No, sir. Our "joe," in Sderot, Israel, turns around and lectures REAL reporters (even some journalists, I'd imagine) on THEIR jobs. The Jerusalem Post captured the scene admirably: "Joe the Plumber is here, and he ain't happy" read the hed. The tone did not abate much thenceforth.
Samuel Wurzelbacher of Ohio, aka Joe the Plumber, arrived in Sderot at noon Sunday to show local and foreign reporters how to do it right.Furthermore, our "joe" has decided the people should be spared the anguish of its warish excesses.
"You should be ashamed of yourself," he told foreign reporters.
"You should be patriotic, protect your family and children, not report like you have been doing for the past two weeks since this war has started," he said.
Wurzelbacher, the man who stole the limelight from Republican presidential candidate John McCain during the American election campaign, has found a new job - as a correspondent for the Internet Web sites PJTV and Pajamas Media.
"I don't think journalists should be anywhere around war. I mean you guys report where our troops are at. You report what's happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I think it's asinine. I think media should be abolished from, you know, reporting, war is hell."Here's where the generalization comes in: Our "joe" is--or should be regarded as--chilling evidence of just how close to ambient fascism have drifted the lumpen-folks here in the good ol' USofA. If our "joe's" the exemplum of Mid-Dull Murkan intellect, judgment, and critical acuity, the schools have succeeded beyond their wildest imaginings in crippling the capacity of the people to rule themselves as free beings. Our "joe" has been 'schooled', if he has not made any sort of 'education' from his efforts.
Which, of course, since around 1950, has been the schools' job. USer schools have created a nation of willing idiots. Willing suspension of disbelief is great, but when the proscenium has been elided by the sheer scope of the production, it is more of a given than a construction.
Study upon experiment upon test upon poll over the years has shown that the Bill of Rights would not be approved by a majority of citizens if subjected to a plebiscite. And that is already WITHOUT the pallets-ful of money and the barrages of influence that would be donated to their defeat at the polls.
Samuel "Joe, the plumber" does no more than illustrate chillingly, I hope--just how inclined towards submission to fascism have grown the great mooing masses of the people. Freedom is damn unpleasant. Murkins don't want freedom. They want cheap consumables.
Goood to go...