Well, we are in some thick fog now, folks. Knee deep in some real shit. Uglier than a mud fence! The corporate-sponsored presidential lie-fest has begun! So, the framers of this propaganda-extravaganza tell us that it is all about the economy. You hear that, Jethro Bodine? It’s all about our economy. Yep, granny, I heard it. Well, we all know that the fortunetellers are only giving us what they already think the average down-and-out-Jethro is naive enough to swallow. These egg-sucking dogs are pissing on our legs and telling us its just raining out. Then one of the paid pitchwomen tells us, that it was “just the president having a conversation with the American people.” Well, slap my head and call me silly. That was a conversation? It looked more to me like he was inside the outhouse when lightening struck.
Wednesday night’s propaganda fest was just more maneuvering for capital, folks, for money. Ask Billy Boy Clinton or Governor (whose your daddy) Cuomo! They hosted some pretty “gala” galas that night. The truly sad fact is that most of the people in the USA and around the world sit there and buy this bullshit. They believe there is a real difference between the two clowns up on the stage. They do not want to know the clowns are merely puppets. They believe in the institution of democracy, the myths of choice, freedom and progress. They think the dream is achievable, and the world will survive it. They do not want to be told that the entire charade is brought to you by Koch (Brothers) Industries, et. al.
Now, the pundits – the paid geek-heads up on the “tele” – try to convince us that this formality of a spectacle is meaningful; and they dutifully parse those meanings for our ravenous consumption. (I even know another American living here in Siberia who climbed on the Internet this morning just to watch the charade.) Meanwhile these pinhead pundits tell us what we need to believe in; how we ought to think. Why there is even a new “Wonkbook” online – Everything You Need to Know About the First Debate. Gosh, I better check that out! But, their analyses are as useless as a milk bucket under a bull! According to these brilliant analysts, it is clear after this first skirmish that the incumbent had his head fully shoved up his ass, while the challenger should have found a similar hiding place for his own hands. Perhaps Romney needed to speak with the Denver Broncos football coach while he was in town, just to learn something about the effective use of hand signals. In any event, did this really do anything more than just give people another excuse to watch the “tele” with beer and pretzels at hand, waste more taxpayer money, and raise contributions for this civilized war game?
The bottom-line: does anyone really believe either of these two horse traders? Does anyone really care? Well, I guess a number of folks do. But, do we have any evidence that they will do what they say? Does what they say really matter? Are they really saying anything meaningful at all? Here is the real question of the night: Is Mitt going to overturn Obama’s policies on casino capitalism and American-style fascism? Is Obama going to reverse direction on himself? Of course not. The unleashing of American greed, along with the illegal collection of data and the detention of ordinary Americans will continue as it has, unabated, while the brown-shirts at the Combined Intelligence and Fusion Center for NORAD in Colorado Springs just keep spending our tax revenues on their domestic spying programs, their new cars, and assorted electronic toys. Why, they have even come up with a killer-app so that they can use your own smartphone to spy on you. But, if all of this is really about stopping terrorists, then they are barking up the wrong tree.
Yet, they all ignore the most obvious solution to American homeland security: GET THE FUCK OUT OF MENA. Leave the rest of the world alone, and focus on cleaning up your own shit-stall. If you want to save this shit-storm, then we need serious economic contraction, not expansion. And, if you want to save the planet, you need to dismantle the whole fucking mess and reconstitute the human community on a more primitive (not primal… don’t get your knickers in a twist) model. But, of course, that is an impossible political solution; our corporate-fascist owners will not allow their investments in military hardware, software, or other solutions – and the exploitable resources to which they provide access – to vanish. They need to keep us restless citizens frightened and on a short leash, while they brutalize the rest of the world for whatever they can plunder and steal in the race for what’s left.
Just ask the native American Indians how that worked out for them. Not real well. Maybe those ‘unruly Islamic hordes’ are simply looking at the history of our colonization of the “New World,” and thinking… there, but for the grace of Allah, go us. And I am afraid that Chris Hedges was correct this week with the headline on his signature column: What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us. Get ready foks, the shit-storm is just heating up; the vodka and pickles are chilling in the root-cellar, and the hot dogs and beer are already on the picnic tables. So just step right up and vote for your choice of “Thing One” or “Thing Two.” Why, thank you Dr. Seuss; I think I will // pass… the pickles and vodka, please!!