by Emmett R Smith
[“Like all Democrat policy which is fundamentally about rationing scarcity, this number-cutting too is cheese-paring of the most refined sort,” says Mr E R Smith in today’s AMSN — BW]
Many times in these pages we have inveighed against the hypercredentialism of our civilization.
It is a late-historical phenomenon unique to this cycle in the Old Atlantic West, and it represents our creative attempt to institutionalize corruption. This is proof that men do indeed learn from history, because corruption always arises in late systems. Our invention in late-modernity (1865-1989) of devices such as civil service examinations, credentials and “codes” are all loss-management mechanisms. However, expedients being expedient can only delay the inevitable and not prevent it “forever,” because corruption always assumes a strategic scale “within” systems, by finally exceeding systems’ capacities to increase output satisfactory to demand.
(This fatality is attested both by the american NeoCon claim to be able to “stop” history if just enough theoretical gambits are employed on the correct populations of non-jewish semites, and by the corrupt fiscal over-involvement of policy and politicians and parties, today specifically with Israel and China, but these forms of lying and theft for now are matters outside the present point.)
However, just as professionalism contains the alchemical trace of gold of a possible historical evolution, so the arcana of the professions here and there reveal grains and nuggets of value.
The whole realm of statistical analysis is such a field, and one has no doubt that the hypercredentialists of the DNC right now are in a bitter and dire hog-wrassle with this very problem. Large fields approach absolute predictability, and the DNC managers are weighing the slip and slide of some very opposing possibilities even as we read and write.
It has escaped no ones attention that the passionate Obama-candidacy is a very real phenomenon.
It alone in fact represents the one hope of that indispensable new life-lease without which the Democrat Party is going to be shoved abruptly between now and 2012 into the historical nursinghome of the now-failing baby boom moral and political disaster already exemplified by the morally-insane GOP.
But, as well, Mr Illinois Democrat Senator Barack Obama is a puer aeternus, a pure-hearted boy-man, and his election if allowed to “go forward” will be tantamount to handing him over to the collective shadow for a brutal sacrifice. It is after all forty-five years since Americans “did” their last avatar of King Arthur, and the collective psyche is now no longer to be satisfied with the endless dollops of refined sugar represented by the trailercourt pregnancy and psychological underclass popular entertainer, Britney Spears.
After all, it is fully thirty-one years since Elvis, that other “pop” child of America’s worst state, laid down his life, and the collective psyche now waxes impatient for the re-newed gratification of the good old familiar american tragedy.
On the other hand, Mrs New York Democrat Senator W J Hillary Rodham Clinton is the only viable possibility, if a “democratic” presidency is going to lead the way in winning more life for the vampire of the Democrat Party, with “some kind of” national healthcare “for all.” Mrs Senator Rodham Clinton is of course weighed down with lots of hatred and resentments of her dating back over the course of an entire wastrel and objectively God-damned generation. But as well she also no doubt has a Hell of lot “on these other bastards,” as we say here at home in southern Minnesota ….
So now DNC statisticians wrestle with the question of when (if ever) to deploy less-than-democratic “superdelegates” in order to derail the Obama-tsunami and enthrone the seasoned matron-professionalist from New York. The question is urgent, and as the southern Minnesotans would say it is one above all of not “pissing off” and driving away any more Obama-partisans in November than absolutely necessary.
This election is still close, and the GOP Mr War Hero-Nuisance And Arizona Republican Senator John McCain will still win, if at this point DNC statistical professionals prematurely advise their seniors that Mr Senator Obama be kicked aside. Like all Democrat policy which is fundamentally about rationing scarcity, this number-cutting too is cheese-paring of the most refined sort.
For if the jittery knife now slips a whisker in favor of the wrong rat, it will be the end of the Democrat Party in the cheddar dawn of this new postmodern age of statistical market-states. So as matters stand now, and given the absolute reality of the psyche and the ravenous hunger of mythical mass-emotion, it is incumbent on Mrs Senator Rodham Clinton to rein back her dogs of ambition and give to Mr Senator Obama for now that talented Vice-Presidency which she alone can convey and use to advantage. And not least is this so especially in light of the new precedent of the intensely active cheneyean vice-presidency. Be it otherwise and were the November poll to be done today, it would be the GOP by a cheese-sliver over a fatally ratty Democrat Party, and now for good and for all.
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 10 March 2008]