Friday, March 12, 2010

Born in the USA

Everybody's a Communist. Everything you say or do or want or don't want is Communism. The sun comes up in the Communist East and sets in the Communist West. Hamburgers are Communist, hot dogs, apple pie and motherhood. Reality itself is Communist according to Beck, the bombastic blond Aryan brother from Fox.

And that includes the song that's become all but a second National Anthem, Springsteen's Born in the USA. It's Anti-American propaganda because it's about the bittersweet truth of growing up in a country that fights wars for war's sake and abandons the worn out warriors to live in the streets; a country that's racist here and abroad, a country where some struggle and never get anywhere but a country we're proud of in spite of itself, like a prodigal child we love even through our despair.

The truth actually is Anti-American and Communist according to Glenn Beck because true Americanism is all about constant rage and hatred toward Americans and the government they choose and the contempt for civilization, the contempt for anyone different than Glenn Beck. In fact the Constitution is anti-American, the law, the truth: history is anti-American and so it's patriotic to lie and patriotic to distort, to defame, to libel and slander and bear false witness while fake tears run down his fat face. To be a "real" American, when Bruce and I were young, used to mean supporting the Vietnam war. Now it means supporting war for war's sake - just to show the world how tough we are. Now it means unalloyed hatred of the Black, Kenyan Muslim secretly in league with atheist communism and theistic radical Islam.

It's patriotic to pretend that we have nothing and never had anything to apologize for, that the age of white male suffrage, Jim Crow, lynchings, segregation and misogyny laws was a golden age. We were better off when half us lived in poverty, most of us died indigent, minorities knew their place, monopolies ripped us off and banks regularly collapsed. It's patriotic to be ignorant.
"It's time for us to wake, wake up, out of our, um, dreamstate." Said Beck, quoting Adolph Hitler's book. "Wake up out of the propaganda. The, you know, this is the thing that, people who come from the Soviet-bloc or Cuba, they're all saying, 'How do you guys not hear this? How do you not see this?' Well, that's 'cause we don't ever expect it."
No, it's true, we didn't expect that Bruce Springsteen hated America until you told us and we didn't expect it because it's a God damned lie like every word out of your mouth, you sick, greedy, ignorant treasonous bastard. We didn't expect that someone could make millions by doing what Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw Haw once did. We didn't expect such evil from any American.

4 comments:

TAO said...

So, don't tell me, Glenn Beck is attacking Bruce Springsteen....

What does he get about 2,000,000 viewers? Subtract those that watch just our of curiousity, and those that watch from the comedy central shows and MSNBC shows and you have what?

1,500,000 people who are small, angry, stupid people...

Dying to be told what to hate next, dying to be spoon fed another conspiracy.....

1,500,000 people who believe they are PATRIOTS but infact they are lonely malcontents looking for a Daddy...

A bunch of people so desparate to belong they will believe and follow anything....

Capt. Fogg said...

I remind myself that they are a small minority, but somehow they all seem to live in my neighborhood and can't imagine that God isn't just another name for Fox.

CHAIRMAN TAO said...

Captain, I call it trailblazing....

We pitch our tent in the center of the right wing world and make our claim!

I was the only "OBAMA" supporter on my block...and I made sure I had the biggest sign!

Bringing light to darkness can lead to a big hangover from time to time....

Capt. Fogg said...

My community doesn't allow signs, but my immediate neighbors all supported Obama and none are Democrats. On the "poor" side of the tracks, it was quite different, sad to say.