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Foul language: fatheads, fools and fakes

Would you discuss “air” with and oyster?

US culture is truly suffering from foul language, that is, some language is stinking and loathsome to the senses… especially “common” sense. Perfectly good words like “freedom,” “democracy,” and most references to “God” and such have putrefied with repetition by fatheads, fools and fakes. The fatheads are those who cannot make change for half-a-brain. The fools believe what they want to believe despite all evidence in the carbon world. The fakes will say (or do) anything to maintain social dominance.

The fakes use the fatheads and fools like disposable diapers, filling and discarding them, but now the fakery is so tangled that “Framers” like Lakoff or Lunz are hard at work to either come up with a remedy or reinforcement. Before the 2006 “election,” many “progressives” took the “framing” idea seriously. Unfortunately, they didn’t take it seriously enough to realize the fakes were playing them for fools and are still doing it right now.

Frances Moore Lappé wrote in 2005 that it was “Time for Progressives to Grow Up.” It was then and still is now, but that may mean abandoning some folkways held sacred by the bleeding-heart. “Can we move beyond nuclear family metaphors?” No need. For example US culture (there IS no “government”) is neither a “strict father” nor a “nurturing parent.” US culture is a huge, fat teenager strung out on methamphetamine and glue… rummaging through our purse at night for dope and video game money.

If US culture is too big to take to the woodshed, the least we can do is cut off its allowance and change all the locks. It may take measures even more severe, but we must clearly be the adults, which also means we have to stop pretending there’s tea in the cup when the fakes dressed up in Mommy and Daddy’s clothes invite us to a “tea party” (election). It is also time to stop telling the fatheads and fools the invisible cookies are yummy to avoid “hurting their feelings.”

Will they throw a tantrum? They’re throwing a tantrum now. Will they get more brutal and repressive? They will become no more brutal and repressive than they already are. Pandering to the fakes, fatheads and fools does nothing but encourage them. Yes, they are more dangerous when threatened, but we should have learned by now: it no threat exists, the fakes will make one up… and the fatheads and fools will believe it as long as it is more comfortable to believe the threat than deny it.

In 2005, Lappé wrote, “The Left must get much better, not just at placing its issues in a compelling moral frame, but at exposing and holding the radical Right accountable for its lies and deception – without, and here is the tricky part, making those who have been manipulated feel ridiculed and put down.” Nonsense. There is no way to expose the fakes without the fatheads and fools taking it personally. Besides, when things reach the tipping-point, fakes fools and fatheads alike will deny their part in the crime.

The fakes will lie as usual about their crimes to save their own hides. The fatheads will be too stupid as usual to see any crime at all. The fools will deny complicity because they don’t want to be complicit. Don’t worry about welcoming them into the tent. When their tent falls down, they’ll be in ours soon enough—either to take it by force or to deny they were ever in the “other” tent in the first place. When language runs afoul of the Truth, why “debate” Truth with fatheads, fools and fakes?

Would you discuss “air” with and oyster?

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Comment by curt on July 17, 2008 at 2:16pm
Just what the hell inspired this?

I like it here better than "there", on OpEdNews. Don't know why. You're writ, i.e.

Fools? A dime a dozen. Was one, is one, myself. :-)

Love your writing, mein Freund. Immer eine Freude. (always a pleasure)
Comment by waldopaper on July 17, 2008 at 4:08pm
well, some pompous dick got his uns in a wad because of the following comment... not a diary or article... comment... and "flagged" it. Some kind of blather about "upgrading" the site and how nobody would "take it seriously" if there were people with "handles" who "cussed."

Saying @&%#! on the internet since 1988

All words are fair that lurk 'neath fair mustache!
- Suppose he were a fool! . . .

It’s an internet handle I take very seriously: wp. The greasy old carbon unit on my end of this pixel is unimportant (don’t mean shit). When you see the Waldopaper© wp glyph on your screen, trust your quality control team to verify it’s about something important. More than that. Talking some serious sh*t. Which got more mojo than a “consequential issue.” Every Standard American English-speaking fool knows there’s a big difference between “consequential issues” and some serious sh*t.

Mister Deedle, these financial reports have potential negative impact exposure. Man, my car broke. That’s some serious sh*t. Now it seems kinda dopey to affect a “*” in shit. We all know what shit is. Now we have to deal with it because we were to “busy” or “professional” discussing “serious matters” and ran out of oil. Now on foot, in the dark and icy rain, if some speeding truck does not blunt you out of the universe, some other fool will jump out and force a cap. And there’s hypothermia. Daylight is unpredictable.

