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Friday, 15 July 2011

15 July 2011. Politics Through the a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

Despite their loud posturing, the ‘baggers are just as corrupt as the people they replaced. There’s one difference, though… the ‘baggers are dead-set against any tax hike for the rich. Their solution for the woes of the country is to lower taxes on the rich, raise taxes on wage-earners, keep all “corporate welfare” and loopholes (and even extend them further), and slash social spending to the point of ineffectualness. They’re fanatic and crackbrained disciples of Ayn RandPaul Ryan said so openly. You know what to do next November…

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This is overblown… American cosmonauts are going to continue to go into space… on  board Russian Soyuz craft launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome! I wonder… are the American cosmonauts (the guys, anyway) going to join their Russian colleagues in their pre-flight ritual of piddlin’ on the rear tyre of the bus? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

This result is what happened to the USA after 30 years of Neoliberal Laissez-faire “deregulation” excess. It’s time to end the Reaganite insanity… it’s time to return to the Social Market of the New Deal. The greed of the propertied classes brought on the current Great Recession… they REFUSE to shoulder ANY of the burden… their New Republican mouthpieces say so. They DO mean what they say, kids… but we can vote them out, and why don’t we?

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Eric Cantor, Michelle Bachmann, Lil’ Mizz Sarah, Rush the Mouth, and Paul Ryan all manically scream that the rich won’t shoulder any of the pain of the current economic crisis if they’ve anything to say about it… and they’re serious about that, kids! It’s time to roll up the discussion and roll up our sleeves! Wanna rumble? We outnumber ya 99 to 1… I’m handing out the AKs and machetes at the back door (for self-defence purposes only, ya unnerstan’)…

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Did the News of the World scandal dry up Rupert’s supply of “good luck?” Was it “a bridge too far” for him? I don’t know, but I do know that his high-handed dismissal of its entire staff in order to protect his pampered favourite pet upset the whole megillah… it was a “Jenga” moment… it looks as though his “empire” is finally good and done for. Neoliberalism’s in its spasmodic death throes… don’t forget, Murdoch was the Göbbels of that extreme rightwing ideology. Is it surprising that his media fiefdom is collapsing as the Gibichung Hall of Laissez-faire Corporatism totters with each new “emergency?”

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The ‘baggers are determined to shut down the government at the behest of their oligarch paymasters. Millions will have their government cheques stopped… hmm… most of the supporters of the ‘baggers are old age pensioners dependent on Social Security benefits (polls say so). If the ‘baggers are stupid enough to reject a compromise, they’ll hurt their supporters in their bank accounts. That’s NEVER a wise move, kids… doesn’t it give you a hint that the New Republicans are ignorant and reckless braggarts? Well, if they do so, they’ll find out that the majority of Americans support the Social Market… NOT Oligarchic Despotism!

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There’s a GOLDEN lining to all of this Sturm und Drang… the New Republicans are showing their true colours, and that means that most of the country will reject them. White Sectarians will still embrace them enthusiastically (that means that the New Republicans will win the American Southeast easily), for the New Republicans and American Radical Sectarianism share a similar radical, narcissistic, and anarchistic vision of society. Yes… they’re radical, narcissistic (“Jayzuss is my PERSONAL saviour”), and anarchistic. They wish a world of no government or societal regulation on greed and cupidity, where individuals are “free” to prey on others without limit, where the government reduces its role to being a toothless and whiny whore for the overclass. Do think on that…

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