Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Right Wing Radicals Hijack Our Future

In Iraq, we worry that religious fundamentalists are going to drag down any chance that nation (supposedly) has to become a democracy. With their strict adherence to Sharia law and their singlemindedness, these people seem anathema to the concept of a modern, multicultural republic where the free flow of ideas is crucial.

At home, precisely the same thing is happening and it is just as much a threat to our Republic.

President Bush, with this nomination of Samuel Alito, has bowed to the most radical religious elements of our society, those that hide under under shroud of a simple carpenter to advance what amounts to a specious political agenda. They are the Mullahs of Mississippi and the Clerics of Kansas.

It is an extremely sad day for our nation, though I suppose we've had many opportunities to say that over the past five years. But today, the Emperor showed us just how little he cares for the fundamentals our nation was founded on and how much he loves the fundamentalists who got him elected.