Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Selecting A Leader From The Asylum

Eloise Asylum out on Highway 61
At least we get a choice of which division to choose from ("In 1913 there were three divisions: The Eloise Hospital (Mental Hospital), the Eloise Infirmary (Poorhouse) and the Eloise Sanitarium (T.B. Hospital) which were collectively called Eloise." - Wikipedia).

It used to be that they never allowed candidates to be selected from Desolation Row,, but Things Have Changed.

The indefatigable professor speaks out once again:
Noam Chomsky, the noted radical and MIT professor emeritus, said the Republican Party has become so extreme in its rhetoric and policies that it
The Exploding Candidate and The Star
poses a “serious danger to human survival.”

“Today, the Republican Party has drifted off the rails,” Chomsky, a frequent critic of both parties, said in an interview Monday with The Huffington Post. “It’s become what the respected conservative political analysts Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein call ‘a radical insurgency’ that has pretty much abandoned parliamentary politics.”

Chomsky cited a 2013 article [PDF] by Mann and Ornstein published in Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, analyzing the polarization of the parties. The authors write that the GOP has become “ideologically extreme, scornful of facts and compromise, and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”
(GOP Is 'Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival’). Their denials of climate change (Scribbler) are psychotic delusions (Doomsday Clock).

So, the selection game now in "primary" season is to diagnose then select the lesser psychotic (The Elections of Pontius Pilots, 2, 3, 4, 5).

It is probably because they all want to be an exploding star, which they know even less about.

1 comment:

  1. Good one Dredd. Politics, as a means of ameliorating citizen discontent, has died. With the imposition of Citizens United, elections have become a sick joke perpetrated on the citizenry by both the Supreme Court and the wealthiest individuals (they don't even have to be U.S. citizens to wreak this kind of havoc), and mean nothing in the end. That is, no matter who is elected, the policies and decisions will be the same, regardless of party or individual. We witnessed this with Bush and now Obama.