Monday, September 12, 2005

Disgusting Tanks

We at the Myron Ebell Climate are astonished at the message which has remained on the front page of the Competitive Enterprise Institute for two weeks like a festering corpse.

Fred L Smith, who claims to be from Louisiana, wasted as much as a whole paragraph before going on one of his rants about the failure of Louisiana due to its introduction of a "regulatory welfare state" back in 1928 after the election of the populist Huey Long.

Before those disastrous policies, it had been rich, said Smith. Since then it had become corrupt and eclipsed by neighboring states and cities as "industries have sought to shift their operations to more favorable [business] climes".

He actually added, in the fourth paragraph, the astounding evidence that: "Houston became the nation’s oil capital and grew far more rapidly. Indeed, Houston is now sheltering refugees from New Orleans."

So you see, children, it's nothing to do with the location of the actual oil or the location of the flood waters whether one city loses and one city wins. All that matters is that it "liberates the creative talents and energies of its people" by following Fred Smith's neo-liberal economic panacea, which has never been tested before, except world-wide for the last forty years, most recently in Iraq.

After all, in an economic world, everyone in New Orleans would have taken out corporate guarenteed flood insurance and these fine private companies would have been chartering the ships and the airplanes and the helicopters and the doctors and the engineers who would have all hurried out the next day to the rescue of their valuable policy-holders and to uphold the immortal contract between buyer and supplier, rather than letting them die.

Yeah, right. And Myron isn't a lying cup of dog spittle whose words are cakes of salt on a dry dusty desert. You make real money by ritual betrayal and by no other means. This is the climate you like.


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