t byfield on Sat, 12 Dec 2009 22:30:03 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Carry On (was: Paul Krugman etc)

"Over 220 million American people armed to the teeth and ready to explode" 
would be about 2/3 of the population. That would mean that every citizen 
15-64 years old is armed to the teeth and ready to explode -- which seems 
a bit daft. Let's be conservative and assume that only 50% of Americans 
aged 15-64 are armed to the teeth and ready to explode, so we'd need to 
make up the difference from the x<15 or x>65 YO contingents. I'm seeing 
a sort of Khmer Rouge-like reign of terror waged by a popular front made up
of heavily armed 7YOs and, I guess, the newly radicalized Grey Panthers -- 
who of course have a lot in common with youngsters, as we can see from the 
current healthcare debate, which boils down to old people stealing medicine 
from babies. 

You might want to consult Herr Doktor Google to find out a bit about Cato 
and the Washington Times. A quick perusal of the "Renew America" site puts
them squarely in the paleo-conservative racial apocalypse fantasy camp:

     Palin op-ed bashing Copenhagen summit has critics steaming
     Marxists, socialists launched Obama?
     Obama's risky-sex czar
     Sean Hannity: 'Where's the birth certificate?'
     Defenseless enviro-thugs go on offense
     Yes, the red menace is still a threat -- or 
          where is Joe McCarthy when we need him?

Good times.


kranenbu@xs4all.nl (Sat 12/12/09 at 09:22 PM +0100):

> not only a treasure buble i think:

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