Monthly Archives: September 2012 - Page 2

LIONEL PODCAST: The Empty Suit Meets the Empty Chair. The Hilarity of Psephological Semiotics.

Has it come to this? ​The Examiner.com reports that “[m]ore than 25,000 people “like” a “Bring Betty White to the DNC” Facebook page alone with another 6,000 signing a petition at Change.org to Bring Betty to the DNC. They want Betty to have her time on the air like Eastwood did!” And why not anything to divert attention away from that which is required. Come on face it. No one cares about issues. At least the critical ones.

Karl Marx the spot. “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” And may the farce be with you.

 

LIONEL PRODCAST: Defining Political Vacuity and the Inevitability of an Identical Course

Symbolic voting. Pretending to be in control and having a say. Carroll Quigley, whose words absolutely define perfectly and beautifully and elegantly the essence of our national and POTUS elections today, provides us with this reality’s blueprint in Tragedy and Hope. Read these a few times. Wait and let their limpidity sink in. The left-right paradigm is a myth. An absolute, made up, illusory, fantasy that provides great meat for the MSDNC/Faux News crowd but resembles nothing in terms of reality. Trust me on this one. Once you realize the party system is sleight of hand, you can focus your attention on that which matters.

The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally.The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.

Politics is mass, collective psychology. John Adams noted: “Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” This is serious business. Very serious.

LIONEL PODCAST: Hallelujah! Back Online and Not a Moment Too Soon.

Back in the saddle again. I fell victim to a bum NVIDIA video card and baby, I’m back. I’ve been untethered, disconnected and awash in the oblivion of a Mac-less world. Well, all that’s over. I’m back and Shoebaby’s with her parents. Let me also state emphatically that I heartily endorse Tekserve versus those Stepford glassy-eyed Applebots and fictive geniuses at the bar, narcotized by delusions of self-importance and the magnet of the cult.

Today’s subject matter inter alia​.​ There will be a test.

  • Gen. Jon Fremont, Honest Abe Lincoln, Justin Morrill, Homestead Act, land reform and the land slavocracy. My how times have changed.
  • The twin pillars of barbarism (1856) as a platform — slavery and polygamy/Mormonism
  • The Chris Matthews indictment. See infra. Lemmings coming to the defense of Captain Drool Cup.
  • Post RNC review: Christie’s ignominious debut. The GOP’s Mr. Creosote live and in pallor.
  • The DNC’s on its way. This week. More of the same but in reverse. Hopey apologetics and the FOX crowd sharpening up their dulled barbs.
  • The politics of diversion. Have something to hide and then fight passionately against its disclosure. e.g. 44’s birth certificate (long or short form, whatever), Dubya’s AWOL stats, Mittens’ offshore banking and tax returns.
  • Birthers, Truthers and the dreaded conspiracy. Conspiracy theory versus conspiracy analysis.
  • Facebook and Twitter narcissism
  • The blather that was television commentary anent the RNC
  • And the ___ of ___. (Be creative.)

The Captain Drool Cup Smackdown. A term I hate but some seem to think it’s most fitting. Smackdown. It demeans the craft of my indictment and sidesteps its gravamen. Irrespective of that, this is the commentary that had the MSDNC zombies frothing. How dare anyone suggest that they’re without political substance. Enjoy.