Kos Vs. The New Republic
“This is what the once-proud New Republic has evolved into — just another cog of the Vast RIGHT Wing Conspiracy.
If you still hold a subscription to that magazine, it really is time to call it quits. If you see it in a magazine rack, you might as well move it behind the National Review or even NewsMax, since that’s who they want to be associated with these days.”
Well today, Les Siegel fired back at Kos and the rest of the blogosphere.
“It’s a bizarre phenomenon, the blogosphere. It radiates democracy’s dream of full participation but practices democracy’s nightmare of populist crudity, character-assassination, and emotional stupefaction. It’s hard fascism with a Microsoft face. It puts some people, like me, in the equally bizarre position of wanting desperately for Joe Lieberman to lose the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont so that true liberal values might, maybe, possibly prevail, yet at the same time wanting Lamont, the hero of the blogosphere, to lose so that the fascistic forces ranged against Lieberman might be defeated. (Every critical event in democracy is symbolic of the problem with democracy.)”
New Republic is a, “cog of the Vast RIGHT Wing Conspiracy?” Kos and Company are, “hard fascism with a Microsoft face?” Those are rough insults to hurl at fellow lefties. What’s next? Will they be calling each other little Eichmans? Maybe they’ll pull out the big guns, for liberals, and start comparing each other to George Bush.
Either way, it’s hilarious!
Update #1: All sorts of fascinating side angles have popped up since this story hit the web. Here’s one that really caught my eye, from Riehl World View. According to Dan Riehl, Jerome Armstrong of MyDD used to be some sort of an Astrologist/political forecaster/stock adviser and MyDD started out as some sort of Astrology/stock page. Look at this quote from someone called “Starmother” on MyDD on April 18, 2001:
“Starmother says: I am quoting a trader “The key here is investor and business confidence, and the only way the Fed can turn that around is by springing a surprise on the market,” said Sung Won Sohn, chief economist at Wells Fargo. “That’s exactly what we got today.”; My feelings are that this is the making of a fortune off of the market – always look to the event and say to yourself who stands to make the most money from it. With the aspects today this kind of upsurge is not a given we do of course have a lovely trine from Sun/Merc in Aries to Pluto/Mars/Chiron in Sag, of course the market may be feeling the Venus station coming on 4/20, granted. But this sick feeling about the economy still sticks in my solar plexus. The market is flying up really high +420 but they had to cut the interest rate at the fed to manipulate (Pluto) the market and the Moon entered Pisces today at market opening will be a square with Pluto Thurs. at 2:56 pm EDT. Pluto is billionaires. I also heard that the Fed held this meeting to lower by 1/2% over the phone this morning. The DJIA soared at 11 am EDT, Being a Cancer rising chart (I use Koch) the moon in Pisces is in the 8th house disposited by Pluto, a plutonian influence is assuring us that the truth will squeeze out soon. Uranus is there in the 8th also with Neptune in the 7th house. What is that archangel trumpets? Or the Veil being lowered? Kate Plumbs article in MTA is coming to pass I think.”
Starmother? Manipulating Pluto? Feeling the Venus Station? Does this mean a Mark Warner victory in 2008 is, “in the stars,” since he hired Armstrong? Has Armstrong ever read Kos’s palm? Come on, inquiring minds want to know.