Romney "suspends" (weasel weasel) his "presidential campaign." Who cares? What difference does it make? The significance and possible turning point is this: it's a precise snapshot of what Bob Altemeyer is talking about: The greatest threat to American democracy today arises from a militant authoritarianism that has become a cancer upon the nation. Worse than that: "Double-highs" like Romney dominate... and blur the difference between reality and fantasy.
What is the difference between reality and fantasy… and the physical and metaphysical? Is there a difference? Here is the story of La Realidad… reality… and what it’s like in A Place Called Chiapas a 1 ½ hour film. A faster intro is in this article by Naomi Klein.
The mythology … folklore and fakelore, the personality cult… God, Jesus, Santa Claus, Subcomandante Marcos … vote for hoodie or loodie… maybe Chiapas and places like them reveal the difference between metaphysical hope and comfortable binkie-suck. Compare the Priest and the Bishop.
Then there are the “Social Dominators.”
"They don’t believe much in right or wrong – it’s more about what they can get away with."
Maybe that’s why Pastor Neutics at the Megachurch resembles a defensecorp CEO. Maybe that's why Stepford-Romney resembles both. It certainly explains the fucktards who simply can’t understand why doing anything possible to “maximize profit” might be undesirable: Clean environment or prisons? Sheeit. The “smart money” is on prisons and “security.”
"I also see this as a more attractive sector, as many do, than clean energy."
Hey fucktard… is that a spare planet in your pocket, or did you just get a “bonus dividend?” Usually “social dominators” don’t even bother to bullshit… unless they get paid extra. The fact that they ARE "bullshitting" means they will easily strangle you "Ron Paulitos" in your own "lbertarian" guts.
The good news is, as resources dwindle- the SDs begin to eat each other (see “Chiapas”). The bad news is, the rest of us are on the gnawbone pile long before that happens. They’re now on the final frontier… hiring thugs who are either small-time social dominators or (like most USAns) followers who will grasp at any asshat “ideology” (and actually “believe” it) that keeps them comfy AND blinds them to the misery of others. SDs really don’t f*cking care… unless they’re a “double high.”
Is there a difference between the sweet bullshit that gives hope to the miserable and oppressed and the cheesy bullshit that makes the fatties more comfy-wumfy? Maybe if one is willing to suffer for the sake of one’s bullshit… it might NOT be bullshit. Faith that moves mountains and all that. Or… it might be bullshit of the worst possible kind.
Maybe that’s La Realidad.