So your life may end in a fascist blood-mad empire with the infrastructure gone and the ecosystem gone insane, is that what was bothering you, bunky? How did we both get to a place where even the religion contains the very nano-memetic poison self-interest pill with the soul of a runaway train to wipe millions- even billions of us off the earth? Has that got you down? Well stand tall, throw your shoulders back, and take a walk in the sun, brother and sister human primate… because, yes! We truly are fucked!

Now, it’s not as bad as all that as long as we can begin to talk about serious fucking shit. Now, imagine George Carlin or Richard Pryor just said that. Waldopaper is not as good as they were, but still reserves the same right to practice the fine art of talking about some serious fucking shit. It is because those words still maintain the stain of incorrectness; they should be used with skill and not indiscriminately in environments concerned with appearances, such as corporations, schools, mega-churches or in front of your mom.

You could be in waldopaper’s position: you believe “9-11” was an inside job, economic collapse has been happening for some time, there are unstable areas in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and memesphere whose cascading effect is inconceivable as Nazi Germany… you have evidence to support your position. Waldopaper talks to people all the time about how literature is important. Literature IS important. But the collapse of states, monetary and eco-systems is serious fucking shit. Especially all at once.

Without the charisma of the Madmen across the water or the wisdom of Grandmother Willow, all you have are pixels on a screen, little words on paper, so: let the words scream rationally and politely in the humility of lower case anonymity from the shade of an internet glyph about some serious fucking shit. We can still affect the space-time continuum better by using truths we know hiding like children with poopy diapers in the skirts of starched matronly institutions, patriarchal courts as well. We know shit.

We just got off the midnight interstate and walked until morning without getting flattened, frozen or frogged. Here’s a truck stop; don’t know if it’s open, don’t have any money and do be nice to the locals. On the other hand, after dealing with some serious soufflé all night long, that’s how many of us feel when approaching the internet. When cars are useless, that motorway metaphor will be worse than useless. The locals have no idea. Rod Serling is about to step out and offer you a Lucky.

That’s right; you’ve stepped into another dimension where the simulacra layers nest like “the fabled Matryoshka Doll Of No Known End.” You may be on the other end of the wormhole, knowing Jesus will be back to fix everything therefore Global Climate Instability is twaddle. The world has gone mad, kinko, and we may not be part of the two percent that is still sane. That is some serious yedda blah. But can we talk about it without self-promotion? Shit. Maybe he should change the title. You should!

You see? We are all mad except for the two percent, and half of them are probably mistaken. So the language police need to go have a meeting or something while the rest of us try to get a grip on … what? Reality! That’s right! Which is… what? You know that boring every-day normative Newtonian-clockwork thing with physics and temperature. Yeah, that. Turn off the lights for two months, and it’s a zombie movie. The correct 1-percenters have badges, but about 20-percent of the population wears them.

The 1-percenters make their living selling copies of their badges. Some people have remote-control hands all over the earth- sea- space, and some little-thread theory on paper got them there. Waldopaper does not claim to be any of these people. Waldopaper does claim to be a former outlaw biker with college degrees and shit. Whom would you rather believe -- a screen name or some yak from dominionist crackerland awash in dogma? We are all just pixels on a screen, parroting the simulacra, sacred and soy sauce.

We must get Polly unsaturated. This is serious…

That was it. Kinda reminds you of the Spittoon guy on SC who wanted everybody to use their "real" name and not "alienate the swing voters." In retrospect, probably some psyop fuck. Mebbe they'll be "alienated" when a bunch of prison-industrial goons take their kids away in shackles to send them up a fucking chimney. All this fucking yabba about "elections" and "congress" while famine is on the horizon... the global economy is in the loo... and the climate is deteriorating... makes a guy go: what the fuck? I mean- what the FUCKING fuck???

There's plenty of "...we can STILL save it if..." what- everybody wakes the fuck up? Only when the goons come to send THEM up the chimney. Until then, they'll believe the kids are away at band camp because they "want" to believe that. Maybe if "whatever" was done 4 years ago... or 8 years ago instead of buying up 9-11 memorial spoons. It's TOO FUCKING LATE.

Thanks Brudder... THAT'S what inspired that.
Comment by curt on July 17, 2008 at 4:47pm
THAT, it is.....too fucking late.

Vielen Dank ! I'm hoping it's going to come tru but there's not a lot I can do.
Comment by curt on July 17, 2008 at 5:07pm
wait a minute, wait a minute..................................PLAGERY !!!

Our 1st Sgt. used to say "and shit" all the fucking time !

Admit it, okay ....admit it, you stole that from Rubin, the ugliest 1st Sgt. to ever invade the 71st Ordenance Co. Go ahead, admit it. "N" Shit !

Comment by curt on July 17, 2008 at 5:08pm
Ordnance, Odanance, hell, goes BOOM !!


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