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Wed, Nov. 3rd, 2004, 12:18 pm
Viva La Revolution

The writing is on the wall, sour grapes and all other clichés.

“Fear has won.” “Liars have won.” “Corruption has won.” “Sound bites have won.” “The elite has won.” “The STUPID HEADS won.” “I’m moving to Canada:” This is what we are telling our selves this morning in an “undecided election.”

The truth is that this election was never about; Florida, Ohio, 9/11, The War, Terrorism, The Economy, Education, The Deficit, The Environment, Energy Programs, Tax Cuts, Industry Scandal, Health Care, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Big Government, Corruption in Government, Honesty in Politics, Media Incompetence, Censorship, Civil Liberties, The Ten Commandments in a Government building, Fast-Food Nation, Immigration, Term Limits, The pledge of Allegiance, American War Crimes, Our relationship with the rest of the world, Voter Registration, Flip Flop Bull Shit or Pot Holes.

It’s the Culture War STUPID.

All of the above issues and almost all issues in ones life play a part in this culture war. But to honestly think that Bush was voted into office, because you shouldn’t change Presidencies in a time of a Bungled War is aside from being an lame reason (Are we to believe that if this had been his second term and Kerry was elected that things could actually get worse for our troops… Please. On the other side of that coin, Kerry may well have been confronted with something that no one can fix… look at Viet Nam or Israel/Palestine and the changes in administrations involved.) is simply not THE reason. It is the culture war, it is not a referendum on Bush and it is not Kerry’s fault for the loss.

Bush did squander good will after 9/11 and promote an agenda in support of a divided nation, but the work had already been started by others on both sides. A cultural shift had already begun, despite old labels to the contrary. The fiscal conservative is now the liberal elite ect… Decades ago the left parted ways with the religious and made it possible for the right to move in and create a culture of fear of change in the Church. No longer is there a partnership between good willed progressives and the good will of the Church. There is mistrust between the two most likely of allies.

I have stated this before, about Washington believing in a one party system that would divide issue by issue. Jefferson got his way and now America is dividing culturally. My family background is Southern Midwestern Christian and Northern Midwestern Jewish. Two worlds, but not divided like you would think. If my grandmother from the Southern state had lived till the election would have voted for Kerry, but maybe that is the influence living in California had on her, I chalk it up to wisdom. My step-grandmother from the Northern state voted for Bush, but she was married into a Secular Jewish family and kept much of her Christian culture. My parents are former hippies and live in the SF Bay Area so their politics have been consistent. But having grown up in Berkeley and that area the concepts held in the republican party all made no sense from my perspective, with the exception of apparent right to claim economic restraint over the democrats. Which never played out during the rising deficit of the Regan era and surplus of the Clinton Era. Some people would site the Democratic controlled Congress of the Regan years and the Republican controlled Congress of the Clinton years, but the presidents still sign the bills and propose budgets. Besides here we are with a new record in deficit spending with a Republican Congress and a Republican President. Oh yeah that’s right it’s the war. What BULL! I would have remained 3 hours behind the rest of the country if I had stayed in California, but I live in Savannah, Georgia and got a good dose of reality. Now I live in the most cemented liberal wilderness New England… I finally get why we haven’t gotten what’s going on. We thought we were the revolution in the 60’s, we may have been, but now we think we are the elite and the revolutionary. Mean while the right has become the revolutionary and the majority. We can no longer rely on the other side fallowing the believing in the ism’s (sexism, racism ect…) They have become inclusive and now we sound like the out of touch wiener on the school yard. It’s the Cultural War.

I use to think we needed the Green Party, The Progressive Party, The Independent Party and The Libertarian Party. Too much is a stake, the war is to close to vote on a pipe dream. Change from within. Create a base united as the Republicans do. 51% of this country has converted to Lemmings. But these lemmings aren’t to trifle with; they have conviction and unity no mater what the conflict in their ranks. And the conflicts stay in house. They stay close to the vest in secret and are hid under mantras, labels, platforms, slogans, one liners, caned speeches, false promises, falls beliefs and faith in something this secular Jew believes doesn’t exist and doesn’t belong in government. But I sure as do know they believe in it, beyond reason. With out a unity such as this, Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Greens and the country is lost; you thought the fall of Rome was something, just wait. We must define for ourselves our moral values and faith. We must package them in a way that clarifies the truth of our convictions, the reality of our morality and the destiny of our path. We must contrast the other side with unified clarity that is so crystal and inviting that the Lemmings actually have a reason to second-guess, their own culture. Because they have been given very simple explanations for why our side is immoral and we have fought back in a way that simply sounds like French to them. We are convinced we are right, but we can’t communicate it in their language. Until this happens we will always sound like northeastern elites even us westerners from the south and Midwest. Its time we fight the Culture War and stop floundering in what we know is blatant corruption at the top of the other side’s leadership.

