Daily Archives: 10 May 2011

The Hobgoblin of Little Minds

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”

Ah, Ralph. Well, if there’s one thing the GOPs have been, it’s consistent. Consistently against the poor and the economically dislocated (in a bear of a recession) in favor of the rich — who, they keep telling us, are vital “job creators” — conveniently forgetting the massive transfer of factories, the endless round of “downsizing” etc. They respond to the death of the criminal bin Laden by claiming that it was THEIR torture what done it. They block anything that might conceivably benefit the President without once thinking that it might benefit the country, too.

Honestly. I can’t understand how anyone with a conscience or a soul could be a Republican at this point in history. By their fruits ye shall know them, and their fruits are poisonous: greed, depredation, callousness, cruelty, selfishness, self-righteousness, hatred,bigotry, hatred and, of course, hatred.

There are two quick updates here. (Am working on a longer piece that ain’t done at present.) Continue reading

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