Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paradise Lost?

Engineering economic disasters is one of the few things the GOP leadership is really good at. Another is their ability to shift the blame for the destruction they cause to the Democrats. They’ve proven, over time and beyond all doubt, that Republicans have the requisite skills necessary to lead the nation’s working- and middle-classes to financial ruin and, possibly, to something far more dire. Doesn’t mean they’re stupid or incompetent, mind you, it only means they’re sinister.

What motivates Republicans to put business interests ahead of human interests or environmental interests or sustainability interests or, apparently, having-any-kind-of-a-future-at-all interests? Why are Republicans trying to remove all the safeguards that were put in place to protect the public from corporate excess? Is it, as most pundits claim, only that corporate entities want to cut expenses and maximize profits for their investors, or is there something far darker and more ominous  (but, perhaps, more necessary) lurking in the shadows of public perception?

The answers to these questions, I suspect, are known only to the authors of GOP policies that intentionally harm, by way of disenfranchisement, multitudes of people from the middle- and working-classes and everyone from the south pole of the leisure class. However, I do have a theory—supported by mountains of evidence, but no rock-solid proof (yet)—that the GOP’s real intention is to implement policies that result in depopulating the planet.

Assuming that depopulation is the Republican’s ultimate goal, how might it be accomplished in the least amount of time with the least amount of opposition? Would marginalizing vast segments of the redundant population prior to its culling be among the initial steps? You’re damned right it would (as amply demonstrated by the fascist regime of Nazi Germany during the run-up to WWII).

Stay tuned for further discussion.