You also have the right to perform protest songs and put them up on the Internet. Go to work, hang out with the cute girl at the gym, and run for office without getting shot like you would be in Zimbabwe.
For the life of me I can’t figure out what rights they don’t have now that they did have two years ago, except maybe the right to have a white President. But that couldn’t be what’s driving these people, could it?
One would think that before unemployment insurance, we lived in a golden age where everyone worked at a satisfying job that filled all their material needs, and there was never any unemployment at all! I suppose if we did away with it, the unemployed would be free to go work at convenience stores or something. But how many Slurpees can they buy from each other, really?
In yet another version of the chickenhawk phenomena, right-wing commentators are urging people to not buy health insurance — risking their health and that of their families — to prove their political point for them. But are they going to give up their own no-doubt coverage?
When social justice prevails, those previously without power gain some; those who previously held all the power, lose some. And when economic justice prevails, (in the short run) those without means gain some; but (again in the short run) those with means lose some. Whom do you think is in the latter case of both?
It’s probably not good for my intellectual well-being, but I subscribe to a couple of right-wing mailing lists just to keep track. Sometimes it’s difficult, like this weekend’s “Worldview Weekend” news. If you’re not familiar with them they’re conservative, “fundamentalist” Christian organization run by a guy who is a strict Biblical literalist, especially the parts about how awesome capitalism is.
Don’t ask why, but I’ve gotten myself on a couple of GOP e-mail lists. Sometimes it’s amusing to get the disinformation right from the horse’s mouth. Today’s nonsense concerns the long-departed prospect for government-run healthcare.
Every now and again I get the opportunity to read The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page (a.k.a., The Funny Pages), where one can almost always find wonderful nuggets of disinformation and illogic. Here’s today’s, from “The Audacity of Debt,” in which the author compares the recent increases in the U.S. …