Monday, January 19, 2009

Chicago's Kass: A Columnist With Understanding

Roeser does a mild hagiography of Mr. John Kass.

This particular section was interesting:

3. Rather than concentrating on right or left, he has invented the “Combine” which is an amalgam of the two parties which believe in nothing except the acquisition of power and riches.

4. The danger Kass has presciently noted is that just as the two parties in Illinois have been nothing more than acquisitive funnels for aggrandizement…with no philosophical ballast whatever…the two parties in the United States are becoming similar.

5. In writing this, Kass is very courageous. He goes after the dinosaurs of both parties and shows that basically the two parties are the same-with very few exceptions…Peter Fitzgerald being one of them.

6. And in his writing, Kass is alone among the newspaper columnists. What political columnist shares his view of the identicality of the two parties and the corruption that undergirds them?

Come to think of it, I don't know of any, at least at the JS.

Here, Eggster and I use the term "P.I.G." (Party In Government) interchangeably with "P.O.G" (Party OF Government). Either of those appellations doesn't convey the proper sense of involvment (or lack thereof) by the Bureaucracy, but you get the drift, no?


Billiam said...

One beast, Two heads. Yet, the sheep still follow them.

Anonymous said...

I thought Ken Kesey invented the Combine in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest."