That method of submarining under the masses is still in operation today. You see it in its purest form with mob action where the collective IQ is lower than that of the dumbest sob present. You see it in the degradation of music courtesy of Simon Cowell. And we see it in politics with the incoherent whining and belching of the horribly misnamed Tea Party movement.
One of their erstwhile leaders, plutocratic whore Michele Bachmann says they’re all about freedom. Yeah, the Tea Party definition of ‘freedom’ is stolen from Andre Gide who once sarcastically said that rich and poor alike can sleep under the bridges of Paris.
Actually the Tea Party, like the mainstream conservative movement of which it’s a mutant strain, can’t settle on a definition of ‘freedom’. Ex-conservative Michael Lind has accused conservatives of only agreeing on freedom of action for multinational corporations.
The late New Right writer Sam Francis said supposedly ‘conservative’ magazines talk of little else than transnational money making.
They say they’re for freedom but they all flock to embrace the Religious Right which is neither Religious nor Right. The RR-led ‘values voters’–comprising some 16% of the population want a police state to enforce their views upon the majority.
The Tea Party wants fiscal restraint in Washington but they support every Neocon war coming down the pike. Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace makes fiscal restraint impossible. The resulting National Security State is incompatible with the ‘night watchman state’ of libertarian wet dreams.
As bad as the Obama Regime is–and it’s pretty bad–the Tea Party argument rests on forgetting that the Bush-Cheney Junta had total control for 8 years and the Obama Regime is strictly a continuation.
Next we’ll talk about bridges for sale in Brooklyn.