Artistic Expression from the Left
ONE TERM MORE!
The video above, a professionally produced take off on one of the songs from Les Mis, is billed as “A Political Parody.” What we think of it is unimportant. We’ll leave that to your imagination.
What you think of it could be interesting.
The video was sent to us in an email by a long time crypto-Communist correspondent, now age 90, who still wants to believe that Walter Duranty was telling the truth, and that the 1917 Communist Revolution in Russia was a rousing success unconscionably defamed by the greedy Capitalist pigs who’ve kept the Western Bloc in chains and ignorant of their tragic plight all these years.
The letter in response from one of his friends –– presented below unedited and unexpurgated –– is a Classic Leftist Utterance. We hope you find it as stimulating, entertaining and informative as we did. ~ FT
Dear, Fellow Freedom Fighter,
Thanks very much for sharing this. It encapsulated for me why, tragically, President Yomama is going to be a one termer and a new and oppressively religious Dark Ages will descend upon the Land.
Fortunately America is large and diverse enough to survive it... as it survived McCarthyism... as it survived Nixon... I hope.
But for you and I, the political reality and moral climate during our last years will be bleak as a result.
I was thrilled and proud of the USA when the first Negro (ok, technically mocha) was elected President during my time on the planet and am still hoping to see the first First Man when Hillary takes office in 2017... though she will likely divorce swingin' dick Bill before inauguration if she’s half as smart and vindictive as I think she is.
However this video was so effete, so polysyllabically hyper-intellectual that while the ultra-libs stay busy congratulating themselves on its magnificence, it has no impact on the voting masses and, if it actually got distributed, would simply work against Democrats and play into the right wing's well-founded Hollywood and Media Elite themes..
It trumpets (and sings) of the philosophies and initiatives which have made liberals pariahs in their own land despite being far more faithful to the Constitution than any Conservative.
We are far more concerned for, vigilant toward, and protective of Freedoms and concerned for the blood of our servicemen/women than any chickenhawk Teabagger.
But thanks to deceptive marketing and lowest common denominator pandering by, ironically, the evil geniuses of the Republican elite like Rove and the Sununus, no average Joe or Jane knows or cares about that.
On that chickenhawk point –– did I just hear Romney in Tampa promise to invade Iran and start a trade war with China? Thought so!
The lyrics here boast of political nightmares like the Dream Act which are rallying the opposition effectively because they are in fact destroying the cultural and legal underpinnings that have made America both distinctive and a meritocracy –– thus a productive, and a science-loving world leader. Instead, they champion the elements that steadily erode those values and practices and have us on a fast track toward third world status: (1) affirmative action minimum standards instead of equal opportunity to qualify by demonstrating excellence and effort (2) endorsing and rewarding illegal immigration instead of belated uncharitable but realistic enforcement. Jumped the line? Go to the back. No amnesty. No reward. Sorry...
And on this last aspect, Liberals have always operated under the delusion that we have unlimited financial resources for every "nice to have" generous gesture they can conceive. Even if we once did, we no longer do. Every illegal sitting down in a University classroom on a scholarship or even in-state tuition break takes that seat away from the child of an American coal miner or disabled veteran or ________. This feeds the "Obamas and libs hate America" sentiment. And here you sing its praises. How out of touch can one ideology get?
Yes, Romney and Ryan are racist, misogynist, homophobic offshoring bullies and despoilers of nature in egalitarian suits. The delusional, brainwashed masses want to be like them... or at least their present images of them. They just want the rich part...nor the "how did we get it" part. Have to be forced to see that as well.
Romney and Ryan daily provide the ammo. They must be exposed as the untrustworthy unAmerican liars, haters and hypocrites they are. The right is very effectively demonizing Obama on the blogs as a liar when he is not. Time to launch daily fifteen second ads airing exclusively on sports, soaps, and Fox labeling them liars and giving current examples. For Ryan's speech it could have been any of a half dozen examples emphasizing that he voted for the bills he derided and sucked at the stimulus tit.
For Romney tonight, not so many ... other than repeating the big lie that OBama is cutting 700 million or billion or whatever from Medicare –– same lie Ryan trotted out previously. Then craft a vicious below the belt ad: "despite what you said at the convention, Mitch, we admired George Romney and you're no George Romney" showing how George was a moderate inclusive Republican who would at least discipline and possibly disown Mitch for aligning with hate monger teabaggers. And then a series to caricature Mitch as a wolf in sheep's clothing –– his physiognomy is ideal for that and any attempt by the RNC to respond in kind could be seen as racist.
Here's one ready for lampooning (most everyone even involuntarily loves humor and it would offset the vitriol) –– Romney mocked OBama for "working to slow the rise in the oceans (ironic venue for mocking that with the State of Florida likely to be more than half submerged in 100 years at current rates) and heal the planet" and seeking contrast Romney pledged vaguely "to help you and your family." How? By teaching them all to swim?
Like it or not, fair play or not, Democrats must tear those slick suits off them in a hurry or lose the White House. And it is going to take claws followed by brass knuckles not the contemporary leftist version of Bohemian Rhapsody to do it. More voters have watched a single rerun episode of Dukes of Hazzard than bought tickets for all the operas and Broadway shows of the past decade. This video was a nearly complete "feel good" waste of time and resources. OK, motivate your base if you think you need to. But you are tied and sliding. You've gotta show some on the other side the error of their ways. Fast.
And don't blame the fucking messenger.
Or go ahead if you must.
Free speech etc.
We told you it was a classic, didn't we?
Were we right? You be the judge.
Interesting what he said about The Dream Act, though, wasn't it?