Monday, August 04, 2008


- thanks to Alegre

The spirit of Lolita rises to challenge of the politics of the Ring, as O-life imitates art and Tolkein and Nabokov are revisited.

One hears it everywhere. The warnings, the insults, the charges of racism and anti-Americanism and all because a few, who turned into a rapidly increasing flood, stood up and said, “NOBama”.

“You have no choice. Don’t you stupid women realize that McCain will take away all of your rights, the rights given you and protected by Democrats? OK, we know you are pissed because Hillary lost. Tough titties. Get over it. Come home to the Party and drink the kool-aid, safe and happy under the giant wings of the newest self-proclaimed Archangel – the leader of the whole world. You have nowhere else to go.”

Democratic Party maybe presumes too much - about women (by Robin Lakoff, professor of linguistics at UC Berkeley and author of "The Language War," "Talking Power" and "Language and Woman's Place")

“I am reminded of a particularly chilling passage in Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Lolita." Humbert Humbert, after raping the 12-year-old, is pondering why she has come back to his bed. "You see," Humbert tells the reader, "she had absolutely nowhere else to go."

“You traitors! If The Precious should lose it will be all your fault and the country will suffer for what you are doing with your PUMA, your Make Them Accountable, your Denver Group and all the rest.”

Wrong! You, the DNC and BO’s campaign chose to allow denigration of women in order to defeat Hillary. You chose to break your own rules, for example, favoring one candidate over another by taking votes from Hillary and giving them to BO. Using a willing media, you tried to force an empty package, decked out like a rock star with super powers and a mega-hubris down our throats.

Anglachel , in “Precious Little”, made the analogy to Tolkein’s, Lord of the Ring for the Literati. Below, C.K. brings it home for those of us who may not have grasped all the nuances.

“Obama is the Ring and we are the Fellowship of the Ring. It makes sense, once you understand that the ring was Evil and the purpose of the Fellowship was to destroy it, even though it was pretty, and tempting, and it's hard to actually destroy something that *might* be useful...

“There's a little poem inside that ring... ‘One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them.’

“See why Obama makes a good “Ring” in this sense? Some people wanted to use that Ring for good and believed they could control it, but the Ring itself was uncontrollable, and turned every good impulse into Evil.

“The Fellowship (us) was a brave bunch of ordinary people who saw that
the Ring wasn't as good as everybody else thought... and they took very special measures to destroy it, because they recognized they could never control it, once its power was loose on the earth.”

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