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An American Jacobin speaks of politics and politicking in this here contemporary America:

Power gives space for subversion to emerge in order to control it, my friend’s brother’s girlfriend’s sister’s boyfriend said at one Christmas Party, paraphrasing or quoting Foucault.

I say that Power gives us the space in America to Play-act at subversion to give us the illusion of having been subversive, all the while remaining complicit in the Machiavellian schemes meant to divide us, beat us, keep us contained and in service of Power and Money.

Congressman Cortez is another mask the Power and the Money will wear to keep its Machiavellian schemes on track. He grew up more White than I did, if I can borrow this notion of whiteness as we use it, as we have bandied it about in one or another medium controlled by an elite as powerful as any monied elite, as monied as any new power elite, a triumvirate of Oliagrchic Power that will successfully hide behind this bourgeois puppet, Señor Cortez; all of these illusions set on the stage of one or another Machiavellian Politicking drama, wrought to keep real social consciousness stagnant or proverbially one dog chasing its tail after another dog barking at its own reflection. Yes, certainly entrenched in the Totalitarian American Bourgeoisie, he is, she has been . . . Another member of that 9.9% just under the top 0.1% of our income strata that play-act at being just like u and me, but are in effect the Free Booters of the new Totalitarianism.

Socialist? Please! A marionette of Power, for certain.

And I am not herein going to enter an exchange of diatribes as Americans love to do because they really do not love to think, having reduced mind to brain functions, degraded reason and passion into emotion after emotion, preferring superficially skimming blogs to reading deeply. Yes, all the while also succumbing to the mistaken notions that knowledge is impossible, that Truth is a lie, that there are no Absolutes, that even minor ‘t’ truths should be subjected to infinite rebuttal. Yes, in a country whose guiding metaphysic is that doubt is the highest wisdom and that all philosophical inquiry should end with an assertive affirmation of doubt, more or less a new dogma . . .

Ocasio-Cortez will be able to masquerade as a socialist, when in fact she will become another mask of color that Power and White-White Elites will wear in another grotesque political minstrel show.

Ocasio-Cortez will mistake her job as one of commitment to fighting Whitey, who she will locate in lower middle income to mid-level middle income caucasians of all political persuasion; also those of whom she should know much better than I–myself a non-White Urban, Working-Class Catholic Caucasian–while she, having lived and gone to school in Yorktown Heights, Westchester County . . . 89% White!!!! I lived a more racially diverse life than she–adapting and assimilating Whiteness so she can then wear the Latina costume in Congress. Oh, the average income is 96k a year in her hometown. The fucking average!

“Fuck you, cunt,” a woman in a Brooklyn bar says, herself a professed socialist. “Ms.Cortez is as Socialist as the Barons putting a knife to King John’s throat over the parchment of Magna Carta were liberal; no! She is as liberal as any Protestant Reformer named Luther, Calvin, Zwingler or Increaser Mather were; no! She is as liberal as Oliver Cromwell, perhaps?” This woman in a Brooklyn bar said, asked, insisted others listen, these others, she would have said as she had thought, were in-formed by the Propaganda of American Bourgeois Elites. “You do know that over 90% of our media is owned and controlled by just six corporations?”

All too grotesque.


Written by jvr

February 26, 2019 at 1:08 pm

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