Writes Gary North:
This bloviating academic bozo is at least sensing the rage:
In truth, there is nothing that the Tea Party movement wants; terrifyingly, it wants nothing. Lilla calls the Tea Party “Jacobins”; I would urge that they are nihilists. To date, the Tea Party has committed only the minor, almost atmospheric violences of propagating falsehoods, calumny and the disruption of the occasions for political speech — the last already to great and distorting effect. But if their nihilistic rage is deprived of interrupting political meetings as an outlet, where might it now go? With such rage driving the Tea Party, might we anticipate this atmospheric violence becoming actual violence, becoming what Hegel called, referring to the original Jacobins’ fantasy of total freedom, “a fury of destruction”? There is indeed something not just disturbing, but frightening, in the anger of the Tea Party.
Note that this guy is concerned with defending Hegel’s “god walking on earth,” the state, from non-believers. The US. which has killed so many millions, and continues its crime spree at the moment, must be protected from questioners, for to question the locus of violence is atmospherically violent. Get it? Of course, the murderous Jacobins are the direct ancestors of the current regime. They too wanted liberation from the structure of reality, and tried the total state and total war to bring it about.
UPDATE from Butler Shaffer:
7:47 am on June 15, 2010 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
As soon as I got to North’s comment about Hegel, my mind jumped to the same “god walking on the earth” thought.
I welcome the kind of blather the statists are churning out: it only shows their utter desperation, and fear that their sacred temple is collapsing!