Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nov. 7th: Get Off Your Keyster and Vote; The Cynics are Right 9 Times Out of 10

...Last year, in March, I wrote about "my disenfranchisement with public radio with a little piece entitled NPR & Air America: Damn You Both to Hell on The Chronicles of Ridicule and thought that that would quell my urges to post up my political leanings in cyberspace but I was wrong...Nowadays, the political theater resembles something of a B-grade and bizarre made-for-TV movie that one is forced to watch during the middle of a Sunday morning because every other channel is broadcasting their version of the good time gospel hour...back then, my ass was chapped because reality seemed to take on the patina of the surreal and I just couldn't take it anymore...I'm almost ashamed to say that I eventually returned to listening to talk radio while writing but that's neither here nor there, yo...

In the past few months leading up to the mid-term elections on November 7th that tells me that the opinionated old-school, political/ cultural commentator journalist Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken (pictured) was never more on point when he groused "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public"...What in the fucke have we become as a people? How much longer can we sit on the sidelines and watch while the finer threads of the very blanket of democracy we love to snuggle up in when we go abroad; hold so near and dear to our hearts are being plucked out in semiotic increments by a handful of culturally myopic, greedy whores who've been working behind the scenes since the days of the Nixonian White House to get us to where we are today...in 2000 it was very Orwellian for me and my lot to witness the excision of our political process by the likes thos jackbooted thugs in Ohio and, more stridently in, Florida...and now we're back to square one, they want even MORE power and, if we don't get out and vote next Tuesday and watch "the Dalton Gang's" every moves with jeweller's monacles, we're going to be in a world of shite...

I've already read and written about the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville bio and his groundbreaking book Democracy in America which he'd written in 1832 following a fact-finding visit to these shores with a his countryman Gustave de Beaumont in an effort to see what was up with this newly christened democratic society...their findings were quite prescient ones as a great deal of what they observed has come to pass which makes me circle back on the current state of affairs in our political process...we're in deep, dirty water as a country...and it seems that we're skimming the trees in the eyes of the rest of the world...WTF is next, yo?...a total police state?...imbued in a martial lawlessness wherein the president and his hand-picked cabinet serve as lifelong "king deciderer" and star-chamber lackeys all of whom are solely motivated by fiduciary gain, ham-handedly ruling the lay of our land like a mob of insular brownshirts...the fact that the mainstream media is more interested in following up on a gaffe made by Senator John Kerry during a speech at a university (and dutifully wiping out the laughter that ensued implying that the audience he was speaking to go the joke) while the big fat lie that is the debacle in Iraq that we were all mislead into advocating is rarely touched...there's a reason that the POTUS and Veep only seem able to make it to interviews on right-leaning Monkey-shows like Rush Limbaugh's and the bask in the orgy of the Fox Network...it's Howard Dean's "rasslin yell" heard 'round the world all over again...who's going to stand the fuck up and help take these criminal-minded miscreants down?...or better yet ,to quote W.B. Yeats, what rough beast, it's hour come round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born...get out there and vote...or sit and suffer in silence...

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