"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Sep 7, 2010


My politics funny bone has taken so many hits over the last year, that I don't even chuckle at the impact any more.

Sick of politics. Sick of factions and groupuscular muscularities pretending that their power grabs really mean that the [insert social cause] will soon come to fruition, delivered like Juan Bautista's head, and always to a Herod.

But, super wicked mint and awesome earnestness can do the trick, in a pinch. Me had me a laugh at this:

"...It [the idea that Rahmbo might run for Chi-town Headman] also quickly produced the reflexive Rahm-bashing that has become a staple of the progressive community, which increasingly views him as the point person for the ills that have beset this White House...."

Get that, hepcats? If the "progressive community" (and what the fucknow does that mean?) has a gripe with whatever Barack Fucking Pendragon Obama's mafia regime has lately done, or not done - well, folks, chalk it up to "reflexive" twitches and twitters.

" 'Rahm is unfit to represent Democrats in office,' Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green said. "He's a cancer on the Democratic Party. Democrats' current 2010 situation is due to a weak Rahm Emanuel mentality that says water down real reform at the urging of Republicans and corporations, thus making Democratic reform less popular with voters than the real deal would have been. If Democrats had passed the overwhelmingly-popular public option and broken up the big banks when they had the chance, they'd be cruising for a landslide victory right now."

Hoo hoo hah [knee slap, spit your drink upon the monitor] hah, hee hay. You get that shit, fellow travelers? The problem with the "Democrats in office" has nothing to do with them pillaging the Commons, pledging bodies and loot to unending occupation and warfare, banking bailouts, the Drug War, the expansion of the incarceration racket or neoliberal hegemonism.

The problem, according to the ever so earnest and noble Progressive Change Campaign Committee, all comes down to the son of an Irgun chop chop man. He alone represents the evil that men do. The "weak watering down" doesn't occur on account of powerful folks holding on to their power, what with having power bringing a whole lot of perks to them as use it. It happens, says the earnest man, 'cuz the son of an Israeli terrorist got himself one of Barack's ears in his toothy mouth grip.

What next will these paladins of glum sincerity tell? That if only Hill and Bill had got themselves a second go at the Oval...?


Anonymous said...

Reaching back a full 5 or so years, Rahm Emanuel follows the lead of Karl Rove in pretending to be the sole bad guy, the lone source of malfeasance, in a wholly corrupt administration.

We may now watch Rahm be blamed for everything, and the Obama-Biden Admin pretending they are remaking themselves by getting rid of the solitary cause of the Obama-Biden Admin's various deeds that for whatever reason are mildly irritating to otherwise faithful Donkeybots.


Or maybe Rahm will find a new scapegoat. Something tells me Rahm will be seeking a public office within the next 10 years.

Jack Crow said...