Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oceania Is At War With The Salt Marsh Mouse. Oceania Has Always Been At War With The Salt Marsh Mouse

If anyone's been able to divine my attitude about Republicans, you should know by now that a central value of the Republican weltanshauung as I view it is to lie to people in order to get them to do what you need them to, but make them feel as though they are doing it of their own volition, thus striking a blow for Freedom™.

In this entry, Preemptive Karma shines a tight-beam light on the problem: doctrinaire Republicans who will simply make up sh*t just to undermine a Democrat (make sure to pursue the links upstream, of course).

So conservative hill staffers circulate a lie, the politicians
themselves pick up on it and use it in campaign rhetoric, and (taking
the logical leap) outlets like Fox News allow these same politicians
and right-wing media consultants on to expound upon it.

Ask yourself what kind of power-hungry group of people will say anything to get power, retain power, and preserve that grasp.

1984 needs no introduction. We who have read it, as I have many times, draw our own lessons from it. They revolve around the damage to Mankind that a group that has nothing but a craving for power does; the disheartening, the decay to the human condition.

If you've read it you know that a great deal of the latter part of the book is devoted to Winston Smith's exploring of "The Book", Theory and Practice of Oligarchal Collectivism, purported to be the writings of The Heretic, Emmanuel Goldstein (but we suspect was developed by the Party toward its own end). And, if you've read it, you know that just before the scene where Winston and Julia are apprehended by the Thought Police (who've been onto them the whole time), Winston stops reading the book just before the text reveals what the Party's real aim is, though during Winston's tenure at MiniLuv and the final triumph of the Party in the crucible of Room 101, via O'Brien's tender mercies, that goal is made plainly clear.

The aim of the Party is power for power's sake. The only thing beyond that is the quest for more power. And that's all that's important to the Republican Party.

Remember all that huffing and puffing about the hydrogen economy and missions to Mars? Nothing's come of it, jack squat. But it got the public off thier backs.

So, we should not be surprised when cynical Republicans pull something out of their backsides to make a Democrat look bad, then sprinkle the rumor about to a still-compliant press so that it grows. They want to keep what power they have, they want to return to power if they can. Bullsh*t, as any farmer will tell you, is rich fertilizer, and they have mounds and are not too proud to use it.

When a Republican tells you he's doing it for your own good, he's doing it for his (or her) own good and knows you'll go along.

People suspect liberals when they make promises.

They're suspecting the wrong people.

Seriously, if you're still a Republican ... whatever the hell for?

1 comment:

  1. Good commentary. How can we get this Faux News and our local "O" to correct this ultra-silly rumor???