Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sorry about this...

I just watched Obama's speech and listened to the Republican Governor of VA give the counter speech. Then MSNBC commentators en masse agreed there was nothing to report on after the Republican's response. I know they're liberally biased, but MSNBC has cooler graphics than any other news program but Fox, and Fox makes me physically nauseas.

I've got to wonder wtf they were listening to while the Republican spoke. I heard things that scared the shit out of me. I work with a federal agency, a really big one that gets its own line item on your paycheck's withholding section. I can read between the lines. This is what Republicans said, behind the vaporous rhetoric:
  • We're going to push for more charter schools and vouchers that parents can use to send their kids to private Christian schools on the taxpayer's dime instead of putting that money into public education to make our kids competitive in the global market. That makes us popular with the base.
  • Buried in that process will be some ugly little things that are simply wrong to even contemplate, some things that should be listed on a spreadsheet of concerns under the "Appalling Indicators" column heading. We're going to get rid of that whole civil rights movement thing, and put the poor and minorities back where they belong. We'll start by getting rid of busing.
  • We're also going to keep fucking the poor up the ass with a night stick while giving the wealthiest more avenues to hide their profit, keep them from paying for the poor to have a chance to get to their level of achievement, and do everything in our power to keep the corporations richer than Croesus. Oh, by the way, these corporations and banks now have no limits on what they can spend to get us into office, so you'd better go invest in Federal Incense to burn to your Oligarch's figurehead, because Caesar's coming back.
Nothing to report on? Nothing? The fuck there was nothing to report on. Whose side are they on? Are liberal media heads that stupid?

Jesus Christ. They're planning a fucking race war. Helter Skelter, man.*

Watch them bastards, it's an election year and their corporate masters can pump billions into the campaigns now. Populist votes are up in the wind, and idiots who think it's cool to follow the political winds will jump on the Republican bandwagon faster than cockroaches breed. Maybe Obama's plan to mitigate the impact by having to publicly list your lobbyists will help, but I don't think it's a strong enough control valve on that particular faucet.

Anyway, not a magical post, though I'll likely do something magical about this as soon as possible. One point this fire drove home more than anything else is that magic is not only very real, it works powerfully and effectively, in ways that will change your physical reality to the core. Fuck, man, look around you and be careful, protect what you love. That includes the political landscape that we're leaving our kids. I don't want my son caught up in a fascist regime that history records as the next Dark Age.

*Extreme? A little reactionary and a touch paranoid or maybe a bit... overzealous? Yeah, maybe that's part of it, but it's on purpose. Unchecked, these nuts will ruin everything.


  1. Watch this:

  2. You're a bit ranty right now. Remember to breathe...

    Insane? No. Just blind to consequences of their actions in favor of temporal power that will pass soon enough.

    Here's where we're in a better position than most - because we've at least felt the stirring of HGA/SA/augoeides/Bob/pickaterm, we can see these actions as what they are and for what they are and do so long before they become a reality.

    The ethical dilemma: you see someone who will hurt others to benefit themselves under the guise of helping others through some wonderful mental maneuvering - Dillinger comes to mind. Do you stand up to him, even if there's the risk of being shot? Do you lay down and stay still and hope no one gets hurt? Do you use what you know to interrupt him and get him to abandon his original plan?

    Inaction and apathy are no longer valid choices once we've seen the light...

  3. Amen, amen and I say, AMEN brother! We need more targeted magic at these sorts of things and I don't mean nice magic. Magical activism as you say.

  4. I agree with you wholeheartedly-they are all set to run wild, especially with that ridiculously stupid Supreme Court ruling,

  5. Welcome to my nightmare, RO. I've been seeing this on the horizon for 8 or so years, now.

    And welcome to the fight.

  6. I gotta hand it to the Governor, the man makes a good speech. Starts with humility, humor, compliments.. then sneaks in some message. Rinse and repeat the whole speech. It's good rhetoric as a discipline. He's a very good manipulator, as all politicians in our Republic must be by necessity.

    Sadly, I disagree with this well spoken man.


    The whole problem with the corporations is that the Supreme Court made that decision. How about we do some magic to remove a conservative judge and replace him/her with a liberal one?

  8. Dead-on and dead-scary.
    Consider arranging and orchestrating a group working of some sort; I'll gladly take part in it!

    - RJ

  9. Their been a lot of talk about how we live in a post racial era with the election of Obama as president.I think that's a myth.The democrats have the greatest majority's in the house and senate then they have had for decades yet nothing has gotten done. Why? Because Obama is black and for a lot of Democrats who want to get reelected in their mostly white districts they've "headed for the hills" as Obama put it in his speech.For White folks in Palin country the idea of a Black man running things drives them absolutely fucking bonkers.Republicans are going to play race against the president in sutler ways and build on that fear.Obama's a socialist ect.The biggest expansion of government power occurred under Bushes watch but pinning it on Obama is how the Right will spin it....

  10. Although I don't live in America, I've been watching American politics now for much longer than I should have, and I can tell you what ultimately. the single real difference is between the Democratic and Republican Parties.

    The Republicans are relatively open and honest about wanting a global, American-centric, fascist military dictatorship, even before they're elected.

    The Democrats will lie blind about not wanting the above, until they get into power, and then they'll work night and day to implement it.

    9/11 might have happened on Bush's watch, but Waco happened on Bill Clinton's. As far as real human welfare is concerned, both parties are exactly the same.

    The whole thing is a sham and a shell game run by corporations, and anyone who truly does give half a shit about the common man, simply doesn't make it in the door. Al Gore and Ron Paul are two examples of what happens to American politicians who care, on both sides of the aisle.


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