Tuesday, August 24

Earth to Marxists

The main link discusses how important a President's intelligence is in relation to the job, but first of all John Berger does his usual here over that mockumentary.

What can one say?

Well, I'll definitely have some of whatever he was on when he nosed that article on to the page. (Possibly some Candlestick Park helium?)

And then I'll counterattack.

He asks, pleadingly, "How much longer" the poor will make the most sacrifices. Now I could start picking away at what he means exactly by 'poor' and 'sacrifice' - but let's go with an obvious thing (and what Michael Moore lingers on) that it's the relatively poor who often end up enlisting - and doing the fighting. The alternative is? Well if they don't do it, it's the next poorest group, then the next, and so on.

And here the harsh economic reality kicks in that the more intelligent you are, the more money you make. Of course there are exceptions, but across the world that's the way the cookie crumbles everybody. And you know what? It always has, and it always will. Because ...

Because it's the way we are.

So you can throw a Michael Moore and fry-up stuff like "Hey, let's send the rich elite out to do the fighting" - which as a notion is a jolly little chuckle if you're sixteen in the head, but idiot wind if you actually think about it for half a minute. Think baby and bathwater. Think I know what: let's force the people behind Google to the front now! That'll really benefit all of us.

Right: I think we can all agree, it's case rested on that issue. And no further questions, your Honour.

Berger is yet another to roll out the tiresome "Bush is a cretin" line. Yeah, we're back in the playground - sixteen again. Well, I have gazed and grazed on the election over the pond before on this site, and I'm easily sated, but I'll say this: if John Kerry is "smart" where does that assessment evaluate Tony Blair? He must be a god .

Here I may as well refer from the link piece and slip in the judgement by Oliver Wendell Holmes on FDR (probably the best guy in the White House over the last century): "A second-rate intellect and a first-rate temperament." So there you go. Personally, I don't see what's wrong with that combination.

This time round? It looks to me like the US has a choice of two Joe Schmoes, both of whom are iffy on the stump. (Sorry, but you have one guy who's dyslexic, and another who can't stop spouting out conditional clauses.) Neither of them are stupid, but that doesn't mean I don't scratch my bonce and wonder why America can't do better. Still, both men seem able to do what most democratic politicians have to do: please half the people most of the time.

And yes, I mean please ...


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posted by DD @ 10:13 

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