Friday, January 06, 2012

the ministry of propaganda declared ron paul "unelectable"

oftwominds | Here is the second thought experiment: does anyone seriously think any of the Republicrat candidates are even remotely qualified to deal with the crises brewing on the horizon? What exactly makes them "electable"?

Let's consider them one at a time, scrubbed of spin, PR and propaganda:

Mitt Romney: the perfect player for a remake of "The Stepford Wives" entitled "The Stepford Politicos." Romney is the personification of the telegenic, wealthy empty suit, devoid of any ideas beyond retreads of Status Quo tweaks that leave the Power Elite--of which he is a member--safely in charge.

Romney's "electability" rests on the hopes that the hard drives from his time as governor stay safely erased and that zombified voters conclude that having a family and membership in a church are sufficient qualifications for President.

His handlers have carefully studied the political satire The Candidate and have not yet formulated an answer to the question, "What do we do now?" should the wealthy pawn of the Power Elite improbably win the presidency.

Michelle Bachmann: Imagine her wearing a witch's hat, it isn't hard to do; Bachman is the ideal Wicked Witch of the West, but without the charisma. She does have a host of frightful winged monkeys, though--her handlers.

Newt Gingrich: Gingrich has a number of redeeming characteristics, starting with his famously unsavory "baggage" that reveals an appealingly flawed core. He is also the only Republicrat candidate that wouldn't bore you to despair within a few minutes, i.e. he actually strays from the canned scripts approved by the Ministry of Propaganda. Third, on occasion he actually reveals glimmers of awareness that the next 10 years will not be like the previous decade, and that America is at a critical crossroads.

Unfortunately, his canned ideology-as-"solution" ideas expired a decade ago and he has no coherent vision of a future that isn't just a slightly modified version of the Power-Elite dominated one that is now hurtling toward instability.

He has shown a remarkable ability, however, to hide his horns and forked tail.

Rick Perry: Another telegenic empty suit who hoped that having a family and membership in a church qualified him for the presidency.

Rick Santorum: Rick's ruthlessness has its charm, starting with his long and painful campaign to establish a simulacrum of intellectual "seriousness." Like all the other stooges, his version of "the vision thing" is a tepid edit of the Status Quo. Like all the stooges other than the refreshingly flawed Gingrich, he hopes membership in a church qualifies him for the presidency.

What all the candidates but Ron Paul dare not acknowledge because it isn't on the approved Ministry of Propaganda script is that the Status Quo is heading off a cliff at the direct behest of the nation's Power Elite. The only candidate that has "the vision thing" and that clearly enunciates exactly how the Power Elite's policies have led the nation off a cliff of insolvency and Imperial hubris is Ron Paul.

For this sin against the Status Quo and its Power Elite, Paul has been excommunicated, and the (pardon my language) smarmy army of corporate media whores cannot declare him "unelectable" often enough.

That is proof that he is highly electable, for otherwise the Ministry of Propaganda wouldn't be running a campaign of such transparent desperation.

3 comments:

fredceely said...

This cliff-diving is not at the behest of the power-elite.  Although they do see it coming, and they do think that they are in the best position to benefit, they are no more responsible for it than Ron Reagan was responsible for the passing of the Soviet Union.   Quite unprepared too, actually, except that cash will probably remain helpful.  The cliff, I think this one will surprise everyone with its depth and breadth, this is a Grand Canyon of trouble right here.  I wish us all luck.

But Ron Paul . . . really?  If he's so electable, maybe someone should take him out and buy him a decent suit, and teach him how not to make that stupid face, and show him some video of himself speaking, talking like a wide eyed, whining "soon! a cleansing!" street corner crazy. 

fredceely said...

I feel you re: the incompetence and the negligence, and malfeasance is certainly a contributory issue, but I'm afraid that the coming shit-storm will be of a new, greater order of magnitude that will come as a shock even to the powers-that-be.   I think that some of the basic concepts of our world economic system are coming under existential threat.   Concepts like "money." 

Me, I'll be busy for another ten or fifteen years just trying to keep dry, keep some food in my mouth.  I'm starting to give up on adequate health care.  I'll leave it to you younger guys to tackle the problems, you for one seem to still have some wind in your sails (and a lot of horsepower too, good for you, you'll need it).  God help you, I'll chime in from the Peanut Gallery on occasion. 

CNu said...

firepower fred, firepower...., 7.62x39 is the new money.