Interesting, what's happening in this country, around 45 years after Nikita Khrushchev announced that the Soviet Union would bury the U.S. with a teaspoon.
Old Nikita had a theory. He believed that the U.S. would not survive because we, as a nation, had not gone through the era of the serf. In other words, we never had a monarchy in our nation. Instead, we threw the king's men out and formed a nation. Unlike the democracies of Europe, we did not overthrow our own government of rule by monarchy as the peasants of Europe did. We were colonists who broke free of the British Empire and set up a democratic republic, a big experiment, actually. There is a huge difference in the two experiences and the myths that grow up around them.
Today, it is possible that Russia could bury us (don't know so much about the teaspoon). Maybe we are only now going through some kind of half-baked serfdom; a corporate driven one.
One thing is the same, however. The mentally ill seem to be rising to the top of the nation. Be it mad king George or mad Prince George, the outcomes of their reigns will be similar. Add Insane McCain to the line-up and this government will fail. Of that, there can really be no doubt.
Perhaps that is what must happen now. The universe is always seeking balance.
This video is no shock to any of us, but Digby says that:
It seems to me that this would be a exceptionally effective chain email. And it has the added virtue of being true.
She also says to read this article too.
Read the whole article for a long, shocking list of incidents, most of which I’d never heard about before…
McCain called Cornyn’s claim “chicken-s—,” according to people familiar with the meeting, and charged that the Texan was looking for an excuse to scuttle the bill. Cornyn grimly told McCain he had a lot of nerve to suddenly show up and inject himself into the sensitive negotiations.
“F— you,” McCain told Cornyn, in front of about 40 witnesses.
It was another instance of the Republican presidential candidate losing his temper, another instance in which, as POW-MIA activist Carol Hrdlicka put it, “It’s his way or no way.”
There’s a lengthy list of similar outbursts through the years: McCain pushing a woman in a wheelchair, trying to get an Arizona Republican aide fired from three different jobs, berating a young GOP activist on the night of his own 1986 Senate election and many more…read on
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The Nazis, Fascists and Communists were political parties before they became enemies of liberty and mass murderers.