Thursday, February 21, 2008

Protecting our Democracy

Dear George,

Democracy’s greatest challenge is the proper control of the public. The mob is so unstable; they fail to understand all the nuances of power so they keep looking for things like fair play and decency. They actually expect their leaders to personify the neighborly values of Main Street USA.

Little do they understand that this can never be. This is why the public is such an impediment to a healthy democracy. All the State cares about is the amassing of power and capital. This is the beauty of our one-party system; it is adept at manipulating the nuts and bolts of this amassment.

The Republican bloc of the party is untouched by the idealism of the mob since it eschewed idealism decades ago. The Democratic bloc, on the other hand, is periodically plagued by it. This is why, after the debilitating idealism of the Carter administration, the bloc created the “super delegate” as bulwark against these outbursts of idealism and decency.

With great wisdom, the Democratic bloc chose party hacks to be their super delegates. These are people who well understand the importance of protecting the status quo against these periodic attacks of probity and decency. Normally these delegates lurk in the shadowy back rooms of the nominating convention. A raised eyebrow can end a presidential bid; a nod of the head can secure a nomination. This is democracy at its finest.

However, with the ascension of bamaobama, the public spotlight is suddenly on the super delegates. This is not a healthy situation. Just as a bright light can kill certain virulent strains of bacteria, so can publicity hamstring the proper functioning of the super delegates. Now there is talk of HillBill stealing the convention by buying off these delegates. It is essential that she do so, but her success would be certain to agitate the mob and we might see a repeat of the 1968 convention.

Get in touch with the overlords of your State-run media and tell them to start spiking stories about Hillbill’s efforts of purchase as many super delegates as she can. Democracy only works when the illusion of democracy is maintained.

All of this is such a farce, anyway. One of the delusions of a democracy is the belief that a president actually runs the country. The French are the realists when they tell us, “l 'argent n`a pas de maître” (money has no master).[1] But, what the hell, it helps the ratings and does its part to maintain the daydream that we are a free country

Your admirer,
Belacqua Jones

[1] Quoted in Beyond Capital by Istvan Meszáros.

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