Right of Way, Coming Through: What’s important these days, anyway?

August 9, 2004 at 10:16 am | In yulelogStories | Comments Off on Right of Way, Coming Through: What’s important these days, anyway?

Well, hold on to your hats if Adam Sparks’s editorial, Why Kerry Will Lose The Election in the San Francisco Gate is on the money. What I really distrust in Sparks’s analysis is his manipulation of how we should perceive perception: Sparks regards the potentially popular perception that Kerry would be (marginally, infinitesimally) better than Bush as deluded, even as he disregards the more global (figuratively and literally) perception that a Bush re-election will be a major signpost on the road to enlightened false consciousness as insignificant. I guess that’s modern cynicism, with sharp elbows: delusion isn’t useful unless you can push it into the other guy’s boots, in which case it becomes pure rhetorical gold; but insignificance is always majorly ok as it preserves the status quo.

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