To understand the American polity is to believe in the Two party system, and within each Party is a hodge podge of interests and interest groups. Most active partisans have figured that out. Ex-pats who refuse to understand the American Gumbo, deserve to be mocked and laughed out of any important position.
Andrew Sullivan for one (and his nasty campaign against Former Governor Palin and Israel), and Fareed Zakaria on the other.
I am also tempted to follow the quote from Wanda in a Fish called Wanda to Otto, but I won't. Instead, I'm going to show that Zakaria (also an Israel hater) is more like a Xenomorph on the American polity then a Kissinger.
What is a Xenomorph? This is:
|Xenomorph from Alien (1979)|
This is his current article in Time magazine.
Sun Tzu says:
If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril.
Zakaria is ignorant of his role upon the partisan field (uninfluential), and the role we partisans who are upon it.
"Many Republican businessmen have told me that the Obama Administration is the most hostile to business in 50 years. Really? More than that of Richard Nixon, who presided over tax rates that reached 70%, regulations that spanned whole industries, and who actually instituted price and wage controls?
"In fact, right now any discussion of government involvement in the economy — even to build vital infrastructure — is impossible because it is a cardinal tenet of the new conservatism that such involvement is always and forever bad. Meanwhile, across the globe, the world's fastest-growing economy, China, has managed to use government involvement to create growth and jobs for three decades,".
Or to translate: Who cares what you are actually living through? Nixon (or Bush or any Republican Emmanuel Goldstein of the hour) is the TRUE enemy of Conservatives!
And relying on China? That is not a Democratic Government. They have a command and control economy on what to spend funds on with a mix of Capitalism. But that is not the equivalent of American Economy.
The President and Congress do not define how much output any industry does. Know who did that? The former USSR. Does Zakaria want us to re-learn from them?
Let's keep going:
"Conservatives used to be the ones with heads firmly based in reality. Their reforms were powerful because they used the market, streamlined government and empowered individuals. Their effects were large-scale and important: think of the reform of the tax code in the 1980s, for example, which was spearheaded by conservatives. Today conservatives shy away from the sensible ideas of the Bowles-Simpson commission on deficit reduction because those ideas are too deeply rooted in, well, reality. Does anyone think we are really going to get federal spending to the level it was at under Calvin Coolidge, as Paul Ryan's plan assumes? Does anyone think we will deport 11 million people?"
In an era where the deficit has ballooned (More under Obama then under Bush fils), see chart:
|Heritage Foundation Information|
So, why do I compare Zakaria to a Xenomorph?
This of James Cameron's Aliens: The Democratic parties allies are filled with ex-pats.
Who are the Bloggers that understands Republican politics? Robert Stacy McCain, Little Miss Attilla and Glenn Reynolds ? or Glenn Greenwald, Andrew Sullivan and Fareed Zakharia?
I'll give a couple of hints:
Here is Zakaria calling one party names; And here is Sullivan going after Palin's family (again).
The Xenomorphs in the original Alien started as eggs, hatched within a host and grew to the picture above.
The Democratic party used to be the home of failed haberdashers and the working class -- now it is the home the Ivy league intellectual who hates Israel or Union protester.
The ex-pats have hatched many Xenomorphs within the Democrats. If the democrats were as smart as they said they were, the unemeployment rate would have dropped during the last Congress.
That did not happen.
Fareed Zakaria, the ex-pat, does not know or understand the American polity, hates Bush fils and Former Governor Palin and Israel.
And CNN and Newsweek trusts that the American political sphere would trust him?
To quote Dillon (Charles Dutton) of Alien 3 (NSFW)
You're all gonna die. The only question is how you check out. Do you want it on your feet? Or on your fuckin' knees... begging? I ain't much for begging! Nobody ever gave me nothing! So I say *fuck* that thing! Let's fight it!
(H/t to my friend Jeff for finding the articles)
My questions: Why do ex-pats control the thinking of the Democrats? Why not failed habradashers? And which Alien film was your favorite?