Thursday, October 10, 2013

What is a "Government" and What is a "Shutdown"?

"It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore"
The mail is being delivered.

The Supreme Court and other courts are handling litigation.

The White House is open.

The Congress is running around yapping on Capitol Hill and members are getting paid the-usual-too-much for it.

The Cabinet Heads of the various Administrative Departments are on the job.

Federal agencies are at work.

The military NSA is busy spying on all Americans, the lights are on at the Treasury, FBI, CIA, FAA, NRLB, IRS, EPA, NASA, and the Pentagon --just like Motel 6 ("We'll leave the light on for you").

But "the government" has been shutdown it has been said in the McTell News.

One wonders whether or not any of the McTell News crew took Civics 101, where the meaning of "the government" is taught.

Listen to the propaganda meisters peddle their confusion as if "the government" was a mystical entity with an "on" and "off" button like a light switch:
"Drown it!   Drown it!   Drown it!
"Why did the government shut down?" - CNN

"... the ninth day of the federal government shutdown." - CBS

"The shutdown of the federal government ..." - NBC
The propaganda going on reminds me of something Reagan thought about the size of government:
Reagan rhetoric exclaiming that government should be small enough to drown in a bathtub was a psychopathic notion being repeated by an Alzheimer sufferer (Reagan mentored G. Norquist: "ATR was founded in 1985 by Grover Norquist at the request of President Reagan"). Reagan repeated a lot of things fanatics ignorantly said.
(On The Size of "Government" - 2). Norquist infamously said: "I'm not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."

Evidently someone has informed them that the government is in a bathtub in Washington, D.C., somewhere in the basement of The House of Representatives, so they are trying to find "the government" to drown it (She's Come Undone).

Recall what started this infantile circus, which is that the military thinks that "ObamaCare" is their number one threat (Why Is The Government Conditioning Us To Austerity? - 2).

I am sure that these mindless House episodes will make it into an Agnotology textbook or two (Agnotology: The Surge).

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