The right-wing talk shows are ablaze with dire warnings about the government. You can't trust the government! Talk shows and Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the right-wing media ranters warn us over and over that the government cannot be trusted with health care or anything. Every right-wing politician screams against the government, even when the President is addressing Congress. There are warnings about the government everywhere. Except...
The right-wing loves to have the government of the United States at war. In Vietnam. In Grenada. In Nicaragua. In Iraq. In Afghanistan. Then, miraculously, you can trust the government. Wait, hundreds of millions of dollars have been pilfered by Halliburton alone! Blackwater uses secret torture and killing in our name! We kill innocent citizens with our bombs! Collateral damage is what we call killing innocent citizens. The waste in the Pentagon is astronomical! And in the process, thousands of Americans are killed and wounded. And the guy who started the war in Iraq, George W. Bush, has the gall to underfund the veterans' benefits and recovery programs. That is considered OK. Collateral damage of Americans.
How do right-wingers sleep at night amid all their hypocrisy? Lies and hypocrisy are now hallmarks of right-wing politics. Karl Rove is the gold standard for them. Dick Cheney is their hero...of course he never was in the military and used excuses to stay out. But Cheney and Bush can sure invade countries. They know how to pay off their big corporate buddies. Suddenly the government is good; suddenly the government is a fountain of easy money. War is good, health care reform is bad. Is there anything lower than this?
"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." -Mark Twain
"It is lamentable that, to be a good patriot, one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind." -Voltaire