How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
t3knomanser

Video Killed the Political Star...

...or Reality TV ate my Democracy. Here's the plan: we're going to take a cast of political hopefuls, parade them in front of an audience, and get feedback a-la Pop Idol (which is the british equivalent to American Idol), and get the true "populist" canidate through this.

The first reaction, as appropriate, is horror. "Oh my god they're doing what." Then you read the rhetoric, and see things like:
"Government by focus group is something we all disdain as short-sighted and superficial - but what if the focus group were millions of people, actively deliberating together as we exercise our power?' he says.
or
'We know that the public loves the idea of voting for "independents", but the system makes it hard for independents to get themselves noticed. So it is almost a public duty for someone to create a platform to help independents get an equal chance.'


Well, that doesn't sound as bad, right?

Like fuck it doesn't. We're talking the canidate of the least common denominator. We're talking a canidate that appeals to the most people, which means that it's going to be sanitized, non-controversial. The goddamn fucking boy-band of politics. Well fuck, more people know who Justin Timberlake is than who their Senators are. Why expect participation in government when we can pulp it out and turn a profit at the same time. There are times I hate national scale representative governments. I really really hate them.... ::fumes::

<action>/me adds someone to his list of people to kill.</action>
Subscribe

  • Strange Things People Say About Me (to my face)

    Recently, I've been at the center of a trend. That trend is complete strangers asking me "Are you ____?" A quick summary. For example: Are you…

  • Writer's Block: If I could find my way

    -10,000 years, at minimum. Tomorrow is always better than today, especially when you can't fact-check.

  • Bob Morlang

    When I was working at Tri-Mount, we had these camp trucks. They were army surplus, and while they could take a beating, they only sort of worked. And…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments