(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
“The preparations for Hate Week were in full swing, and the staffs of all the Ministries were working overtime. Processions, meetings, military parades, lectures, waxworks, displays, film shows, telescreen programmes all had to be organized; stands had to be erected, effigies built, slogans coined, songs written, rumours circulated, photographs faked..”.
– George Orwell
The angry, shrieking hordes came forth this weekend in the nation’s capitol, waving their racist placards, their bagged birth certificates, their Gadsden flags and their Nancy Pelosi Nazi signs. The were legion and they got media coverage, unlike the massive antiwar demonstrations during the darkest days of the Bushreich when these phony patriots, aggrieved citizens and authority worshipping swine were content the ‘Bomb Em All and Let God Sort Em Out’ foreign policy of their Jesus kissed emperor. It was a gathering of blistering hatred, many smaller ‘tea parties’ were being staged across the fruited plain on that marvelous day, the day after the hallowed 8th anniversary festivities that marked the coming of the glory of the lord on that historic Tuesday morning when the American Reichstag Fire dragged us kicking, screaming and swaddled in the almighty stars-n-stripes into the New American Century.
Hey, Rube” is an old-timey phrase, coined in the merciless culture of the traveling carnival gangs that roamed from town to town in the early 20th century.
Every stop on the circuit was just another chance to fleece another crowd of free-spending Rubes – Suckers, Hicks, Yokels, Johns, Fish, Marks, Bums, Losers, Day Traders in Portland, fools who buy diamonds from gypsies, and anyone over the age of nine in this country who still believes in his heart that all cops are honest and would never lie in a courtroom.
These people are everywhere. They are Legion, soon to be a majority, and 10,000 more are being born every day. It was P.T. Barnum, the Circus man, who explained the real secret of his vast commercial success by repeating his now-famous motto, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” in this country, ahd his job was to keep them amused, with a zeal that has never been equaled in the history of American show business.
Barnum knew what people wanted: Freaks, Clowns, and Wild Animals. The Barnum & Bailey Circus came to town only once a year, and those days were marked as sacred holidays on the John Deere calendars of every Rube in America…. Those dates were special; many schools closed when the Circus came to town, and not every student returned when the public frenzy was over. “Running away with the Circus” was the dream of every schoolboy and the nightmare of every mother with a bored and beautiful daughter.
– Hunter S. Thompson
The slow roiling boil on the cauldron of hate that is 2009 America was on full display over the weekend, the crazed, bug-eyed masses engaged in a cacophony spittle filled invective at the nigger socialist who would kill granny, enslave the white race and tax hard working Murkans to pay for abortions and sex changes for queers was like the racket of thousands of braying goats in a briar filled pen. They marched to the orders of the deranged FOX demagogue General Glenn Bethlehem Beck and devious Dick Armey, a veteran lobbyist so crooked that he has to screw his pants on every morning. They all had one thing in common, they wanted revenge, blood revenge against a system that long ago fucked them over and left them for dead, never mind that it was the bankers, the blood barters of the military industrial complex (they NEVER protest the wars), the free traders who long ago booked their passage on a ship of fools sailing down a river of shit with the final destination being the cesspool of Ayn Randian Fuck You, I Got Mine Capitalism. And of course we can’t forget their false prophet preachers, the ones who are on the dole and take graft from Zionist lunatics and American militarists alike to peddle Tim LaHaye and Hal Lindsey’s apocalyptic drivel that so nicely coincides with American Imperialism and the drive for Israeli Lebensraum. Suckers all and sheep being led to the slaughter.
The problem is that these particular sheep are heavily armed, have a king hell sized axe to grind and have been indoctrinated for decades, perhaps for their entire miserable existence on this rapidly combusting orb that is Planet Shit. They have a fascist propaganda system that has made the term liberal into what Juden was in Weimar Germany and the well paid demagogues who are there to ensure that when the shit does hit the fan that the scapegoats will be the usual victims rather than the evil oligarchy that only exists because the rubes, peckerwoods and dopes can so easily be fed lies and divided against each other. Note the power of the media, a vile and pernicious institution that exists solely to protect the status quo, an unruly idiot named Joe Wilson from South Carolina was rewarded for bad behavior (a speciality in this rotting society) when he shouted “YOU LIE” during the Pope of Hope’s Wednesday address before Congress. He has become a new figurehead, a hero and thanks to the idiots in the Pelosi-Hoyer House who will be censured and his ticket punched as a hero to the angry hordes of Birthers, Deathers, Birchers and Beckers.
Of course much of this fifth column uprising is nothing more that another version of Nixon’s Southern Strategy or in layman’s terms Blame it on the Niggers, a huge portion of the recent animosity is being driven by a large number of racists and veteran haters who just cannot come to terms with a black President. There would be no gun totin’ neoConfederates out in force had the President been white, you can be sure of that. Note that in the crowd shots of these fools that there are no black faces, no Hispanics or anything other than angry white people and their handlers. What is most troubling though is that a large amount of people at these Astroturfed uprisings are not just racists but are legitimately angry at a system that sees them as no more than debt slaves, corporate chattel and useless eaters. They are just well meaning but confused people who still believe the sewage that flows forth from their television sets, still believe that the mainstream corporate media is their biggest enemy and are confused. The problem is that due to a complete lack of organization they are easy pickings for carnival barkers like Beck who in any sane society would be hawking tickets outside the geek tent for the feces eating contest somewhere in the deep south.
