The .1% Propaganda Cartoon

Posted in Answers, Reality, Stupid-heads by waldopaper on January 23, 2012

Where we get our Weltanschauung:

Right to Bargain with Employer”  not in “right to work states.”  –P. Zmolek

The propaganda cartoon “It’s Everybody’s Business” is guaranteed to drive any historian crackers.  Unfortunately, here in the Banana Republic of Stupid-Head, it’s the Gospel Trooth.  “Financing the American Family.” released 20 years earlier, seems sophisticated by comparison.  What happened?  Did we devolve?  We did in a sense… because our memes did.  The simple, repeatable and more thinkable memes made more copies of themselves.

By design or not, this may be the answer to Why the United States is Destroying its Education System.  “Unconscious civilizations become totalitarian wastelands.”  The USA is now, by “law,” a military dictatorship.  With a bit of help from Herbert Spencer, natural selection became “survival of the fittest,” and from there it is not hard to see where the doofus euphemism of “job creators” came from.  Same with the “competition” meme.  It’s bullshit.

The last thing that merge-and-gobble global “corporations” want is competition.  Throughout history, “governments” (when they exist) have needed to impose it on the merchant class using the trump-card of coercion. That, dear reader, is the “role of government.”  Coercion trumps capital.  Scissors-paper-rock.  Our Founding Fathers’ radical idea is that governments derive their power from the “consent” of the “governed.” C’mon… this is not rocket science.

The “Founding Fathers” also wrestled with the problem that a majority of the “governed” were dumber than a bag of hammers.  So they devised a rather ingenious system where the “smart people” and the “dumb people” could counter-balance each other.  And no, we don’t have time right now to get into the quantum nuh-uh of what is meant by “smart”  or “dumb.’  Those Enlightenment boys had ALREADY sorted through all that.

The majority is clueless… but they need to be he(a)rd, otherwise they are tools in the hands of truly ruthless assholes who don’t care about anything but themselves.  The clued-in people who are not “social dominators”  must shoulder the “white man’s  burden” (eeewww), the noblesse oblige of intelligence (equally creepy, if you think about it).  How is that done without coming off like an elitist prick?  Seems impossible.  But look again…

The cartoon above… business, church.  “Competition,” church.  Church, church.  Nobody questions “God.”  Or the King.  Or social dominators when they slather the Bernays sauce on manufactured “consent.”  We could do the same thing with “reality,” which also has a way of re-packaging itself into whatever form of release language triggers the spring (we THINK is) affecting us personally right now.

Jesus is a literary character.  Beyond that, some of us get kinda cranky.  Harry Potter is a literary character too.  Stories don’t have to be true to tell us the Truth.  It’s a Tao thing… master narrative and counter-story.  Outside the BRS (Banana Republic of Stupid-head), they have been studying the counter-story to “Everybody’s Business” with varying degrees of success.  Like the paradox of “competition,” the BRS eliminates the counter-story.

If CU v. FEC annoys the crap out of you, ALEC will make you crazy.  Like any historian who watches the 1954 Santorum screed, the #occupy has become a COTO (Coalition of the OBVIOUS)  that sees the cartoon for what it is.  Maybe another tactic is to #occupy the word “conservative” because we intend to conserve the Commons and not the 1954 cartoon.  Anyone who has read or simultaneously grokked the  Slipcraft Manifesto  knows this.

That’s another compostmodern story.


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  2. fred1369 said, on February 6, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes. But in order to oppress a class, certain conditions must be assured to it under which it can, at least, continue its slavish existence. The serf, in the period of serfdom, raised himself to membership in the commune, just as the petty bourgeois, under the yoke of the feudal absolutism, managed to develop into a bourgeois. The modern laborer, on the contrary, instead of rising with the process of industry, sinks deeper and deeper below the conditions of existence of his own class. He becomes a pauper, and pauperism develops more rapidly than population and wealth. And here it becomes evident that the bourgeoisie is unfit any longer to be the ruling class in society, and to impose its conditions of existence upon society as an overriding law. It is unfit to rule because it is incompetent to assure an existence to its slave within his slavery, because it cannot help letting him sink into such a state, that it has to feed him, instead of being fed by him. Society can no longer live under this bourgeoisie, in other words, its existence is no longer compatible with society.

  3. archetypal said, on January 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    When I mentioned that martial law, in tears sometimes of passing,
    there was untoward condescension of the nauseous kind and the black gowned arm slipped across my shoulder, to shield the poor dears from the mad thing who can’t see much now that you’re all so blurred and golden, shining, children shining brighter.

    Even the windows were alight and the air, won’t be going back there again for a long while, don’t worry.

    This threshold
    is fine amongst the ferns. So much works well that lasts longest.

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