Partisan Politics Back On a Leash

Back to Our Regularly-Scheduled Program …

We’re finished with our week-long experiment to let a self-described progressive writer post whatever he wants (while I was out of pocket and away from the computer). The comments – and emails – were virtually all against the experiment.

From what I can tell, Mr. Zuesse did not change many minds, and commenters did not change Mr. Zuesse’s mind.

We now return you to our regularly-scheduled, fully non-partisan program here at Washington’s Blog.

Postscript: To remind newer readers, we believe that the war between liberals and conservatives is a false divide-and-conquer dog-and-pony show created by the powers that be to keep the American people divided and distracted. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

We believe both mainstream parties are bankrupt of ethics – and ignore what people really want – and we think that cheerleading for either Democrats or Republicans is counter-productive.

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  • Thank god…….

  • Welcome back, Washington!

    “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” Thomas Jefferson

    http://faculty.cua.edu/pennington/Law508/JeffersonThomas.jpg

    • Larry Fats

      George Washington killed his own troops. Now that’s an American tradition. Meanwhile, Washington is a great place to live.

  • KathyP

    Thank you. Political commentary from both the right and the left is abundant on other web sites. I value Washington’s Blog for the well researched, factual information and analysis it offers.

  • Eric

    Thank you! The guy, while sometimes making valid points, comes off as an annoying fundamentalist.

  • Anthony Assanders

    It’s too bad, Zuesse writes some effective criticism of the plutocracy. The kids probably enjoy their tough-guy libertarian propaganda: generations old hate fantasies about welfare handouts, gun ownership, survival horror scenarios. Social pornography for entitled white folks, rather than a coherent op-ed about how corporate power means there is no free market. This type of whining hatred is best transmitted by writers like JimQ who pretend some kind of moral misdemeanor outweighs the swindle and intellectual capture from big business, and a good session of cut and paste from the propagandized American psyche some how makes for a convincing essary. The libertarian distraction is being fed to them by oil companies, defense contractors and their beloved 100% larcenous FIRE sector. Invest in your own destruction, you’ll get yours too!

    • Name

      I cherish the right of everyone to profess their own beliefs, but not to the right to impose their beliefs on others. Anyone who has spent a significant portion of their life learning about anything will be cautious about expressing certainty, unless they’re trying to sell something.

    • wunsacon

      >> The kids probably enjoy their tough-guy libertarian propaganda: generations old hate fantasies about welfare handouts, gun ownership, survival horror scenarios.

      There’s a lot of that around. (E.g., many-but-not-all reader comments on ZH.) But, is that what you see in the *articles* (incl. JimQ’s) on WashingtonsBlog? I don’t see that.

      Maybe you’re right and I’m just myopic…dunno…

  • jadan

    Glad you’re back.

  • wunsacon

    I appended negative comments to Eric’s initial articles. (Even though I expect worse out of Team-R and so-called “libertarians” (who IMHO promote plutocracy even if they believe they work against it), at this point I’m “close-minded” about the possibility for Team-D to do anything positive. So, Eric’s initial articles rubbed me the wrong way.) However, I found value in his later contributions. So, maybe it’s too soon to call off the experiment?

  • Griebel

    Yeah, it’s an understatement to say his articles rubbed the wrong way. They were absolutely galling. I normally just read, but they were awful enough to make me post piss and vinegar comments on his articles. Thanks for nipping that in the bud, and, welcome back.

  • elizabethhanson

    Thank God you are back.