In my business experience, nothing shuts down sales faster than unhappy customers. Naturally, the business savvy conservative knows this. Since they are not able to destroy the government the old fashioned way â starving it to death â they set out to do it with a more subtle, slower, and equally destructive process for creating unhappy citizens; cancer.
We know that man has invented many cancer causing agents for example, benzene and carbon tetrachloride. These agents work on the body in odd ways and sometimes start the nasty diseases commonly known as cancers. Cancer then destroys from within. Todayâs form of conservativism is doing the same thing..
Do I need to cite evidence of this cancer? No, but here are a few anywayâ¦.
Katrina â a perfect example of government incompetence or was it? Fiction could not have invented a better way to create dissatisfaction with our government. FEMA and our government ignored warnings and were slow to respond to the crisis. Thousands of people and a city died as a result. Were your expectations of government lowered? If so, the conservatives were successful. The rest of us know better. We know that Katrina was not âgovernmentâ incompetence as much as it was âcronyâ incompetence.
Iraq â while not necessarily a cancer, it certainly contributes to the growth of cancer. Iraq weakens the whole system by draining off billions of dollars. This makes it easy for cancer to spread. Take $300 to $500 billion out of the system and it should be no surprise that other government services get sick. As the government gets sicker, cronies-in-charge can say, âLook how bad the government is doing.â What are they really saying? âLook how our work to weaken the immune system is making government work so poorly.â
Domestic Spying â This is more subtle. Instead of undermining the government by doing a lousy job, get people pissed at the government for snooping. While Katrina creates distrust in government through poor execution, Domestic Spying creates distrust through illegal action. Either way, to the uninformed mind, expectations of government suffer. Again, the rest of us know that it is the conservative movementâs way of spreading disease and deflecting the blame.
You get the ideaâ¦read a list of Conservative/GOP/Bush wrongs at GOPScandals.org.
Let me end with Grover Norquistsâ now infamous quote:
My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.
Conservatism is not destroying the Government by shrinking its outward size. Like a cancer, it is destroying it from within. However, In the end, the result is the same. Government will not have the strength to fight off the forces trying to drown it.