Saturday, 24 December 2011

Brecht on Iowa Primary

Following a state crackdown on worker unrest in the DDR early years, dramatist Bertolt Brecht, at that time Secretary of the Writers Union, distributed a leaflet with the ironic message:
"The people have forfeited the confidence of the government, and can win it back only by redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier in this case for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?"
For some reason I was reminded of it by the desperate rush by GOP pundits and politicos to quarantine the Iowa Primary in case of an outbreak of CLC -

Constitutional Libertarian Conservatism

May the Iowans take heart at the shudder going through the establishment - it's a shudder of realisation that The People really do still have The Power, if only they know it.

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