Saturday, June 18, 2005

Au Contriare, Mon petit Anarchist


We Need Congress - we have to have the damn thing. It nicely regulates the relationship between the Kennedys, the Bushes, the Tafts, the Rockefellers and all the other political elites and the electorate (me and you, bub).

It just happens to be staffed with jabbering morons - always has been, always will.
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

"All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity."


-- Mark Twain

'Government' as broadly defined here is that body which keeps us from killing each other or becoming Canadians. The actual running of that thing is a shared affair where the lowliest bureaucrat has more control over the day to day affairs of 'government' then any given elected official. Thankfully, that bureacrat must answer to that elected official.

I like the tension - I just hold in lowest contempt those that would voluntarily choose to be part of a legislative body. I mean, seriously - committee meetings as a professional endeavour?

In no particular order, my favorite branches are the Judiciary and the Executive - because that's where the actual work gets done. Congress?? Like the governor on a lawn mower engine, it is simple, necessary and damnably in the way when you need to tinker with anything.
Yes, yes, Bush has gone fascist, it's just like Berlin in the 1930s - drink deeply of the Kool Aid, drink very deeply . . .

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