Thursday, March 24, 2005

Jesus Is Just Alright With Me

The Editors, on the fact that many self-professed libertarians/"classic" conservatives are suddenly coming to the realization that they helped to elect a theocracy.

It’s also funny watching the Jingosphere try to deal with this. It’s been a trying few years, what with the “Global War on Terror” revealing itself to be not so much World War Two 2: Against the Sand Nazis, and a little too much The Gang Who Couldn’t Crusade Straight. Pretending that the Republican victory in the 2004 elections was some kind of popular vindication Republican foreign policy (the masterful and infinitely subtle geopolitical strategem concocted and administered by a C-student who couldn’t have found Afghanistan on a map two years ago), rather than a referendum on fag-hating, has probably taken its toll (although there were plenty of liberals willing to go along with the fiction as well), as have the record deficits racked up by the stauch fiscal conservatives, the manifold corruptions and abuses of power, the mountainous evidence that torture sans trial is the avowed policy of the unaccountable Imperial Executive, and so on. Sure, you can always excuse it with the undisproveable claim that “the Democrats” would have done the same/worse, but sometimes, after using this 10-12 times a day, it’s got to start sounding like, well, an excuse. Again, I don’t mean “ha-ha” funny, but more like “I-have-just been-diagnosed-with-incureable-Ebola” funny.