Skip to comments.Bill Moyers- If You Like God in Gov.-- Then Get Ready for the Rapture
Posted on 11/11/2002 12:05:41 PM PST by Dallas
Way back in the 1950's when I first tasted politics and journalism, Republicans briefly controlled the White House and Congress. With the exception of Joseph McCarthy and his vicious ilk, they were a reasonable lot, presided over by that giant war hero, Dwight Eisenhower, who was conservative by temperament and moderate in the use of power.
That brand of Republican is gone. And for the first time in the memory of anyone alive, the entire federal government the Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has a mandate.
That mandate includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to give up control over their own lives.
It includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich.
It includes giving corporations a free hand to eviscerate the environment and control the regulatory agencies meant to hold them accountable.
And it includes secrecy on a scale you cannot imagine. Above all, it means judges with a political agenda appointed for life. If you liked the Supreme Court that put George W. Bush in the White House, you will swoon over what's coming.
And if you like God in government, get ready for the Rapture. These folks don't even mind you referring to the GOP as the party of God. Why else would the new House Majority Leader say that the Almighty is using him to promote 'a Biblical worldview' in American politics?
So it is a heady time in Washington a heady time for piety, profits, and military power, all joined at the hip by ideology and money.
Don't forget the money. It came pouring into this election, to both parties, from corporate America and others who expect the payback. Republicans outraised democrats by $184 million dollars. And came up with the big prize monopoly control of the American government, and the power of the state to turn their ideology into the law of the land. Quite a bargain at any price.
That's it for this week.
For NOW, I'm Bill Moyers.
I dunno...a search of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting's website shows only a single program about schools with Bill Moyers, back in 1996, funded by public money (about $223,000). I know that most, if not all the money he makes comes from other source.
That said, it's somewhat difficult to figure out who funds what - the show itself appears to be funded by PBS, but individual programs appear to be privately funded.
What'd be really interesting to see is the grant applications to PBS - see if conservative program proposals are being turned down, or if they're just not coming in in the first place.
I recently talked to a friend who works for a state public broadcasting regime. I have no way to validate this, so take it for the second-hand anecdote that it is: He told me that during their most recent pledge drive, Bill Moyers' show was the only one they got NO comments about. People always call in and say "I'll give you money if you promise to keep X on," or "I'm not giving you a dime until you take Y off the air!", but nobody said a damn thing about his show. It literally doesn't register.
I may sic PETA on you for comparing that troll to our tuxeoed friends!
Nope. Just over that of the babies. They can do what they will with their own.
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Addendum: What I should have said was this: If a woman who didn't want to become pregnant has become pregnant, she's already lost control.
You must be talking about a rape victim, right?
Lyndon Johnson's bitch.
Be Seeing You,
Lyndon Johnson's drunk bitch.
The new left-wing agenda---repeat this "right wing agenda" mantra over and over in the hope that those "evil" Republicans will somehow go away.