Let the world change you... and you can change the world

From Stupid/Evil To Flat Out Crazy

Flying somewhat under the radar of the national press is a law being debated in the Congress right now that would allow the military to detain and hold any U.S. citizen indefinitely without trial for pretty much any reason.  Yeah, supposedly it has something to do with “terrorism”, but we’ve already seen plenty of examples of what a slippery slope that is.  And as Matt Taibbi points out, using this to “deal with” Occupy protestors would not be a stretch at all.

Even though this has passed the Senate, the White House has threatened to veto it, so it isn’t quite the law of the land yet.  But just the fact that something as hideous as this could muster more than a handful of looney votes, much less pass in the Senate, is way beyond disturbing.  Calling this country a “democracy” is becoming more and more of a stretch.

This should serve as a wake-up call to all of us who are having such a good laugh at the Republican Presidential primaries.  Back during the Bush administration, the continual question about the Republican party was are they that stupid, or are they just flat out evil?  Rational people figured eventually smarter and/or less evil people would take the reins of the party after Bush/Cheney left office.  But instead, what we now have is full bore craziness.  The Republican Party is one big insane asylum.