Monday, August 3, 2009

The state of "Conservative" Discourse in The Age of Reform

A post on Obsidian Wings sees poster Brett Bellmore regurgitating the usual fact-free hash of GOP contempt for the lower classes ($100,000/year & below, I'm guessing) reminds me too clearly of the gender wars of the Sixties and Seventies. I remember the phenomena of consciousness-raising and radicalization. I believe part of the disintegration of the GOP is due directly to the effects of their talking points on the non-wealthy & non-deranged in the audience.

What Bellmore, Malkin, Limbaugh, Cantor, ad nauseam are doing is creating an environment in which large parts of Nixon's "Silent Majority" are being radicalized (ie, disillusioned, politically activated) by the transparent service that the "conservatives" are providing to their lords and masters at such very great cost to what is sneeringly called "The Public".

The Wall Street bailout - entirely at the hands, you'll recall, of the Bush-Goldman-AIG cabal - has raised the national awareness of just how willing our "leaders" are to screw us out of everything in order to assure that the noble class in this country suffers not at all. Sensitized by such blatant indifference to ordinary people, ordinary people are catching on in droves to the reality that they are a commodity food-source, not really citizens any longer, but consumers who are themselves consumed in turn.

"Clever" remarks by Mr. Bellmore and his 'betters' fight this trend of awakening, but the ground they are losing is made plain in the erosion of their support among the voters. Nasty turns of phrase can only do so much in the face of a realization that only 10% of the nation actually approves of the 1% devouring the 99%.

Brett makes himself - and his "positions" - ridiculous by ignoring a reality that no-one can remain blind to.