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What Hath They Wrought?

Mostly crap, misery, and destruction. METAPHOR sums up the hippy condition:

The Boomers were handed a Utopian ideal – practical, technocratic, rational, with silver wheels in the sky tended over by engineers and scientists – and they abandoned it for a Dionysian version based on wrecking and remaking the world they’d inherited. Their patron saint: Holy St. Caulfield, who identified the greatest sin in the human soul: being a phoney. Better to be an authentic bastard than someone who cannot successfully convince a teenager that some ideas have an importance that transcend the ability of the individual to manifest them 24/7.

Of course they got sour; if you believe a Utopia is possible if we just retinker human behavior to eliminate greed and dress codes and football and anything else that reminds us of Dad, be it the specific one or the unseen National Dad that rules the boardrooms and bedrooms and cloakrooms of DC, then the failure of this world makes it a dystopia, the worst of all possible worlds.

Bork as some interesting insights into the period in Slouching Towards Gomorrah.  But METAPHOR continues:

Some suggest that the great disenchantment began with the assassination of JFK, and I see the point. But it’s strange that it led to a loss of faith in us, given who shot the President. (Yes, I’m one of those lone-gunman wackos. I’m a freethinker! I refuse to accept concensus!) If Oswald had been a card-carrying Kluxer or a dead-ender Bircher or some sort of far-right-wing nutcase, I wonder if we would have accepted the Warren Commission and moved along. But no, he was a Communist. Well obviously there has to be more to it, then. Same with Sirhan Sirhan: his motivation will forever be a mystery, won’t it?

Once you start to believe in the dark shadowy forces, you’re done with the world. You’re done engaging it, you’re done enjoying it. There’s no point. It’s a sham, a shell, a shiny façade erected by the Jews / Bilderburgers / Trilateral Commission/ Council on Foreign Relations /  Project for a New American Century / Masons / Knights Templar / Illuminati / Federal Reserve / Rockefeller-Royal Family Nexus / Bush Crime Syndicate / League of Grim Intent, and all you can do is post on the internet and call talk radio to argue with the hosts who think we’re free people.

It’s nice to see hope abroad in the land again, but I wonder who will be to blame when human nature asserts itself and the manna shipments fall behind. Someone has to be blamed, after all. It’s not the task that’s a fool’s errand. It’s the fools who refuse to believe in the task.

This probably blows the boundaries on fair use, but METAPHOR frames this so well.

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Nolan On Wrestling Pigs In Mud

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The Threat Of Watermelons

Green on the outside, Red on the inside.  Watch for one in a position of power near you.  Is there any clearer evidence of the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in trying to structure a system that keeps the government genie in the bottle?  You’ve come a long way, baby!  Next stop, dictatorship!

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Is Your Child In A Public School?

Then you must read this.  Do not let your child become a victim of the system.

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DEPA

Deceased Equine Percussive Activity.  It happens so often around Mr. Fu that it needed an acronym.

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If Only!

This would get me to watch The View!  Though even if this wasn’t The Onion you would know it was totally fake because Joy Behar would never use the word radula.

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We Don’t See You That Way

Peter Cook tried explaining his affair that ultimately lead to his divorce from Christie Brinkley.  He had this to say:

“My hope is that the world will see that I’m not the scumbag pervert that I’ve been painted to be.”

Heh, you, sir, are not a scumbag pervert.  IMFO (In Mr. Fu’s Opinion) you are a whiny scumbag pervert.  Why are you dragging your dirty laundry out into public?

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