3 thoughts on “Some clowns are funny. Some qualify as villains!

  1. Mean ends says:

    “Mitch McConnell, Republican Nihilist” (New York Review of Books Feb 25, 2019) https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/02/25/mitch-mcconnell-republican-nihilist/
    “…Writing for the New York Review of Books last fall, the American historian Christopher R. Browning said of the Senate majority leader, “if the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell.” In Browning’s view, McConnell is not dissimilar from the German conservative politicians, who in the 1930s brought Adolf Hitler to power, “thinking that they could ultimately control [him] while enjoying the benefits of his popular support.” With Hitler as Chancellor, the conservatives saw their fulsome policy agenda enacted: rearmament, suspension of civil liberties, the outlawing of the Communist Party, and the abolition of labor unions, among other moves. But as they would later find out, controlling the monster they put in power would be something else altogether.”
    Article concludes: “He (McConnell) is a remorselessly political creature, devoid of principle, who, more than any figure in modern political history has damaged the fabric of American democracy. That will be his epitaph.”
    See also “The Suffocation of Democracy” https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/10/25/suffocation-of-democracy/

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