Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Any Political System Evenly Divided

Any political system that is evenly divided between opposing or competing parties is an well-manipulated political system.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist's visit to the Illinois Policy Institute appears to have been a $100 plate anti Clinton campaign. The so-called "leave us alone coalition" against taxation and government intrusion apparently never cracked open any books by John Steinbeck or Upton Sinclair. If they somehow were prompted to remember that government regulations were created because people actually died, they would flee such an organization like rats from a sinking ship.

The State Journal Register's new owner, Gatehouse Media may be gradually adjusting the tone of the entire paper more to the right each day. I would like to believe that it's Gatehouse and not local editors that are responsible for it because this gradual shift also appears to be occurring in religious institutions.

The Pope and other competing religious interests have all suddenly become more conservative, almost pre-industrial tribalistic in their rhetoric. Just before his death this year, Dr. D. James Kennedy compared those who believe in evolution to Stalin, Hitler, and the mad scientists of Eugenics.

All the conservative institutions are showing their ire like the last surge of speed from a lawnmower before it runs out of gas.