Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grow The F*ck Up, America

Upon observing this so-called controversy - if by 'controversy' one means a giant thumb-sucking circle jerk soaked in sulkily hurt feelings that continues on far too long to be seemly - I have had quite enough of the milking, thank you.

This isn't Osama bin Laden setting up a teen recruitment and travel bureau conveniently located in Midtown, nor is it a school for swarthy assassins using Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh headshots taped to the practice dummies (an infinitely more productive use for those humanoids perhaps notwithstanding)
...And if that's not what we're talking about, then what is the problem?

A multipurpose temple of faith and place of community being built to service the spiritual and temporal needs of fellow Americans and visitors to the U.S. is now the most terrible affront to white Christian values and the memory of the dead ever? Spare me.

With the exception of the 'professional Left' and any citizen with a balanced agenda and more than a double-digit IQ, America always thought 'it couldn't happen to them'...that vast oceans and a fragile universe of presumed and inferred goodwill built up over time would shield them from the simmering rage of those for whom hatred of the West is one of the few reasons for living - a group far from the majority of adherents to the faith in question, albeit a ever-growing demographic as a result of fecklessly declared wars.

This bill of goods was and is sold daily to the citizens via their leaders who tout one set of values and perform quite another interminably, never caring that their inconsistencies may someday come to light since the consumerist ignorance of the governed would presumably reassert itself one way or another.

Well, it happened...And the Great White Father couldn't save them.

In fact, he left the door open for the boogieman to come in, then allowed the subsequent years to devolve into a drunken orgy of destruction and waste, while his pals filled their blood-soaked pockets at the country's expense.

Nice daddy America had there. One of countless pointless tragedies that ensued, but elections (like births) have consequences, yes?

Unfortunately, common sense always struggles to triumph over jingoistic exploitation and cynical demonization for political profit - and the masses who ignore and forgive the shortcomings and predations caused by those of a more 'acceptable' religion have once again rushed to heap ill will upon those who live and worship 'unlike them', yet in the end who are reaching for the same higher places as they themselves purportedly are.

Anyone else see the disconnect in values here? The tolerances implicit and explicit in the words of the Christian savior, and the written declarations of equality and fraternity on which the United States of America is founded on are naught but ludicrously self-serving nonsense, should they emanate from those who so loudly decry the construction of this facility in that location.

For such people, their religious 'faith' is mere cold ashes in the mouth, and their 'patriotism' a form of pornography to stimulate themselves when more conventional impulses fail.
This state of affairs has continued for decades, and the only change subjectively noted is that I'll be refraining from commenting on it anymore with any hope for meaningful progress toward enlightenment.

It's the 21st century, and you've been in existence for almost 250 years.

Grow the f*ck up, America.



Suzanne said...

*standing in chair clapping wildly*

Cleveland Bob said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, db. Standing right next to Suzanne and clapping.

Can I come stay in your country for the remainder of my days? Mine is just too plain stupid for my tastes.

darkblack said...

No diving off that chair without a helmet, Suz.


I wish all my American friends could come and stay in a Canadian refuge, CB - It's not like Canada doesn't have room...Or blackflies.


microdot said...

Garr... Sarko France is becoming more like America daily. Beware of the fickin gypsies...
I'm in my isolated hamlet...
I'm afraid of the past
I'm afraid of the future
And the present makes me pretty nervous...

I am going to embark on an extensive diagnostic North American Tour in late September.
I will take the pulse of the infested American Body from a point uniquely situated for the most acute rendering of a diagnosis...
Toledo, Ohio!

Laura said...

Great post. I couldn't agree more. :)


darkblack said...

Toledo, Ohio? Indeed, microdot - the locus of the wingnut Andromeda strain may well be found there, so good luck and don't forget your protective superhero galoshes.


Thank you, Laura - It's just cranky old darkblack shooting off a foolish mouth again, and the time for such indulgence is growing short.

One of the reasons that I have curtailed my pictorial criticism activities of late is the sort of lunacy currently exhibited by certain American political elements - I spent years caricaturing the Bush administration at their venal peak, but this new breed are mentally occluded caricatures in and of themselves.

It's very difficult to move those sorts of behaviors and attitudes to their final ridiculous conclusions in an artistic way without becoming overly nihilistic - merely mirroring their psychotic gestalt is not where I wish to go.

Thus, the gradual fade to black.


Distributorcap said...

we really are the most immature nation on earth

Oblio said...

NAILED IT!!!! Brilliant observations... I've been having an ongoing convo with a childhood friend who is now a hard-core, right-wing evangelical Christian conservative Republican who believes the Park51 project is an affront to avery American, the new Wahabbi front.

I recently retorted to him that it is amazingly ironic that I, an avowed anti-theist who believes that ALL religions are cults, should be defending Park 51 to him, an avowed evangelical Christian who believes every word in the Bible as literal truth and holds the Constitution as a strict constructionist document,

He's got nothing to come back with... his hypocrisy holds him mute, but I'm sure he's praying for my everalasting soul heh heh heh.

Thanks for your wisdom... we need more of that in this ADD-addled nation.

Cirze said...

I love ya, DB.

You speak the word (for me), and no one does it better.

Live long, my friend, and prosper (as I know you will).


P.S. So, there's room? For us all?

Unfortunately, common sense always struggles to triumph over jingoistic exploitation and cynical demonization for political profit

but this new breed are mentally occluded caricatures in and of themselves

merely mirroring their psychotic gestalt is not where I wish to go

Unknown said...

Nice one. Plan B awaits your munificence. Arse.


PD listening to "No Quarter", the live version.

I'm more pretty than you.