Friday, March 24, 2006

Kritik der Politik

Perhaps it's obvious that I'm holding out hope for South Park to be a salutary influence on political culture; the potential is there, but so is the potential for co-optation into this nonsense. Matt and Trey are not prophets, and the bulk of South Park's fan base in all likelihood doesn't comprehend its indictment of their parentalism. It's up to activists --- this is to stave off getting accused of hating activism (or politics in general) again --- to abolish the regnant autocracy of spirit in New York, Washington, London, Berlin, the Hague, Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard, Princeton and everywhere else.

Yeah, I know, get our troops out of Iraq stat. And then what do we do when it turns out that we've learned zero lessons? Here's hoping that the upshot of the Bush-years isn't the establishment of semi-constitutional monarchy by minority acclaim, a prospect that looks likelier every day.

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