Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sound and Fury



Grab a baseball bat and crank up Disturbed's Prayer.

Meet the new face of American outrage: relatively intelligent, surprisingly informed and (therefore) extremely pissed off.

God how I'd love to see this motherfucker put in a room with Jim Cramer.

12 comments:

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

OMG, 10 minutes of this drivel is too much. The only way I've lasted 4 minutes is I listening as I'm typing. Yikes!

Chez said...

It gets damn tedious -- and the unfortunately obligatory derision heaped on Barack HUSSEIN (= epithet) Obama's name is obnoxious -- but overall this guy's on the money. Literally.

Thomas said...

All that and he's smart enough to realize he needs thought bubble to let many of those who will view this that he's 'being sarcastic'. My redneck relatives aren't all stupid, but that racist side still bites them in the ass.

Che Grovera said...

I'm confused...and your use of the term "obligatory" (re: the Obama reference) only adds to it, Chez. Why obligatory? The Southern accent?

Unless there's a teleprompter in that cabin that he DIDN'T destroy, he had all those numbers in his head. Whether they got there as the result of paid work or judicious use of free time, the information belies the presentation. In other words, I smell a smokescreen. You can be populist (which is what I believe that rant was shooting for) and not support Obama, but there's a whole lot of context missing from that clip -- as well as your presentation of it.

Chez said...

Come on, Che. You know me better than that. It has nothing to do with the Southern accent and everything to do with the populist rage. I want to believe that a lot of those who are furious about the state of affairs in this country right now could completely refrain from being influenced by the Tea Bagging crowd, but for the most part that's too much to ask. This fucking mess isn't Obama's fault -- but even if you're going to blame him (or at the very least blame him for not trying to wipe the slate clean and give the nation back to the middle class) then at the very least do us all a favor and don't hint that his middle name -- HUSSEIN! -- is the reason why.

The enjoyment I get from this clip -- bullshit, context or not -- stems from watching a guy who seems to have some idea what he's talking about swinging a bat at the figurative system.

Che Grovera said...

Fair enough, Chez. If I was taking you to task at all, it would be only for not providing any background whatsoever. The clip is enjoyable enough taken at face value, but I can't help but wonder what this dude's motivation is. He's informed enough to make a whole lot of sense, but the little bullion shill at the beginning is...hackle-raising.

OK, so it really didn't take too long to find him on YT. Perhaps he is the new face of populism in this country. I thought maybe the redneck vibe was just a front (I'm getting a little too "meta" in my old age), but his production values appear to be genuine. I might have gotten even more out of it if he had taped a picture of Lloyd Blankfein to that printer...

Chez said...

Agree about the shill part. Never fully trust anyone who wants you to buy something or is generally looking for a profit of some kind.

kanye said...

It's not just a bit of shilling, guys. This is a commercial. It's the youtubeification of a radio spot for precious-metals-as-a-hedge-against-the-dollar that's been running on Limbaugh's program five spots a day/five days a week for twenty years. Pretty clever, actually.

What's really interesting is to see just how far he's come since his Dexy's days.

Capt. Clown said...

I only clicked through quickly, didn't hear anything racist or anything directed at Obama, so...

I was totally with the guy from what I heard. The reason the populist rage isn't effective is because the GOP/Dems have effectively neutered it with the us/them friend/enemy pretend war against the parties.

If everyone shook that off and just demanded from whoever was in office that the special favors that allow Goldman Sachs and its ilk to function like the mob (as well as all the special interest groups that get their way through legal bribes to elected officials) we might just get somewhere.

On a side note, one of the final 18 players so far in the World Series Of Poker is a retired Goldman-Sachs exec, he's kicking ass, knocking out "regular players" right and left on his way to a bigger payday, and the level of "hatred" (too strong a word for this, but it'll do) I have for that guy just because he's a privileged ex-exec is scaring me a little.

I'm not a guy who doesn't like other people's successes, and I know not all Goldman-Sachs employees are devil (?), but I can't shake it.

Look at me ma, I'm a populist!

Anonymous said...

"surprisingly informed"

Nope, no southern accent condescension there.

Move along, folks.

Chez said...

That's a hell of an assumption to make -- that my claim that it's surprising that just about anyone angry is also informed these days is somehow pegged specifically off his accent.

But then, you're an anonymous dingbat, so I'm not sure I care much what you think. : )

Hoss said...

Can Obama do anything against the powers that be? It would be great but I think his hands are tied.