A news article I read today said that the pornography publishing top-dog, Larry Flynt, was offering a million dollars to anyone who can document some titillating sexual exploits involving Texas Gov. Perry. I guess publishing such a story could encourage candidate Perry to withdraw.
Why is it that the American public is so offended by sexual behaviors but not in the least put off by the moral depravity of 400-500 people in this country controlling more wealth than all the others of our 300+ million citizens? Why is someone’s kinky or illicit sexual life more an obstacle to being elected to leadership than a person’s denying global warming, as does Perry, or saying as he also opines, that evolution is merely a theory about which the jury is still out. I have read that Mitt Romney is razing or has razed his $12 million home in La Jolla, California, so that he can build something larger that more serves his needs! Does no one think this a moral outrage more serious than sexual hanky-panky when there are tens of thousands who are bankrupt and without a home at all because of the class warfare of the Haves against us Have Nots.
It becomes more obvious almost daily that a great number, maybe even a majority of Americans, though I hope not, get dumber each time the Republican Party and its Tea Party constituents expand their misinformation. It is so obvious that it is the transfer of wealth from rest of us to a very few of us that has brought our economy to its knees, and only the least informed could think otherwise, yet the Grand Oligarch Party (a very long time ago the Grand Old Party) and the Tea Party (really a Koch brothers’ PAC) insist that the problem is government spending, especially spending on social services, environment and infrastructure. The government spending that has precipitated this economic disaster is military spending on two senseless, irresponsible, even immoral wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbles, Nazi Propaganda Minister