“We’re the people rising up. No. Wait.”
“We’re our better selves. No. Wait.”
“We are motivated by a need to see others…rising. No, wait.”
“We are choosing true compassion. No, wait.”
“We’re deserving of true compassion in our better angels. No, wait.”
“We’re the better angels of our nature. No, wait.”
“We…are…choosing to be deserving, as the people rise up, between true compassion and our ideology…”
“Our ideology. Alright. Mystic. Mystical chords. No, wait, angels are better. A moral nation of better angels. No, wait, the better ideology of our true compassion, from the deserving of our respect.”
“No, wait: they know nothing, they see nothing, they have no fingers and toes, they feel no pain, they’re the better angels of our nature. But don’t cry for me, Argentina, we went to the mooon! Oh, and I can show you chickens. But first let me introduce you to the boatmates from Vietnam.”
It’s the DNC Five Billion Dollar Question: they ask that, somewhere between no ideology and the mush of badly defined cellular biology, several better angels might be found by the people rising up from the stem cells that feel nothing, know nothing, for whom we are to feel compassion, although it’s not political, it’s just that they want your vote.
Even Michael Moore got to amplify and repeat — several times — Obama’s theme on O’Reilly later in last evening, “the people rise up.” I must be the only person who found Obama’s speech displeasing — wonderful delivery, intelligent mind, surely, yes, but the message of an expanded, grand socialism slam as savior for the generic as standard. An expensive standard, but so goes grand socialism when slammed: beware the Grand Socialist bearing copies of other people’s copy.
Truthlaidbear covers Ted Kennedy’s dismal deep water references, while I drink tea safely from the privacy of my office, far, far away from Boston, Ted Kennedy and deep water. After all, “Democrats to Anoint Kerry (tonight)…”
(Reuters really, truly wrote that [^^] headline, but — LATER EDIT HERE, I just checked Google News and they’ve changed that headline to read “Nominate Kerry” in the U.S. versions.)