In 2005 Kevin Philips, a strategist in the Nixon White House, wrote American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century (ISBN 0-670-03486-X). According to the article in Wikipedia*, the work is "... a harsh critique of the past forty years of the Republican coalition." In truth, it is an honest look at what the Republicans, spearheaded by the Neoconservatives, brought about in the USA. Philips work inspired my release of Conspirators, Confederates, and Cronies. A year after its release Conspirators, Confederates, and Cronies has been virtually ignored.
According to one critic, it is self published, it comes out of Texas, and as such it obviously a bombastic work. Mind you, the critic has not read it. Often sited as being too negative, I am criticized by those who have not bothered to read a screen of my print. Why is that? Simple the disconnected in the United States are stripped of their voice, as if their larynx is torn out, and sent to the imprisonment of obscurity. However, this is one voice which will not be silenced.
The GOP has lead the United States to destruction. Unnecessary wars, grinding poverty, the destruction of the middle class, the fraudulent misuse of the American Dream are all part and parcel of what has past. Now, they want to destroy any semblance of health care reform. Already the "Single Payer Option" is off the table.
Medicare works, government run health care works, yet a public option, run by us, is decried as socialist. There are warnings of dreaded outcomes if we move away from the Market solution. That is the same Market Solution that has not worked for the past twenty five years. Under that same Market Solution wants the poor dead, and the middle class decreasing. Only the wealthy deserve to be cared for under their solution. They rest of us should die, and as Dickens quoited Scrooge, "... decrease the surplus population." And the Republicans want this mass extinction preformed in the name of Jesus Christ.
Maybe it is the Republicans who need to vanish from the social arena. If they had been paying attention to Philips, or even me, they might have avoided the meltdown in credibility which has laid waste to the GOP and the Nation.
A little note to the English teachers and grammarians out there: Bugger off! This is raw writing. It is unedited. If you can't deal with it, go away.
*"American Theocracy." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 6 Jun 2009, 16:59 UTC. 6 Jun 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=American_Theocracy&oldid=294809520>.