  Judge them not by what they say but by what they do.  They spend public moneies.  They march armies off to war.  They rewrite laws to favor their buddies.  They listen to your phone calls and read your e-mail.  Don't kid yourself: They love pulling the levers of state power, and they do it like mad.

      Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes! - Bill and Ted

      by CharlieHipHop on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 07:54:21 PM PDT

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      •  What They Do????? (0+ / 0-)

        Did you read the damn post?  You know, about turning over money and authority to private entities to wage war?  

        I can't make you read the post, but it would be nice if you would do so before commenting.

        The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

        by Dana Houle on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 07:57:58 PM PDT

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        •  I did read the post... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...and the post to which I was responding read as follows:

          Other than some of the national security stuff, they're trying to destroy the state: no regulations, no labor laws, no EPA, no control over the economy, no public goods, nothing that's not for profit.

          They say they want to destroy the state ("drown it in a bathtub" or whatever) but in actuality, they love the state and the power it gives them.

          Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes! - Bill and Ted

          by CharlieHipHop on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 08:00:44 PM PDT

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    •  Maybe we should call it post-modern feudalism (1+ / 0-)
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      magnetics

      The Bush goal is/was no state. There's just lords (CEOs), foot soldiers (middle management), warloads (Blackwater) and priests (megachurch pastors.) Oh yeah, and all of us serfs.

      •  Excellent diagnosis. (0+ / 0-)

        Sonny Boy Williamson said, "You can name it 'your mama.'

        I'd say 'fascism' is as good a name as any for the phenomenon you describe.

        The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.

        by magnetics on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 11:42:15 PM PDT

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