“There are a lot of smart people out there (that justify their success thus:) ‘It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.’ Let me tell you something: There are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.” -President Barack Obama, July 13th 2012
Observation: In our day and age, it isn’t necessary to weave a coherent narrative or construct a logical system of belief. In fact, all one needs to do is simply spew specific words/phrases and create appealing sound bites; let the vulgar rabble fill in the blanks and vote.
Western politics in one picture. (Credit: Arman J.)
News Flash: Shortly after the President mentions he may work towards getting some milquetoast restrictions passed someday, a photo taken last year at Camp David emerges. It appears that between vacations and appearances on David Letterman, our First Citizen picked up a shotgun and fired for the camera.
(As an aside:It must suck having all spontaneity systematically removed from your life.)
Anyway, the responses to this picture were to be expected: criticisms of the President’s political stances, silly critiques of his firing stance, comparisons with Bush, accusations of hypocrisy, accusations of him being the best thing since sliced bread, random bleatings from Murray’s Wasted Life…
An accurate representation of all modern political discourse. Over 14,000 shares on Facebook.
Just look at that beautiful example of modern leadership on the right. We see that Obama actually takes a moment from his busy day to brofist some unnamed prole. That was super awesome of him, and it really underlines why I vote Democrat.
One word: EQUALITY.
This kind of behavior is totally what we should expect from our elected officials, and especially our First Citizen. One must lead in the role they have been appointed, yet still be connected with common man (the foreign help who cleans our shit and prepares our tacos).
At first, it seems an impossible task: taking a social program that is in many ways the central pillar for modern liberalism, and re-appropriating it for productive use in a society both myself and reality is more in favor of (the reactionary, anti-liberal, bad boy society your mommy warned you about).
But at The Right Stuff we take manly pride in defending the undefendable and promoting the unpromotable… If for no other reason than it’s more entertaining than hearing about “free markets” or “oppression” for the millionth time.
In this article, I will show how an aristocratic society can transform THIS:
…With some purposeful social engineering, and the patience to wait one generation for results.