Greetings from Calico Blackie!
In keeping with my theme from yesterday, we all like to be identified with a winner, even if we’re lower than the piss-boy holding the bucket for the 1%’ers.
WE’RE NUMBER ONE is the chant you hear from fans of the winning sports team, then, after taking to the streets in ecstasy because “our” team won, we go about our daily lives the next day.
There’s really nothing wrong with this. We all need our escapes from the realities of the world and it’s always a good feeling to “blow off a little steam.”
Where this need to be identified with a winner becomes problematical in our society is when people take it to the extreme and beat their wives because “their” team lost.
Or they act like whether a team wins or loses really makes any difference in their lives.
You see this need to be identified with a winner manifested in America after every Super Bowl and it’s very visible in our society.
For instance, you could be living in Medford, Oregon and not even follow sports, but go downtown after the “Big Game” and a person could tell who won just by looking at the sudden proliferation of the winning team’s hats, coats, shirts, and other garments bearing that teams logo.
It doesn’t matter if the team is located 2,000 miles away.
But, it’s not just prevalent in the United States.
The same holds true for the Stanley Cup in Canadian Hockey. Remember the hockey riot in Vancouver?
People love to be identified with a winner and hate to be identified with a loser. Unless, you’re a hard-core fan and pull for “your” team no matter what.
In many ways, it’s the same with politics in America.
A hard-core member of either party will vote along party lines even if there’s blatant evidence, proof even, that “their” candidate has been bought-off by a corporation or a special interest group.
You can point out the facts, you can present your best arguments against “their candidate,” you can even beg and plead.
All to no avail.
I’m a non-partisan independent voter that usually makes up my mind to vote for whichever candidate stinks the least, so I keep my options open until election day.
Yet, there are plenty of people out there who will not listen to arguments from either side.
Case in point?
I had a conversation with a member of the community yesterday regarding the upcoming election and he said “No matter who gets the GOP nomination, I’m voting Democrat.”
I innocently asked him , “Why?”
“At least the Democrats grease you first.”
With the rest of us independents, non-partisan and undecided voters? That’s when the influence media can have with an election comes into play.
The media starts trying to get us to identify with a “winner.”
What do I mean? Check this out.
As Romney Claims New Hampshire, the GOP Comes to Grips with His Inevitability
“Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night, claiming 39% of the vote in a widely anticipated rout that at long last focused the GOP’s schizophrenic nominating contest on its protagonist.”
“Ron Paul, the libertarian septuagenarian with a Bieberish fan base, took a strong second with 23%, reaffirming his rising influence in the GOP.
Jon Huntsman, Obama’s former ambassador to China who focused his campaign almost solely on the Granite State, notched 17% to come in third, quickening his campaign’s faint pulse, if only briefly.
Calico Blackie says:
See what they did there? They established that Ron Paul is an old man with a following akin to fans of Justin Beiber. In short, a loser, and that Romney is a “winner.”
Never mind that Romney has already sold his soul to Goldman-Sachs and other massive banking interests of the 1%.
But wait, there’s more!
Also from CNN:
What’s fueling Romney’s success?
“Mitt Romney has won the New Hampshire primary. That much was clear as soon as the polls closed Tuesday night. It took a little while longer to sort out exactly where the other candidates finished behind him, but that barely matters.”
“Regardless of the other candidates’ performances in New Hampshire or even what happens in the South Carolina primary next week, Mitt Romney is extremely likely to be the Republican nominee.”
Calico Blackie says:
So, you see…The election is already over! If you don’t want to be identified with a loser, you had better vote for Romney and Goldman-Sachs! It’s pretty clear that the GOP and the 1% sure as hell don’t want Ron Paul representing their interests. So, who in the hell will represent OUR 99% INTERESTS?
THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT!
Did you see this on the networks?
‘Tea and Occupy’ — a discussion/debate between members of the two movements
“The Tea Party and “Occupy” movements have each generated considerable attention and helped shape the conversation heading into the 2012 presidential election. But seldom have the two sides engaged in a dialogue.”
“NBCPolitics.com aims to change that on Wednesday with a Web-only discussion between six members of the two movements – three “Occupy” protesters and three members of Tea Party affiliated groups. And we’d like you to participate.”
“The one-hour event, which will be live streamed on Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. ET, will be moderated by MSNBC TV’s Richard Lui.”
“See below for an introduction to our panelists, all of whom are activists we’ve encountered in the course of reporting on the two movements.”
Link to story is here:
Meanwhile, there’s some news from the “Occupy” front:
From Occupy Wall Street
“The police barricades are down at Liberty Square. Maybe it was the lawsuit filed by the ACLU, maybe Brookfield and the NYPD have learned what we all know; we are not going anywhere.”
“This movement is here to stay.”
“Come down to the GA tonight.”
So, what else is going on in the world?
Magnetic bomb kills nuclear scientist in Iran; Israel accused
‘Western powers and their allies appear to be relying on covert war tactics to try to delay and degrade Iran’s nuclear advancement,’ security expert says”
“Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and wounding two people on Wednesday, a semiofficial news agency reported.”
“The attack in Tehran bore a strong resemblance to earlier killings of scientists working on the Iranian nuclear program. It is certain to reinforce authorities’ claims of widening clandestine operations by Western powers and allies to try to cripple nuclear advancements.”
Link to story is here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45953703/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/#.Tw2vOYEpGHM
Calico Blackie says:
So, war with Iran, the 2012 Elections, bought-off candidates, Tea Party and Occupier talks, and even The NFL Playoffs coming right up, what’s trending #1 on the internet right now in America?
Molly Sims is pregnant.
From Yahoo News:
“Molly Sims, who has been a guest judge on Project Runway, had an exciting time this fall, as she got married, and also took on a new show, Lifetime’s Project Accessory, which is a spin-off of Project Runway.”
“But nothing could be more exciting for Molly, than the news she just announced – she and her husband are expecting their first child!”
OH, GOOD LORD!
For Tomorrow: Is a dog’s opinion and testimony in court more important than yours here in America?
”The sun still shines”
OCCUPY CONGRESS JANUARY 17th
Don’t forget about Officer Pike of the UC Davis PD. Let’s never forget how he and other police officers have treated peaceful protesters. He should be arrested and tried for assaulting the public.