Saturday, May 19, 2007

Two for the price of one

We’re getting rid of two major assholes in power soon. It won’t change anything, but it will feel good, will be quite satisfying, temporarily at least.

Tony Blair and Paul Wolfowitz are both set to step down by the end of June.

The soon-to-be ex prime minister of Great Britain and chief of the World Bank are two sides of the same bad coin.

Wolfowitz had to go because he openly used his position to give favors to his own girlfriend and Blair because of his unpopularity caused by his decision to invade Iraq, but none of that really matters.

They say Blair, «Teflon Tony»’s record was stained by the invasion in Iraq, and that is true, but the truth of the matter is that what he did domestically should have stained him even more. By triumphing through a number of oppressive laws both before and after 9/11 and 7/7 he helped make Britain even more of a police state than it already was.

Wolfowitz got the job in the World Bank because he was a member of the criminal elite taking power in the United States in the November 2000 election. Those people were already powerful, but they grew even more so on that day. The United States’ government, like all governments was already corrupt, of course, but it grew a notch worse the moment George W. Bush and bunch moved in. So the fact that Wolfowitz «screwed up» by giving his girlfriend obvious favors, that his tenure in the United States administration made him too overconfident is totally incidental. He has participated in a long list of things, of true crimes far worse by far.

There is little doubt that people like Wolfowitz are «right» for the World Bank. It has always been corrupt and served the masters of the world. The reason he had to go was that he inconvenienced his masters, and became an embarrassment to them, not the act itself.

Two bad men have been forced to step down. The thoroughly destructive system they serve, with its billions of servants, one hostile to all mankind and all life, remains and thrives.

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