November 22, 2009

Palin = Soma

Soma is the name of the fictional drug featured in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Soma was a pleasure drug promoted by the "government" to keep the masses distracted. Brutal authoritarian methods were not needed to control the people in Huxley's authoritarian world, because the masses were busy self-medicating with soma, among other diversions.

Palin = Soma. Matt Taibbi has pretty well nailed it, as he often does.

Her followers will not know that she is the perfect patsy for our system, designed as it is to channel popular anger in any direction but a useful one, and to keep the public tied up endlessly in pointless media melees over meaningless nonsense (melees of the sort that develop organically around Palin everywhere she goes). Like George W. Bush, even Palin herself doesn’t know this, another reason she’s such a perfect political tool. Full Taibbi Piece.

Yes. It's not hyperbole to say "We live in Huxley's Brave New World, and Sara Palin is a human form of Soma."

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Thanks to Pragpro Blog for the lead on this Matt Taibbi piece.

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2 comments:

libhom said...

She mostly makes me giggle. I feel sorry for anyone stupid enough to actually follow her.

GDAEman said...

You're empathy is what will save us.