FOUR MORE YEARS, AND FOUR MORE AFTER THAT, I PLEDGE MY UNDYING FEALTY TO OUR FEUDAL LORDS and etc.
addendum: Yes, I know loyalty day has been around for some time now. that wasn’t my point. Though, why complain? Obama just doin as Heads of State do, right? (i.e. THE PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN HIM)
America’s got this funny style of Fascism going on where so many of the actors (NYPD, FBI) are positively pathetic (in what they choose to focus on, in how they’re unable to see how obviously ridiculous and fucked up they are being), while the underlying ideas and principles (and the slow but certainly steady volume increase on these ideas) are really fucking frightening.
does he at least make the subways run on time?
I wish we could say “yes” so it persists as a myth just as it did with the fuck head said myth is originally attributed to, but no one would accept that line even as a subversive joke.
I think it becomes obvious when the attempts at justification are put forward for the State’s violence/brutality and suppression, when Jean Quan or Bloomberg try to excuse the mountains of bullshit, you see how thin all the smoke and mirrors have gotten.
Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism, p. 17 (via waitingforbrodot)
Zeno stretched out his fingers, and showed the palm of his hand, - “Perception,” - he said, - “is a thing like this.”- Then, when he had closed his fingers a little, - “Assent is like this.” - Afterwards, when he had completely closed his hand, and showed his fist, that, he said, was Comprehension. From which simile he also gave that state a new name, calling it katalepsis. But when he brought his left hand against his right, and with it took a firm and tight hold of his fist: - “Knowledge” - he said, was of that character
Apples and oranges, I know, but still found this interesting/amusing.