Thank you for attending the demonstration near you yesterday on Solidarity Saturday. It’s important to turn up in physical as opposed to digital form, to link arms, to carry signs, to speak out, to be counted on this important issue. This is a terribly old fashioned way to petition the Government for redress of grievances, to take the First Amendment’s phrase, but alas, it’s all there is.
Jan 26 2010
Brilliant. Booman cites this reprehensible call to victim-hood, with apparent approval. The diary, entitled “We’re too busy criticizing ourselves to counter our critics,” is essentially a call to improve Democratic propaganda by accepting your proper role as the sap who will take the syrup on shit and call it pancakes, a disgusting exercise in reflexive blame. The call to lackey-dom reverberates of prior admissions of internalized guilt by the voting stooges: Isn’t it really our own fault that Barack Obama is a total sell-out? Sadly, well, it sort of is!
Thus spake Booman:
It seems to me that the progressive blogosphere is useful to the Democratic Party and liberal interest groups because it is a free source of media counterinformation to the crap the corporate media spews out on a 24-hour basis. But, the progressive blogosphere is actually more concerned with amplifying critiques of the Democrats because the Democrats are unwilling and unable to feed and tend to their base. So, we’re now more a part of the problem than we are part of the solution. Some people have a degree of self-awareness about this situation, but the majority do not. Yeah, it would be great if the Democrats were more willing and able to do the types of things we advocate, since most (but by no means all) of the advice we provide is solid. But since [Democrats are] not doing it, we’re just piling on and helping to demoralize the troops.
It’s not something I’m eager to associate myself with.
Because the Democrats suck shit out of an elephant’s ass, the resulting bad narrative surrounding them is our own damn fault!
Suckers: There’s one born every minute.
Or perhaps these aren’t your average flunkies: maybe they’re cognitive infiltrators. Fhtagn!