I’m Gumby, Damnit!
There’s this so-called election coming up; that thing where you apparently have a choice, where with your vote you can put in office the candidate of your belief. It’s a great democratic myth.
Really, what if most voters as evidenced by the last election are morons? You know, elect the black guy cause there’s never been one of those in office. That worked out well.
Similar moronic offences are now pushing the unethical and immoral Clinton (whatever happened to the idea that public officials should not be able to enrich themselves while in office to guarantee impartiality) because she’d be the first person resembling a woman in office. Good going PoopDog. Check back on how well that worked with the Obama.
And then there are those enthusiasts of torment and nail-biting despair supporting Trump. I’m all in favor of having a businessman, or woman, in office since the country is as much a business as a set of ideals.
The problem once again are the morons. They bring back history as though only leaders have a corrupt and broken past, demanding an artificial and impossible superiority: something like the one those same voters imagine for themselves.
We do want politicians to show a sense and ability to overcome their own faults and foibles but to demand a state of almost perfection as a pre-condition of achieving office is to make certain only malleable liars get past the censors. So it’s nuts.
Look at the last election. Basically between Obama, and Clinton. Now it’s Clinton and Trump. The country is in a miasmic state of greed, corruption, superficiality, and murder. Admiration seems reserved for the rich and famous. Authenticity doesn’t pay. The puppet show’s the thing.
Someone of great ethics and the absolute ordinary activities of an unreflecting life would never have the chance to rise above the certainty of jealousy and envy such a state would occasion. Only Hollywood could promote such mythos and get away with it – you know, Mr. Deeds, and the American dream. And get paid to siphon off initiative and realistic awareness into such a soporific torment when the dreamer is confronted with awakening every day.
But this dilemma of acknowledging the reality of things as opposed to the Hollywood or Rumi addicts proposing that you become what you think is the greatest obstacle, not the current roster of shitheads up for election.
That comes down to education, and what’s essential. Which again brings us back to the ‘moronic inferno,’ as Martin Amis’ book title suggests.
Trump bespeaks a dangerous attitude of wanting to be Der Führer. The Leader. Sun Moon or whatever that Korean crank’s name was, Jim Jones and his poison Kool-aid: the little man, of Wilhelm Reich’s Listen, Little Man!
Clinton is an obvious unclever liar, weasel, and gassy swamp of deceit and engendered paranoia (could she really be as rotten as all her reported activities suggest? then why isn’t the b**ch in jail?because the system is corrupt)
Simultaneously we’re confronted with the fact that Europe is tits up. The game is over. Britain’s been invaded by a plethora of the evil. There is no longer any real debate about what’s between good and evil (thank you, Nietszche) as it’s been made obvious that what’s between good and evil is evil.
It is no longer the place of quaint country cottages and off-road trips over ‘England’s green and pleasant land’ (William Blake, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_did_those_feet_in_ancient_time), but a cesspool of Sharia- minded prehistoric inanities.
The last verse of that poem is:
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green & pleasant Land.
Which goes to prove that there has always been the necessity for a good fight, in essence, war. Usually against yammering yobos who, while being media portrayed as idiots, are very clever and cannot be defeated by mere attitude, that indulgence of any lost empire.
Before you can change things at the ballot box, you need to change what people are learning. Begin by un-learning the lies propagated by the robber barons, the banks, and the profiteers posing as politicians.
I once thought politics and profiteering were not the same. I thought that there were examples of people who were idiots but they were the rare retards you could make fun of. It hasn’t been til lately that I see entire sections of the populace given over to utter stupidity. But it is stupidity of consequence on a wide scale, which to me means it is evil.
And its power comes from an uninformed, ignorant populace serving their own selfish interests.
#Politics is not profiteering unless you happen to be a dictator. #Peron #Clinton( for a first look at Bill’s unethics check out High Crimes And Misdemeanors by Ann Coulter) or #gangster. #LuckyLuciano
©Dean J. Baker
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