Friday, January 29, 2010

American Political Theatre

Last fall, in Maintaining the Deception, I wrote about how the supporting actors of American political theatre -- by limiting the scope of debate and imagination in the American public mind -- help to keep democracy down. In Dependency Limits Strategies, I observed that Campaign for America's Future and other progressive fronts for the Democratic Party were essential to undermining the democratization of capital. In Breathless Buffoonery, I noted how this progressive avant garde marginalizes authentic activists who offer genuine solutions to global crises.

In Fatuous Futurists, I chronicled their plans for positioning themselves to profit from the widescale resentment mobilized by justifiable anger at the Obama regime they themselves helped to elect, and, until recently, painstakingly apologized for. For their rising stars, capitalizing on crisis requires persistent hyperbole.

Of course, none of this is new.