Thursday, January 29, 2009

Republicans Commit Social Suicide

I am stunned ... amazed ... flabbergasted ... as the Repubs show their true colors - a petulant ideology willing to let millions of Americans fall into the pit of a depression while still touting their foolish mantra of tax cuts.

TAX CUTS DON'T WORK! They do not create jobs, they depress the economy, deplete government coffers, encourage Wall Street to go for short-term profits and give an artificial sense of well-being.

Do any of the Repubs get that?

Beginning with Reagan, and his silly economic policies - low taxes and borrowing, we lived high-on-the-hog for a long time, but roosters come home to roost, and they're crowing now with a vengeance.

Are the Repubs capable of thought?

Not likely.

They are in the grip of ideology - a mindset that filters the world for them - it's not about people; it's never been about people, but about their skewed principles which are essentially fascist - using the government to feather the nests of the powerful.

The growing power of Wall Street has to be curtailed (we need another Teddy Roosevelt's move against  the robber-barrons), and we all need to recover a sense of mutual accountability through taxation.

Our infrastructure is falling apart, and if that isn't a matter of national security, I don't know what is.

As the former Repub governor of Michigan, John Engler) did so well - he lowered taxes and allowed the roads to go to hell, and just about everything else, leaving Jennifer Granholm with a mess essentially unsolvable.

The low-tax mantra is suicide for a great nation well on its way to third-rate status - a debtor nation living off the greed and good will of China, Japan and the Saudis.

The pathetic behavior of America's board rooms, the excess of greed, the "let them eat cake" mentality of the self-appointed "royalty" reveals the moral abyss of American capitalism.

Grounded in the prophetic voice of the Old Testament, John the Baptist and Jesus, the pretensions of Rome and its Jerusalem allies (the temple establishment) are painfully obvious. We have been heading down a dark road for a long time, cheered on by the likes Alan Greenspan (who has rightly admitted the flawed nature of his ideology).

The super-wealthy and their political lapdogs are fascists - let's not pull any punches on this. Fascism is the heart and soul of super-wealth.

Without a clear and convincing moral sense, it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than a person of wealth to enter the kingdom of heaven (God's realm on earth - "thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

Is there hope?

Who knows?

God says to Israel, "everyone is brought low—
      do not forgive them!" ~ Isaiah 2:9

2 comments:

Keith Tellinghuisen said...

Why do you spend so much of your blogging time complaining about Republicans? If the stimulus plan is as good as you seem to think it is, it is good that only Democrats vote for it. That way they can take all the credit. Surely they cannot be worried about taking all the blame if it doesn't work, can they?

castaway said...

Keith, thanks for your note ... if you read this blog regularly, see my latest posting. Only time will tell, but I believe the early signals of the Obama Administration are pointing us in the right direction. Nothing works perfectly - systems are too complex - but the changes we're likely to see will lead, in the long run, to a restoration of our economy and the overall care of we give to one another.