Monday, March 12, 2007

The state of the disunion

"Politics is just high school with guns and more money" - Frank Zappa.

I grew up in Arizona in the 50s and 60s, where guns and money were readily and widely available to anyone, including those of high school age. Arizona was deeply Republican and its two Senators were Barry Goldwater and Carl Hayden, both the scions and heirs of Arizona's merchant class.

I want to thank the forty-something, horse-faced Ann Coulter for finally making clear what is wrong, seriously and disgusting wrong, with the modern Republican party. It's run by a bunch of seriously ugly, intellectually bankrupt pre-adolescents in their middle years. Call it the middle school morals of middle aged adults.

"Faggot!"?

Right there she nailed it for me. These creeps, in the White House and the State House (vis-a-vis Arnold's ridiculous 'Girly Men' comment), are nothing more then a bunch of middle-schoolers calling their classmates names. How sad. How impotent.

Of course there is another factor that is actually more important in terms of explaining the now-wilting Republican ascendency of the last thirty years. The unschooled, self-important and insecure leaders of the Repugnican party were easy marks for the most powerful group of people in the world, the Aristocrats, the Royal Families, the controllers of America's money machine.

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