Sunday, August 31, 2008
The End Again
Who could foresee that disasterous weather would strike the Gulf coast?
Because I believe in the future, I am politically progressive. Conservatism doesn't work if you refuse to accept that apocalypse is next week. Of course, conservatism and end-times dominionism are pretty much interchangeable terms these days.
There's no need to work and plan ahead if you buy the story that rapture will make all this, the world around, moot. If there's truly no reason to consider the earthly long term, then there's really no need for government, is there?
During the Reagan years, dear James Watt wanted to allow drilling for oil off the beaches of California. If that beautiful stretch of sand and sea were destroyed by slicks; well, so what? It was all going to go up in a big godly puff soon anyways. Or a flood.
Posted by shrimplate at 5:38 PM