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Why Dysfunction?

I rather like this quote: “In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

Seems to fit the Australian political scene as well at the moment.

Lew looks at the shift to the political right in the USA and there are some parallels to our current Australian experience. Makes for interesting reading, so click through to read the full article!

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It seems to me…

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

Our political parties have fundamentally different visions of what kind of country we should have and neither is feeling sufficiently politically weak to agree to the other side’s vision; there remains essentially no room for independent thinking within the conservative movement.

There has been a move to the right in U.S. political leadership where measures frequently are discussed or proposed that would have been anathema to conservatives under the Eisenhower or even the Reagan administration. This shift to the extreme right cannot be characterized in any way other than as a development of a radical political movement that threatens the very stability and character of the U.S. as we have known it. Isn’t it time for common sense and reason to return to political discourse? The radical right attempts to label the Democratic Party…

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3 comments on “Why Dysfunction?

  1. I think that capitalists have developed the view that not only is their approach the best but it is also the only way to go. So the sooner the losers – the poor, the disabled, everyone who disagrees with them – is hammered into the ground, the better. In other words, fascism once more rears its ugly head.

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  2. I too could see parallels to the political scene here in Australia. I said to Lew Bornemann in one of my comments that the shift to the extreme right I find frightening.
    Bornemann says: ” . . . . This shift to the extreme right cannot be characterized in any way other than as a development of a radical political movement that threatens the very stability and character of the U.S. as we have known it. . . . . ”
    I think this about says it all! Really, it does frighten me. I hope eventually a middle way can be found for U,S, as well as for Australia.

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    • I’m not a huge fan of reblogging stuff, I prefer to incorporate references to other’s work in my own articles, but every now and then I see something I feel I want to encourage people to read.

      This was one such article.

      Mind you, I never seen to send much traffic to the original author!

      I’m with you Uta. Frightens me too!

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