To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Maher on Reagan



I don't often watch Maher for two reasons.  One I don't have a television, and two, I don't always love his shtick.  But this piece, offered by RBP contributor Charles Lucas, has the clarion call of truth.

I recall the surreal day Reagan died and how he was deified by the mainstream press and his minions in America's hinterlands who couldn't name the three branches of the U.S. Government if their lives depended on it.

The rich certainly had reason to applaud his work, but why the lower middle-class and below fell for Reagan's brand of exclusionary bullshit is one of the great political questions of our time.

Well, until you recall that America is a deeply anti-intellectual and racist country; that is, a mirror image of Reagan himself.  Sans the millions and a movie career, of course.


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