VLADRUSHKA by John Linton Roberson (c) 2022.
I Didn't Write That!
15 April 2005
  Jesus Wept

That's all I have to say about my glance at the hideousness that is Revelations. The vertical scheduling between NBC and USA is rather efficient.

I have a theory, have had for a long time, based partly on my own experience in the South in the 70s and on some things mentioned by Stephen King in his underrated Danse Macabre. I believe that much of the strength of the apocalyptic pop fundamentalism we know in this country--which used to be mostly confined to the South and some lunatics of the Jack T. Chick variety in southern California(in City of Quartz they're called--some of them--"the Sorcerers")--is less attributable to any sort of rebirth of morality than pop culture. I mean in the person of such things as The Omen and the Exorcist. I think stuff like that is what created the present version of apocalypse culture.

It's just as much a cult as Rocky Horror. The big difference is that when you bring religion in, we're reminded what "cult" actually means.

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Love the tagline for the upcoming FDR "documentary" on the History Channel. They'd been so fixated on Jesus the past five months, I was wondering when they'd get back to World War Two. You'd think they'd forgotten Hitler after all he did for them.

Anyway, tagline is "
He became America’s shining light by keeping us in the dark." The ad features annoying and grotesque reporters, including a really ugly woman with too much lipstick, gracelessly asking questions about FDR's secret plans to take us to war and about his polio. Not in the manner, even, that reporters might have, if they had asked questions like that in those days, but the yelling, instrusive way reporters do now--at celebrity trials and such, anyway. They don't ask the President so much. But the hint is gotten. If the reporters had their way, somehow Hitler would have won or something.

Oh my. I detect indirect Bush-Iraq apologia coming on.

The ground has already been prepared for that, of course, what with Brit Hume's recent attempt to paint FDR as being for the destruction of Social Security, or the numerous times it has been said by the Republican Noise Brigades that Bush is somehow akin to Roosevelt or, on days when they may have been hitting their coke a bit harder, even Churchill. And then there's Bush's upcoming drive to pack the courts, because I guess he just doesn't think our government is ideologically narrow enough yet. Roosevelt too attempted--and failed, devastatingly--to pack the courts, specifically the Supreme Court. FDR's action will be used as a justification of Bush's own. Indeed, Republicans, when they can, are surprisingly ready to justify their actions based on what Democrats have done.

Or at least what they perceive that Democrats have done. The more I hear mant Republican attack dogs talking, the more I believe they are basing their actions now in some Bizarro vision of what they think liberals have done to them--but didn't--in the past. This is why the past four years have felt like punishment. I don't think they ever got over 1992, or worse having that confirmed in 1996. I think the Republican party really hate the American people. They can't understand us and don't really want to. There are too many different types of us. It scares them, and big words bother them, as you know.

I really do hope the moderates take back that party from this rising tide of theofascists. It would be nice to just once have something nice to say about the GOP(particularly because it seems the Democrats have ceased to exist). I truly believe we are ruled by evil people who are assisted by stupid people. And I'd really rather not live in a country where I can so easily believe such a thing.

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