Friday, January 12, 2007

A World of His Own

As most of you know, I'm not the biggest fan of democracy and elections. It doesn't work when there is no actual choice on the ballot and the entire system is set up to insure that only the most mediocre and pliable personalities rise to the top, and that no one will ever seriously rock the boat. Always remember: the primary function of democracy is to prevent change.

However, it's pretty clear that the 2006 midterm elections were of some value, not because The Masses (or Them Asses as my favorite Commie Daniel De Leon put it) elected a bunch of equally corrupt and useless Democrats to office, but because they expressed the will of that inchoate blob the "American people" to get the hell out of Iraq, a war which anyone with the intelligence of a cheeseburger can see we have lost.

I can't get over the way that Jug-Ears blithely ignores everything that has happened in the past year or so, which tells him not only that he is an idiot, but that the whole world now knows he is an idiot. The bloodbath in Baghdad, the elections, the Iraq Study Group, the dead bodies of American soldiers and Marines coming back in bags--none of it seems to be getting through his hermetically sealed bubble in the Oval Office. It's like none of it ever happened. It's like he's Chauncy Gardner in "Being There," only instead of being an angel in disguise, he really is a moron.

Our country is in the hands of a drunken midget who is driving us off a cliff, and there seems to be nothing at all that anyone can or will do about it. This is one reason why we need to find a better way than democracy--the incredibly low moral and mental fiber of the men and women we elect to powerful office, and the more or less complete impossibility of doing anything to control or restrain their behavior once they get there.

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