Politics: A Simplification

It seems to me that this:

And especially this:

Is really just like this.


This is a parody:


And to me it’s like this


And this


Are parodies too.

Parodies of what, exactly, I don’t know, because I’m not sure there’s ever been a political system that wasn’t fucking ridiculous.

There’s a spectrum, I know, where some aren’t nearly as bad as others.

But so many start out as great ideas and end up as perversions of themselves.

A still from the 1954 film of Animal Farm

Most of my life, I’ve been sort of sickened by who’s in office, and by most of the stuff they do.

I’ve certainly been less nauseated in the last eight years than I was in the eight before that.

I’ve even sort of convalesced at times.

I felt remedied on election night in 2008, for example. Not just because we’ve made progress with civil rights, but because Obama seems like a human.

I still think he’s the first human president since Jimmy Carter.

I can’t say I think things have been really super great, because it seems like sometimes crazy shit is bound to go down no matter what.

But you know how all the people who run the world in The X-Files are like evil aliens or something?

That’s why this


And this


Are like this

To me.

I would be an anarchist if that made any sense. But it probably doesn’t either, really.

And I do hope for this:


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