Monday, June 06, 2011

"We Have Always Been at War with Eastern Liberals"


It really does piss me off that it's so Palin-intensive around here at the moment; the best I can do is promise that in the very near future this topic will once again drop below the radar and hopefully ditch into the Pacific where it'll silently drown. That said, this little tidbit is so unbelievable in the fact that it's actually completely believable that there's no way I can overlook it.

The Huffington Post: Sarah Palin Supporters Attempt To Edit Wikipedia Page on Paul Revere/6.6.11

The reason this is worth mentioning actually has very little to do with Palin and everything to do with one of the most virulent trends finding traction in our new multi-media universe: the notion that reality is now up for a vote, that facts can be adjusted via democratic process and if enough people believe something -- even something fraudulent and false -- it can become socially acceptable to consider it the ironclad truth.

The idea that it's easier for everyone else to get naked so that it isn't quite so obvious that the empress has no clothes on than it is for her to, you know, get some fucking clothes is the definition of mindless conformity, cult of personality and regression as a group. In this particular case, forcing everyone else to be dumber by revising written history so that Sarah Palin looks smarter -- that's the definition of an Idiocracy.

16 comments:

Steve said...

Personally, I think the whole "if you ignore Palin she'll go away" theory is about as wise as ignoring skin cancer. If the more critical corners of the press ignores her, we've already seen that the mainstream beyond Fox is willing to give her a free pass because she is such a character and good for ratings and clicks. Somebody has to call bullshit loudly and repeatedly.

AnnaB said...

Not to add to the Palin posts, but this is pretty priceless:
http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/06/05/video-fox-news-uses-tina-fey-photo-for-sarah-palin-report/

Nicholas said...

To attribute this to "Palin supporters" is a bit more than presumptuous and possibly giving them more credit than they deserve. I would imagine that most of them wouldn't know how to use the Internet or Wikipedia for that matter.... All joking aside this seems more like the tongue and cheek antics of early 20 something Internet pranksters than it does of anyone that has a serious stake in making Palin look good.

Tom Mullen said...

Fuck YOU John McCain, or thank you very much. You decide?

kanye said...

Dish Ex Malcontent: Making a Quackery of Quackery.

So when are you going start posting as RawMuscleGlutes?

byroniceye said...

Steve's comment made me think of this:

Lewis: "People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand."

President Shepherd: "Lewis, we've had presidents who were beloved, who couldn't find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty. They drink the sand because they don't know the difference."

Nick said...

Don't know that you can ever cover bumbling idiots too closely.

On the other hand perhaps the GOP's tossing Palin, Trump, Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann et al at us like so many Cirque du Soleil clown rejects is meant to do nothing more than distract us from Mitt Romney's blandeness and multiple wives...

In which case they're gonna need some more clowns.

Busayo said...

So have they edited the Wiki page on the history of the 'Statute' of Liberty?

The Bacon said...

Nick

Do you really think Romney has multiple wives or are you just using that as meaning "morman?"

Eric said...

Gahddammit. There goes tomorrow's blog post, down to the title, Chez. Back to the music video I originally was planning on scheduling. Fine, I wasn't planning on getting aluminum foil when I stopped by the market this evening, but apparently I need to make a clever hat that will keep you from stealing my brain. You can't have my brain, Chez, I need my brain. (I use it to understand the plots of porn movies, f'r'instance.)

Bastard.

Chez said...

Sorry, man. Palin is admittedly the queen of this sort of thing. She mangles the English language by saying "refudiate" instead of "refute" and "repudiate" and instead of everyone accepting that she just created a word, her acolytes begin using it -- thereby making it a word. It really is Newspeak: the mandate comes down from on high and everyone else just follows along until the cultural sea change reaches its inevitable conclusion.

Nick said...

@ the bacon -

Yes; multiple wives for Mormon.

was simply going to use the strik featrure, but it doesn't look like the blog supports it.

VirginiaO'Possum said...

Chez, "the notion that reality is now up for a vote" is your finest turn of phrase for the entire mid-afternoon.

Pretty soon, though, I'm going to have to start ignoring Palin, because her stupidity and the acolytes who celebrate it make me just want to kill myself.

Meanwhile, as rational as Willard Romney sounds by contrast, he is still the man who tied his dog to the roof of the car. A little too low on empathy for me.

L. said...

God I wasted so much time in school actually learning things.

Brandon said...

I'm actually surprised that Palin didn't say that Revere was standing up for the colonists 2nd amendment rights. She came damn close though.

David said...

If you haven't read Charles Pierce's Idiot America: How Stupidity Became A Virtue in Land of the Free" by now, you should. This is essentially his point - that we have reached a stage of our history where Truth is defined by a) what most people believe, b) what is shouted the loudest, and c) what sells the most units.

Although I will say that "the notion that reality is up for a vote" is a much better phrase for it.