Jewels from the mouth that is. One “jewel” I passed along this morning in e-mail conversation with liberal brother.
LadyR: Love this quote – The “press” doesn’t pass a popcorn toot without being told to do so.”
Brother: I know what you mean. These days Republicans can’t even toot without blaming it on Obama!!
LadyR: That is very funny as well as true brother but you stopped mid-sentence – here I’ll help – These days Republicans can’t even toot without blaming it on Obama!! – who blames it on Bush! Who blamed it on Bin Laden. Who blamed it on America (you and me).
Back from banter to Ann. These are excerpts from Giblets
One of the huge problems I see today is the tendency for teevee shows to romanticize criminality and particularly political corruption.
The problem I see is that these shows paint psychopathic arch-criminals as likable, sympathetic characters. I suppose it started with The Sopranos, but now the focus is on politicians. There is a show with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President (?) and also a show starring Kevin Spacey – who is a naturally LIKABLE actor – cast as a murderous, psychopath who is also a very high-ranking U.S. Congressman or some such. What this does – this blurring of fantasy and real life, this business of normalizing and then trivializing, and then MAKING SYMPATHETIC people who should be tried and executed – is to deaden what little remaining sense of outrage remains or extinguish the understanding of the urgent need to defend oneself and one’s family and society from these people. It’s just entertainment. It will work itself out. It isn’t real. It doesn’t have anything to do with me. IT’S JUST TEEVEE. “Man, that Frank Underwood is one evil bastard, but I can’t wait to see what he does next, and I can’t help rooting for him!”
The problem is, real-life Washington D.C. and the halls of power all over the western world are filled with real-life Frank Underwoods, who will burn, rape and pillage everything and everyone you know and love to the ground without hesitation, and yes, many of them, being psychopaths, are “charming” and superficially “likable”.
Desensitization to these people and the very, very real crimes they are committing by turning it all into an entertainment vector is bad, bad business. The News-Entertainment channels are bad enough. This stuff is REAL, and the coming war is most definitely going to be REAL. This isn’t a television serial, and it sure as heck isn’t going to be “entertaining”.
MONSTERS. ARE. REAL.
Except their names are “Frank Underwood”, etc. Their names are Harry Reid, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Billary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Obama, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Michael Bloomberg, and on and on and on…
The 2008 elections were for me just politics and ignorance as usual. By the 2012 elections it wasn’t just the outright ignorance that would have America re-elect a person intent on destroying our country but the complicity of the Republican party.
Ted Cruz’ wife, Heidi, is a Goldman Sachs executive. Hadn’t said that in a while. Just need to keep that fresh.
Where I am really going with all this copy/paste is to this next point she makes which mirrors my own position that in today’s world, the act of voting is at best voting for the lesser of two evils.
Seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.Let me put it this way. If a man in Germany in January of 1944 announced that he was going to join the Nazi Party and so that he could “improve it and correct its problems from the inside out”, you’d know he was full of poop up to his eyebrows, right? No decent human being could join the Nazi Party in ARSH 1944 because A.) it was clear that it was evil and B.) such a system of pure evil could never be “fixed” – the only solution is to destroy it. Anyone who would voluntarily engage and associate themselves with the Nazi Party and the Third Reich would be doing so because they wanted a piece of the power and largesse and didn’t care that the entire edifice was intrinsically evil.
It is the same thing now. No moral human being can possibly, possibly engage this system as a legitimate government worthy of the participation of the non-criminal class of citizenry.
Decent human beings do not join the Nazi Party. Or the mob. Or Goldman Sachs. Or the musloid political system. It is simply impossible. So, given that, ANYONE who seeks office in the former United States today is, BY DEFINITION, morally and psychologically unfit to hold office.
Unsaid by Ann – if there is an election, it will be being “allowed” simply to get us to cling to the belief that we actually still have power in our votes. Nothing could be further from the truth. The big boys will seat exactly who they want. Nothing more, nothing less.