Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Echos of a Gentle Anarchist
I rediscovered Bill Hicks after learning about Al Franken's bid for senate. I'm not much of a political junkie; don't get me wrong - I believe circular reasoning and logical fallacies are powerful tools of American political truthieness- I just get easily distracted by shiny objects.
The Libertarian party is keen, I wish they could find the next Bill Hicks in some comedy club.... or an unknown looking for wave to ride... a dark horse with the charisma of Hunter S Thompson after a 3 day weekend in Vegas.
All of the optimism has vanished from national politics. Soldiers are returning from a war without all of the body parts they left with and we as a nation don't really know what our objectives are.... or what level our resolve really is. It is a scary time in politics, because it is only a matter of time before heads will roll. I think we need a dark horse comic, who is politically aware enough to realize he doesn't have a chance to win, but will run anyway. All he has to do is show those who have made politics their career how vulnerable they are- to the rantings of a gentle anarchist. The www has made the media monopoly weaker, and it is a only a matter of time before even television will really be a two way street. You Tube is just a drop in the bucket compared to the things to come.
The campaign trail could be a series of smokey open mics with a 2 drink minimum. You Tube could carry the Meme to millions overnight.... The music industry is learning the hard way about what skywriting by the world wide web can do.... All it will take is the irreverent charisma of one person to tip the first domino.
The revolution will be televised by the common man, free from the silver spoons and secret societies. And the Dot.com era will begin.