Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Darkling Plain

So is it desperation making them pull out all the stops and stomp on the loud pedal, or is it just another Tea Hall Putsch; rowdies, thugs and goons colluding to bring down the government and the economy so they can bring on a new and lower world order?

It's become difficult for the Rebel Right to sell the idea that the markets and the economy itself are teetering on the brink of collapse; that there will be a "double-dip" recession, breadlines and trains full of hobos,  a degree of health care reform is about to kick in -- one that the public may just find to be a lot better than the apocalyptic predictions from the professional screamers would have us believe.  Maybe it's now or never for the Rebels. Apocalypse now as whores and horsemen like Cruz and Palin kick in their stalls and empty their bowels in anticipation.

"I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town,” 

Said Larry Klaman to a crowd of foam-flecked idiots in Washington, rallied around memorials his band of Bolsheviks as shut down, telling them to demand that the president  to

 “… get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”

And why?  Because not one of their predictions of doom has EVER come true ( or ones of success either) and they don't have the votes to elect one of their incompetent number or the courage to wait until 2016 and risk further recovery?  What can they do but make a "hail Mary" or a "Heil Hitler" appeal to racism, bigotry and fake history before real history sweeps the stable clean?

“In 237 years, our country has declined more than Rome took 2000 years to do,” he said. “We are ruled, quote-unquote, by a president that bows down to Allah.”

Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since Slavery" said Ben Carson, a Fox Favorite at the "Values Voter Summit"  and attributed the Republican designed plan to Vladimir Lenin -- something only someone as devoid of honesty as Klaman could say and only someone either clinically insane or more ignorant than a baboon could believe.

“one of the most insidious laws ever created by man,”

 said another verbal  terrorist to an audience totally ignorant of the law and what it says, but as always willing to believe anything to support their racist insanity.

I don't worry so much about the ease of assembling an ignorant army at a moment's notice. I think that at any time and in any place enough willing participants to staff a pogrom, man a concentration camp or burn children in a school could be assembled.  It's the highly organized heavily financed group of insurgents that now control a major political party hell bent on taking over absolute control of the United States by whatever means they can.  It's the domination of our news sources by propaganda organizations and corporations with no commitment to the truth and interested only in profit that scare me, because now, as it was a hundred years ago, our country is a pack of dogs happy to turn on itself, but unlike the days of race riots, labor riots, weekly terrorist bombings, lynchings, deportations and suppression of rights, we have 24 hour insanity, 24 hour hate speech, 24 hour lies and hardly a whisper of opposition.

How do we fight by the rules and beat such a ruthless and unscrupulous army?  Is it any wonder that we have a surplus of apocalyptic movies about armies of brainless corpses overwhelming civilization?  Unfortunately we don't have the option of chopping off heads. We don't have the ability to debunk an endless quantity of lies to an audience desperate to believe them. We can't outspend them, we can't shut them up.  We have to hope that in their stupidity they will overreach and fail, but it's a dim hope and it's getting really dark outside.


  1. Although I have been refusing to believe or accept an inevitable conclusion, my being stubborn and defiant as any cephalopod can be, suffice it to say: Democracy no longer exists in America. Time to pronounce it "dead, dead, dead." May it rest in peace.

    What next? Angry villagers armed with pitchforks? I'm in.

  2. Don't forget the torches and lanterns

  3. At this time of year, every year, there is a noticeable up tick in bug activity. The biting insects - the mosquitoes, the no-see-ums, and the deer flies - are more frenetic than usual, trying to get in their last bites and licks before the season ends.

    As the sun sets on the GOP, I expect trolls will be out in force – spinning and spinning and biting and biting as they try to put a happy face on their inevitable demise.

    Buzz, slap! Buzz, slap!

    Die Vögelein schweigen im Walde.
    Warte nur, balde
    Ruhest du auch

    1. Nichts Schweigt im Walde, Herr von Goethe

      Aufwachen in Ruhe
      oder Tod
      durch die Backen gebissen,
      von Krallen gerissen.

      Full Harvest Moon
      water stands,
      black in mangrove pools
      crabs from out their burrows climb
      Looking for carrion.

      I'm too much of a pessimist to take hope. Put a hundred cockroaches in a jar. Come back in a week and you'll see America.

    2. In peace awake
      or in death
      bitten by jaws
      torn by claws

    3. I like the kochroach quip (Oops, I mean cockroach). May I quote you?

  4. Sure. I remember someone from my college daze -- had a biology experiment using roaches. He left a jar full of them over some break and came back to find ONE BIG ROACH.


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