Saturday, December 31, 2005

the handwritings on the Wal-Mart stickered rear end.

"If you can not dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!"
There it was. Faded. Torn. Partially obscured by "Low prices" and "D.A.R.E." Stickers, but there none the less. If it hadn't of been for the American Flag mud flaps, I wouldn't have even noticed it. Honestly, the "support our troops" and "United we stand" stickers on 5mpg, no emissions, bondo colored trucks don't draw my attention anymore. Fortunately, flagrant irony still gets me and those mud flaps... One of these days I am going to patent American Flag presto logs. They'll sell huge in red states. "Burn a flag and show your patriotism!" Course I will use a more subtle slogan.
Where was I? Oh yeah, Blind and dumb patriotism. Laugh. Ok, back to my point. The bumper sticker that sums up the current Administration. Straight out of 1975, forgotten for 30 years, and eerily prescient of the Bush years. In 2002-03 our foreign policy followed the mantra perfectly. In 04 the GOP ran a Presidential Election on it. Swift boat, flip flop (also rehashed from the 70's) made no Goddamn sense campaign, but it does in in light of this philosophy, ...Baffle them with Bullshit. Rove is a retro guru. In 05, domestic policy got the flash back treatment and I fear for 06 and all the possibilities for this to be put into effect.
If nothing else, I hope that at least history will connect the two and the Bush Doctrine will for ever be defined as:
"If you can not dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit!"
IT would be funny, if it wasn't really happening to us.