Moon of Alabama Brecht quote
December 07, 2007

The World of Mitt Romney

The world according to Mitt Romney:

War requires peace just as peace requires war. War and peace endure together, or perish alone.


Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.


Ignorance requires strength just as strength requires ignorance. Ignorance and strength endure together, or perish alone.


Freedom requires slavery just as slavery requires freedom. Freedom and slavery endure together, or perish alone.

Your guess ...

Posted by b on December 7, 2007 at 14:31 UTC | Permalink


Why not let war, religion, ignorance and slavery perish alone and just keep the good stuff. What a bunch of sing-song crap. Has it been put to music yet?

Posted by: Ensley | Dec 7 2007 15:07 utc | 1

I'm glad to have been fortunate enough to have been born white, male and rich enough to have been given the opportunity to speak here. This is an inspiring place because of you and the First Lady and because of the film exhibited across the way in the Presidential library. For those who have not seen it, it shows the President as a young pilot, shot down during the Second World War, being rescued from his life-raft by the crew of an American submarine. This shows, incontrovertibly, that when challenges face the richest and most privileged of the elite Americans, that there will always be someone else to do the grunt work of pulling their fat out of the fire. Moreover, it shows the spirit of innovation so unique to those Americans with absurdly disproportionate means and how there is no crisis so dire that the monied can not rise above it and turn it into an extended photo-op. Where was your photo crew when the PT-109 went down, JFK? Heh heh heh.

Sorry, I lost my train of thought.

"Mr. President, your generation rose to the occasion, first to defeat Fascism and then to vanquish the Soviet Union as long as we don't define "Fascism" as "a marriage between government and corporations" or assume "vanquish" means anything other than "were left standing after a prolonged bout of military spending melted down our opponent's economy". If we do that, we didn't "defeat" Fascism so much as "embraced it", and we didn't "vanquish" the Soviet Union as much as "followed painfully slowly in their footsteps". But I digress. You left us, your children, a free and strong America. It is why we call yours the greatest generation. That, and because your generation, the "baby boomers", numerically dwarf every other generation. Mostly that. There was a period in the 1500's in Italy that produced more geniuses and artists, but you guys, well you have truly staggering numbers. Truly, truly great. Large even. Can I say that?

Now it's the turn of the succeeding generation to support your numerical greatness by rising to a set of challenges... some of which actually exist outside of our own imaginations. I do not want to discuss those challenges. I am far more interested in the more dire, the more melodramatic, yes, even the more imaginary challenges. Radical violent Islam seeks to destroy us. An emerging China endeavors to surpass our economic leadership. And we are troubled at home by government overspending, overuse of foreign oil, and the breakdown of the family. Somewhere out there, at this very moment, there is a gay Chinese Muslim forcing every American to use his oil. This, Mr. President, is the challenge I imagine we face.

Today, I wish to address a topic which I believe is fundamental to America's greatness: our religious liberty. That's right, freedom. Religious freedom. Freedom to practice Christianity as Providence has decreed. Unless you're gay or Chinese...

Hey! My time's not up yet! Take your hands off me! I'm not done! Hey! Don't tase me, bro!

Posted by: Monolycus | Dec 7 2007 15:55 utc | 2

A free market requires government intervention just as government intervention requires a free market. A free market and government intervention endure together, or perish alone.

or, Mitt, how about

Monogamy requires polygamy just as polygamy requires monogamy. Monogamy and polygamy endure together, or perish alone.

Posted by: ralphieboy | Dec 7 2007 16:25 utc | 3

Is Mitt a computer programmer?

Posted by: IntelVet | Dec 7 2007 16:57 utc | 4

Has it been put to music yet?

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Posted by: jcairo | Dec 7 2007 17:10 utc | 5

Mitt's Critique of the Critique of Dialectical Materialism.

A practico-inert candidate.

Posted by: biklett | Dec 7 2007 17:21 utc | 6

idiocy requires buffoons just as buffoons requires idiocy. idiocy and buffoons endure together, or perish alone.

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Dec 7 2007 18:26 utc | 7

the iron faith and the velvet mitt(en)

Posted by: b real | Dec 7 2007 18:50 utc | 8

the holy harem & the barking book

Posted by: remembereringgiap | Dec 7 2007 18:54 utc | 9


Posted by: jaydee | Dec 7 2007 22:33 utc | 10

Toutefois, je l'avoue,en ce comble de gloire,
Du Dieu que j'ai quitte l'importune memoire
Jette encore en mon ame un reste de terreur;
Et c'est ce qui redouble et nourrit ma fureur.
Heureux si, sur son temple achevant ma vengeance,
Je puis convaincre enfin sa haine d'impuissance,
Et parmi le debris, le ravage et les morts,
A force d'attentats perdre tous mes remords.

Posted by: jlcg | Dec 8 2007 0:08 utc | 11

After making three attempts to post some relatively innocuous and undoubtedly trivial comment in here and having it rejected by typepad as spam, I concede defeat as reinventing the wheel 3 times means I am now so thoroughly bereft of anything to say about Romney that could be even slightly witty or interesting to myself I am certain that others would find my words equally banal.

