Friday, October 03, 2008

The alpha male with a vagina: Allow me some vent therapy. I really do try once in a while to visit liberal blogs because I figure you can always learn from the other side, but I confess that the past 8 years have made it increasingly difficult. There are only so many ways that commenters can do a variation on the theme that Bush is a moron. Now with Palin on the scene, this could potentially go on forever.

Look--nobody respects the importance of IQ more than I do. Many years after the fact, I am still mortified that I never ran across the term "g factor" in all the undergraduate psych courses I took. Something so huge was totally ignored by instructors and textbook writers. It was a damn crime.

Having said that, I have never felt comfortable making fun of a national politicians' intelligence. Here I sit in my underwear, playing around with numbers and occasionally spouting off when visiting other blogs, and I--ME, MYSELF--am going to laugh at the world's power brokers? When I read the predictable comments at a liberal blog, the vision that comes to mind is a huddle of beta chimps all laughing because the alpha makes funny noises as he copulates with all the females.

And now I witness the same ridicule by male blog commenters about Sarah Palin--a gotdamn woman. Palin's got more testosterone in her little finger than that whole troupe of chimpanzees.

Let's be honest with ourselves for a moment, and I'll be the first. I couldn't be elected mayor of Wasilla if my life depended on it. How far have I actually risen in the halls of power? I've served on a condo association board, and that was because they were hard up for help.

My little theory is that every guy who shoots hits mouth off on the Internet secretly wishes he were in Bush's shoes or Sarah's pumps. All this talk is a longing for power, and I, for one, can do no more than bloviate. This ridicule gives one a false sense of superiority over someone who is your superior by leaps and bounds. We are the little men; they are the giants. A five year old can see that.

In each of us is that chimp wanting to run the show and to get all the girl chimps, but only that rare few has what it takes.

Yes, I criticize and disagree with and dislike politicians, but do I fool myself into thinking that I have something they don't and so, in a sense, am greater than them. I'm much too honest for that.

I rode in an elevator with Senator Moynihan one time in DC. I was absolutely speechless, and felt like I was in the presence of a God, and not because he was smart. And I don't even like Democrats.

11 comments:

turkey said...

"the vision that comes to mind is a huddle of beta chimps all laughing because the alpha makes funny noises as he copulates with all the females."

I'll be stealing that, thanks.

Clem Bob said...

Would the loudest laughing beta chimp have the initials 'HS'?

Sinbad said...

HS has certainly been behaving like a baboon on that particular topic.

Jim Bowery said...

Do you really think that George Bush is spreading his genes around that much?

On the contrary, even given that many of these famous folks are getting the Defectors Payoff in the short term, their immediate loss of ethnic genetic interest vastly outweighs the short term gain in familial genetic interests which is, itself, terminal.

Being enthralled by fame is not the same thing as an instinctively accurate perception of power.

These guys are about as powerful as this cricket.

Peter said...

Keep in mind that Half Sigma has been discussing Palin's allegedly low I.Q. at great length and he's not a liberal blogger by any stretch of the imagination.

Jewish Atheist said...

I don't get it. We shouldn't laugh at stupid politicians because they're powerful and we're not? That doesn't follow. It might follow if we were laughing at Palin for being a bad politician, but we aren't. We're laughing because she's completely fucking clueless and has no business being the VP nominee.

Bruiser said...

Palin's the only one of the four candidates with both courage and clear vision.

SFG said...

These are the same power brokers who drove us into the mortgage mess. It's your job as a citizen of a democracy to do everything you can to hold these guys accountable. If all you can do is blog, that's all you can do. Organizations get into deeper trouble when nobody can say no to the leader.

Ron Guhname said...

"I don't get it."

It's okay, JA, we'll get Sarah to explain it to you.

Anonymous said...

"I rode in an elevator with Senator Moynihan one time in DC. I was absolutely speechless, and felt like I was in the presence of a God, and not because he was smart. And I don't even like Democrats."

Why? Because he's charismatic?

I don't understand the point of the post. The reason many capable people cannot get elected is because they lack charisma or they have something better to do.

I think this category would include all bloggers.

SFG said...

Yeah, charisma isn't the same as managerial ability. A charismatic person with poor judgement and poor advisors can get you into big trouble. Like...oh...JFK. Cuban Missile crisis, Vietnam, hello.