20 May 2008

75,000 Misguided Drones Celebrate the Leader in Portland

Just caught a slideshow on Youtube of Obama's zombie fest in Portland, and I honestly fear for humanity. Despite the fact that there were some babes in attendance with "Change" T-shirts, the whole event represents the false belief that a sheisty politician is going to save America from foreign threats, poverty, and the looming specter of death. The My Barack Obama page is an Orwellian maze of L. Ron Hubbardesque photos of Obama surrounded by happy youngsters celebrating their leader in a section called "Generation Obama". How can we be short-sighted?

This optimism reminds me of the creepy cult-like love for "The Leader" in the Movementarian Simpsons episode. We just need Obama's campaign people to teach the blue collar denizens the Leader chant to the tune of Batman. We allow government to exist and give it power to ensure that we don't end up in a Somalia-like state with ruling warlords terrorizing the citizens and hording all the resources. But somewhere down the road, we thought it would be a swell idea for the state to tell us where we needed to go to school, what we could watch on TV, and how our retirement fund was going to work so we could be part of a Ponzi scheme before we kicked the bucket. All of the worst genocides in the 20th century were perpetuated by totalitarian governments (Mao's China, Stalin's USSR, Hitler's Reich, and many others). Our list of presidents in the last 30 years have all been utter disgraces, frequently lying to the American public to hold onto power and suck at the bottomless troff of tax dollars and money funneled in from corporate interests. Why are people thinking anything will change?

Being skeptical of sleazy politicians is as American as apple pie, and an overabundance of zeal for a candidate coupled with the cult of self-help feel-goodism ravaging our nation will ensure that the powers that be can do whatever they want to us. Tax the shit out of us, enact disastrous foreign policies, continue on an unsustainable course of resource consumption, as long as we feel good about ourselves. Bullshit.