Political Memes, Opus #1 is a collection of short pieces produced during September 2017 to January 2018. They primarily reference the United States of America, though a few are more general. These memes were intended to be infectious ideas – simple verbal characterizations of the moment – to entertain and sway the public mind. They were complete failures as prods to shift public opinion and accelerate popular thinking, but perhaps a few encapsulate ideas of longer term value. Rather then let them disappear in a forgotten electronic dustbin, I lay them to rest here in the open, in this remote corner of cyberspace. Enjoy.
Political Memes, Opus #1
U.S. foreign policy is imperialism,
its economic policy is militarism,
its domestic policy is colonialism, and
its management policy is patronism.
9-11 conspiracy advocates are like climate change deniers, they have a
compulsion to cling to scientifically incorrect fantasies out of fear and for the
selfish reasons of: seeking attention, or to continue with harmful capitalist
activities, or both. Stubbornness in clinging to erroneous beliefs and bigotries
(of all kinds), despite being presented with overwhelming factual evidence
discrediting them, is a way of masking the fear of having no control over your
fate as major national and world events occur; and of you gaining the illusion
that you have some leverage with reality because you have superior insight
and foresight for navigating into the uncertain future as it erupts into the hard
reality of the present. These preferred fantasies are comforting delusions
giving a false confidence to ward off discomforting facts.
Most people would rather believe comfortable lies
than uncomfortable facts.
Money can buy fear and envy,
money cannot buy character and respect.
If you’re so upset
about Confederate statues coming down,
then why do you object
to Colin protesting the Union flag song?
Public schooling today is child abuse
designed to destroy public education.
People would rather humanity go extinct
than see their illusions die.
Some people spend their entire lives
distracted by momentary urgencies,
and die without ever becoming aware
of what is really important.
The solidarity of the Parasite Class:
Tom Perez is continuing the work of Hillary Clinton
to ensure Trump is elected to a second term.
“Taxation without Representation is Tyranny.”
-> Patrick Henry.
If we let Blacks vote
it’ll be harder for us to rob the Treasury.
If we let Progressives vote in primaries
it’ll be harder for Super-Delegates
to cancel democracy.
Happiness in life
grows out of appreciation for it,
despite its many disappointments
Republican politics is about
robbing the public and punishing
the people they are bigoted against.
Everything Republicans say is a lie
to deny what they are doing to us.
There is no such thing as a good Nazi
or and honest Republican.
Obama, Billary Clinton and Tom Perez
are Alternative Republicans,
You can’t rely on others for your happiness.
I give the world my best
even knowing that it doesn’t care.
Goddess must have loved stupid people
because she sure made a shitload of them.
It’s so hard to love humanity.
To write the truth is to offend someone.
that the more money you have
the easier it is to rip people off.
The problem with education is
that it prepares you for the past.
Life is easier if you don’t think
you can always be the innocent victim.
Americans worship people who make money.
That is why the country is run by
the stupidest and least moral among us.
Trump is the paragon of American capitalists:
Fervent in the worship of money,
Delighted in the impoverishment of many,
Fulfilled in the punishment of the poor,
Ecstatic getting tribute from the exploited.
In American public opinion
“crime” means causing harm
insufficiently matched by wealth.
There is nothing that can’t be
You can’t make someone enjoy
what they do not want to enjoy.
Socialism is so precious it has to be rationed:
only the US military, corporations, billionaires,
and the US Congress can have it.
The actual disrespect of our soldiers is
them being callously used expendables
trained for foreign bullying
for the benefit of capitalists
insulated from military hazards
and civic responsibilities.
Making money is more important than having a good life.
That is why the country is run by the Living Dead.
If someone says:
“core values” or
“world class” or
“relationship” (not math) or
“win win” or
“thank you for your service,”
they are full of shit.
Never sacrifice your dignity
to advance your career.
You can live through anything
when you maintain your self-respect.
Our rulers are cowards
who specialize in bullying the weak
and robbing the poor.
The reason the American ruling class aligns itself with Israel
(especially Likkud) is that it views the powerless “99%” of
Americans in the same light that Israel views the Palestinians.
There are two kinds of people in the US military:
those getting used, and
the careerist parasites doing the using.
Does bigotry trump law, when labeled as “religious freedom?”
Entertainers seek popularity,
Artists seek fulfillment.
Creativity on a schedule is the death of art.
“Nothing is so tempting to an inferior mind
as this possibility of rising on the talent of others.”
—> Honoré de Balzac
“The right to be rude is the salary that artists exact for telling the truth.”
—> Honoré de Balzac
The most beautiful people in the world
are those who have kind hearts.
Foreign policy is crafted to extend domestic control.
It is not (repeat, not) for your benefit.
Trump is beloved
by people envious
of a successful narcissist
and liberated bigot.
The U.S. is not a merit-based society,
it is a patronage-based class system.
Bigotry is one of the main pillars of American society.
We have federalized goon squads rounding up people
labeled as aliens,
just to satisfy the bigotry of white supremacists
and dark-skinned nativists
who pine for the dough-white Master Race
to love them uncritically.
Poetry is just dancing with words
to show a feeling.
If you write well you don’t see the words,
you see the feeling.