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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Don't Let's START
Looks like the GOP is going to obstruct ratification of the noncontroversial START treaty. You know, for kids! So, apparently we get to watch them annihilate our foreign policy first, the domestic government shutdown comes later. It's unutterably terrible, imbecilic, destructive, and so on and so forth, as usual, but I can't help but think the sooner the world grasps the truth that an America at the mercy of Republicans simply cannot be counted on to perform as any kind of partner -- let alone leader -- in solving planetary problems the better. America needs to be marginalized, exposed to the real costs of our recklessness, forced to re-assess our backwardness, our know-nothingness, our surreal inequities, and our rampant wastefulness. For the sake of the planet and, frankly, for our own sakes, America needs to pay a real and steep price for indulging Movement Republicans for so long.