Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Dear Mr. Trumble,...


My Dear Mr. Trumble,


First, thanks for the praise. It means a lot at a time like this.

 

Second, don't make me go Bluto - those trying to do so right now just look foolish.


Bill Whittle may be defeated. While not as guilty as others, he, too, was battling the fear of "vaginas being outsourced to China." A total waste of time if you ask me, because - no matter which side you were on - reality never dictated or indicated it was a fight that matters.

It was all noise. Maybe made manifest, but still noise.


Much of what conservatives are instructed to consider, framed as our betters want us to see/hear it, is of no consequence.. Liberals do it, too. Save the planet.


What's important isn't Bill Whittle's or any other right-winger's anger, as a consequence of their own misplaced judgement, but The Republican Party changing. The same holds for newspapers - they must alter their editorial positions or die. But they don't HAVE to die.

 

 So it's not "game, set, match." Our country's only 300 years old - rounded off. But, once again, it's (still) time to do that one thing modern Americans hate doing so much, and grow up. (David Petraeus, and assorted sluts, are you listening?) I'd suggest addressing the idiotic herd mentality the West has acquired, and it's various hysterias, and doing so directly. That would be a refreshing escape from the norm. Lot's of "bad stuff" would topple from it, carrying lots more with it - and it sure beats lying to each other, and ourselves, while expecting anyone else to go along with pretending Mitt Romney's normal.


Afterburner would be a great place to start.


But no, instead Bill Whittle - the man who did a piece on liberal KPFA and joked about their segments on astrology and numerology - he's defeated because I couldn't vote for a Mormon? Forget my principles - I didn't get the manual - but, assuming this conversation is conservative Republican to conservative Republican, exactly how much cognitive dissonance am I being asked to grapple with for membership? I mean - if it's going to stay like this - then, yeah:


I can get that from the other guys.


And what does it tell you, that I'm a Republican, but even I don't buy what "my guys" are selling? (I think the idea of Romney - a supplement peddler - being partially taken down by fraud is poetic,…) I just watched "my side" whore themselves out to the highest bidder - openly stating they were doing it specifically because he had money in this harsh economy - and thinking saying they had a good reason would be enough to, both, end all judgements and follow their example.


Not a chance.


It's time for the bullshit to stop, starting with pretending the narratives being advanced are the only ones available. Andrew Breitbart wouldn't stand for it and proved, every day of his life, it simply wasn't true. Just because Glenn Reynolds, Hot Air, or whoever else trades on his name, says something is news doesn't make it so. Nor is the situation as they say, now, merely because they see it that way.


They can't even figure out - much less accept - why they lost, which speaks volumes,…