Monday, April 25, 2005

FMNNClip: Unnatural Selection


My latest.

Excerpt:

"It's a funny kind of 'freedom' that the neoconservatives advocate: The 'freedom' to be taxed and regulated into servitude -- with censorship, suppression and the lash applied as necessary -- so that that same 'freedom' can be taken, on the point of American bayonets, to every corner of the earth heretofore lacking it. Or, as William F. Buckley, Jr. put it:

'[W]e have to accept Big Government for the duration -- for neither an offensive nor defensive war can be waged given our present government skills, except through the instrument of a totalitarian bureaucracy within our shores.'

"The fall of the Berlin wall was the cue for panic: 'The duration' had arrived at an unexpected time and in an unexpected fashion, shattering neoconservative expectations and aspirations. They'd counted on completing their half-century ascent to total power and, presumably, following up with a millennium of American hegemony under their leadership. Instead, peace and freedom broke out."

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