Monday, February 04, 2008
The author claims to support Mitt Romney based upon his “Leadership” and “Business Success” during the 2002 Olympics? They seem to forget that the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics were plagued by scandal after scandal for the cheating and bribes that were doled out to various political and business forces.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympic_bid_scandal )
"Successful Business" means you didn't get caught.
A number of I.O.C. members are forced to resign after it is uncovered that they have accepted inappropriately valuable “gifts” in return for voting for Salt Lake City to hold the Games.
Perhaps to a ‘conservative republican’ that seems like a very successful business practice, just like Dick Cheney’s no-bid war profiteering contracts to Hallibutron.
In 2002, Dual gold medals were awarded in pairs figure skating, to Canadian pair David Pelletier and Jamie Salé and to Russian pair Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze after allegations of collusion among judges.
Perhaps to ‘conservative republicans’ the idea of collusion among judges is just the kind of thing they want, witness how the current Republican administration has chosen to appoint Supreme Court Justices based upon their religious conviction rather than the quality of their work.
Three cross-country skiers are disqualified after blood tests indicate the use of darbepoetin.
Perhaps to ‘conservative republicans’ the thought of competing upon a fair playing field so terrifies them because it threatens their mistaken elitism. Thus they accept that cheating is a fact of life in a world they claim is dominated by ‘the bias of the minority’.
It’s not that I hate corporations, the legal concept of a corporation is just designed to avoid personal responsibility (irony) by limiting liability. And I don’t hate christians, I think their mythology is funny, and their arrogant claims to the truth are incessantly annoying, but most of their philosophy can be justified (except that first commandment, why such a jealous god?). What disgusts me are liars, and by that I mean people who say one thing and do another, that is hypocrites.
Like people who say ‘love thy neighbor’ but don’t want basic healthcare for kids. Or people who say people should take ‘personal responsibility’ for their actions, yet hide their accountability behind the legalized corporate system when they make greedy mistakes that destroy our environment and people’s lives.
How about those that claim it is fine for big drug companies to make billions selling necessary drugs at inflated prices while people suffer, yet continue to fund jails and loosing wars to fight off illicit drug trade, all while high on prescription narcotics. Don’t get me wrong, I disagree with any use of mind altering substances, I do not smoke, or drink alcohol, but I just don’t like hypocrites. It seems like healthcare is a profit center for these types, instead of a necessity for a quality life.
It seems I’m describing Rush Limbaugh, doesn’t it…
Perhaps we can come to some compromise, instead of calling these self-contradictions ‘conservative republicans’ the code word for the oxymoron -’corporate christians’ - we will just refer to people who say one thing while doing the opposite as Hypocrepublicans.
Hypocrepubs like Rush are universally disgusting, as representatives of the kind of lust, greed, gluttony, pride, envy, wrath, and sloth, that many corporate leaders display behind the blind of ‘business success’. While worker’s labor is devalued, and the minds of our youth are neglected, our elected Hypocrepubs spend their time in airport bathrooms, or sending cell phone messages to young congressional pages, or doing meth with homosexual prostitutes, or covering up the raping little boys (oops, that last was just a Catholic thing).
But what about the average republican on the street. Why do they vote against their own best interest? I think most are dependent upon the this broken system of illegal and unethical business. Most businesses fail to do what is right, and most successful businesses seem to harm others in some way. In their quest to maximize profit, or avoid responsibility, the corporate actors corrupt everyone they touch. They pay employees more than they are worth to gain loyalty. They hire private security thugs, and use government as a way to steal, bribing public officials (legally or illegally), and abusing natural resources without accountability. The result is that a large block of any population depends upon the corporations for their livelihood. That’s what a common republican is, a dependent. Lacking intelligence and creativity, Incapable of supporting themselves, they sellout, and barter their only valuable assets their freedom, their loyalty, for the implied promise that they will achieve paradise, or at least escape hell.
Then there are the religious fundamentalists, these disgust me. They are the psychologically lazy and weak, those who lack the rational ability to think critically, and would rather trade their independence to some religious ideologue than do the work and make the tough decisions for themselves. There leaders are universally corrupt, con-men selling salvation for just 10% tithe, and your eternal soul. The fact that 90% of any given generation fall for the con of fundamentalism says something dark about human nature.
The western ideals of a free minds, independence, self-reliance, democracy, and justice, are all undermined by organized religion.
Evangelicals especially destroy the freedoms that evolved from western history. The United States fought a war of Independence to free ourselves from the Divine Right of Kings, yet these dupes are not only willing to sacrifice their own freedom, but work to gather in new converts, usually attacking them in their time of weakness, or worse as children, before they reach the age of reason. Those who prey on children should be held in the lowest circle of hell.
Yet Hypocrepublicans are universally against pubic school education, they wish to abolish critical thinking, even imposing their religious rejection of the science of evolution upon the young. Their greatest fear is an informed and educated population. They prefer the brainwashing of ‘home-schooling’ or private religious schools.
Scary as that is to any sane individual, there is a worse hypocrisy. The mercenary nature of corporate greed follows a rational course, whatever maximizes profit is best, but WHY do these Machiavellians need money? Why do you need a mass of uneducated, dependent slaves? What form of mind thinks a world slaves run by a ruling class is legitimate?
Elitists. Americans are not elitists. Thus Hypocrepubs are not Americans, they do not hold to our law, our founding documents, they believe their truth is better than the scientific facts. Their goal is to control this country, and change the world.
To what end, you might ask? There is the terror, the irrational Christian evangelicals in America believe that this is the ‘end time’. Thus they are working toward the goal of ultimate world peace, in a battle fought on the plain of Armageddon.
“We hold these truths to be self evident; That all men are create equal...”
(* I put the labels in quotes because we all know that ‘conservative’ is code for ‘Christian’ and ‘Republican’ is code for ‘corporate’, and ‘minority’ is code for ‘non-white’, but a real fiscal conservative doesn’t exist in the Republican Party if you look at the budgets, and no truly Republican ideology has existed on the conservative side since the time of Lincoln, that’s when the slaves were set free.)