Friday, May 23, 2008

The Task Is to Remember

Might it be time to revisit that top secret Cheney Energy Task Force? Maybe people will wonder about it and/or start to make interesting associations and/or wild intuitive leaps between that little confab and $4 gasoline (and $36 billion in quarterly profits for American oil). Maybe there's nothing suspicious, but maybe that top secrecy won't sound so kosher to Joe Sixpack anymore.

And as long as we're in the WayBack machine, it's kinda fun to visit with Eric Hoffer (via Pat Buchanan in New Yorker) who says, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” This is meant to be pertinent to the current GOP and "conservatism" in general, but nothing as banal as Republicanism can be rightly termed a "great cause." Still, it should be abundantly clear to all who are not ignorant, stupid, brainwashed, complicit, or various combinations of these, that the GOP is now just an criminal enterprise, that enriches its contributors with government contracts or favorable regulation (or deregulation) and enriches itself with kickback "contributions" and corporate sinecures for the revolving-door flunkies.


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