Monday, April 26, 2010

That Touch of Serling -OR- Cue Theme From TWZ

Did anyone else try to watch the History Channel's "America: The Story of US"? Holy Fuckmoley! Such a severe disconnect between aggrandized glorification of our anti-empire birth and our present superpower projectionism? The blind spot is astounding!

Was that the point of the exercise? Was this just a sinister DFH plot to connect the dots and expose our failure to learn from our own history? Somehow I doubt it. The Georges were on prominent display with our George emerging as the more regal of the two. The patriots broke the rules of civilized society and won a world changing victory. They broke those rules because "civilized society" had gotten too self-important and uncaring for the difficulties their privileged status caused for anyone else.
How can that not be history's lesson for today?

Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.

As Americans, we need to be keenly aware of the consequences of power structures that neglect, dismiss and victimize the powerless. I suppose one might say that makes me a sympathizer. I prefer thinking of it as an UNDERSTANDER. Someone who's trying like heck to learn the lessons our own history is trying to teach.

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