Wednesday, February 06, 2008

By Way of Explanation

It's hard to resist, and my indifferent pose is revealed as hopelessly false as I now recourse to the "sorry for the lack of posting...", er, post. But since debasing oneself should be, like any worthwhile pursuit, done thoroughly, I will do it right and proper:

Sorry for the lack of posting. If I wasn't already prostrate before you (see above), and still pretending to be peer to my more successful and capable brethren, I would employ one of their words and say I am "blocked." But I suspect this wouldn't be accurate in the sense that professional writers use the phrase. If anything's blocked it's my capacity to care and any faith in the efficacy of care. I'm beginning to suspect that caring is very bad for one's health. Like that creepy doctor on late night television selling the mysterious product (does anyone out there know what is meant by "that certain part of the male anatomy"? for the life of me I can't figure out what these people are selling), I have personally researched my product. Unlike the doctor, I cannot stand here and brag about the results. Care is a (insert epithet inferring incest here) as far as I can tell. Oh cruel mirror's proofs!

It's just too painful to watch, much less respond to, the Commodore of the Straightjacket Express (with Maverick off the stick, the bus has fared considerably better than any airplane the Captain ever piloted) gloating as only a mean and vain old man redeemed can, noticing that the newspapers started cropping the less favored candidates out of the photos weeks ago (what sort of madness is at hold at the New York Times, when after its humiliating snookering and cooptation by the War Party, it heaves a great grey sigh of relief at the prospect of McCain vs. Clinton?)--de-selecting them on the basis of polls and the primary votes of somewhere around one percent of the country. The haste to stamp the "safe" (more madness, the Orwellian inversion of that word here) candidates with the imprimatur and get on with an election that is rendered, if not quite meaningless at least safely limited in its meaning or potential to change (verb, as opposed to the hollow lure that is the noun, "Change") anything significantly, is perhaps the most telling of the various phenomena associated with it all.
No, it will take a younger, stronger, more capable person than I to flail away futilely at this impermeable edifice. Retreat is the only option. I would rather be thought this much a coward than that much a fool.
The elites win, and they drag along some ill-informed, fool faction or other to do the heavy lifting. It matters not whom. C'mon to the trough, all who profit from the war trade, all you race hustlers, ambitious young men and women looking for a future. Forget what you've heard. We're hiring, and you don't need to be human to apply. It's business as usual and the potential is limitless.

5 comments:

Dennis Dale said...

"You take it too personally, Rafter-man. It's just business."

Savrola said...

Indeed.

mnuez said...

Yah, we all know that the election is an exercise in futility (despite that McCain is my "choice" among the Republicans running and Hillary my second choice [after Edwards] among the Democrats). The facts that shit rises to the top and that all of the folk running are of the same useless tribe and that the "Presidency" as it currently exists is not a very democratic institution - are old news. Anyone who thought that you felt terribly vested in the outcome of this presidential doesn't know you and would likely have small interest in what you actually have to say. Why then make so big a deal about this race? Why even comment on it in the first place? You're one of the few geniuses alive who knows to examine what's behind the mask, rather than the nature of the mask itself, why then engage in this pseudo-mourning of the quality of available masks?

Dennis, your insight and vision is more precious than you know and by God(!) it would be a shame if you were to cease posting that insight on account of some silly happenings at the "voting" booths.

mnuez
www.mnuez.blogspot.com

Black Sea said...

"I'm beginning to suspect that caring is very bad for one's health."

As a friend of mine once said, "There's no problem so big that it can't be solved by not giving a shit."

It has certain Zen to it, when you think about it.

ziel said...

I agree - it is depressing, but only in the most disengaged sense. Why can't you be more like Rush Limbaugh - he is absolutely energized by the possibilities the new administration will afford his show. You will have no end of new material to mine - aren't you sick of whining about the contemptible Bush administration - you've got fresh meat to devour in just a few short months.

Oh, now, you're not going to tell us you're too good for that...we won't have it!