Monday, August 18, 2008

OMFG!! I Just Realized Something!!

I was over at "Crooks and Liars" where they're sadly transfixed by the Barack Obama campaign, and lately they're whining about how John McCain wasn't in "the cone of silence" during an event in which both he and Obama we're being interviewed. It was at some evangelical church. A whole buncha entries about McCain and "the cone of silence."

As if it fucking matters.

But then it hit me. This whole theatre of elections and the Democratic and Republican parties. The Democrats' role is to be the wrestling "good guy" who is always looking the wrong way as the "bad guy" approaches him with a folding chair raised above his head. "Crooks and Liars" and all those people who give a shit about whether it's "Imperialism A" or "Imperialism B" with "B" being the Democrat brand, with more eloquent lies and more exquisite betrayals, is for the voters who'd support the "good guy" and who need to be constantly manipulated into outrage as the "bad guy" continues to cheat while the ref ignores everything. It's a party designed for decent people. The Republicans are designed for ugly-minded cretins.

What needs to be done first is to get the decent people to realize that like professional wrestling, US Democracy is all an act.

2 comments:

Mentarch said...

Ouch.

Then again, you may have a point there ... thanks to the media circus which keeps fixating on assinine, vapid trivialities ...

Hmmmm ....

thwap said...

It's certainly a compelling metaphor. The justified outrage at the stealing of the 2004 election, ... and the Dems seeming willingness to be abused like that, ... decent Americans spend a lot of time hoping for a Democratic turning of the tables, and it's time not spent on constructing genuine alternatives.