Thursday, September 29, 2005

Let the Restoration begin

With the neocons in freefall, it's time to begin mapping out the Restoration of America. The values that our country once held sacred have been trampled on, sold to the highest corporate bidders, and it's going to take a lot of hard work to put them back in place.

Writing in The Nation, Alfred Reed Jr., a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, states: "The only hope we have for turning back the tide of this thuggish Administration's commitment to destroy every bit of social protection that's been won in the past century lies in finding ways to build a broad movement of the vast majority of us who are not part of the investor class. We have to be clear that what happened in New Orleans is an extreme and criminally tragic coming home to roost of the con that cutting public spending makes for a better society. It is a shocking foretaste of a future that many more of us will experience less dramatically, often quietly as individuals, as we lose pensions, union protection, access to healthcare and public education, Social Security, bankruptcy and tort protection, and as we are called upon to feed an endless war machine."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Yet poised in the wings are gutless Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and Evan Bayh, neither of whom has taken a position against the war, or any of these other social travesties. I hope their candidacies can be nipped in the bud. We need fresh blood for this Restoration.


At 7:34 PM, Blogger DetroitGirl said...

They may be gutless, but they're Our gutless Demoncrats!

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Michael Nolan said...

Yes, I know they're our gutless Democrats, and it makes me furious. For far too long they've been sleeping with the enemy.

I'm beginning to think this whole political/governmental thing may be nothing more than an elaborate, staged fantasy world Truman-esque sort of diversionary tactic to keep us blogging and flogging. For what reason, I know not.


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