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Crimes Against The Soul

This is absolutely the most awesome piece I’ve seen written in a long time. What it discusses is how we, as a nation got to the point where stupidity is a virtue, and boorishness is accepted as the norm. I’ll only publish the first paragraph, so follow the link to read the rest of this powerful piece.

Hat Tip to HuffPo, and hats off to Caroline Myss for this one –

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Crimes Against the Soul of America

There is such a thing as a crime against the soul of a nation. A person or a political party can deliberately incite actions that diminish the strength, the integrity, and the overall well-being of a nation’s inner core. America’s soul is in a fragile state. It has suffered severe violations over the course of this past decade and to lesser degrees, in previous decades. Through the years, the essential integrity of America has been eroded for various reasons but never was it so violated as during the Bush administration. The endless lies, the deceitful years of propaganda that flowed from the West Wing that fed the media, the bogus reasons for setting the Middle East on fire, and converting this country into a corporate state for personal gain are crimes that shattered the soul of this nation more deeply than we have even begun to realize — if we ever will. The consequences of puncturing the soul of a nation are witnessed in countless ways. For example, there is a decline in the integrity of leadership and a growing apathy on the part of the public to care about keeping watch over its leaders. The nation ceases to produce statesmen or stateswomen. The best the public can do is to send semi-qualified individuals to Washington whose capacity to hold to their promises collapse within minutes of unpacking in their new offices. As for the old guard, they are worn out good old boys mixed in with a few new and not-so-new women on the block, who continue to fall into their same old patterns of deal making and breaking. But nothing of great significance ever happens unless motivated by a catastrophe. Any truly positive ideas for change baffle the Congress. What could this be, they wonder? But of all the crimes covertly and overtly committed by the Bush administration against the soul of America, none is as vile as the deliberate efforts they poured into turning American against American. We see that in the near hatred between the Republicans and Democrats, between liberals and conservatives, between free-thinkers and evangelicals that continues to fester. This crime was a strategic one, a well thought out plan to fragment the people of this nation in a type of contemporary replay of the Civil War. And sadly, the Republicans succeeded. Thank you, Karl Rove. The result is that the soul of America is exhausted, wounded, mistrusting, suspicious, fearful — and compromised. This is not a soul that can rebuild a country, not if you know anything about the laws of nature and the fundamentals of healing…

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Pence: Public Option Would Make People Lose Private Insurance

Another Republican getting caught in mid-lie.

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Posted by on September 1, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Your Brain on Conservatism

This is the death of America…

This is an example of how certain belief sets are propagandized and engineered on an issue, in this case supporting racism –

This is the result of the frequent application of propaganda to misinform, and to form belief sets in the populace in direct opposition to plainly available evidence to the contrary –

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This from a longer piece published as Fascist America, Are We There Yet?

From proto-fascism to the tipping point
According to Paxton, fascism unfolds in five stages. The first two are pretty solidly behind us — and the third should be of particular interest to progressives right now. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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No Health Care For Republicans!

They want to piss and moan about it… Fine!

Let ’em croak!

The Long Fall Down to the Bottom

Wil E. Rethugly's Long Fall in Electorate Canyon

Republicans, fresh from lying about “Death Panels” have come up with yet another creative illusion for their cretin base…

Democrats won’t let Republicans have Health Care!

GOP hints Dems would deny Republicans health care

WASHINGTON — The national Republican Party has mailed a fundraising appeal suggesting Democrats might use an overhaul of the health care system to deny medical treatment to Republicans.

A questionnaire accompanying the appeal says the government could check voting registration records, “prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system.”

It asks, “Does this possibility concern you?”

Katie Wright, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said the question was “inartfully worded.”

But she said people should worry because government officials would have access to personal financial and medical data.

“The RNC doesn’t try to scare people,” said Wright. “We’re just trying to get the facts out on health care. And that’s what we do every day.”

Obama would deny Health Care based on Party Affiliation?

WTF they think he is… George W. Bush?

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Sick Freaks – The Tea Bigots and Town Howlers

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the reason the Town Howlers need to bring loaded guns to Town Hall Meetings…

Is their brains are so completely short of “ammunition”.

Here is a confrontation between Representative Barney Frank and one such –

Here is another lowbrow shouting “Heil Hitler” to a Jewish man –

Here is a vid of the woman who shouted “Heil Hitler”. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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Tim Wise… Yeah, It IS About Race and Racism

Tim Wise, as usual – nails it.

The vehemence and vitrol of the anti-Health Care Reformers has nothing to do with the issue on the table.

It is all about race, racism,  fear on the part of the white middle class, and outright pandering to racism on the part of their leaders.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2009 in The New Jim Crow

 

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Tea Bloggers Astro-Turf The Internet

Politics and Technology Blog has come up with a new one – a recruiting poster for paid political bloggers for the right…

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That’s right – folks paid to spam the blogsphere.

There’s a company called Advantage Consultants that’s offering up “professional blog warriors” to “flood the zone” with comments. In short, astro-turf trolls for the blogsphere.

Click to zoom on their ad at right, but here’s the text:

Are you ready for a blog attack? Get ahead of your opponent with Professional Blog Warriors.

Be prepared to “flood the zone” with comments from professionals who are ready to put your talking points on the blogosphere 24/7.

Whether it’s defense or offense, Advantage Consultants has a dedicated team of experienced blog warriors ready to advance your candidate or campaign.

Why wait for the attack? Launch your attack with a battery of blog and forum comments aimed at all media and blog sites in your district.

Contact us today and let us show you the Advantage in professional blog warfare.

Advantage Consultants is owned by Doug Guetzloe, a former aid to Florida Governor Crist, long term Republican Party Operative, and right wing radio host. His bio can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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