Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reichskommissar Scott Walker

As many as 20% of Americans suffer from authoritarian personality disorder. The fact that Wisconsin Governor Walker is desperate to strip the rights and protections from the workers under his control dove tails with his unquestioning obedience of Koch who is clearly his master. In his world he would really use the baseball bat in his office on his underlings but would kiss the ring (and body parts) of anybody over him.

The similarity to the Third Reich is not a coincidence. Once these people have that much power that is exactly how they will behave. It's in their nature, they crave it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it more like: Reichskriecher?

John Puma

Anonymous said...

When the welfare/nanny/entitlement state is bankrupt, the idea of cutting gets the delusional public in an uproar. You can accept some prudent cuts now or a lot more in the future.

prairie2 said...

The unions took all the "prudent" cuts already, the "crisis" is manufactured as is the cries of bankruptcy. Tax collections are at an historical low and you wonder why there isn't enough money. Unless you are a billionaire living on a gated estate there is nothing "prudent" about what is being proposed. You Republicans that aren't part of the ruling elite are kidding yourselves about the outcome of this. If you work for a living, you won't be rewarded for your loyalty, if you have modest wealth they will take it away.

SanMigMike said...

Are not some of the European "nanny states" doing a lot better in almost every respect? The countries that are hurting are the ones that were stupid enough to be like lemmings and follow us over the cliff...

I guess when one listens to great Americans like Rush one doesn't realize that thirty years of the Sainted Ronnie's ideas (and his ideas seemed to be different that his actions...growth in government, debt growth and other things have led us to this mess...not the "nanny state" stuff. If a nanny state is so bad why is it okay for business to expect a nanny state but not just the plain old ordinary tax payer? If being a Commie is so bad why are they some of our biggest trading partners and why is our balance of payments so bad with them...that is America supporting a government that is working against what used to be our way of life. Now I guess it isn't...since business doesn't really care what the government system is called as long as it keeps the workers in their slave like place. Third world here we come. The European Nanny states will be snickering soon enough at us as we try to win the race to the bottom.

Anonymous said...

It turns out that the true social negotiator for the nation was the unions. I didn't ask about medical or pensions when I was hired, but I was glad to find out the union had several years later. The union, while it still had bargaining power, held medical costs down. Only once it had lost bargaining power did medical cost spiral and senior management that negotiated this rise leave to work for the medical insurers making millions in the process. No one in the union bargained for those "entitlements." And every penny that went to pensions and medicals was accounted for from our paycheck during negotiations.

SanMigMike said...

The people that are truly delusional are the ones that still believe that the Republican Party has anything to offer 98% of Americans except a kick in the butt and stomping. The Democrats don't offer much less than that and all but a handful have no guts.

Kind of like people that still believe in the Capitalism that they were told about in school: Supply and Demand and all that...so why are gas prices soaring with demand down and and enough to more than meet the demand...

Capitalism works for that handful of people that rent the best government that they can rent...and I think it is a lot cheaper to rent politicians than they thought (they probably threaten to outsource their Senator's jobs to Burma).

We are screwed and the funny in a sick way thing about it...is that we are cheerfully doing it to ourselves.