Wow. People all over the blogosphere are having some kind of mass crisis of faith. From GBCB diaries, to doom essays, to cocoon metaphors, to isolate yourself, to conquer them with the loooooooove, the weather in the tubes seem mostly cloudy with a chance of self-destruction.
We all have our own feelings as we watch not one change we had hoped for come trotting over the pass. There is no shining armor, there are no letters to deliver, there will be no smiting of the temple money changers. Yeah, it all gets to be an emotional drag.
It’s still yesterday without the singular focus of a Bush or Cheney to vent against. Instead, it’s yesterday with a face that is hard to rally against. A black man, a man who speaks with big words and clear eyes. A man with a hot wife and adorable kids. A man who the right continues to vilify, perhaps in order to make us reflexively support, so we won’t really argue with his Bush/Cheney agenda.
We refuse to fight Obama directly, we lefties feel squeamish about attacking anyone with a D by his name, let alone admit we were total tools in supporting him. Hope is only useful if it’s not a lie. Hope is only useful in small doses to assuage apathy.
Pragmatism is God. Realism is the Savior. Action is the embodiment of the Spirit that completes the trinity.
Obama support? We need to get over that. Today. Right Now.
The only way to win, is to NOT LET IT WORK.
Its time to call the bastard what he is:
A teflon coated shit salesman, as Ed would say.
I like to go more simple.
Obama is a Traitor.
It’s okay, try saying it aloud a few times. Darth Obama. The Smirking Brock. Wow, even my squeamishness bell just went off, we cannot call a black man a chimp. Fuck it.
Lets call him what the Right calls him. The Joker. He is, you know.
Then allow the rage to build. Anger. Righteous burning anger.
The right is smart, way smarter than we allow ourselves to be. We don’t want to listen to that inner voice telling us something is dreadfully wrong. The right uses words like “Socialist” which Obama is DECIDEDLY NOT, in order to make us defend him, under the guise of:
a) he is no Socialist
b) Socialism is not bad.
We end up defending him, while he does EXACTLY what the think-tankers at the top of the Republican food chain wants him to do. Passes a bailout bill for the Insurance Companies benefit with OUR SUPPORT.
We counted on change, so want to believe any change is an incremental change for the better. We put our reading comprehension under the couch cushion and sit on it, then pray weakly for the bullshit “Public Option.” Even the few who know better are now giving up on influencing anything.
Ahem. Let me say this again.
80 percent of the People still want Single Payer. So why aren’t we telling Barack Obama to Fuck right off?
This is not the time to give up. This is not the time to stop communicating with one another through these tubes. This is not the time to waste going to your little town hall meetings to listen to the Church Ladies argue among themselves about what the theme of this year’s New Years Parade should be, or how to get a new motorcycle for the Police Department.
This IS the time to give up Partisan politics, and say “Fuck anyone who doesn’t support us!” It is the time to give not ONE dollar to any Political candidate, or Party. It is the time to take Barack Obama down with the full fury we would if he had an “R” by his name. THERE ARE NO PARTIES, dig?
Settle for no less.
The numbers don’t only support Universal Health Care, the numbers tell us we are at about 18% unemployment.
We need to get the message out, we need to unify the anger. We can rebuild with the loooooove later. Right now we need anger and rebellion.
There are only two kinds of men now.
Sell-out Korporatists and Populists. Obama is no Populist.
These men are the same:
The metamorphosis is complete if you have clear vision.
And every time we start to make noises against Obama, they come up with some kid peddling a poll to kill him, or some racist schmuck attacking him.
They trigger our Liberal Pity gene.
Do NOT fall for it anymore.
Stop being complete tools of the Korporatists!
It is not “preaching to the choir” to hone our message, get out REAL information against the disinformation tsunami, it serves the prupose of unifying us.
We must stay united, not fragmented.
We need to place the blame where it belongs.
Obama belongs to the Korporate Party.
He sucks. We hate him. We hate all of them who put our interests last to serve their Korporate masters. Get ANGRY!
Make it painfully clear with every day, every keystroke, every random street corner conversation that we will no longer serve Korporatists. Give UP on Democrats, there is no such thing, darlings.
Print out pictures of Obama, your local Senator and Congressmen, both pretend R & D and write across them:
“SERVANT OF THE RICH”
“FUCKED YOU OVER FOR KORPORATE KICKBACK”
Or any other message you want.
The only way to win is be redefining. There are two Parties now.
The numbers support us, if the message gets out.
Remember the Trinity: Pragmatism, Realism and Action.