The White Man's Last Tantrum. "American pundits are missing the bigger point about the Republican shutdown of the U.S. government and the GOP’s threatened default on America’s credit. The real question is not what policy concessions the Tea Partiers may extract, but rather can a determined right-wing white minority ensure continuation of white supremacy in the United States?"
The reason Republicans lie repeatedly without shame is not just a lack of conscience.
Republicans are engaged in implementing their project to disenfranchise out-of-favor Americans, and lies are imperative.
The Project has been launched and every Republican will toe the line.
In Wisconsin—where Republicans hold sway in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government through the injection of tens of millions of dollars into the GOP—one can see clearly the GOP objectives of repressing non-favored Americans by stripping people of their rights to organize, associate, and exercise community control of their local governments.
This American GOP social engineering project is fascistic; it's not just Greece or far-off countries where fascism is consciously pursued.
Women, college students, Americans of color, unions, environmentalists, attorneys enforcing rights of citizens, and citizen groups, earned social insurance programs; all are defects in Republican society to be corrected, problems to be solved.
Shut down the government, they are taking away our country.
Misogyny, religious fanaticism and racism are the rallying cries for The Project: Engineering American society as a Republican homeland.
That's why shutting down the government, even threatening the world economy are acceptable as the scope and mission of The Project creeps outward.
One illustration, in Madison, Wisconsin one doesn't have to travel far to see in person the contempt the Republicans have for the black and brown citizens trying to pass themselves off as good Americans. The nerve.
Locally, in my neighborhood on the Madison-Fitchburg, Wisconsin border, the Meadowood Shopping Center represents a paradigm as hard-working people at the library, community center, and other small businesses contend with the racism inflamed by former Republican Dane County Supervisor David Blaska and the staff at GOP-infested Best Cleaners who just cannot stand the sight of black children walking past their establishment.
Call in some JPM security to yell and harass those children, a frequent occurrence.
The fact is Republicans do not regard black and brown Americans as full-blooded human beings, much less full-fledged citizens of the American republic.
"So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I
do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind — it is made up for me. I
cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped
to enact — I can only submit to the edict of others," said Martin Luther King.
Submitting to the GOP edict.
This is the GOP project.
As long as you are alive and breathing in GOP land, your function is to submit to GOP edicts.
Challenge this project where you see it.
It may not appear so, but the GOP project is a house of cards.