The politics of "F" words
By Frank Scott
Journal Contributing Writer
Oct 12, 2006, 01:07
The most recent strategy of our rulers has been to
reactivate and heighten the f___ factor in prepping for the elections. The
opposition has retaliated by initiating its own f___ factor. As a result, the
nation is being f______ anew.
Let's recap: Terrorists are planning to wipe us out in ways
known to our ruling serial killers but unknown to ordinary mortals. Not to
worry, our government is on the job and stopping those villains, whether they
exist or not. And foiling their plots, whether they exist or not. Before they
can be carried out, whether they exist or not. Rest easy?
No way. More plots are brewing, and those who criticize the
efforts to arrest, torture and kill our enemies are in league with the terrorist
conspiracy, which now involves more nations and people than it did five years
ago. Didn't they tell us this would be a long war that would take years, maybe
decades, maybe centuries, to win? Are we out of our f______ minds?
Just as this strategy to instill greater f___ than ever in
the hearts and minds of our voters so that they might cast their ballots in
total ignorance and panic, another use of the f___ word was discovered by the
opposition. The party wing that stands for the rights of (some) gay people
found out that a representative, a closet f__, was engaging in f__________ with
teenaged congressional pages. Shocking, especially since this f__ might well
have wanted to f___these young boys, which would look very bad to the
conservative base supporters in the f______ community.
That is, if they forget that sending teenage boys and girls
into this nest of horny immoralists regularly produces scandal every few years.
The only difference in reaction to these sexual adventures depends on whether
the evildoer is a member of the liberal or conservative wing of the ruling
Since the liberal side depends not only on the Israeli lobby
but also on some horny secular types for its f_______ base, it reacts with more
tolerance, especially when one of its own is screwing around, or hinting at
thinking about screwing around. The other side depends not only on the Israeli
lobby but also on some Armageddonly pseudo-celibate types for its f________
base, so it screams bloody murder at any attempt to screw around, screw
straight, or screw any other way. Unless, of course, its own hot Armageddonites
are the ones doing the screwing.
Mind you, that we are murdering people all over the world
isn't all that important. But that someone in Congress may have been thinking
about having sex with teenagers, and worse, got caught in his thoughts, wow!
That is a major problem that should bring the nation to a standstill.
What's a citizen to do? Vote for the "f" factor
and support our rulers, or the "f" factor and support our alternate
rulers? Many will probably choose to f___ the whole process, which under these
circumstances might not be a bad idea.
Back in the real world -- barely noticed by our media, our
politicians and by virtue of their lies and misinformation, our people --
things have been moving in the direction of a different "f" word. The
global struggle of people to f___ themselves from the yoke of neoliberal
imperialism -- terms hardly ever heard here in "f" country -- is
making gains that translate into losses for what seems to be our side, but
really isn't. Confused? Don't be such a f___.
Progress in the global movement does not come without
continued suffering. The death toll is rising in Iraq, the horror continues in
Palestine, and there is a renewed threat that the idiot f________ U.S. regime
and its Israeli partners might be stupid enough to attack Iran. What the f___
are we to do?
Some will try voting, in an election that may break records
for low turnouts. While disgust with the political process grows, there is no
alternative party yet strong enough to truly offer national opposition to the
ruling cabal. But desperate hope will attract participation in the struggle
between the polio party and the cancer party, offering the choice of a
crippling or a terminal disease. Vote for the cripple party and pray for a
cure, so to speak. This will have to do, until Americans move on from the
divisive search for bad guys and conspiracies to start a war, and focus on
achieving some democratic unity in order to change systems and stop all war.
That involves a broader critique of what ails us, and a more
informed and inclusive organization of citizens to confront our collective
problems. Whether the threat of global warming, the arrogance of foreign policy
or the broader economic racism at the core of imperial domination, these will
not be solved by changing the furniture at the palace, but only by rebuilding
the entire structure. Among other things, that will call for a new party, and
we don't seem politically mature enough to create one at this time. That's why
we're stuck with these f_______ lames.
So on election day, whether you stay home and participate in
TV's alleged reality, or go to the polls and participate in our alleged
democracy, try not to be too disappointed at your spectator status. Start
building a new political voice for all of us, and next time you may be able to
do something to f___ them, and not yourself.
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Frank Scott. All rights reserved.
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Frank Scott writes political commentary which
appears in the Coastal Post, a monthly publication from Marin County,
California, and on numerous web sites. He is a native New Yorker who now lives
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