11.08.14

The Revenge of WhiteManistan

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 12:53 pm by George Smith

Tuesday, everywhere but in California, just about every reason for the existence of this blog came true. White American snapped out and stuck it to the black man in the White House the only way they knew how, by voting for the lunatics, fascists and science-deniers of the Old White Purity party.

Everyone else stayed home, even in California, actually, where turn-out was a record low 29 percent. (The advantage here is that the election of Jerry Brown, combined with the years of hating the California GOP put on everyone not-white here virtually destroyed the local tribe of WhiteManistan.)

And I can’t say it wasn’t expected. Outside of the President, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders (an independent) and our governor, the Democratic Party has no bench. Hillary Clinton is a special case, merely this party’s counterpart to the Bush family phenomenon.

For example, the only rational response to the world’s superpower putting a science-denier, James Inhofe, in charge of a Senate committee that will influence science and the world environment is bleak, knowing laughter.

For two years things will now get worse, incrementally. It’s a good strategy for the GOP. It works.

Make the civilian population so despondent or furious with more squeezing, paralysis and reward for the wealthy, they have an even chance of being able to run smallpox for the White House in 2016 by creating more disengagement and more virulent revenge voting against the outgoing man.

The cold Second Civil War was won, decisively, by Dixie on Tuesday.

Not in California, though.

The state is rapidly freeing itself from the radioactive rage of WhiteManistan. This is seen most remarkably in the passage of Proposition 45, a voter referendum that immediately reduced arrests for simple drug possession for personal use to misdemeanors.

It was a solid signal that California is sick of WhiteManistan’s War On Drugs. We’ve finally figured out that permanently ruining the lives of tens of thousands of people, disproportionately not white, and stuffing them into over-crowded inhumane prisons isn’t a quality of a reasoning and merciful civilization.

However, that leaves the other 49 states. And if things go the way I think they might, changing demographics be damned, the GOP party might be able to get smallpox into the White House. Look at what they’ll be facing.

America’s queen? Someone who feels the entitlement of having been there once as the call of destiny? Really.

Today at Salon, one person wrote:

Such an unstable context, where a large majority of the population mistrusts both parties and their leaders, all branches of government and most other supposed pillars of civil society, is not far from what Lenin called a “revolutionary situation,” primed for civil war or conquest …

Collapse and widespread violent unrest are not entirely unreasonable expectations.

Consider again an excerpt, one I’ve used before, from William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:

I myself was to experience how easily one is taken in by a lying and censored press and radio in a totalitarian state … It was surprising and sometimes consternating to find that notwithstanding the opportunities I had to learn the facts and despite one’s inherent distrust of what one learned from Nazi sources, a steady diet over the years of falsification and distortions made a certain impression on one’s mind and often misled it. No one who has not lived for years in a totalitarian land can possibly conceive how difficult it is to escape the dread consequences of a regime’s calculated and incessant propaganda. Often in a German home or office or sometimes in a casual conversation with a stranger in a restaurant, a beer hall, a cafe, I would meet with the most outlandish assertions from seemingly educated and intelligent persons. It was obvious that they were parroting some piece of nonsense they had heard on the radio or read in the newspapers. Sometimes one was tempted to say as much, but on such occasions one was met with such a stare of incredulity, such a shock of silence, as if one had blasphemed the Almighty, that one realized how useless it was to try to even make contact with a mind which had become warped and for whom the facts of life had become what Hitler and Goebbels, with their cynical disregard for truth, said they were.

The United States is not Nazi Germany. But no one can say now that its civilization can’t fail in a way unique to its own history and nature.

We live in a corporate dictatorship and the minds of close to half the populace, maybe more, are in much the same poor shape as those described by William Shirer as a correspondent in Nazi Germany prior to World War II.

America’s alleged democracy is every bit as weak and unstable as the social democracy of Germany before the Third Reich.

And this country has never dealt with its central problem: What is to be done with WhiteManistan?

5 Comments

  1. Ted Jr. said,

    November 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    re: Elections and Rejections

    Honestly, anyone who can’t see the political wave plot resembling
    a 120VAC alternating current chart really isn’t paying close attention.

    “And this country has never dealt with its central problem”

    Not sure that IS the central problem. I think it’s a symptom of
    a larger problem in that most inhabitants of your country believe
    the whole “American Experience” schtick without actually understanding
    how incredibly bogus it really is.

    And of course, critical thinkers are exempted from the bombast above.

    And of course, intelligent blog authors also.

  2. Racer_X said,

    November 10, 2014 at 7:16 am

    This may still be America but the voters have just voted for a party that promotes corporatism over people. Gee where have we heard that one before?

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
    ― Benito Mussolini

  3. George Smith said,

    November 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Well, a lot of those elected and re-elected on Tuesday are to the right of Il Duce. But they’re always really good at telling the low information voters people how populist and for the little guy and Main Street they are.

  4. anon said,

    November 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Dude! Stop spoilering the plot of my “dystopian future” novel!

    Well, it does look like a problem brewing. The Army wants to go back to the size it was before WW2. I am guessing that the other branches will be cut as part of this overall plan. Better, automated war technology needs fewer people to run it.

    Translation: America’s biggest jobs and jobs training program (military)will be getting drastically smaller while our population continues to grow, along with wage deflation from shipping other jobs overseas.

    It looks like there will be a whole lot of people who have been angry for a long time becoming very hungry as well. Many of them are heavily armed. This can’t end well.

    I hear Sweden is nice…

  5. George Smith said,

    November 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Norway, too. Belgium and Catalonia in Spain might have potential. Thing is, would they want refugees from WhiteManistan? Possibly not at all. Who wants the trouble and crankery?