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a successful experiment in bad compromises

likely intended from the start to be little more than a brake on the inevitable, and to facilitate the continuing growth in income/wealth inequality. The larger both are when a reversal occurs, the bigger it will be when the dust settles so to speak, leaving them (the 1%) still kings of the mountain of cash and influence. http://blogs.rollcall.com/beltway-insiders/billionaires-dominate-campaign-spending-crp-reports/?dcz= http://truth-out.org/news/item/27154-in-depth-how-big-business-buys-state-courts

For the American people, the moral of this story couldn’t be clearer: If we don’t get money out of politics, we’ll lose our democracy altogether. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40105.htm


Is there any doubt that the creators of the Saint Raygun revolution were far from clueless about the result of their work product we see all around us today?

I've long thought and argued that the reason for the uptick in rightwingnut extremism in recent years, e.g. the creation of the Pea Party, has more to do with the preservation of wealth and therefore political power accumulation and preservation than anything else, with an eye towards the likely major erosions that AGW is likely to result in given the "socialistic" solutions it is gonna require. All the recent "I'm not a climate scientist!" BS http://eclipsenow.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/if-your-local-politician-says-im-not-a-scientist/ coming from their pols and pundits is nothing more than the first pillow being tossed down to cushion the fall for themselves and to prepare their frothing minions for the costs and offense to the ideolological mandates their Frankenstein Monsters have lapped up like poisoned Ambrosia in relatively recent years. Put simply, imo AGW is inevitably gonna compel/be the end of modern rightwingnuttery as we know it. It's not a question of if but rather when...

The simple fact of the matter is however, unless and until the moral of this story is accepted and acknowledged and acted upon, and money taken outta our politics, they are still gonna wield the most influence and be in a position to slow the reduction in human misery and worse that remedial actions on AGW will result in. This is not to say of course that they wouldn't have followed the same course absent AGW, just that AGW represents a foil to their desires of keeping all of their ill-gotten gains, and one they have long been acutely aware of. That's why they've been so shamefully dishonest in their anti-climate science efforts -- it's a threat to their trillions still in the ground, as well as the MIC that is geared towards pumping it out. One of the most bewildering things to me is how the DoD for years has been sounding the alarm on climate change, and yet they are used for little these days but expanding and perpetuating the empire that requires Texas Tea and more.

All of this is of course why so many of us see all the recent NSA revelations as being more about efforts to quell the equally inevitable social unrest that AGW will bring with it, as opposed to the "keeping us safe/phony war on terror" BS it is justified by.

The turdway has been nothing more than an addition of sprinkles to the rightwinger turd that has made it palatable to millions lacking the figurative olfacory sense to smell it, or that like the sprinkle icing enough to eat the turd cake too. The baubbles/icing they've provided along the way have placated and produced enough supporters to allow the robbery like that which has occurred during the last "recovery".

How much solace should be taken in or praise offered for the fact that we didn't go off the cliff with the knowledge that the 1% is the one holding the rope representing their gains that we're all effectively lassoed by, now and into the future as long as the money is speech doctrine survives, given that their political survival is every bit as dependent on it as is their rightwinger cousins? To their monied masters, the rightwingnuts are their warriors, and the turdwayers usefull and expendable idiots when their need for votes requires requires stepping into lefty territory bearing gifts. In this cneter-left country left we live in though, it's rather clear at this point that the monied masters woulda never been successful but for the good cop/bad cop game the turdwyaers have played an intergal role in foisting upon a far too ignorant or distracted public, much as they wouldn't have without the "liberal" media.

This is why turdwayers are often as immune to facts and logic as their rightwing cousins -- to accept and acknowledge their role in our current plight is to drown in the Sea of Shame...
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