Nothing like a bout of flu to force me to stay in bed for the morning.
Yeeeees. Sure. “Force”. That's me - a dedicated worker in the world of Capitalist cogs and wheels.
Well, actually, I must be fairly dedicated if I am at the office at all, attempting to type through half-closed eyes, ginger tea fumes and aching everything.
Or I am just plain dumb and not easily distracted from my rut… “Week day. Must get to office. Not dying, technically. Must work”.
A politics professor once told us that there are only three countries left in this world that exist by ideology: North Korea. Cuba. And the United States of America.
After hearing a snippet of good old Mrs Rodham Clinton’s speech yesterday (which I now cannot track down), I see the USA’s ideology has big plans to stay with us for the long haul.
Unfortunately. Cough. Hmmm. Did I say that.
American Ideology, also kindly termed as: AMERICAN SUPREMACY, or even, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM:
“We rock. We are great. We did something right in the creation of our country, unlike the entire rest of you idiots. That is why we need to control you. We can do anything that we set our minds to (yes, even destroy entire other countries and spur global fundamentalism on to whole new heights). We are right, and either you are part of our minions, or we need to destroy you, and build up your nations’ entrails to resemble a minion”.
Stuff like that. Maybe in a bit more of professional wording.
Their Founding Fathers are demi-gods, sent down to create this incredible nation, where anything is possible (except nationwide free health care), and anyone can achieve anything (where even a raving cowboy loon, who enjoys his coke like his oil - refined, can become president).
The American Dream spurs on all and sundry. The citizens buy into it, and that is why the state can get away with The Patriot Act or men like McCarthy. Anything to protect The Ideology. Any word using “democracy”, “patriotism”, “founding fathers”, "Best greatest most super duper Capitalist Free-World Model", and onwards gets them riled up into raving gun-toting flag-waving loons. And us foreign fools buy into it too, that’s why we get so angry about their immigration policies.
And since only this little section of the world was built up by demi-gods, and the rest of the world by mere fallible mortals, well, it is up to the demi-god nation to “nanny” us. And if the democrats are using the words of The Ideology to get themselves elected, what hope do we have for a less arrogant bullying America, really.
I think I’ve repeated myself enough here. Obviously the next round of meds have just kicked in, and I get back to some decent work.
Have yuuurselves a Super Duper Tuesday, y’hear!