Twinkie Politics

Nice morning. Rainy in a sort of desultory fashion. Just the right mood setter for winter. And now that we are settled down to the usual grrr brrr of politics and money and tyranny there is news, or, at least, articles, bubbling out again. One of the things that I have encountered are articles analyzing the results of the recent chief executive election.[Link] These fall into two major categories: democruds talking about how they are vindicated and validated in their feudalism of social engineering and ‘justice’, an odious mixture of the imprecise and the subjective; and repulsians admitting that they vertically copulated but asserting that they are still fundamentally right in their classic capitalist feudalism and will make cosmetic changes to recover the elections two years hence.

Neither is convincing. I still maintain that the fundamental problem is politics and parties. More than half of the American electorate is now part of the excluded middle whose ideas and desires fit neither party but because of the partisan dictatorship of the process have to pick one or the other to check the box on election day. Whether the parties realize this is unclear. There is too much posturing and maskarovka. In this case it was the democruds whose program was the lesser undesirable of the two, both in terms of burdens on the taxpayer and the so-called leadership.

On a more positive note, the church of Rome has finally taken some steps to publically admit that they stole solstice. [Link] The bishop of Rome’s latest book seems, at least according to the journalists, to admit the Joshua ben Joseph wasn’t born on the twenty-fifth of december in the year one CE. Now perhaps we can recover the real significance of winter solstice and celebrate someone whose birthday was on that date.

Oscillating back the other way, this was followed by an article about why Hostess flopped. [Link] In many ways, it is indistinguishable from the political pieces. It claims that the problem was changes in Amerikan eating habits and the obesity pogrom. Sounds altogether plausible except that it ignores the sales figures were not down by 0.5 but maybe 0.1. Another whitewash job for the capitalist pirates who gutted the company and pushed it over the edge. Rather like politicians?

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