To tell the truth, I doubt idiots like Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry really DO want to return to an Amish-like level of existence...but they sure as hell could care less about our level of prosperity.
And their contradictory fealty towards conservative power grabbing goes without saying.
The piss-yourself-from-fear contingent has another half-cocked, hare-brained death scenario to push...one that's not even particularly new. Hell, I remember hearing about EMP sometime in the early eighties, and I doubt it was a new idea even then...
Except to the intrepid reporters of our modern media, and zombies like, well, David Vitter (while the Mary Landrieu's of this world continue to pay homage while claiming "lesser of evil" status. Yes, Mary, you truly are a "lesser" evil.)
You know, for all the controversy this will generate--and don't get me wrong, full disclosure, I personally cannot justify on ANY basis the sort of ugliness the torture report documents, but, to set aside moral and legal implications for just a second, isn't it PATENTLY OBVIOUS that this sort of torture regime ugliness has been singularly INEFFECTIVE in "making us safe"?
And it's appalling. And it's your tax dollars at work. Government hacks like Joe Lieberman think spending money on health care is unrealistic at this time...but don't bat an eyelash when money is spent on killing and torturing. Go figure.