~~By kenosha Marge
Long ago in a country far away, which would be the United States back in 2006, the people went to the polls in great numbers and elected their champions to end an evil war and rein in the reign of terror of the evil Emperor and Darth Cheney.
Somehow that didn’t work out very well. The evil Emperor and Darth Cheney still reign, although no one is paying any attention because Lord Obama of The New is now the brightest star in the sky. He hasn’t really done anything but he’s all bright and shiny and that’s enough. And who cares what the lame Duck and the Duck Hunter are up to anyway? They are no longer important or popular.
It looked for a short while as if Lady Sarah of the Alaska might dim Lord Obama’s stardom but our ever-vigilant media quickly put an end to that. Hurling themselves into battle-mode they light-sabered her with a thousand lies, distortions and smears. How dare this female think she had the right to dim Lord Obama of the New’s brightness. Off with her head. Oops wrong fairy tale.
It is an amazing sight to see a media that used to love them some Bush, ah, ah, don’t go there, and loved them some McCain doing the biggest flip-flop in the history of the world. Now they only proclaim their love for Lord Obama of The New. Such flip-floppery might make a few people, those with integrity and intellect ask, why are they picking favorites at all? Should not our noble media simply give us the facts and let us make up our own minds? Surely thou kideth me.
Some of us are flabbergasted at the sheer chutzpah of media folks when they call out politicians for flip-floppery. Media could give flip-floppery lessons. They could write a book on flip-floppery. They could make a documentary on flip-floppery and have a starring role. They do double back twist flip-flops with an élan that presumes we are all deaf, dumb, and stupid. Which unfortunately, describes many of us. Except for me and thee naturally.
Some people, that would also be me and thee, might wonder what the hell the media is up to. And we aren’t asking about their age or weight. What would make people whose only job in the world is to write a column or go on television and report the facts fail so miserably? Are they all just plain stupid? Yes and no. Yes many are stupid and no not all of them.
Many are conscienceless elites who feel that “their” opinion is so far superior to mundane things like facts that the peasantry is best served by hearing only their conclusions. The others are indeed just lack wits receiving an enormous salary for reading someone else’s words off a teleprompter. Nice work if you can get it and don’t mind not doing your job or have the morals of a pimp. Just call them the Lords of Pimpery.
So now with only six weeks to the presidential election of 2008 it would appear that the same folks that gave us Gee Dubya and the never-ending war in Iraq are going to give us Lord Obama the New as our leader. Lord Obama the New will be President of the United States and leader of the world and maybe the entire universe. We can only hope. Not.
Many of us are concerned and wonder if Senator Obama has some slight resemblance to Senator Palpatine. We just don’t see the wonder of Lord Obama the New. I guess the force isn’t with us. Or we haven’t been forced to get in line yet.
Once someone tried to sell me “New” Coke and I was not impressed. New politics that sound just like old politics are not impressive either. When being touted by a media that has been so wrong so often and shouldn’t be touting any particular candidate in the first place it is even less impressive.
The Jedi Knights alas will not come to our rescue. We could rescue ourselves if we but had the will. But will enough of us have that will? All that is needed is to pay attention, ignore our corrupt media, both political parties and dedicate ourselves to being patriotic citizens instead of partisan pinheads. Think that’s possible? Nah, me neither.
Anyone who has been paying attention to the media for decades knows that you can’t trust most of them all of the time and all of them most of the time. And if you only listen to the ones that say what you want to hear, congratulations, you are a partisan citizen who cares only more about a political party than your country. You are someone the media can feed BS and make you believe its Beef Steak.
And no one lives happily every after except the big bad liars who are still laughing at how easy it is to fool the stupid peasants.