Sunday, September 04, 2005

Send Grover Norquist and Gang to the Superdome

There are those now calling for Bush’s impeachment. Fuck impeachment. The whole lot of them—every last conservative ideologue who has advocated “starving the beast,” every last one of those selfish, soulless, anti-American bastards—ought to be rounded up and sent to the Superdome to live in the river of shit and piss until every single refugee has been provided safe sanctuary and a warm meal. Then Bush and his gang of cretins can clean up the trail of scattered corpses. Let the blood that belongs on their hands be a literal lesson for these pitiless pieces of human refuse. It’s long overdue.

Shakespeare's Sister (SS) wrote this amazing entry on friday, taking on Grover Norquist's "starve the beast" philosophy of government. SS also linked to Matthew Yglesias who said “They say there are no atheists in foxholes. Similarly, there are no libertarians in the aftermath of a giant, city-wide flood.”

I have, unfortunately, had to listen to folks who still want to cling, like barnacles to the uber-libertarian view that we should abolish, as much as possible, the federal government. And, I hear them assess this situation in NOLA as the fault of the folks there for not preparing, getting out, or getting up and helping themselves. Sickening. Why not just send all these liberatarians off to their own little island, far away from interconnected and interdependent communities, where they can exercise their fundamental, god-given right to individual liberty, which for them only means freedom from government or anyone else taking their stuff.