Thursday, June 11, 2009

















Since before our great-great-grandparents were painting bunnies and bison on the walls of caves, one of the main purposes of language has been to persuade. And if words were merely data-transmitting phonemes -- if they didn't come right out of the box with a nearly magical capacity to motivate and seduce -- there would be no lawyers in the world. No politicians. Hundreds of billions would go unspent every year on advertising, pulpits would stand empty every Sunday, I know several hundred thousand guys who would never, ever get laid.

Words have a fearsome, intoxicating power and we have damn well known it since the Snake, the Apple and the Garden.

But the idea that complicit scum like Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck -- goofs who would be wearing paper hats and asking if you want to try the new McCoffee abomination were it not for the fact that cretins and bigots are willing to pay Fox cash-money to bring them their ranting, demagogic words -- are the very people who now have the fucking gall to cower behind the “words don’t matter” lie ?

Words fail me.


Phil said...

The words are there.

Igorant cocksuckers, morons, criminally insane, psychopaths, Sociopaths, racists, homophobes, mysoginist's,habitual liars, compulsive liars, treasonous fucking bastards,thieving cocksuckers, class warfare, Partisan politics, Republicans, Neo Cons and fucking pussy Democrats come to mind in less time than it takes to type with two fucking fingers.

Shit, you ought to see the tags for my posts.

A lack of words is not the problem, expressing ones outrage at all the fucking shit we see on a daily basis is the fucking problem.

Keep pounding on the smegma that we see every fucking day.

One fucking guy is one fucking guy, one fucking guy can only influence a million people with some type of amplifier, be it word of mouth or Fox fucking news.

I prefer to put the old fashioned cone to my ear and listen to a true voice of reason and ignore the ignorant Pig People.

Keep after it dude.

Word of mouth brought this country into existence.

ethereal heaven said...

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Malacandra said...

If words fail you, Drifty, imagine how the rest of us feel.

Capt. Bat Guano said...

And I thought my town was run by tiny little turds with egos the size of continents. So sorry Drift.

Capt. Bat Guano said...

00ps wrong post.

Asian-American Pundit said...

I have been talking with one my best friends over in Dublin about this for sometime now. Neiwert's book about Elimantionist speaks to this very cockamamee idea. The lack of culpability is astounding.

Again, I sony lessons from ya.


Matthew Gabriele said...

Thanks for this. Of course, the thought that words get people to do something isn't new -- even if it's too often (perhaps unsurprisingly) dismissed.

My "I Promise Not To Give Your Money To Rupert Murdoch" Fundraiser.

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