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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Better an Honest Enemy....

I was just reading a comment about "liberals" who were glad that the Supreme Court had overturned med-pot laws, because otherwise they might have undermined the broad intepretation of the Commerce Clause that the "progressive" regulatory state depends on. [Note--Drizzten quotes many nauseating examples of liberal relief over the Raich decision] Well, I hope the Devil is stoking the coals to make an especially hot place in Hell for them. They'd rather live under fascism than risk losing control of the welfare-regulatory state. They're like the Communists in Madrid, who preferred losing to Franco over sharing a victory with anarchists. Shit, if Bush proposed suspension of habeas corpus and slave labor detention camps for "subversives," people like Reid would probably just demand that the guards have civil service protection and be unionized under AFGE locals.

The Nation's Kristina Vandenheuvel appeared on a talking head show immediately after 9-11, and gloated that "the era of big government is back," exulting that Americans were over their unfortunate distrust of the government. Thirty years ago, in "The Crisis of Democracy," Samuel Huntington was lamenting that the post-Watergate level of distrust of government made the public ungovernable, and prevented the power elite from having the free hand it needed to run this country without interference. Nice that he and Vandenheuvel have something to agree on. Saves time trying to tell the men and the pigs apart.

If I could have gotten my hands on her at that moment, I believe I would have cheerfully taken her apart one piece at a time.


Blogger Charles Hueter said...

I surveyed some of the Big Media Op-Ed pages after the ruling and found the same thing. Raich posed a serious threat to the status quo and you can almost hear the loud sigh of relief from the editors as they saw the threat pass them by.

July 13, 2005 12:48 PM  

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