Bring The Noise
Guest post by Man of American Dissent
The Administration is set to reveal the “New and Improved” plan for Iraq tonight. We’ve heard the chart topping hits “Turn The Corner”, “Stay The Course”, “We Will Prevail” and “As They Stand Up (We’ll Stand Down)”. I wonder what it will be this time. Most certainly the polling samples and focus group data have been analyzed and thoroughly reviewed. The official language has been vetted. These guys have been taking a beating on the charts lately and they are feeling the need to make a comeback. This one has got to be a winner. It will be well crafted. I’m sure it will even seem catchy to many at first.
Any music business professional will tell you that your song needs a hook if it’s going to go anywhere. The problem is that every hook that these guys have come up with has been like an O’Shaughnessy in the scalp of the American People. President Bush is the political equivalent of William Hung. He’s flat out awful, essentially succeeding because of his failure and abject ineptitude, but for some reason people keep listening. Prepare yourself for the aural assault because I can practically hear it now. …“This is not about increasing the number of troops. We are engineering a decrease in the ratio of enemy fighters to American soldiers. Our ‘New Way Forward’ is not escalating the situation, but rather it is an insurgent violence reduction plan”.
In a nutshell, we’re going to “bring it on” under the guise of some handcrafted doublespeak. The news media will amplify, distort and infinite loop the story which will create enough noise to confuse most Americans, who to be frank aren’t paying much attention. The only way to cut through it will be to bring some noise of our own. Loud, clear and simple. Impeach the fool.