"...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

Dec 5, 2010


Greenwald - whom I neither care for, nor have much of an opinion against - doesn't like photographic leader worship.

He decided to tweet (a fucking ridiculous medium, but whatever) that some Obama adherent's fan site was like if "Leni Reifenstahl were an Obama fanatic and had a blog."

He's spot the fuck on, personally.

I get it. But, that's perhaps because the only leader worship I prefer looks like this:

If that offends you, too bad.

Especially if this doesn't offend you:

In which case you are patently a lost cause and you should just submit your requisition form for your party uniform and roll out for your head count, already.  Because you will probably excuse any fucking abuse, so long as the abuser is your dear fucking leader.

So color me unsurprised that the militaristic (redundant, I know) liberals of Balloon Juice would find a cause celebre to champion, accompanied with appropriate frothing and loyalist whimpering (you've gotta read the comments section...):

"Really? Comparing Blackwaterdog—a Jewish pro-Obama supporter/blogger, whose only crime, as far as I can tell, is blogging positive news and pictures about Obama—to Leni Riefenstahl, a fucking Nazi propagandist?

Blackwaterdog is a blogger who got ran out of DailyKos for daring to express support for Obama, and now, in the dickiest of dick moves, you’ve used your much larger platform to pick on her.

What the hell is wrong with you? You’re a paid columnist for a major online publication and you’re picking on a blogger using inappropriate and inflammatory rhetoric—do you not see anything wrong with that?"

Nice touch there, pointing out the ethno-religious identity of the blogger, as if it matters, you know, what with Greenwald also having the exact same identity (which was not, curiously, pointed out). Hundreds of thousands of Israelis daily replicate the oppressive fascism with and by which the Israeli colonial garrison state holds territory and power, imprisoning an occupied people in concentration camps. All the while holding a hundred million of their neighbors in constant fear of nuclear and martial retaliation. Their Jewishness does not prevent them from going full hog for either leader worship, nationalism, statism or militarism.

So, this one's for Greenwald:

Salud, sláinte, skaal, cheers mate. Keep it up.


Jack Crow said...

I vomited a bit:


(in the blogroll of the offending site)

Landru said...

Nice work here, Jack. Couldn't possibly have spittled it better myself.

No, seriously, that's meant as a compliment.

Jack Crow said...

Thanks Landru.

Randal Graves said...

A bit off topic since it's about a tool of the leader instead of the leader him/herself, but I thought the recent dustup around this was comical.

If there's a segment of society that's more nigh untouchable than these guys, I'm willing to entertain someone's theory.

Word verification that makes my inner Beavis chuckle: condomo.