Friday, August 11, 2006

It's The Fuukin' Narrative, Stupid!!!!

A thoughtful commenter on Eschaton this morning posed the following plaintive plea:

Please please please, refer to this as a referendum on politics-as-usual-in-DC, not the War. While 60% of Americans polled now believe that the war was a mistake, that means that making it about the war means you are pissing of 40%. Make it about the DC political inbreeding and you will have support well over 80%....

Rational Actor - 8/11/06, 12:59 pm


And Rational Actor is utterly correct...

And it doesn't fucking matter in the least...

During the Lamont campaign, there were plenty of folks--in the campaign, in the blogosphere, and elsewhere--who tried to reshape the message that the Lamont campaign was about revulsion with and rejection of Lieberman; it was NOT just about the war...

But it made absolutely no difference in the SCUM.* They had their narrative, they had their marching orders, and they were never, ever, ever, EVER gonna change it, or reconsider it, or do anything with it but repeat what they wanted to say, despite and no matter what were the facts on the ground.

These matters are NOT in our hands...

We may proclaim that this is a referendum on Bushevikism, and the increasingly obvious growth of USer fascism, and the deterioration of USer civilians' personal liberties, and the destruction of their institutions of self-governance, but it wont matter a fucking shit, because that's too complicated for the 22-minute news cast. And it's too contrary to the conventional (read "SCUM") wisdom.

The anti-war narrative is both familiar and easy, and it has already shown itself useful in preserving the status quo (think 1972). There is NO FUCKING WAY it's gonna change, absent a change in the entire ownership/management structure of the SCUM*, and that includes NPR/PBS.

In the Corporate State, the corporate media are the Media Organs of the State.

*SCUM = SoCalled Unbiased Media

1 comment:

Ripley said...

But Woody, it's all about money, money, money, access, money, prestige, and money.

So, in other words, Charlie ClockPunch is fucked as ever, while the Powers That Be scratch the SCUM behind the ears, then pretend to throw a ball. Over and over and over...

Those cocktail weenies will really make ya fat but they're sooooo tasty!