"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
It's both amusing and horrific - the very forces against which our current Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace are waged, were empowered by our leaders, in the name of fighting the prior PWfPP (notice how no one uses the phrase "freedom fighter" any more). It's sad how, thoroughly demoralized by caving in to moral pressure from every hooligan with a grudge, those of our "greatest generation" - you know, the ones that helped bring Hitler and Stalin to power, then had to turn the US into a Fascist war camp (with our own concentration camps!) in order to fight...Fascism!
Also, isn't it weird, how every time a Republican or other "conservative" objects to the forceful shoving of US society further in the direction of socialism, they are always accused of being racist? As if these people weren't complaining about the socialist policies for the past sixty years? As if their political opponents weren't themselves racist in approving of policies they would never agree to enact...if some white male were pushing it? Remember, Clinton was more popular for "acting black" than he ever was for his socialist policies.
It just seems to me, that the US, government and society, are doing some gigantic reenactment of the Titanic, and fighting over how the deck chairs are being placed, and steering farther north and away from safe harbor, while the whole ship is sinking.
Time to break out the life preservers...