Posts tagged reactionary politics

Vox | Everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones character is secretly George W. Bush

Vox | Everyone’s favorite Game of Thrones character is secretly George W. Bush

liberalsarecool | Five conservative judges are changing the laws set by Congress. They are changing the election system and the protections established over centuries in order to provide unlimited campaign funding for the mega-wealthy. |

The right wing talks of tyranny and here it is.

liberalsarecool | Five conservative judges are changing the laws set by Congress. They are changing the election system and the protections established over centuries in order to provide unlimited campaign funding for the mega-wealthy. |

The right wing talks of tyranny and here it is.

Another significant step away from the antiquated principle of ‘one person, one vote’ toward the more modern, and utilitarian, notion of ‘one dollar, one vote.’
newyorker | John CASSIDY on the McCutcheon decision | http://nyr.kr/QGFDb2 

Fascism | Merriam-Webster Online

FASCISM is among the top 25 words searched on Merriam-Webster Online and has been for at least the last 4 months.

PHOTO of the day | November 11, 2013 | Dr SEUSS | 1942 | Reactionary wrecking crew of Congress | “We’re just going to knock out the unnecessary floors designed by FDR”

PHOTO of the day | November 11, 2013 | Dr SEUSS | 1942 | Reactionary wrecking crew of Congress | “We’re just going to knock out the unnecessary floors designed by FDR”

Daily Kos | Maddow catches Sen. Rand Paul plagiarizing eugenics speech |  Senator Rand Paul- R-Ky  will be facing some questions as to why he lifted full paragraphs from the Wiki Page about the movie Gattaca. From the Gattaca Wiki page:

In “the not-too-distant future”, liberal eugenics is common and DNA plays the primary role in determining social class. Vincent Freeman is conceived and born without the aid of this technology. He has a high probability of developing mental disorders, is myopic, has a heart defect, and his projected life expectancy is only 30.2 years. His parents initially placed their faith in natural conception and now regret it…

Ta-Nehisi COATES | Tony Judt has the courage to look dead-eyed at ideology and all its limitations without lapsing into nostalgia or cynicism. The writer Jake Lamar once called this “ice-water vision.” If I could cultivate any intellectual quality, outside of curiosity, it would be Judt’s “ice-water vision.” I am often asked for solutions to many of the problems I raise. Almost as often I demur. That is because I am increasingly convinced that my particular great problems don’t actually have solutions, that the ultimate answer is “Game Over: You Lose” or more specifically “Race War: Whites Win. Again.” 
This is not an inducement to anarchy. If I am not convinced that there is a “solution,” I am even less convinced that the only reason to live one’s life honorably is to contribute to a “solution.” I will not determine my ultimate worth by the direction of people who I do not know. Whatever happens to my people, whom I hope rise, prosper and then promptly disappear into America, whatever happens to white supremacy, which I hope falls, perishes and then is ever etched as a warning to the world, these explorations and efforts were worth it because they belong to me. 
I was improved. I hope the world was too. But that was never really up to me.

Ta-Nehisi COATES | Tony Judt has the courage to look dead-eyed at ideology and all its limitations without lapsing into nostalgia or cynicism. The writer Jake Lamar once called this “ice-water vision.” If I could cultivate any intellectual quality, outside of curiosity, it would be Judt’s “ice-water vision.” I am often asked for solutions to many of the problems I raise. Almost as often I demur. That is because I am increasingly convinced that my particular great problems don’t actually have solutions, that the ultimate answer is “Game Over: You Lose” or more specifically “Race War: Whites Win. Again.” 

This is not an inducement to anarchy. If I am not convinced that there is a “solution,” I am even less convinced that the only reason to live one’s life honorably is to contribute to a “solution.” I will not determine my ultimate worth by the direction of people who I do not know. Whatever happens to my people, whom I hope rise, prosper and then promptly disappear into America, whatever happens to white supremacy, which I hope falls, perishes and then is ever etched as a warning to the world, these explorations and efforts were worth it because they belong to me. 

I was improved. I hope the world was too. But that was never really up to me.

Unholy Marriage! | The Shutdown Won’t Kill the Radical Right

Unholy Marriage! | The Shutdown Won’t Kill the Radical Right