The Magic Meme is Spreading

Thomas DiLorenzo helps spread the "blind faith in governments" meme with his recent LRC post, Government as Faith Healer:

I was with some friends last Friday when the presidential debate came on tv, so we decided to order a pizza and watch The Two Stooges perform. Near the end, Kerry said he had a plan for the economy, a plan for seniors, a plan for Medicare, a plan for the military, a plan for stem cell research, a plan for education, a plan for a healthier America, a plan for, well, anything and everythhing. Upon hearing that I said Kerry must think of himself -- and government -- as one of those television preachers who puts his hand on the forehead of a woman in a wheelchair, shouts "Heal!", and the poor woman stands up and walks on her own for the first time in her life.

Sure enough, Drudge reports John Edwards as saying this today:

"When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk. Get up out of that wheelchair and walk again!"

Heal!

In the words of Al Swearengen,

"When did you get the idea every wrong had a remedy, Wu? Did you come to camp for justice or to make your fucking way?"

[quote via Kennedy's sig at anti-state.com]

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Didn't know you were a

Didn't know you were a Deadwood fan too.

For many years now, I

For many years now, I haven't been able to figure out
why anyone would want to watch that mind-fuck called
Prezidincal debating, each one yammering on about how
they're gonna fuck the viewer, with the vast majority
of those viewers howlin' agin one or tother like they're
watching their favorite football team.

More of the Divine Comedy.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have restored mobility in paralyzed rodents by implanting fetal stem cells into their spinal cords.

http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,45555,00.html