Because we’re well into our political Tower of Babel era, communication about ideas has probably never been so difficult. I’m not aware of any interest in utopian ideology since at least the early 1970s, or even the notion such a thing could be possible — though this, too, would depend on one’s definition of a “utopia.”
That’s a helluva good question. One that deserves a good answer. Here it is…
by O Society Feb 1, 2020
First let’s state it in the form of a question, so it’s clear exactly what the question is:
What/ When is Utopia? And most importantly, where’s mine?
Here’s an answer:
“Because the truth is, if you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one. Right here in America, right now.”
Here’s another answer:
Here’s still another answer:
I listen to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show every so often. As in once every couple of years. I do it to remind myself exactly what poison tastes like. You don’t need to drink a gallon of bleach to be familiar with what it tastes like. Instead, just take the cap off the bottle and get the smallest drop you can on your fingertip, then touch it your tongue to your finger briefly. Have some Bleach:
After just a few minutes of listening to Rush Limbaugh, you should get the message loud and clear. The message is this:
“I am always Right. Rush is always Right. If only everyone in the world would just believe as I do, say and do what I do and say, the world would be this Conservative Utopia. Like Disney World for White people, except built by me instead of Mickey Mouse. Clean. Wholesome. Good. Just like bleach.”
Where does this Conservative Utopia come from? Why we don’t really talk about that in public. Not the real origin. There’s no need to ask the “Why?” question. We call it “guns and butter, and Jesus and money, and God is great, God is good, and stock market meritocracy.”
Instead, we make TV shows like Little House on the Prairie with Michael Landon. That guy would fight you to do his chores, man he loved work SO MUCH! And coffee and speed! That’s the origin. The end point is Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, Real Housewives of Wherever, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians (just remember they aren’t all white). This is what Utopia looks like. It’s in all the movies and magazines.
Yes, black people can have their Utopia too. They got 40 Acres and a Mule. Doesn’t everybody remember Spike Lee and Alex Haley? That TV show called Roots and the movie with Denzel Washington…
The Autobiography of Malcolm X! Or Maybe it was Cliff Huxtable. Ask Bill Cosby/ Barack Obama where the Cluxtable Black Utopia is. I can’t tell you because I’m not seated in the colored section, so what I mean is I can’t tell you from direct experience.
Or we could ask Speckled Snake. Maybe he knows where the Great Father’s Utopia to Make the Reservation Great Again lives? Just maybe…
Brothers! I have listened to many talks from our great father. When he first came over the wide waters he was but a little man … very little …. and he begged for a little land to light his fires on. But when the white man had warmed himself in front of the Indians’ fire and filled himself with their hominy he became very large. With a step he bestrode the mountains, and his feet covered the plains and the valleys. His hand grasped the eastern and western sea and his head rested on the moon. Then he became our Great Father. He loved his red children and he said “Get a little further lest I tread on thee …” Brothers, I have listened to a great many talks from our Great Father but they always began and ended in this “Get a little further, you are too near me.”
Yes, I know no one can find Speck today. He seems to be off the reservation. Can’t find any of his friends either. So we’ll just call it ‘Merica! Protestant work ethic. Apple Pie and Freedom and Chevrolet. We won’t talk about where Reagan and Trump and David-Koch and Robert-Rebekah Mercer and HillBillary Clinton and Cluxtable-Obama got these neoliberal ideas from.
This is why nobody heard of Milton Friedman and James Buchanan. We hear about the John Wayne Disney Rush Michael Landon Utopia version every day, not just on Fox News, but everywhere. It’s in everything. That’s why you don’t see it. Because it’s hiding in plain sight. It’s a secret that is not a secret. Just like bleach. I put that shit on everything!