Everyone’s getting there Puj on these days. Check out an interview he did over at WOTT. Time to shred the gnar.
You know what really shreds my bank slips? My dad? No: America’s Messiah Complex. We have this articulate, intelligent President, but he’s not Frankenstein Superman. So he’s worthless, right? This guy got on television and said we could change America, but we’d have to work? Fuck that. I want Ronald Reagan to kiss me good night after he tucks me in so tight my toes break. I want to wait for that golden shower to trickle down through the glass ceiling of my house on the hill until it fills my third wife’s margarita glass.
Honestly, what can the President do besides generate a dialogue with the country to set an agenda to do the job? Maybe the insane abuses of a federated system by the previous administration got us confused, but last time I checked, we had a representative democracy that operated from the bottom up. So, why don’t we act like that? Why don’t we hold our local leaders accountable? Maybe because we weren’t taught how or we don’t have the time? Imagine that: consumer/citizens running around frantically to obtain all material necessity from retailers instead of each other who are too tired to actively shape our world or hold our leader accountable?! It’s like a carrot on a stick with a hook in it.
Ever wonder about local elections and why you never vote in them? Me too, but I’m starting to reconsider my ignorance as a weakness and not just a fashion accessory to add to the long list of things I believe in. We all know “the system is corrupt”, but maybe only if we expect the Neo-Christ to descend from the Ivory Tower and make everything “our definition right.” Or maybe it’s easier to say my hands are too clean to ever get dirty?
Isn’t that just a Messiah Complex that will result in insane conservative backlash, because their persona demands you allow them to function as savior against an old, worn out, Muppets-off-SNL-Season One, outside aggressor? Will this be a song later? You know it will be!
So, here’s my State of the Union: local power is consolidated to a certain worldview that votes for itself because it has the capital and connections to get the votes. That local power is rabidly interested in staying in power, and it rises to the House and Senate in order to continue to shape the material, intellectual, and ideological realities for us to deal with. Then you have a Congress that represents some bizarre “constituency” that shows up to their gigs and buys their merch so they can tour forever, and make laws so you can’t. Sort of like a Country Club, but its the whole country. Some people call this historical materialism? Do I care if you think I’m right or are we as a country just desperately in need of actual public debate and discourse besides pundit caricatures of politics for King Baby? It’s like reconstructing Meta-Nazi Germany with Legos but you’re the Allied Power.
This country club is so meta-bourgeoisied out that it promotes policies that simply reinforce the funding and vote pooling of a certain type of person, and why shouldn’t they: apparently it works. So what are us young dude/ettes going to vote about? How do we learn where to vote? And how to vote? And how to generate our own pools of capital to draw from to promote relevant leadership and polices? Do we even care? Do we know how? How do we shape our own reality? Like that parental mystery of “constructive behavior” or knowing that refusal to adapt bows to yesterday. I believe Lil Wayne refers to this phenomenon as “Young Money.”