…or boy. happy days are here again. To see Ed Koch doing a video for Barack Obama 2012 is almost a jumping the shark moment. To see this uncle Festus derivative with the prop of a Jewish menorah is slimy opportunism to posit the idea that Judaism, from the mayors manicured and moist lips to god’s ear prefers the Democratic nominee is fifth avenue chutzpah that is both aggressive and insulting simultaneously.Dignified, only in the sense of the manipulative greeter at the Jewish funeral parlor. “Do you want to see the body? A peek? ”
It’s something out of the early 70′s sandwiched between a Gramercy Park clothing and Tom Carvel ice cream commerical. This whiny, cranky, wheezing old fart invoking the security of the Jewish people within the embrace of Obama is pure sentimentality descending to the level of violent kitsch. All that is needed is plastic to cover the living room couch while Koch in his parallel silent monologue drones on about how he is still able to get his wormy weenie up to half mast after a decent nights sleep. I would have preferred him to channel his energies towards a Woody Allen tribute…
I look at this as the moose being the American electorate; and that lovely dichotomy known as the active passive energy syndrome which great comics like Allen know how to work: the tug of war between those searching for control and those for power and by extension how both traditional conservatism and liberalism have been appropriated and seen their visions totally corrupted, perhaps, sadly, more endemic with the Dems based on the higher volume of vitriol. tragic. Woody Allen:
I shot a moose, once. I was hunting up-state New York, and I shot a moose, and I strap him on to the fender of my car, and I’m driving home along the west side highway, but what I didn’t realize was, that the bullet did not penetrate the moose. It just creased the scalp, knocking him unconscious. And I’m driving through the Holland tunnel – the moose woke up. So I’m driving with a live moose on my fender. The moose is signaling for a turn, y’know. There’s a law in New York state against driving with a conscious moose on your fender, tuesday, thursday and saturday. And I’m very panicky, and then it hits me: some friends of mine is having a costume party. I’ll go, I’ll take the moose, I’ll ditch him at the party. It wouldn’t be my responsibility.
So I drive up to the party and I knock on the door. The moose is next to me. My host comes to the door. I say “Hello. You know the Solomons”. We enter. The moose mingles. Did very well. Scored. Two guys were trying to sell him insurance for an hour and a half. Twelve o’clock comes – they give out prices for the best costume of the night. First price goes to the Burcowiches, a maried couple dressed as a moose. The moose comes in second. The moose is furious. He and the Burcowiches lock antlers in the living room. They knock each other unconscious. Now, I figured, is my chance. I grab the moose, strap him onto my fender, and shoot back to the roads, but – I got the Burcowiches. So I’m driving along with two jewish people on my fender, and there’s a law in New York State … tuesdays, thursdays and especially saturday….
The following morning the Burcowiches wake up in the woods, in a moose suit. Mr. Burcowich is shot, stuffed and mounted – at the New York Athletic Club, and the joke is on them, because it’s restricted.
(see link at end) Barnewall:Knowledge should not be confused with “information” – and that is what the nations of the world are doing… possibly on purpose. In our information age, never before has so much information been available to people by a simple click of something called a “mouse.” And people tend to think by soaking up information they have gained knowledge when, indeed, they have only gained information. Some very unscrupulous people realized this and began massive campaigns to distribute disinformation. It is the latest, most up-to-date methodology devised to exercise power over the masses. Disinform them, divert their attention from real problems by misinforming them about issues. Keep them focused on the wrong issues so they totally overlook the real problems (problems are bigger deals than issues because they represent the core from which all issues derive). It’s called Psychological Operations – or, Psy-Ops.
It is a subtle but mystical conundrum that in the midst of an economic base change rooted in technology and information, few really understand the value of the information they hold. Fewer still appear to know what to do to maximize the value of accessible information. Only when people apply information and understand whether it works or doesn’t work for the good of society or to achieve specific objectives (not good for society) does information become knowledge. Information requires experience to become knowledge. Until then, it is just information. Many people believe this is a major part of what is wrong with the Obama
nistration… it has information experts that have no idea they must first test information and understand how it works before it becomes knowledge. My personal opinion is that this administration knows precisely what it is doing. Read More:http://marilynwrites.blogspot.ca/2012/08/cycles-of-nation-called-america.html