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Monday, July 28, 2008

LESSER EVILISM

Mickey Z (author of "CPR for Dummies" talks about Lesser Evilism in a recent interview.

It's amazing to me how Barack Obama's media-spin-cabal have created this weird shimmery effect in which he's become a sort of human-mirror in which people see exactly what they want to see. Actually, just writing that line I realised (stupid after the fact, as usual) how easy it must be to exploit mass-desperation.

I think he's a cunt, to be honest. Whether he's a lesser cunt than John McCain is for you, dear reader/voter, to debate and decide, though ultimately the answer is pointless and the debate a waste of breath.

Can there be any act more despicable than offering the illusion of hope? It's what a professional torturer would do as he approaches his end-game. Except there's no end-game as the charade that we call democracy trundles ever onwards.

You know, I'm still haunted by that song: "Thiiiiings can only get beeeeetter!"

Obama, the ultimate PoMo politician. He borrows a little from here and a little from there, all the better to widen his demographic appeal: A one word sample ("Dream") from MLK; the youthful Kirby-Dot energy-crackle of JFK. And if this terrible era we inhabit is partially defined by the outsourcing of labour, education, health-care and even charity, then why not outsource your election campaign to the voters themselves? Despite probably having the biggest campaign budget ever, why not let other people do the whole damn thing for you...and for free! Nothing new in campaigns being staffed by volunteers, of course, except the scale.

Text-messaging, social-networks, blogs, Youtube, Lesser Evilism: he's a Man of Today is Ol' Obama!

A man for all seasons, for all hues and climes.

Hip and contemporary, too. I bet he hasn't got The Smiths on his iPod Nano. It'll be Beyonce and a whole bunch of other equally insincere "Post-Racial" performers.

Wow. Just look at that professional-looking Photoshop Sheen - the spectral airbrushed aura of Impending Greatness that surrounds him - it fair brings a tear to my eye!



Don Maclean was wrong. Today was the day the music died.

2 Comments:

At 8:30 pm, Blogger Geoff said...

Hasn't he got the same guru as Cameron?

There's the future alright.

 
At 8:59 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

LOL! (Why am I even laughing?)

They're both fans of Richard Thaler, author of "Nudge" - Libertarean Paternalism (isn't that an oxymoron?), ie "Do it for yourself, citizens - but we (the government) tell you what to do."

It's the next big thing in Social Engineering; like The Nanny-State, but with an absent Father-Figure (A Fanny State?) who nudges you (presumably via emails, SMS, etc) into behaving the way it wants you to.

Can't wait.

Steve Hilton gets £23 grand a month for advising Cameron on strategy. The highest-paid Tory advisor ever, apparently. He's moved to the States to watch the Obama-Machine in action from close-up. Lucky him.

I'm moving to The people's Rupublic of Scotland myself.

Might be fun to contemplate who Camero will invite to Downing street when he has his "Cool Britannia" moment.

Phil Collins? Take That? Emo Philips?

I'd like to think that Lulu would return the invitation.

 

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