Friday 6 May 2011

The Power of the Image Nation

"Last night, as Americans learned that the United States had carried out an operation that resulted in the capture and death of Osama bin Laden, I think we experienced the same sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11."
Bo Rama at "a Congressional bipartisan dinner"
May 2, 2011
When they invoke the shared mythology of their innocent victim-hood and uniquely righteous justice seeking, the lies must be of a magnitude on par with those which are tolerated and entertained, if not believed: Jesus, Santa, Satan, Osama.

Show me an actual (as in literal) fire-breathing dragon, and I'll pick up the sword and try to slay it myself. But don't tell me that one should practice on the enemies one has created and continues to create with strategically shifting moral imperatives.

Bo Rama has the audacity to dismiss the spiking of the football, but lauds the Icky Shuffle as an expression of virtue? Well, at least the language reveals this folly as nothing but sport.