by Sean Fenley
The Anything and Everything
February 18, 2010
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As the American political center spirals farther and farther down the road toward barbarism, it truly becomes a greater and greater privilege and an honor, seemingly by the day, to be condescended to as just one of the nonsensical ‘moonbat’ lefties! The ‘lunatic fringe’ in America! In a country where to be ‘centrist’ or the even more laughable name of ‘moderate’ means to identify with extreme militarism, gargantuan military expenditure(s), and a network of military bases that envelop the planet; it’s good be in the company of respected mystic teachers like the Buddha and Jesus of Nazareth; instead of mass murdering sociopaths such as Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and his demon offspring (and we shouldn’t leave aside the grand orator Obama who is piling up his share of ‘collateral damage’ since taking over the reigns of this malevolent behemoth)!
A psyop known as the ‘mainstream’ media has actually been what’s been conducted on the American public! And now a great many of them seem to hold the exceedingly bizarre belief that amateurs with box cutters wield far more power than the greatest armed force ever assembled in known human history! Which, of course, on 9/11 (if we are to believe the official Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale) was precisely what was said to have occurred that tragic day! But if we are to believe that shoddily and cheaply crafted fable, isn’t it elementary and commonsensical that you don’t fight fire with a $500 billion dollar military outlay (as is the case in this instance)? You have to get sleeker, more decentralized, more agile, more perceptive, act more like the guerrilla than a conventionally constituted armed military machine! But this seems to be lost on a nation of sheople, who see their tax dollars frittered away on weapons to fight enemies that are non-existent! And the enemies that do exist, and there’s definitely a serious question as to how big a threat terrorism even poses to America, are being fought by trying to fit a square peg into a round cylinder!
So, in my humble opinion, I know I will be presumed a hopeless defeatist who aids and abets Al-Qaeda and all of its known associates and comrades, but peace is just around the corner, my friend! Because once one realizes that ’securing’ a particular nation state, so as terrorism allegedly cannot take hold there, is a useless fiction; it becomes fairly obvious how attainable peace really can be! After all (sorry more moonbat leftyism), I’ve always thought that the ‘War on Terrorism’, if we are to even entertain the existence of such a concept, will be more successful with PR, more fairness towards the Palestinians and trying to force Israel to follow international laws and standards (much easier said than done), having the U.S. back fewer dictators and repressive regimes (particularly the brutal tyranny of Saudi Arabia which funds Wahhabism throughout the Middle East), not just reflexively following the contemptible policy of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, and in general going after some of the things that bring about and foster terrorism (such as poverty, injustice, inequality, lack of education, and disrespect for human and civil rights), instead of nearly exclusively promoting band-aid type ’solutions’.
Even the uber hawkish Department of ‘Defense’ admits, that the War on Terror will not be dissipated until, “The ideological motivation for the terrorists’ activities has been discredited and no longer has the power to motivate streams of individuals to risk and sacrifice their lives.” And the also uber hawkish Rand Corporation has said, “Most terrorist groups end either because they join the political process, or because local police and intelligence efforts arrest or kill key members. Police and intelligence agencies, rather than the military, should be the tip of the spear against Al-Qaeda in most of the world.” Don’t tell Chairman Mao, but political power exists outside of the means of the barrel of a gun! These ideas and theories are, obviously, only those of a hopelessly pacific moonbat lefty, so surely don’t take them too seriously, my friend; because if we are to believe the images bombarding us via the telescreen, at a minimum, 70-80% of Americana will not take them too seriously as well!
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive, blogger, and freelance writer. He has been published by such websites as Pravda.ru, Opednews.com, and Kucinich.us, among other online journals and publications. He would like to see the end the dictatorial duopoly of the so-called two-party, adversarial system. He would also like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current and future U.S. military, economic, foreign, and domestic policies. If you’d like to reach him, you can contact him via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit his blog, The Anything and Everything.
Added ’em both. 🙂
I agree with you and am also extremely worried about the “center right” ideology of the populace. It cetainly is because they are misinformed and uninformed. Read, if you haven’t already, “what’s the matter with kansas”. Excellent book about how the radical right has hijacked the republican party, the true conservatives and a good portion of the voting public. While I disagree completely with cons, at least the old school variety would engage in open and honest discourse. The current crop are the succeed at any cost variety and there is no low too low to which they will stoop. And the dems have felt the need, right or wrong, to move right in order to compete.
May I add you to my blogroll? I like your posts.
Thanks, and yes, please add DS to your blogroll.
It’s hard to say right now whether the center-right thing is a fact or myth. Someone pointed out to me not long ago that the Blue Dogs are essentially the Dixiecrats of today. So it’s very hard for the Democrats to move a liberal/progressive agenda (even if they wanted to, haha).
There also more red states with very little population than blue ones in the Senate (it’s ridiculous that California and Wyoming have the same number of Senators). If the congress and electoral system were reformed we’d probably get a truer representation of where Americans are on the spectrum. With the system that we do have, it usually appears that this is a center-right nation.
p.s. If you wanted to blogroll my blog go ahead. Mine or DS or whatever… Add them both!
Sean Fenley ” would like to see the end the dictatorial duopoly of the so-called two-party, adversarial system.”
“Duopoly” seems to me to be a “habit of the mind”–especially the Western Mind–which measures everything in an either/or grid in some endlessly frantic pursuit of something called “more” and/or “right.” Realignment to a renewed sense of the collective common-hood will be the outcome Fenley refers to as “peace.” For that to happen, seemingly, every issue ever debated, every “disagreement among” ever felt, are being dangled and tangled in the air waves.
State of being requires no label, nor diagnosis–politically or otherwise
I’m sorry to say there are no electable candidates that are lefties (well perhaps a handful of them at best). The Democrats and Republicans have rigged the system to kill all the alternatives that wish to emerge, the media is consolidated and doesn’t cover many/any of them anyway. Maybe I’m not painting a pretty picture here (lol), but I’m not sure what else to say.
Tikkun recently printed a great piece about why the American public is so passive: http://www.tikkun.org/article.php?story=jan10_depressions. The whole culture needs to change or we won’t see any (change). We need to stop thinking about candidates and think about issues and building movements, and responding en masse when the agenda in Washington doesn’t address the real needs of America(ns).
p.s. I am definitely very worried also, though, that maybe we really do live in a center-right country; but I feel it’s because the people have been woefully misinformed. How to get them out of thinking the strange things that they think it’s hard to say.
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Hmmm. It isn’t that I disagree with you, because I don’t. But what is a lefty to do, if not side with the Dems? That is, provided he or she wants to support an actual electable candidate(s)…