b-rar

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Campaigns!

b-rar:

kohenari:

With the inauguration now out of the way, who ya got in 2016?

Give me your Republican and Democratic nominees, along with your eventual winner. We’ll revisit these in a few years and see how you did.

Skeletor (R-Greyskull) v. Cobra Commander (D-CLASSIFIED)

It’s depressing how many honest/serious answers there are in the notes to this. so much pointless sadness. For the record I said earlier I would vote for Zod because I truly respect his political platform.

theamericanbear
In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no ‘two evils’ exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.

Why I Won’t Vote - W. E. B. DuBois

On October 20, 1956, W. E. B. Du Bois delivered this eloquent indictment of US politics while explaining to Nation readers why he won’t vote in the upcoming Presidential election. Du Bois condemned both Democrats and Republicans for their indifferent positions on the influence of corporate wealth, racial inequality, arms proliferation… [x]

Generally, anyone who points out that the Democratic Party is run by a cabal of megalomaniacal war-loving psychopaths stands accused of sententious holiness on matters of grave, uh, compromise. Usually the accusers are themselves deacons in the church, who perceive in the dissenters an untoward fundamentalism, like Romenys gazing regretfully in the direction of a polygamist compound. They think that the dissenters and dislikers and malcontents and hippies and commies and anarchists and libertarians and minarchists and stoners and survivalists and queer liberationists and reactionaries and crackpots and so on are all too bathed in the fresh blood of the lamb to sully themselves with the dirt of two-party electoral politics. What they can’t appreciate because they are themselves so hopelessly wedded to their faith is that people aren’t troubled by hard choices or bad choices. We’re all obliged to make bad choices all the time, between worse and worst, and to live with them. What people reject is false choice, choice that isn’t choice, heads I win tails you lose choice, life flattened into politics and politics turned into a prisoners dilemma.

"Holy Blood, Holy Fail" - Who Is IOZ?

"Well, how about unprincipled abstention? How about the value of not giving a shit? What about indifference? What if the prerequisite to killing the gods isn’t casting down the idols, but simply ceasing to pray?"

lukesimcoe

lukesimcoe:

I’m sick of the old “if at first you don’t succeed” approach to legislating the internets. We managed to stop SOPA in the States and C-38 here, only have to them just reappear. 

I recently watched The Terminator which got me thinking about quotes from The Terminator and ideas from The Terminator and… well… there are certain moments where you can think of the the Terminator and the quotes referring to it as our good ol’ representational-democratic states. This one stands out:

Kyle Reese: Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

So yknow, that’s the government in a nutshell. It isn’t about votes and petitions and what you think is democracy and the will of the people. It’s about all those horrible things like the State itself and its efforts at self-preservation (including whatever mode of Capitalism it is in). When it comes to these internet laws (really when it comes to anything the State truly wants or feels that it needs) there will be no reasoning or bargaining. There is nothing even approaching remorse or fear on the part of the State. And it will not stop, ever, until you (or it) are dead.

Like the Terminator, “it’s just being systematic”

It was Scahill calling Obama a murderer on Chris Hayes’ cable chat show that riled the president’s fans. According to them, kill lists, drone warfare, and targeting American citizens are traditional liberal values.

I agree. Mainstream liberalism sits atop numerous mass graves, creating many more. Why pretend otherwise? Especially in America?

The Obama campaign sure isn’t, confident that its brazen endorsement of state terror will win votes. Again, no argument. When your chief demographic is fully in line, you don’t need to be clever. It’s one area of American politics where honesty works.