Wednesday, January 26, 2011

50 najodvratnijih amerikanaca

Kao protiv teža Blicovim lista najmoćnijih tajkuna, medijskih mogula i estradnih zvezda.

Sve što znam o američkoj unutrašnjoj politici nije posledica povremenog čitanja New York Timesa, već sporadičnog gledanja genijalne fake-news talk show emisije "Daily Show" koju vodi komičar Jon Stewart.

Iza ovog zapaljivog naslova, krije se lista najodgovornijih ljudi za situaciju u kojoj se nalazi Amerika. Čak i da nemate pojma o vedetama Fox Newsa, frikova koji se skupljaju oko Tea Party, republikanske korporativne vrhuške, a znate ko su Sarah Palin i Barack Obama, uživaćete u zdravoj dozi cinizma i strastvenoj potrebi da se sranje nazove pravim imenom. Listu je kompilirao sajt The Beast.
A na vrhu liste, je običan čovek. Amerikanac, ili bilo ko drugi.

1) You
Your brain’s been cobbled together over millions of years of blind evolution and it shows. You’re clumsy, stupid, weak and motivated by the basest of urges. Your MO is both grotesquely selfish and unquestionably deferential to questionable authority. You’re not in control of your life. You wear your ignorance like a badge of honor and gleefully submit to oppression, malfeasance and kleptocracy. You will buy anything. You will believe anything. You believe that evolution is a matter of belief. You likely scrolled down to #1, without reading the rest, because you’re an impatient, semi-literate Philistine who’s either unable or unwilling to digest more than 140 characters at a time. You think Epic Beard Man is a national hero and that Bradley Manning might be Eli and Peyton’s brother. You believe in American exceptionalism despite the contrary, compelling and overwhelming evidence. You tacitly partake in all manner of atrocity without batting a lash. You’re actively participating in our species’ extinction and you’re either in denial or you just don’t give a shit. You escape into every sort of mind-numbing distraction and ridiculous, convoluted fantasy, so you don’t have to face the bitter, terrifying fact that your life is utterly meaningless.

Aggravating factors: The careers of Rush Limbaugh, Oprah Winfrey, John Stossel and Justin Bieber; the success of The Secret, “Medium” and Atlas Shrugged; the election of Rand Paul; the existence of Kentucky, Texas and “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

Via Kottke

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