Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Standing on the Mountaintop of a Barren Pit

Dear George,

The coup is completed. The revolution Ronnie set into motion is victorious. America is remade into a new and dynamic image that makes the psychopathological behavior of the State the new norm.

The triumph of the revolution did not announce itself in a final battle nor in the humiliating capitulation of the enemy. Instead, it announced itself in a quiet observation that barely merited any notice in the Mainstream Media.

The surrender came from the lips of John “Let’s-Impeach-Them-After-They-Leave-Office” Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. It came during a discussion of impeachment with two members of Code Pink, a group that is having its own detention center constructed somewhere in fly-over land.

Conyers told the group that he is reluctant to begin impeachment proceedings because the “corporate power structure” would not allow impeachment without unleashing some serious “blowback.”

Is that a turn-on or is that a turn-on? Here you are, shredding the Constitution, breaking the law with impunity and committing war crime after war crime, and Congress won’t impeach your ass because its corporate masters won’t allow it. (Don’t you just love the amorality of his concern?)

It has finally happened! America is no longer a republic, she is a corporation. We are now a government of the shareholders, by the shareholders and for the shareholders. From now on, whenever we say “The State” we mean “The Corporation.”

What an accomplishment! You established a rogue administration that effectively divorced itself from all that America has stood for in the past, and while the public consumed itself into indebtedness, you snuffed the “beacon on the hill” and turned the State into the dark force so necessary to remain competitive in a global economy.

At the same time you redefined “public”. No longer does public refer to the unwashed Mob that has always been a threat to the established order. Now public and the State, as defined by you, are one in the same. Public education now means State education, education in the service of the State. Where public education once sought to breakdown class distinctions, State education reinforces them.

The State now defines America through a State-run media that convinces the public that a cancerous State means that we are all carriers of tumors and that treatment is carried out through the metastasizing of these tumors.

Individuals who fail to meet State specification are marginalized through diagnosis. To the healthy State, a failure to conform is prima facie evidence of a mental disorder, and the State’s pharmacy is well stocked with drugs to treat the disorder. (Were it not for drugs, I would not love you as I do.)

Somewhere in heaven, Ronnie is smiling in approval. He promised us “morning in America” and you are the sun breaking out over the barren landscape that is now the State. History will prostrate herself before your greatness. No longer will you have to worry that your legacy would be an orange jumpsuit.

O pioneer! You have led us into the wilderness and we have made it ours. We have climbed to the mountaintop and found the black void that is our home. We have discovered the numbness that is the only serenity and we thank you for leading us to it.

Your admirer,
Belacqua Jones

2 comments:

thepoetryman said...

(Were it not for drugs, I would not love you as I do.)

Ha!

Lewis and Bush!

No! Not Jerry Lewis, although that is certainly something to consider, I mean Lewis of "Lewis and Clark"...

azgoddess said...

nice post - and my thoughts while reading it

they say a drug (pick one) addicted person has to fall, hit rock-bottom before they realize what they are doing and then they have the ability to pull themselves out of the hole they have crawled into

i hope and pray the american people will wake up from their drug induced stupor in the just the same way...sigh