Skip to main content

Every white face in the United States is that of an immigrant, a brutal usurper at the country’s inception, and a self-serving overlord at its Goldman Sachs-level conclusion.

Last Sunday we read about how President Obama traveled to West Virginia to attend the funeral of 9 miners who were killed recently in an accident that was entirely preventable, but which was at the same time inevitable due to the legal negligence of those who owned the mine.

This, ultimately, is what the "Tea Partiers" will end up accomplishing with their insane anti-government activism: a retreat into an America where workers had no rights whatsoever, where the barons of industry treated their employees like mere serfs, where the ‘owners’ left no recourse to workers but to submit to their shoddy, dangerous standards or be fired. An America without labor unions, (as indeed, it almost is already), without any worker rights. This is what Republicans are allowing to pass for a party line, a sop to the most uneducated, unenlightened sector of the population. With the overt racism at its core, this is grass roots at its dirtiest and most soiled.

And not only workers, of course, but immigrants are suffering draconian penalties for existing in a country whose être, up until the present age (which is paying the consequences of the Culture of Greed), has been to give immigrants a shot at a better life. Every white face in the United States is that of an immigrant, a brutal usurper at the country’s inception, and a self-serving overlord at its Goldman Sachs-level conclusion. But now, we have to endure, from a Congressman no less, an ignorant diatribe that is the typical parody of every Klan-loving Southerner in history:

Rep. Bilbray:"[Law Enforcement Officials] will look at the kind of dress you wear, there’s different type of attire, there’s different type of—right down to the shoes, right down to the clothes. But mostly by behavior it’s mostly behavior, just as the law enforcement people here in Washington, DC does it based on certain criminal activity there is behavior things that professionals are trained in across the board and this group shouldn’t be exempt from those observations as much as anybody else."

SIC. That Bush-worthy final sentence tells you more than you’d like to know about the state of the police, who are now trained to jail as many people as possible from the jailable classes (ONE IN EVERY 32 ADULTS!) or Taser the insane or disabled (having lost sight of their job to serve and protect, and not to become judge and jury with lethal force, or to torture or humiliate, which is why laws protecting the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ have been established in the U.S. for generations. Or has the Abu Ghraib/Guantanamo Bay mentality become the standard even for domestic police?)

This is traditionally where the ACLU steps in, alongside all those Liberals in the United Nations, who use every legal means to protect our freedoms – not in the moronic sense of the word ‘freedoms’ so notoriously abused by the Teabaggers, but in the sense that citizens of « free » countries around the world are defended from the real abuses of tyranny, facism, and all the other specious titles ignorantly and irresponsibly thrown at the Obama Administration.

So basically, life in the United States – and the world – without liberalism would completely suck. Who doesn’t know that? The richest percentage of the population, which, thanks to the Bush Administration’s redistribution of wealth, controls most of the money in the U.S. This week, "financial legislation" is being voted on to stop the raping of the domestic and world economy by Goldman Sachs (currently under federal indictment for fraud) – and some people are expecting it to fail, expecting that no one can possibly reign in the madness that is derivatives and the rest of their crooked industry. Not surprising, since Republicans act as though they are employees of Goldman rather than the American people.  Now, the country of Greece, the "cradle of democracy", has forfeited its sovereignty to foreign banks and authorities, and again we find Goldman Sachs at the black heart of the troubles. Will the new financial regulation be tough enough to bring down this "giant vampire squid"? Or will it be more like climate change denial, where the penalty for willful ignorance is death, yet the top few insist on pretending we’re getting away with something wonderful?

Seeing every inconvenient truth ignored, it’s no wonder the Gaia Theory is winning over more and more people each day: the human race may indeed be, as one scientist put it, ‘too stupid to survive’.

READ MORE by The Poliskeptic:  http://www.lepanoptique.com/...
__________________________________________________________
http://www.nytimes.com/...
http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...
http://wonkette.com/...
http://www.thenation.com/...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Originally posted to the poliskeptic on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 04:51 AM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

    •  I 'm a liberal because I believe that... (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      blueoasis, gravlax, laker, CuriousBoston

      1...I care 'bout people (all people) regardless of race, social or finacial status.

      I’m liberal because I know that unregulated capitalism results in Enrons and mortgage meltdowns and poisoned air and water. I’m a liberal because I know there are evil people who will exploit the weak for a few bucks, and I have a moral imperative to not stand idly by mouth clichés about what the market will bear.

      I’m a liberal because I believe what happens in your bedroom between consenting adults is your own business and none of mine. Just don’t do it in the street and scare the houses and we will be fine.

      2...I care that our government communicates the truth in a timely manner on all matters.

      "Let me be blunt: We've already been to the moon. Now we're going to Mars" - Barack Obama (04.15.10...Kennedy Space Center Audience )

      by 2questions on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 05:22:23 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  raise the minimum wage, please (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    gravlax, laker

    because 17,500 a year is not enough

    and enforce it!

    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others"

    by fitzov rules on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 05:33:26 AM PDT

  •  Are we liberals or Democrats? I fogot which... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    blueoasis, output, CuriousBoston

    is which after being around the Daily Kos for a while.  I've found the best way to get along around here is not say much if it bucks the "Democrats at all costs" philosphy.  

    I am a liberal.  

    •  We are here to elect more, and better Democrats (0+ / 0-)

      Not all Democrats are liberals. We can't control what others think, we can try to persuade. My sig had "Pragmatic Progressive". Push left, keep pushing.

      If the objective of this site does not suit you, you don't have to stay here.

      Yes, Democrats at all costs, and Bernie.

      Dialup quirky; sometimes can't respond quickly. I'm a Kossack, not a "faction". Thanks.

      by CuriousBoston on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 06:02:10 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Correction-29 miners lost their lives in mine (0+ / 0-)

    disaster.

    Cynicism leads to Inactivity. Hope leads to Action.

    by Citizenpower on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 05:57:38 AM PDT

  •  I'm a proud non-liberal. (0+ / 0-)

    Liberals are centrist capitulationists.  They're the "sensible Democrats" from the Tom Tomorrow cartoons, the people who think we should always look on the bright side of life and criticize Rethugs in only the most polite and measured terms.

    I'm sick and tired of liberals and their subservience, their politeness, and their g*dd**n small tables.  Oh, and their recent adoption of an oh-so-sensible "Drill, Baby, Drill."

    Time to kick a$$ and take names.  

    •  they may run the party and the WH (0+ / 0-)

      but i'll be damned if i'll let the dlc-ers claim the word "liberal" so soon after we've rehabilitated it. words have meanings.

      "Absent hard regulation of the sort of the US has proven very bad at enforcing (see Crisis, Financial) a mandate is just a looting license" - Ian Welsh

      by output on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 07:54:15 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site