Whither America

The LA Weekly’s latest interview with Gore Vidal is a roaring indictment of the cabal that currently runs this country. I’m quoting a bit here, but read the whole interview — it’s smart and scathing.

But they [the founding fathers] were in a hurry to get the country going. Hence the great speech. . . that Franklin, old and dying, had someone read for him. He said, I am in favor of this Constitution, as flawed as it is, because we need good government and we need it fast. And this, properly enacted, will give us, for a space of years, such government.

But then, Franklin said, it will fail, as all such constitutions have in the past, because of the essential corruption of the people. He pointed his finger at all the American people. And when the people become so corrupt, he said, we will find it is not a republic that they want but rather despotism

Posted on November 18th, 2003 by Katxena