Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, November 23, 2009 10:28 pm

You’re not paranoid if they really are out to get you


Matt Taibbi tells Sarah Palin that, yes, the media really are out to get her. But it ain’t just the media. And it ain’t for the reasons she probably thinks. And it ain’t just her they’re out to get:

What the people who are flipping out about the treatment of Palin should be asking themselves is what it means when it’s not just jerks like us but everybody piling on against Palin. For those of you who can’t connect the dots, I’ll tell you what it means. It means she’s been cut loose. It means that all five of the families have given the okay to this hit job, including even the mainstream Republican leaders. You teabaggers are in the process of being marginalized by your own ostensible party leaders in exactly the same way the anti-war crowd was abandoned by the Democratic party elders in the earlier part of this decade. Like the antiwar left, you have been deemed a threat to your own party’s “winnability.”

And do you know what that means? That means that just as the antiwar crowd spent years being painted by the national press as weepy, unpatriotic [wimps] whose enthusiastic support is toxic to any serious presidential aspirant, so too will all of you afternoon-radio ignoramuses who seem bent on spending the next three years [exploiting] white resentment now find yourself and your political champions painted as knee-jerk loonies whose rabid irrationality is undeserving of the political center. And yes, that’s me saying that, but I’ve always been saying that, not just about Palin but about George Bush and all your other moron-heroes.

What’s different now is who else is saying it. You had these people eating out of the palms of your hands (remember what it was like in the Dixie Chicks days?). Now they’re all drawing horns and Groucho mustaches on your heroes, and rapidly transitioning you from your previous political kingmaking role in the real world to a new role as a giant captive entertainment demographic that exists solely to be manipulated for ratings and ad revenue. What you should be asking yourself is why this is happening to you.

I don’t know, but I’ll hazard a guess: With the Religious Right in decline, The Powers That Be are trying to replace it with the teabaggers. That would mean they would use the teabaggers for their votes while marginalizing them enough so that they don’t feel obliged to actually do anything for them.

But that’s just a guess. I could be wrong.

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1 Comment

  1. heh, what about the vast portions of America that are nothing but discreet police states? i moved away from where i was born in SW Kansas to colorado years ago. whats the difference? well, mainly the fact that pot is damned near legal and the religious wack jobs out there are just laughed at. thank god too. i am sorry but “fundamental christians” in my experience from growing up in the bible belt, as well as baptists are some of the wierdest, most twisted people you will ever meet. some of the things i have seen come from these people to me actually resemble what my definition of hell would be! Personally i do not vote either. I will take no part in the sham that this country is. the way i look at it is just because i was born here DOES NOT MEAN i must A.)fight for my country B.)Recognize any form of governance and C.)conform to any society or its expectations. I am a Human, not an American or any other nationality. Most native americans did think in this way but even back then there were others that lusted for power and forced their tribes governance over anothers against their will.

    Comment by Don — Monday, April 4, 2011 8:07 am @ 8:07 am


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