COLUMN 104, APRIL 1, 2004
(Copyright © 2004 The Blacklisted Journalist)
NADER RUNS AGAINST BOY EMPEROR IN RACE TO BE THE 'MORE DESPICABLE'
(Cartoon by Joel Roi Aronowitz)
Ralphy Nader isn't in a
presidential contest so much as he's competing with Our Boy Emperor in a
contest to determine who is more despicable to enlightened Americans.
Our Boy Emperor tries to
describe himself as the standard-bearer of the Party of Lincoln when actually he
is the embodiment of Neo-Fascism. In other words, he is the equivalent of an
American-style Hitler. We who love our country more than ourselves must unite
against Our Boy Emperor. Obviously, Ralphy loves himself more than his country.
He loves himself so much that he keeps his head up his ass because he doesn't
want to see anything but his own shit.
A man with his head up his
ass is a description of a fundamentalist and Ralphy is just as much of a
fundamentalist as abortion clinic bombers or Neo-Fascists or the maniacs who
destroyed the World Trade Center. Fundamentalists are willing to kill or die for
their beliefs. Just as Ralphy is willing to kill America's chances of
overthrowing Our Neo-Fascist Boy Emperor.
Fundamentalists refuse to budge an inch---even in the face of a tidal wave. They know no such
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compromise. Ralphy says both the Democrats and the Neo-Fascist Republicans are
for sale to the highest bidder. And that both have been bought by the filthy
rich global corporations. That may be true but what is also true is that the
Greater Evil is NOT a fallacy. And what is also true is that Ralphy already has
been instrumental in putting our country into the hands of the Greater Evil.
Ralphy complains a lot
about Our Boy Emperor, but he has forfeited his right to complain. In 2000,
Ralphy campaigned while his sloganeers proclaimed: 'tHE LESSER EVIL
FALLACY." In other words, although most people considered Al Gore the lesser
evil, the Naderites insisted Gore was just as evil as Our Boy Emperor.
So, with the Republicans
having been accused of secretly funding Ralphy's campaign, Gore lost the election to Our Boy Emperor,
who quickly went about proving that he WAS the Greater Evil. And that the
Greater Evil is NOT a fallacy. Haven't we all seen how evil the Greater Evil
can be? Haven't we all seen our Boy Emperor deceive us into a needless war
while at the same time dragging the country back to the oppressive conditions of
the 1890s, when another Republican president, William McKinley, was so
much the tool of the robber baron warhawks that he was caricatured in one famous
cartoon as an "imperialist despot?" Haven't we all seen Our Boy Emperor destroy almost
all the environmental gains that earned Ralphy his prominence? And so Ralphy,
who is well aware that a vote for Ralphy was---and still is---a vote for Our Boy
emperor, has become complicit in forfeiting whatever reputation he had earned.
For four years, the
fundamentalist far left has been trying to sell us the fairy tale that it was
Jeb Bush's thievery that won his brother a 500 or so majority in Florida. But
it's obvious that it wasn't Jeb Bush's thievery, as the Naderites want to
delude themselves---and the rest of us---into believing. It was Ralphy's
thievery. Ralphy stole some 90,000 votes from Gore in Florida. Ninety thousand
stolen votes compared to Jeb Bush's thievery is the difference between 90
grand theft and petty larceny. And that theft of those 90,000 votes is what
put our Neo-Fascist Boy Emperor into the White House.
In other words, it was Ralphy who put America into the hands of Our Boy Emperor and his gang of Neo-Fascist corporate crooks. And again, four years later, Ralphy is trying to do the same thing all over again. Ralphy and the fundamentalists who voted for him have bent so far left that the political spectrum is no longer as flat as the world was once thought to be..
Those fundamentalists have
bent so far left in order to stick their heads up their asses that the political
spectrum has curved around to meet the fundamentalists on the far right, who
have bent in the opposite direction so they could also stick their heads up their
asses. There they are, the fundamentalists of the far right and the far left
mingling at the ass ends of the political spectrum with their heads up their
asses, indistinguishable from one another.
They're both minorities.
And they're both holier-than-thouers. They think they're so holy that they
can anoint themselves to rule the rest of us. In other words, Ralphy, our great,
self-proclaimed far-left elitist, has become---along with his far-left
fundamentalist minority---as Neo-Fascist as the Neo-Fascists on the far right.
After all, the important thing for all of us opposed to the Neo-Fascists is to unify! To join in getting Our Boy Emperor and his gang of Neo-Fascist corporate crooks out of office, out of power and out of the way of democratic progress. But Ralphy is too busy looking at his own shit to see, to know or to care what's important. ##
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