Friday, 15 February 2008

Vote for Your Favourite Aesthetic

Here's a quote from Barack Obama taken from his "Yes We Can" speech, which includes the insistence "that we are not as divided as our politics suggests. That we are one people," and which has been turned into an i think it's fair to say absolutely retarded propaganda pop tune.

"We will end this war in Iraq and bring our troops home." Yes, fair enough, everyone now agrees that it's getting a little expensive over there, not to mention STICKY, but MAKE NO MISTAKE that anti-Iraq feeling is now spurred on by ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS, viz., almost within the same breath: "we will finish the job against Al-Quaeda in Afghanistan." Terrorism is a big buzz word for Obama, just as it is a big buzz word for EVERYONE IN POLITICS THESE DAYS.  Which suggests to me that behind all of the huggy excitement about change, all that 'change' is supposed to mean is that a black dude is going to do the same shitty job that a white dude has done for decades. And if it's not a black dude that's gonna do the same shitty job, it's gonna be a chick. As Obama points out, "All of the candidates in this race share these goals."

So, simply another chance to swap the paper head of the puppet for a different coloured paper head.  Yet another basketball match for the avant-garde, who shall sit by the fire shaking their heads about everyone's lack of ethics about injustice, safe in the knowledge that this means we can continue to disengage.

Meanwhile, Johann Hari on the long-lost John Edwards.

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