"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Firm Opposition

Looks like things are pretty much working out the way I figured they would now that the Democrats are in charge. I can detect no perceptible reduction in speed as our country hurdles towards the cliff. I still find myself in conversation with people gushing over the new congress and how the Dems are going to put a stop to the maddness in Iraq--all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. Now I just smile and nod.

Dennis Perrin over at the Red State Son blog posts on this unwarranted enthusiasm among progressives in his critique of Virginia Democratic Senate nominee James Webb's speech last night and, depressingly, the fawning reaction to it.


Anonymous said...

Some BLOG you don't even respond to any counterpoint

Coldtype said...

I'm sorry if I missed your counterpoint I've been away. I'll check the other threads for your post.

leftisthebest said...

Well, as you probably saw, coldie, my pal M over at SCC posted a thread just related to me. I'm a big boy, i can take it. At least he attempts to make some points, even if it to use tainted stats from right wing sources.

Some anonymous person called me out, by name (or so they think i am). In this department one can not be left wing and not be subject to some torment.

Keep up the good work. I too think the Democratic enthusiasm is not warranted. As The Who sang, "new boss same as the old boss." Perhaps a bit different, but not enough.

Coldtype said...

Pay them little heed Lefty. Notice how SCC & Co. fixate on the trivial while the republic is being swallowed whole by the Team Bush proto-fascists, and the blood bath in Iraq continues unabated.

Think about it. The entire world opposes US escalation in Iraq; ditto for most of the US population, Congress, and, most importantly, the Iraqi people, yet the Decider pushes on.

Such a thing would be impossible in a fuctioning democracy but this of course escapes the notice of the super-sleuths at SCC. Don't waste a single minute worrying about what those clowns think. I sure as hell don't. Keep writing.