Saturday, July 05, 2008

Another tip of the tam to Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi is a spirited writer and his The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire delivers a powerful punch. Covering Congress to the wing nut Church of John Hagee to ... Taibbi is wickedly funny and yet appropriately outraged. I'd forgotten about the Westen Energy scandals involving Tom DeLay, Joe Barton, Billy Tauzin ... I loved this portion as Taibbi examined the nuttiness of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Taibbi writes,
"It completely misunderstands the nature of American government - fails to see the old maxim about "the business of America is business" is absolutely true, that the federal government in this country is really just a low-rent timeshare property seasonally occupied by this or that clan of financial
interests, each of which takes its four-year turn at the helm, tinkering with the tax laws and regulatory code and the rates at the Fed in the way it thinks will best keep the money train rolling."
Amen! John Gunn

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