The Ghost Of Bill Hicks

Righteous howls at stupidity and mediocrity

Friday, July 16, 2004

This Machine Kills Fascists

What with the upcoming hoopla in Boston, we'll all be subjected to a lot of snark and condescension from the "real" media about how we bloggers are just a bunch of cranks with keyboards, and probably some bullshit about how the Dems are "catering to the looney left" by giving bloggers credentials.  We'll probably read article after article from pundits and "reporters" like Nedra Pickler about how silly it all is, and how blogs are just a joke.
 
They're scared shitless of us.  Deep down, each one of these pampered, lazy sacks of shit knows what a threat we are to their suckling at the corporate teat and their vise-like grip on the minds of the masses.  Every one of them, from the heads of the media conglomerates that own the papers and the cable news networks on down to the beat reporters making snarky comments about John Edwards hair or Teresa Heinz-Kerry's "ketchup fortune", knows that their days are numbered.
 
So whenever I get down about the state of our democracy, I just click over to Pandagon or Corrente or any number of other great blogs, and I realize that these people are some of the greatest patriots our country has ever seen.  Whenever I start to bemoan the whorish clowning of the Paula Zahns and Daryn Kagans of the world, I remind myself that their  irrelevancy increases exponentially each day, with every blog launched, with every post, and with every comment.
 
We're through letting talking heads dictate to us what's happening in our country, we're taking back the reins and taking control of our own destiny again.  It's a beautiful thing to behold.

1 Comments:

At July 19, 2004 at 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great quote; one of my faves from ol' Woodie.

-j
http://www.musicforamerica.org

 

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