21 May 2008

Neo-conservatism as a racket.

Hi everyone,

And speaking of Glenn, here's an interesting look into the basement of the neo-con cultus.

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket,” said Eric Hoffer, via Pat Buchanan.

The Fall of Conservatism: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

This does explain why, as time went by, even Barry Goldwater started to sound like a progressive.



Rhonda said...

As a mother of a child with autism I am horrified by Glenn Grothman as my senatorial representative!

He voted against requiring insurance coverage for children with autism.

Can't he be defeated???

Mpeterson said...

Hi Rhonda,

Defeated? Not in the foreseeable future he can't.

For many years he's held his majority of voters hostage to his anti-abortionism and dazzled the neo-con media dummies with his anti-taxationism.

He wants state protection for the unborn but doesn't seem at all interested in the born... whether children or working parents or laid off manufacturing workers.

My honest belief, and I'm probably wrong about this, is that people simply don't know the mischief he's been up to -- that was the reason for this little blog.

Is there a national autism activist group that could bring media attention his votes in this matter?

Best wishes