Saturday, May 14, 2005

From The Right. . .

The Following Is Only From Authors On The Right - Enjoy. . .
compiled by The Old Hippie Because Even Some Of "Them" See Reality


by Paul Craig Roberts: was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration.  He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review.

America is Losing - More Phony Jobs Hype
At CounterPunch.org - May 12, 2005


"Careless journalists and commentators are hyping the 274,000 new April payroll jobs as evidence of the health of the US economy.  An examination of the details of the new jobs puts a different view on the matter."

Link To Full Article Here


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* Note:  The rest of today's posting is a direct, and un-modified, copy of Billmon's "Whiskey Bar" blog's Febuary 26, 2005 archived posting, "Seeing The Light On The Right," at billmon.org *

Seeing the Light on the Right


In fact, if there was anything particularly striking about this year's CPAC, it is to just what extent Republicans have given up being the party of small government and individual liberty.  Make absolutely no mistake about it:  This party, among its most hard-core supporters, is not about freedom anymore.  It is about foisting its members' version of morality and economic intervention on the country.


Ryan Sager
The Right's Right
Tech Central Station.com
February 21, 2005

I don’t think there are yet real fascists in the administration, but there is certainly now a constituency for them — hungry to bomb foreigners and smash those Americans who might object.  And when there are constituencies, leaders may not be far behind.

Scott McConnell
Hunger for Dictatorship
The American Conservative
February 14, 2005

In short, what we have alive in the US is an updated and Americanized fascism [that] adores the head of state as a godlike figure who knows better than anyone else what the country and world's needs, and has a special connection to the Creator that permits him to discern the best means to bring it about.

Lew Rockwell
The Reality of Red-State Fascism
Lewrockwell.com
December 31, 2004

I remember when conservatives favored restraint in foreign policy and wished to limit government power in order to protect civil liberties.  Today’s young conservatives are Jacobins determined to use government power to impose their will at home and abroad . . . From whence came the brownshirt movement that slavishly adheres to the neocons’ agenda?

Paul Craig Roberts
The Brownshirting of America
October 2004

From the first days after 9/11, the Bush administration created a mythology that would spur reverence for both the president and the government.  Bush wrapped himself in a flag drenched with the blood of Americans who died due to the failure of the federal government he commanded, and sadly the people bought it — and still continue to buy it.

James Bovard
Lie and You Thrive
September 17, 2004

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It was the blindness of the conservative Right to the dangers which had been so evident, arising from their determination to eliminate democracy and destroy socialism and the consequent government stalemate they had allowed to develop, that delivered the power of a nation-state containing all the pent up aggression of a wounded giant into the hands of the dangerous leader of a political gangser mob.

Ian Kershaw
Hilter: 1889-1936 Hubris
1998

Posted by billmon at February 26, 2005 11:48 PM

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