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Saturday, January 24, 2004 | The current mood of DuctapeFatwa
Hopes For Peaceful Regime Change In US Dashed

For those whose faith tradition includes a strong belief in the voting process, despite the theological crisis of 2000, the promise of the 2004 "elections," is a great comfort. Their choices include a couple of rich boys from fine old New England families; John Kerry is a familiar face to political junkies, and is proud of his record of supporting capital gains taxes and business incentives, both of which he perceives as "standing up for the little guy."

It's all relative, and since "The Simple Life" has completed its season, why not watch The Election Show? In addition to Kerry, the cast includes the wonderful guy who brought you all that "collateral damage" back during the Kosovo miniseries; for a nation in transition to military dictatorship, being a general isn't the worst asset one can bring to a campaign, and a handful of other well-heeled ectomorphs who keep the minds of the best and brightest burning midnight oil to crank out "position papers" that contain lots of pretty words but carefully avoid anything that might be seen as change, which would render their sponsors "unelectable," the new synonym for "not a white male," "has no money," or "said something too close to the truth," depending.

And even the least objectionable among them dare not propose that the people exercise their right to change their government as opposed to rewording the same policies and having the results read by on-camera talent with better presentation and command of simple English.

Kucinich has some fine ideas, as does Sharpton, yet Kucinich has spent his political career making deals that, even if he were popular, would haunt him, and on the question of America's weapons dump and gangsta paradise down in the Levant, he must content himself with adopting the petulant pose of a congressional Syria, abstaining rather than voting on the various Rapture-Ready resolutions smuggled in by plaid-coated Gary Bauer operatives.

His makeover of the crusade, for all the sneers and dismissive snorts it has inspired from the bushlite ectomorph candidate phalanx, does nothing more than propose that the crusaders use UN letterhead and commit their war crimes while wearing blue hats.

Sharpton seems either naively arrogant or arrogantly naive, apparently oblivious to the fact that intelligence is not a desirable quality in a politician; it is not a commodity prized by the culture of the voting class, regardless of how much more of it he possesses than whatever debate victims are lined up beside him.

There is a certain absurd irony to Sharpton's candidacy; his efforts are spent on the roughly 25% of the population who vote, but who will not vote for him, while the bottom 75%, a brie-curdling % of which would vote for him in a heartbeat and snicker at the rest, will as usual and by careful design, remain disenfranchised by logisitics, or just plain poverty.

Gephartd of the unspellable name and unpigmented stolidity, oddly enough, proposed a health-care system, the only candidate besides the Fringe Three to do so, the others contenting themselves with a glittering selection of Barbie clothes for the traditional American custom of considering medical treatment as any other commercial product.

Only Kucinich and Sharpton have called outright for the repeal of the Patriot Act, and none has pledged to release the growing and secret number of disappeared and kidnap victims currently 'held' in Guantanamo and other undisclosed locations both in and outside of the US.

Even the Fringe is afraid to risk more than a whispernudge on the rather obvious twin elephants in Washington's drawing room: disarmament and nationalization and plowsharization of the oil and weapons companies.

But the winner of the Most Absurd Aspect of Campaign 04 Award undoubtedly goes to us, who read it and watch it and write about it so much. As if we thought we were Diebold.


posted at 6:01 AM

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A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
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Untruthful, damaging bullshit
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no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh space
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A compost pile of fecundity
despicable and literally mentally ill