<$BlogRSDUrl$>

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Notes and Predictions. 

.






OK. First of all, I still believe that Kerry will win this election and he will win big. Certainly, I have little to lose by sticking my neck out because I can, at any time quit blogging and head back into my already considerable obscurity. I think to most Americans, Bush has been a fuck up. I think people know it. The question is: will Americans vote in their own interests? That’s what Mark Ames takes up and writes about and I must say, this is one of the most fascinating and dead-on incites I have ever seen. He says the Left believes in Man’s innate sensibilities and empathetic nature, and there fore choose candidiates based on everyone’s bets interests. The Right realizes that everyone else is piggish just like they are- so everything being equal, why not make yourself rich and fuck everyone else?


Excerpts:





But what if the Truth is that Americans don't want to know the Truth? What if Americans consciously choose lies over truth when given the chance—and not even very interesting lies, but rather the blandest, dumbest and meanest lies? What if Americans are not a likeable people? The left's wires short-circuit when confronted with this terrible possibility; the right, on the other hand, warmly embraces Middle America's rank soul and exploits it to their full advantage. The Republicans know Americans better than the left. They know that it's not so much Goering's famous "bigger lie" that works here, but the dumber the lie, the more they want to hear it repeated.

And this leads to another truth that the left still has trouble understanding: Millions of Americans, particularly white males, don't vote for what's in their so-called best interests. Thomas Frank recently attacked this riddle in his new book What's the Matter with Kansas? but he fails to answer his own question. He can't, in fact, because his is a flawed premise…

…At the other end of the economic spectrum, non-millionaires who vote Republican, the so-called "Reagan Democrats," know that the country is not theirs. They are mere wage-slave fodder, so their only hope is to vote for someone who makes the very happiest people's lives a little less happy. If I'm an obese 40-something white male living in Ohio or Nevada, locked into a permanent struggle with foreclosure, child support payments and outsourcing threats, then I'm going to vote for the guy who delivers a big greasy portion of misery to the Sarandon-Robbins dining room table, then brags about it on FoxNews. Even if it means hurting myself in the process.

This explains the mystery of why Bush still has a chance of winning in November, even though most Americans acknowledge that his presidency is little more than a series of slapstick fuck-ups with apocalyptic consequences. Inspector Clouseau meets the Book of Revelations. Close to half of this country will support Bush simply to spite that part of America that it sees as most threatened by the Iraq debacle. If the empire ends up collapsing into that filthy, sizzling hellhole in the desert, if more terrorists are created to help set off dirty bombs in Manhattan or Los Angeles, our spiteful voter has a real chance of finally achieving some empowerment…

… One look at Bush and you'll know why: Bush is the privileged frat-boy/jock asshole that every spiteful male recognizes from his school days. Spiteful males may have supported him in the past, but only because Bush's cartoonish stupidity gave a daily dose of stomach cramps to the responsible, concerned Americans who voted for Gore. And really, what white male in his spiteful mind could possibly have voted for Al Gore, with that pained "Am I pleasing you?" smile he beamed at you? Spiteful white males don't want to be pleased—they want other people to be displeased.


Next, there is talk that if elected, Bush will create another bullshit gesture like the “hand-over” to the Iraqis and then cut and run. At first I thought this was bullshit. Because certainly if Bush pulls out of Iraq, after all this stone-walling, even if he admits no wrong doing, to most Americans it will look like he had to pull them out and simply couldn’t afford to piss his base off by apologizing.


Oddly, yesterday news sources said Syria was redeploying guard troops on the borders with Iraq. Why? Extrapolate the cut and run logic and it makes sense. They might have secretly negotiated with Syria the following deal: Stabilize your borders, stop attacking Israel through Hizbollah, and we will leave in a year.

The New York Observer posts an article about Kerry finally finding his anger and his voice and predicts, as I do, that journalists will even help him along with his overnight last minute surge.

Here:






Having earlier built up the candidate they’re condemned to (otherwise, he wouldn’t have the nomination), then torn him down (you gotta do something when you run out of superlatives), as day succeeds night, reporters will commence rebuilding when ballot-casting looms. Flaws formerly fatal magically vanish. Virtues not previously noted come to the fore. Phrases like "last-minute surge" and "astonishing comeback" are increasingly typed/uttered.

With 40 or so days till Nov. 2, John Kerry’s about to become the latest beneficiary. The worst is over; from here on, it’s upward.



Sound cynical? You don’t know the half of it.


Finally, I can’t help but comment on the irony of FOX NEWS CLUCKING ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF CBS’S MEDIA. I LAUGH WHEN I HEAR THEM ‘INVESTIGATING COLLUSION BETWEEN THE CBS STAFF AND THE KERRY CAMPAIGN’

FAUX NEWS GETS MEMOS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE EVERY SINGLE DAY- IN FACT FAUX NEWS IS THE OFFICIAL PROPAGANDA STATION OF THE EXTREME FAR RIGHT.

More to follow.

Have a good day.




Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?