Saturday, August 20, 2011

Papers, please

Some halfwit at OpEdNews uses Ward Churchill as a lead for a column remarkable only for its flight of ideas, clumsy writing and rabid anti-Obamaism:

Professor Ward Churchill was fired from his teaching position at the University of Colorado for his comments surrounding September 11 attacks. Professor Churchill described the financial and technocratic corps of government as well as the commercial financial interests of America as "Little Eichmann's."
Yes, I know, "Eichmann's." Even Wart didn't screw up that one. But at least the guy's going after the SCoaMF:

I no longer see this government as an entity which represents me or my interests nor do I see it as representing anyone that I know personally. What has taken place is a melding of state and corporate interests to where one can no longer tell where one ends and the other begins. Tens of millions of Americans have faced the terror of losing their homes in this land and this President, this corporate pitchman, pushes for a continuation of the investment tax credit so that corporations can take yet another tax deduction on research before off shoring the manufacturing process.
From the left, of course.

Officially nearly one quarter of America's children live in poverty and the political class proposes only budget cuts. At a time of catastrophic national unemployment the political class calls for cut backs on unemployment compensation and healthcare programs. Are they mad? Do they not know the lessons of history? Do they believe that Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck can override the reaction to an eviction or foreclosure? Do they honestly believe that guns or laws will protect them from a hungry, struggling population?
Guns or laws? Lemme think on that. And I'd love to hear what "lessons of history" he's talking about.

I feel as if I've have been immersed in a bad dream from which I cannot awake. I've witnessed the changes in myself which unemployment and homelessness have wrought while I have witnessed the playback on our society as a whole. I no longer feel at home anywhere, I no longer have home town; I am from wherever I am at the time. I've lost my connection to a national identity and found a connection to these people like myself instead.
But I thought losing your connection to a national identity was a good thing. The guy (David Glenn Cox) goes on like this for awhile (he's particularly pissed that he had trouble getting an ID, though it sounds like he's lying about it--I mean, c'mon, a birth certificate won't do it? Maybe he didn't have the long form), but it's his bio you should read.

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