Sunday, June 26, 2005

Kelo v. New London

from Casual Asides:

Kelo v. New London seems to have created a political issue which unites extremists against the moderates, which is pretty interesting in and of itself. Contrary to what libertarians like Eric or Abu Gingy might believe, I don't welcome this expanse of government power. This isn't "quasi-socialism," it's quasi-fascism--how do we know? This isn't even "private property be taken for public use, [with] just compensation," as the Constitution would say; it's yet another advance in the legalization of corruption, the taking of private property for private use. This is corporatist syncretism, which is really just Fascism with an friendly face. (more)

I'm sure that it will surprise many of my rightwing blogger antagonists that I think the liberal writers of this majority opinion have their collective heads up their collective asses on this one. The definition of 'greater public good' they have formulated makes the full empowerment of the American Fascistic impulse all the more probable.

d.j. waletzky pens a much more cohesive critique of the horrendous majority opinion than the one I had planned. So, check it out.

3 comments:

The Heretik said...

Fascism with an friendly face. Nicely phrased. And I haven't forgotten the meme. Keep up your unique voicings, friend. They help to keep me sane. Or more sane. Or less insane. Thanks.

halcyon67 said...

I agree, I don't think anyone should take land for the "public good." It is the reemergence of feudalism in a way.

Thanks for stopping at my blog.

D. J. said...

Thanks for linking to me--consider yourselves blogrolled!