This is what the modern GOP has come to: Wanting to amend the Constitution to actually deprive people of the pursuit of happiness. All the meanwhile sliding money out the backdoor to multinational corporations. This is backwoods barbarity combined with snake oil salesmanship. They distract people from what is really destroying their quality of life with archaic notions of morality. It’s cruel and stupid. Don’t let them dupe you. Love is the only engine of our survival. Only through kindness and tolerance can we move forward to better days.
Major spoiler warning for the movie There Will Be Blood
When I think of Corporate Conservatism I often think of the last scene of the movie There Will Be Blood. In the scene an oil baron, played by Daniel Day Lewis, beats a preacher to death after he no longer has need of him. Money will use anything it can to get power. Once it has what it needs it will consume and destroy what no longer serves its purpose.
It should come as no surprise that those that for long have called for less government, for state’s rights, are now actually overturning local governmental decisions. In a sense they are enforcing environmental regulations, but against the environment. Years of conservative philosophy are being pissed on to serve the energy industry. This is fun stuff, as conservative philosophy was already extremely in debt to the energy industry. Now all guise of sanity is thrown out the window. But this is their truest intentions laid bare. Although this behavior by Texas is stupid, arrogant, and morally reprehensible, I think this is misstep by those that seek to destroy the environment over greed. They can’t claim that these actions serve any principles other than the enrichment of a corrupt few.