My good friend Diane who is the proprietor of the blog The Wild Wild Left actually attended one of the local gatherings the other week, she writes about it here and in talking to her last week she confirmed that the lunatic fringe was not the majority at these orchestrated flea circuses, a good many of the people could be reached if there were any sort of organizing force on the left that still existed in this country long ago sold out for chump change at the company store. There is something in the American conscience that is all too willing to blame their growing misfortune, especially when it comes to economic terms on THE OTHERS and the great independent blogger Glenn Greenwald, a man who puts the MSM to shame ans is hated gets at it in his recent piece: Who are the undeserving “others” benefiting from expanded government actions? from which I excerpt the following:
That’s what accounts for the gaping paradox of these protests movements: genuine anger (over the core corruption of Washington and the eroding economic security for virtually everyone other than a tiny minority) is being bizarrely directed at those who never benefit (the poorest and most downtrodden), while those who are most responsible (the wealthiest and largest corporations) are depicted as the victims who need defending (they want to seize Wall St. bonuses and soak the rich!!). Several months ago, Matt Taibbi perfectly described the bizarre contradiction driving these protests:
After all, the reason the winger crowd can’t find a way to be coherently angry right now is because this country has no healthy avenues for genuine populist outrage. It never has. The setup always goes the other way: when the excesses of business interests and their political proteges in Washington leave the regular guy broke and screwed, the response is always for the lower and middle classes to split down the middle and find reasons to get pissed off not at their greedy bosses but at each other. That’s why even people like [Glenn] Beck’s audience, who I’d wager are mostly lower-income people, can’t imagine themselves protesting against the Wall Street barons who in actuality are the ones who fucked them over. . . .
Actual rich people can’t ever be the target. It’s a classic peasant mentality: going into fits of groveling and bowing whenever the master’s carriage rides by, then fuming against the Turks in Crimea or the Jews in the Pale or whoever after spending fifteen hard hours in the fields. You know you’re a peasant when you worship the very people who are right now, this minute, conning you and taking your shit. Whatever the master does, you’re on board. When you get frisky, he sticks a big cross in the middle of your village, and you spend the rest of your life praying to it with big googly eyes. Or he puts out newspapers full of innuendo about this or that faraway group and you immediately salute and rush off to join the hate squad. A good peasant is loyal, simpleminded, and full of misdirected anger. And that’s what we’ve got now, a lot of misdirected anger searching around for a non-target to mis-punish . . . can’t be mad at AIG, can’t be mad at Citi or Goldman Sachs. The real villains have to be the anti-AIG protesters! After all, those people earned those bonuses! If ever there was a textbook case of peasant thinking, it’s struggling middle-class Americans burned up in defense of taxpayer-funded bonuses to millionaires. It’s really weird stuff.
This is largely why the system is ultimately so successful in playing us off against each other and in race baiting (my theory is that it is just the latest adaptation of the Nazi 101 playbook) but in the Becker movement there has been the added variable that they have very easily hijacked and assimilated the Ron Paul movement, it was already there as an exo-skeleton and the demented Beck with his populist shtick has been able to appeal to the basest and most vile instincts of the fucked over masses and insert his worm-filled brain into the control center of the exo-skeleton. The movement was already there, I have in the past mentioned my being impressed with it as a counter force to fascist imperialism and the rapacious Federal Reserve but was mocked and shunned by many liberals. Now with the danger of this headless movement being hijacked I can see how it was so dangerous. I blogged about this yesterday in Nice Job Ron Paul Schmucks so check it out.
Of course the day of the maggot invasion of D.C. (the non-indigenous maggots that is) was planned to take advantage of that holiest of holies 9/11 and the filthy exploitative 9/12 Project of Beck (when in the fuck is someone going to start a 9/10 Project aimed at restoring civil liberties, ending illegal wars and denouncing torture and domestic spying?, the fine Murkans marching in the Beck Apartheid Army don’t seem to mind that sort of thing. The fear filled pants shitters in The Homeland got a big scare on fraidy Friday when reports of a Coast Guard exercise on the Potomac had white knuckle America on the brink of DEFCON 4. The damned liberal New York Times covered the Becker Bund yet could give a rat’s ass when it comes to antiwar marches of legitimacy instead of garish sideshows like the teabagger freaks. It was nice to see the obvious debunking of the crowd estimates shame the right wingers but they don’t give up.
Just for the hell of it over the weekend I weekend I dropped by Alex Jones’ Infowars blogs to denounce the alliance of Ron Paul, 9/11 Truth and others with the Becker fascist uprising. I want to say that I like Jones’s work but he offsets the excellent 25 percent of it with nationalist tripe, fear mongering, Bircher paranoia and other bizzare shtuff. I went on for awhile but eventually my posts began being censored whenever I posted that if anyone is a Commie it is that foreign wombat fucker Rupert Murdoch for his tangos with the authoritarian Communist Chinese regime. A sleazy, country destroying parasite like Murdoch has just about sucked the U.S. dry and is moving on to more lucrative markets. For some reason this was deserving of being smacked down by the so-called info-warriors whose ill advised fornication with the Beckers is only going to result in them being blamed when Batshit Beck succeeds in goading one of his minions into an assassination attempt on Obama or a Timothy McVeigh style domestic terrorist attack.
Don’t say that I didn’t try to warn them. But alas, I am out of time for now so I will resume this at a later time.
Just my two cents over the mornin’ cup of joe