Now as John Stewart pleaded us to vote for Kerry, he did say if Bush won his next four years would become very easy. I am in a similar line of work and I too am looking forward to producing comics now that I know that the country is where it is this morning. It will do nothing for what I have stated above, but it will be a good ventilation system for me. Along with previous mentioned comics that will appear on this page over the course of the next four years Still No Sound will feature a semi regular comic called “Bushes Brain.” I have an sources into his brain that will bring quite the entertaining horror we all love as immoral liberals. It will utilize what I hope for the sake of the Democratic Party, my own interest and for poor fate of all of us will be the biggest blunder of a presidency ever, bushes second term, cause now he has no stupid reelection to hold him back.

Till next time, “Viva La Revolution.”

Wed, Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)

If you're going to make Still No Sound into an outlet for your politcal Bush hatred, I propose we form like Voltron and I'll do my President Evil strips for your site. Holla back on that.

We need to elect Arnold Schwarzenneggerdjngso;ngo;SNGioSBNGiasgnaisndg so he'll roll into the axis of evil countries on a tank and piss on all their statues while quaffing their blood in his Conan goblet.

Thu, Nov. 4th, 2004 05:21 am (UTC)

Fuck yeah THE VENTURE BROS. When the hell is that on
I only have seen one episode and it was buedius.

...any way I think that would be great. We would have to set up some seperate thing that would conect like Voltron. hmmm. Lets start producing and see were it goes. My only hesitation is that my site is a collection of my work, so I would have to just make a special page that would feture your stuff... not a problem though.

Viva La Revilution

Sat, Nov. 20th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): bush's brain

I'm looking forward to Bush's brain. i don't know if you'll have much to write about, on the cortical level that is. You may have to concentrate on the lower brain, brain stem and limbic system.
P.S. I don't have a user name and password. How do I get it?

Mon, Nov. 22nd, 2004 08:15 am (UTC)
stillnosound: Re: bush's brain

Thanks for the technical guidance. I am going to have
to change the title since there is a documentary
of the same name on the same subject, "bushes brain".

It will be a while too, because I have been updating my site with old work. when I am done there will be some were in the neighborhood of 150 pieces dating back to 1982. It should be interesting to see the progression from then on as far as my development. I can't wait for it to be done and to add pieces to it in the future.

If you want you can sign up for an account by clicking the user info button and selecting the welcome tab. Or you can remain anonymous and sign your name at the bottom.

Wed, Dec. 1st, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)

pardon me...

just a fellow ljer here, i'm looking into transfering to burlington college, and i noticed you were the one and only lj user with it as an interest. did you attend BC? would you recommend it?
i hope i'm not intruding...
thanks in advance.

Thu, Dec. 2nd, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
stillnosound: BC

I teach there from time to time (cartooning, illustration, comics history, storyboarding ect...)The film department in particular is quite good.

If you are self motivated it could be the place for you. The school is very small and all the issues and benefits of a small school come with that. For the right student it can be perfect. It does depend on your discipline (both meaning apply here...subject you focus on and self control.) The school has recently gone through a big and a potentially great change with a new President taking over. It would be an ideal time to start attending. In general the people there are great and Burlington is a nice town.

hope that gives you an idea.

Fri, Jan. 21st, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
templeemc: Words from Far Away...

How are things??
Long time no see, here in LJland.
Just wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about you and wonder what you're up to.
Things are movin and shakin for me out here in CO and the fire in my belly's growing by the day.
If I wrote a script would you critique it?
I don't want to impose...

Mon, Jan. 24th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
stillnosound: Re: Words from Far Away...

hay Eli,

Sure e-mail me a copy and I will read it. ben@stillnosound.com

I ave very slowly updateing my sight... it is takeing a while, but it should be fun in the end. I want every thing to go up at once, so it is takeing longer then people want.

I have also been doing some illustration, jobs. am working on 11 super short comics at once that will apear over this next year on my website, www.stillnosound.com along with the above updates. I have lots to say as well, but no time to say it...yet.

glad to hear your belly is on fire.

Wed, Jan. 26th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
templeemc: Re: Words from Far Away...

Glad to see things are well and you're keeping busy! Can't wait to see the new stuff!