Read it and Weep…more about The Right Republican
In yesterday’s blog I pointed out the terrible state of television programming and the depressing content of more thoughtful programs that deal with ideas, now almost exclusively Republican and political.
The blog was linked to the cover story from The Economist. Would any of the blog readers bother to open it and read the article? Are there any blog readers?
Here is a quotation from the article. Read it and weep.
“Nowadays, a candidate must believe not just some but all of the following things: that abortion should be illegal in all cases; that gay marriage must be banned even in states that want it; that the 12m illegal immigrants, even those who have lived in America for decades, must all be sent home; that the 46m people who lack health insurance have only themselves to blame; that global warming is a conspiracy; that any form of gun control is unconstitutional; that any form of tax increase must be vetoed, even if the increase is only the cancelling of an expensive and market-distorting perk; that Israel can do no wrong and the “so-called Palestinians”, to use Mr Gingrich’s term, can do no right; that the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Education and others whose names you do not have to remember should be abolished.”
Anywhere in the world, even here in Canada, it is time to be really worried, really scared.