Monday, May 7, 2012

American Exceptionalism, No. 4

I was shocked and, frankly, appalled that the voters of Greece and France would vote their leaders out of office to protest (and hopefully change) the austerity imposed on the governments by their unsustainable debt.

What kind of free-loading assholes would just kick the problem down the road, complaining that it's fine to fix it, but don't touch me!"


Oh; wait. . . .


Who Am Us Anyway? said...

So who have you considered votin' for come November -- in a third-party kinda way i mean? I know there's someone but I dunno who, and I know you posted on it before ... but I can't find that post, and ... :-(

mister muleboy said...

Who, I I am depressed. Deflated. Down.

I am likely to vote for Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate.

I'm not all that happy about it.

I'm particularly unhappy that he will be popularly known, and dismissed, as the "pro-drug" candidate.

I know that he'll be known as that because I've heard Karl Rove and David Plouffe refer to him as that.

The benefits from a change in our prohibitionist state will be palpable, but it's immediately "unserious."

And who cares?

He is, of course, a much bigger threat to all of the invested interests than any candidate of either "major" party will ever be. If even 20% of the population made noises like they'd heard of him, he'd be floating in an Indian gourd vessel down the Amazon. . . .

The principal elements that made us exceptional were our resources, our defensive borders [Atlantic and Pacific], and our Constitution. They matter little now. So exceptionalism seems as quaint as the Conestoga. . . .