A native-born Rhode Islander, educated in Providence Public Schools, went to college in North Carolina and a political junkie and pessimistic optimist.

One response to “The trouble with political parody”

  1. Johnnie

    “For all the satire of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, they’ve helped make precious little change in America.“
    Quantitative changes in consciousness are taking place all the time. Change is the only constant. Under certain conditions, qualitative leaps in consciousness occur where people are able to grasp in weeks what would have normally take years to understand. 
    If the U.S. were to become involved in a war or nuclear exchange on our soil, I can assure you and other privileged and ignorant Americans that you would soon begin to see the world in a very different way. And when I say ignorant I don’t mean it pejoratively. 
    This thing in Syria is racketing up. Putin has threatened to attack Saudi Arabia if the West attacks Syria. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the chief U.S proxies and financiers in the region. Pakistan’s largest religious party has come to the aid of the Saudis and warned Putin that his threat would be treated as a declaration of war against Islam. This brinkmanship is being engineered by the  U.S. and it could conceivably get completely out of control. 
    Meanwhile, Americans are blissfully ignorant of the facts abut what can happen and will eventually happen – if we don’t take history into our hands – as nations and capitalist economies compete for markets and resources.  Marfioso periodically “go to the mattresses” in disputes over territories and markets, so do capitalist economies for the same reasons.
    The Internet has made the world a lot smaller. Most of what we have been taught, and continue to be fed, is complete bullshit. The truth is out there if you look for it. 
    This is worth reading: Saudis Go on full alert after Putin threatens to hit S. Arab in reprisal for US attack on Syria

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