This is apparantly the technique that will be used to silence troublesome blogs.

In can be nothing else since I had already jumped through their silly code hoops for the nth time. It now remains to be seen whether this missive will be permitted.

Posted by: Debs is dead | Dec 8 2007 0:31 utc | 12

What is this "spam filter"? Who controls it? Can b- disable it? I tried to post my request that folks not give hotlinks to gov. sites & got that msg, but it was posted? Is that an NSA type deal? Given someone's comments re cialis, is it to prevent one from offending the Predators? Is it just new this week, as I don't recall anyone mentioning it previously - sorry, I know this is OT, but it came up in this thread.

Posted by: jj | Dec 8 2007 1:59 utc | 13

mullah cimoc say ameriki commenters so the smug and athiest. but mullah cimoc thinking this commenters him daughter having the LBT (low back tattoo)be the slut for every man and him wife not the cooking good food, just ant the lesbian and hate the man. and him wife becoming so fat because eating the chemical each day.

romney bad character because love the torture. this the wicked and also against book of mormon preach. but romney he better than blog commenter people so hate the god. they be destroy in earthquaking.

Posted by: mullah cimoc | Dec 8 2007 2:17 utc | 14

tatanka yotanka (sitting bull), 1875, council @ powder river

Behold my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love! Every seed is awakened, and all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.

Yet hear me, friends! we have now to deal with another people, small and feeble when our forefathers first met with them, but now great and overbearing. Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich break, but the poor may not! They have a religion in which the poor worship, but the rich will not! They even take tithes of the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse. They compel her to produce out of season, and when sterile she is made to take medicine in order to produce again. All this is a sacrilege.

This nation is like a spring freshnet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path. We cannot dwell side by side. Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also. My brothers, shall we submit? or shall we say to them: "First kill me, before you take possession of my fatherland!"

Posted by: b real | Dec 8 2007 3:57 utc | 15

What is this "spam filter"? Who controls it? Can b- disable it? I tried to post my request that folks not give hotlinks to gov. sites & got that msg, but it was posted? Is that an NSA type deal? Given someone's comments re cialis, is it to prevent one from offending the Predators? Is it just new this week, as I don't recall anyone mentioning it previously - sorry, I know this is OT, but it came up in this thread.

Sorry to all - it is Typepad which screwed up again. The now installed individual spam filters for each blog and these are idiotically configurated to reject about every comment. But it is a new "feature".

I am kicking their ass as hard as I can. Please, please keep trying - what worked for me waiting some 30 minutes and repost the comment then. Sorry again - I can't help it right now.

Posted by: b | Dec 8 2007 8:23 utc | 16

I would convert this to French to emphasize the last line, but you get the picture:

"By almost any measure, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the world's richest and fastest-growing religious movements. In the 170 years since its founding in upstate New York, the LDS church has sustained the most rapid growth rate of any new faith group in American history. Since World War II, its ranks have expanded more than 10-fold, with a worldwide membership today of 11 million ­more than half outside the United States. In North America, Mormons already outnumber Presbyterians and Episcopalians combined. If current trends hold, experts say Latter-day Saints could number 265 million worldwide by 2080, second only to Roman Catholics among Christian bodies. Mormonism, says Rodney Stark, professor of sociology and religion at the University of Washington, "stands on the threshold of becoming the first major faith to appear on Earth since the prophet Mohammed (sic) rode out of the desert."

Pretty good for the pedarast leader of an outcast agnostic sect, driven out of every town they settled in, until El Drunkard lurched up from his wagon, gazed out at the Great Salt Lake flats, declared it to be the Pacific Ocean, and forced his followers to live in bitter polygyny by the Mormon Laws of Abraham and Sarah, having concubines and multiple wives, (sorta like Rudy Guiliani, but without the Catholic overtones).

Unfortunately, we won't get LDS polygyny, but we'll get Neo-Talibanism, if Mitt wins.

"The Mormon church is becoming more prominent and more powerful in our society. In my state (which, unlike Utah, is not thought of as a "Mormon"state) it is now the second-largest religious denomination. Our present U.S.Senator is a devout Mormon. Mormons are occupying influential positions in our state and national governments far out of proportion to their population in the United States. The church has become a mega-wealthy financial enterprise, with billions of dollars worth of money-making businesses and property all over the country - a fact of which most non-Mormons are unaware - with wide-ranging (and usually unseen) influence on many aspects of American life.

E pluribus unum replaced by religious schizophrenia, one eye for Mammon, the other for Creationism, you can forget about all that global warming crap, watch public schools go religious private, no gay rights, no black suffrage, both high taxes and church tithes, no coffee, no booze, and no more slam dancing, damnit!

LDS makes Scientology look good! This is your Neo-Zionist future with Mitt:

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Posted by: Bertold Brecht | Dec 9 2007 5:53 utc | 17

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