Mon Aug 20, 2012, 11:21 AM
phantom power (22,545 posts)
"the GOP is a reactor powered by hate and crazy, and cooled by soothing Villager bullshit"
This might be the most awesome metaphor ever, even if it is 6 years old. Some of the names have changed, but the reactor remains the same. The radioactive base, cooled by a never ending cycle of happy Villager horseshit posing as conventional wisdom.
...so here is a simplified diagram I poached from a site discussing the principles of the “Very-High-Temperature Reactor” that I have repurposed to sum up the mechanical processes by which the Party of God maintains control.
Also I find when I look at it for what it is -- a machine, powered entirely by the energy from superheated lies -- the workings of it become easier to understand, deconstruct and defeat.
The Rove Rods (With Cheney sprinkles)
These are the wedge issues the GOP dredges up cycle after cycle to crank the Base of the Party up to Scared Shitless and White Hot Loco just in time for each election. It is why the GOP can fuck up whole countries and leave entire American cities to die without fear of being voted out of office 99-to-1 in every district everywhere. Because if you give mouthbreathers enough fags, burning flags and Terror Alerts around election time it’ll crowd the entire record of Republican perfidy, bloodshed and failure right out of their itty bitty heads.
The Propaganda Pumps
These babies can inject pressurized bullshit into the system at speeds varying from CNN to Fox to Limbaugh to Full Coulter. This is the Lie Delivery System, through which the air is kept thick with rightard trigger phrases like “feminazi” “activist judges” and “cutnrun” and squeegeed clean of anything resembling thoughtful discussion or honest debate.
The Radioactive Base.
This is a three-dimensional array of the ignorant, the hateful, the insane and the Christopath Right.
The Liquid Bobo Koolant
The Koolant system that keeps it all from blowing apart at the seams and melting itself back into the masturbatory fever dreams of every wannabe Jefferson Davis circulate a viscous Koolaid-based composite goo made up of 43% David Brooks, 27% Tom Friedman, 23% Tim Russert, 12% Joe Klein and 10% David Broder. If you press your ear to the containment shell you can hear in murmuring through the pipes:
“There are no crazies here.”
“The Southern Strategy is a myth.”
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