It’s Over

I’ve been watching the Glastonbury Festival on Palladia. A bunch of has-been throwbacks. CSN doing “Marrakesh Express”, I never realized how twee and gay that song really was. A hippie travelogue! About buying souvenirs!

It’s over. The 60’s are over. The 70’s are over. The 80’s are over. The 90’s are over. The 00’s aren’t over yet, they’re still beating us up and taking our lunch money,  but they will be soon. Progressivism is as silly and old as “Marrakesh Express”, an old lady in Birkenstocks. Neo-conservatism, as a partial return to sanity, is a little more modern but still, as Gallagher said, stuck in the 60’s.

The people running things don’t realize it’s a new world, they were having so much fun in the old one, but it’s here, and it’s time to start living in it.

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About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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5 Responses to It’s Over

  1. Hizzle says:

    I don’t know. Whether or not something is over depends, in large part, on how much money you have. With enough money, you can recreate whatever conditions you desire, and ignore pretty much whatever conditions you dislike. That in itself is a trap (as Howard Hughes or Michael Jackson could attest), but most of the liberals who set policy for their side (and ditto for conservatives) still have enough money not to deal with anything they don’t like, either physically or culturally. Short of a literal revolution I don’t think they have to acknowledge anything is over, and as long as Netflix streaming works, I don’t think Americans are going to revolt. Legal (or decriminalized) marijuana should also help keep us apathetic.

    Glad you’re back. I thought you’d died.

  2. Hizzle says:

    As a postscript, I should add that Iggy Pop is on record saying “Marrakesh Express” is the worst song in the world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrakesh_Express

  3. Ryu says:

    Welcome back, Thrashy.

    Perception is reality. When the middle class realizes the world has changed, then we’ll see something.

  4. Able says:

    “Marrakesh Express” and songs of its ilk are nothing more than totems of “freedom”.

  5. MJB says:

    Right now it’s not obvious that progressivism is headed for the ashcan of history. That will change as their disasters accumulate. “Ancient Chinese curse, may you have your heart’s desire.” They got their heart’s desire.

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