Harry Reid on the Senate Floor Proclaims: “The Anarchists Have Taken Over”

We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over. They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate. 

People who don’t believe in government — and that’s what the Tea Party is all about — are winning, and that’s a shame.

– Harry Reid on the Senate Floor earlier today

The best thing about inept, crony, powerful politicians is that when they realize they are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the public they simply don’t know what to do. Ultimately, this leads to moments of public displays of dementia, such as the one exhibited by Harry Reid on the Senate Floor earlier today. I find it quite interesting that he refers to Congressional Representatives elected by the public as “anarchists” in such a demeaning manner. I suppose it’s only when things go his way that he believes in democracy.

In any event, his display is a total embarrassment and his pathetic ramblings are merely more evidence of “the people’s” recent grassroots political victories. I suppose it’s also anarchic to want to not start World War III, right Harry? Enjoy!

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  1. What the ‘terrorists’ really did wrong on 9/11 was crashing into the wrong buildings. The Capitol Building, when in full session was an ideal target. And this will be my last post ever as the NSA and Feds will be bashing down my doors in hours.

    • The author of this nonsensical article should better read the contents of the War Powers Resolution (50 USC § 1541-1548) and stop romanticizing about patriotic agendas.

      In legal terms the United States of America is currently in a State of War, thus the Executive branch (the President and his cabinet) has extraordinary powers above Congress and the Supreme Court to start conducting military operations against other state(s) that could be labeled as a threat to National Security – or to quell dissent within US territories and possessions as well. These last two institutions are irrelevant and obsolete at this point and are used for decoration purposes only.

      The ongoing reality show happening in Congress (sponsored by mainstream media) is just to divert public attention to the fact that US, NATO, Israeli and Arab forces are making last minute adjustments to their attack plans – the presence of sophisticated Russian military hardware in Syria and the Russian Task Force operating in the Mediterranean Sea has forced them to polish their options. War is just a matter of weeks.

    • Why would they want to crash into their own buildings?

  2. Henry A. Giroux | Intellectuals as Subjects and Objects of Violence

    Though it is a matter of public record that the US government has killed children through drone strikes in Afghanistan, lied about the reasons that led to the Iraqi war (reproducing a similar refrain for threatening to bomb Syria), refused to prosecute government officials and CIA operatives who openly admitted they either supported or committed torture in Iraq and Afghanistan, the American public barely flinches when brave whistle-blowers are imprisoned, subjected to solitary confinement and labeled as traitors for exposing the crimes of their government. After 30 years of a market-driven immorality, political corruption and a culture of cruelty and irresponsibility, the American public appears lifeless as it moves through a fog of civic illiteracy and unchecked greed and power. All the while, too many Americans appear to be on life support, drowning in a tidal wave of a celebrity-driven commodified culture that makes stupidity a virtue, rewards armies of quasi-intellectuals who parade through the major news channels and talk shows while unabashedly renouncing all connections to civic courage and truth telling, and refuses to make the titans of finance and government accountable for their crimes. As state and corporate terrorism proliferate, the quasi-intellectuals raise their voices and deliver their scripted slogans only to condemn those brave enough to expose the abuses of a government and corporate elites that undermine all vestiges of a democracy.

    We have too many anti-public intellectuals or quasi-intellectuals who no longer believe in the intellectual vocation, truth telling, or the practice of freedom. What is new is not the repression of dissent by the government, but the scope and extent to which various types of intellectuals have been seduced by academia, corporations, the military-industrial-surveillance complex and the mass-culture industries. They have been absorbed into what C. Wright Mills called the power elite, and rather than criticize governmental and corporate propaganda, they produce and normalize it.[11] All one has to do is follow the career of academics such as David Steiner, Nathan Glazer, John Campbell, Glenn Hubbard or Martin Feldstein. Or for that matter the number of college presidents such as Ruth Simmons, one-time President of Brown University, and Debora Spar, president of Bernard College, both of whom sat on the board of directors of Goldman Sachs. There are also the examples of Susan Hockfoeld, the president of MIT who sat on the board of General Electric, and Carol Christ, the president of Smith College, who graced the board of Merrill Lynch with her presence. As Charles Ferguson points out in Predator Nation, this reads like a board of academic shame.[12] One has to wonder how such powerful academics shaped or stifled the culture of questioning and dissent on their own campuses, especially when it might have been aimed at the types of institutions from which they derived their salaries and helped to legitimate as corporate models of leadership. Walt Disney, the ultimate self-promoter and cheerleader for the free market would be turning over in his grave with envy in the face of this type of hubris.

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18704-intellectuals-as-subjects-and-objects-of-violence

  3. If the anarchists won I must’ve missed when the drug war was ended, all of our foreign bases were closed down, victimless crimes were no longer a crime, free market police forces were created among other things.

  4. i cant even believe this is the same country i grew up in(during the reagan days) where we said the pledge in school every day and the most trouble we would get into was sneaking peeks in the girls locker room and it was the same for my dad and my grandad.
    today, God is forbidden in school and the only ones in high schools not having sex with everyone else there are the janitors and the bad part is there’s no where else to go to live by standards; you just have to accept that most everyone lives by no standards or morals or has any sense of history anymore. that WW2 generation is lucky, theyre exiting before darker days overcome the US IMO.

  5. Actually Harry…if the Anarchists have won and are ‘in charge’ now, I’m pretty sure you would have been tarred and feathered by now.

  6. Harry has one of the most distorted views on America of any person, much less a U.S. Senator, that I have seen. He is always wrong and is bad for America. I find it hard to understand how people in his state can stomach the guy, much less repeatedly vote for him.

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