Thursday, February 26, 2009

Everything is Amazing Right Now...

...and nobody is happy. I just came across this video on a friend's facebook feed (thanks Scott!) and had to post it asap. Consider it an unofficial Part II to my Sesame Street GOP post earlier today.

The underlying point in my Sesame Street metaphor was not entirely about how lost the republicans are, and it wasn't really alluding at all to how the democrats are basically saving our ass right now. Why? Because political parties are not based on specific ideologies, sticking with one party is intellectually equivalent to being rabidly loyal to a sports team. Fact is, the republicans won't be lost forever, and the democrats are bound to start acting like jackasses again at some point. It just happens that the democrats are collectively more on the right wavelength with the people for this moment in history, frankly at a time when they couldn't ALL suck and still expect to keep their jobs.

Maybe Obama's biggest bailout was to the American political system.

Tragically, the underlying game of politics is still omnipresent, and it's still a load of bullshit. 99% of most* career politicians' jobs is to argue about money and rules, and try to gain leverage over the other guy. Outside in the real world their rules can only limit us because they are always one step behind our understanding of the world, and their turf battles will only cause collateral damage because they are often fought with tanks and bombs. But things are changing, fast.

Which gets me to the point of this post: Louis CK on Conan O'Brien.

Enjoy!




*there are exceptions to EVERY single rule that ever was and ever will be, deal with it.

9 comments:

AZWiner said...

Another one of my friends posted the same exact video on her blog this week as well. I guess this video is getting passed around, and with reason - we sometimes need a little dose of reality check. Her blog isn't politics related... but you should check her blog out:

http://alwaysfishing.blogspot.com/2009/02/everything-is-amazing-nobodys-happy.html

Damo said...

Very nice. I'm glad videos like this are getting around. It kinda taps us back into what actually matters. We've been arguing over the same crap since our transportation had four legs, one horsepower, and left its emissions in piles in the street.

Wake up people, enjoy the technological playground that is the 21st Century! FTW!

Jason Heat said...

Great clip.

B.Graham said...

This is the best thing in the world.

Damo said...

B, what is "the best thing in the world?" If you do not specify, I will assume you are referring to me.

Max Nova said...

Louis CK, great underrated American.

Brittany said...

I was referring to the clip, but if you want to believe it's about you, I have no qualms with that.

Jason Heat said...

@ Brit -

I'm so confused - do you have two blogger accounts - one you post from and one you comment from?

B.Graham said...

@ Jason -

No I just have two gmail accounts and sometimes I forget/don't feel like switching accounts if I'm already logged into one.