Monday, October 27, 2008
The Bubba Bubble
4 Sale: One Big Tent. Slightly Used. (click pic for larger)
For most of my adult life, Conservatism has been a cult where rich people exploited stupid people by playing on their fears and bigotries.
The idea that most of the margin-of-victory orcs the GOP sopped up during the "Reagan Revolution" were participating in some glorious, Randite uprising or gave a shit about rights -- civil, individual, property or otherwise -- for anyone but themselves and for any reasons other than to ratify their particular strains of paranoia or bigotry was laughable.
Up until very recently, a loose but accurate translation of the Right's technical term for anyone who pointed this out was "Dirty America-hating Liberal Traitor".
Of course, now that the Bubba Bubble has collapsed and Conservatism’s cultural hedge-fund managers like David Fucking Brooks, George Will, Andrew Sullivan and Kathleen Parker have found the product they’ve grown wealthy and influential flogging is as worthless and lethal as a 1970 Ford Pinto made out of securitized mortgages and Chinese dog food, they have come up with a Brand Spanking New technical term for people who question the wisdom of the Dear Leader and the sanity of the Party Base:
UPDATE: Link fixed (thanks, cyrano.) Now must dash to mine the NaCl.
“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” -- Zen saying Don't forge...
Our fixation on the awfulness of Donald Trump has distracted us from the larger problems and rendered us strangely passive in the face...
So I'm not in Twitter jail this time. This time I'm kicked out completely and forever. Just like Donald Trump! So did I incite a bl...