Saturday, May 7, 2016
Evil, or just dumb?
American politics frequently hosts the question, "Are they evil, or just dumb?" Most often, it's directed at one of the major Occupation Parties, such as when Democrats wonder whether Republicans are evil, or just dumb, for launching the latest invasion of one of Israel's current open targets, or when Republicans wonder whether Democrats are evil, or just dumb, for not more effectively prosecuting the latest ongoing occupation of one of Israel's current open targets. Usually the marionettes are on their game so well that, even when they make a slip-up, it's of the "bumbling fool" variety--e.g., Dubya or Biden--rather than the off-message variety. American politicians look like idiots all the time, but they're very good at not breaking down and saying, "To hell with you goy cattle, go kill more Arabs or it's gulag for you!" Ergo the great conundrum of the twentieth century: are they really evil, or are they merely so dumb they don't realize what's going on, and they actually believe that, oh, say, Iraq will become a thriving democracy, or ISIS will respect vaginal integrity in London, etc.?
I make the mistake of going on Twitter occasionally to click "like" on everything that comes up, re-tweet Hillary's Spanish ads, and make pithy comments to the Huffington Post's marketing team every time they write an article about the new brand of Acai berries that JK Rowling promises will make you smarter, or the ten best ways for new parents to have sex next to a crib without losing the passion. You know, useless stuff like that. Shouting into the void, defacing a Big Brother poster, screaming that the Emperor has no clothes...whatever.
As part of all this, I was honored and humored recently to have one of Jill Stein's (the Green Party candidate) interns "like" one of my sarcastronic replies.
What a letdown. It's like one of those old Occupation sayings, "In Soviet Russia, audience entertain theater," or more literally and pendingly, "Only in Weimerica do the corporations control the anticorporate party." Even Trump doesn't want to overturn Citizens United, and the Greens are the only pseudo-party speaking out forcefully against it, while being themselves Disney mouthpieces. I expect to see Harry Potter coordinated with soytits entitlement and the resumption of Janissary slave policy in the Eurozone, because that's what they built it for. The Greens should've at least had the savvy to pretend to be anti-Disney, at least until they win a hypothetical presidency.
Harry Potter is another blow struck in the battle between nations and their foreign rulers. The inbred Jenomics used their perverted (Judeo-)Christian religion to mask an invasion of Europe and the imposition of inbred, cousin-marrying rulers, more akin to the model used in the Middle East, than to the network of complementary small kingdoms then webbing Europe, which had been--prior to the subtle merchant invasion--successful at holding off the honest barbarians. Besides its many other poisons, Harry Potter is a strike back at the Magna Carta and similar noble/royal tensions: after centuries of having their inbred finance-kings controlled by international merchants, the nations' nobles tried to restrict kingly powers, in an "audit the Fed" equivalent. JK Rowling's message in Potter is, in part, designed to craft a negative perception of the Malfoy line--the soil-bound old aristocracy committed to the quality of the nation ("nation" in the proper sense). The narrative does a lot of the other stuff too, with sexuality and gender-play and demasculinization, but one of its main reasons for being popularized was the facilitating of the current invasion. Repeal the Magna Carta, cast off the Malfoys, and embrace some inbred transient and permit it to appoint foreign rulers and traders at its leisure.
The coordination between entertainment and power is so profound that it goes ignored. Even from the expressly, totally anti-corporate party--as the Greens are marketed, at least--connecting policy to Disney's meaningfully purposed, utterly corporate, product is a necessity. Neither sarcasm nor irony, nor principle nor shame.