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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Quotes of the Morning

“The following quotes come from Conservatives, and let me be clear.. By Conservatives I mean ‘I am not a liberal.. I hate those stupid granola crunchers’ Conservatives, not simply moderates who like to be ‘fair’. Feel free to look them and their writings up if you don’t believe me. I just wanted to prove that sometimes I do agree with Conservatives.”

“I don’t think there are yet real fascists in the administration, but there is certainly now a constituency for them — hungry to bomb foreigners and smash those Americans who might object. And when there are constituencies, leaders may not be far behind.”
-Scott McConnell, The American Conservative, February 14, 2005

“In short, what we have alive in the US is an updated and Americanized fascism [that] adores the head of state as a godlike figure who knows better than anyone else what the country and world's needs, and has a special connection to the Creator that permits him to discern the best means to bring it about.”
-Lew Rockwell, December 31, 2004

“I remember when conservatives favored restraint in foreign policy and wished to limit government power in order to protect civil liberties. Today’s young conservatives are Jacobins determined to use government power to impose their will at home and abroad . . . From whence came the brownshirt movement that slavishly adheres to the neocons’ agenda?”
-Paul Craig Roberts, October 2004

“From the first days after 9/11, the Bush administration created a mythology that would spur reverence for both the president and the government. Bush wrapped himself in a flag drenched with the blood of Americans who died due to the failure of the federal government he commanded, and sadly the people bought it — and still continue to buy it.”
-James Bovard, September 17, 2004


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