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  •  They are STILL pissed off that they (1+ / 0-)
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    were on the wrong side of the Vietnam War. Shamed, trampled, made to look like clowns, fools and moral lightweignts, played by the Republican Defense Contractors.

    This is the same reason Limbaugh co-opts the "Four Dead in Ohio" theme for his insane ranting show. They were wrong, they were blindsided, they hitched their wagon to a dying horse, and they looked like, and now look like utter fools.

    "The Conquest of Cool," by Thomas Frank says it best:

         "Regardless of the tastes of Republican leaders, rebel youth culture remains the cultural mode of the corporate moment, used to promote not only specific products but the general idea of life in the cyber-revolution. Commercial fantasies of rebellion, liberation, and outright "revolution" against the stultifying demands of mass society are commonplace almost to the point of invisibility in advertising, movies, and television programming. For some, Ken Kesey's parti-colored bus may be a hideous reminder of national unraveling, but for Coca-Cola it seemed a perfect promotional instrument for its "Fruitopia" line, and the company has proceeded to send replicas of the bus around the country to generate interest in the counterculturally themed beverage. Nike shoes are sold to the accompaniment of words delivered by William S. Burroughs and songs by The Beatles, Iggy Pop, and Gil Scott Heron ("the revolution will not be televised"); peace symbols decorate a line of cigarettes manufactured by R. J. Reynolds and the walls and windows of Starbucks coffee shops nationwide; the products of Apple, IBM, and Microsoft are touted as devices of liberation; and advertising across the product category sprectrum calls upon consumers to break rules and find themselves."

    And so, its PERFECT to burn your Obamacare Card, whatever that is, because it was so COOL for the hippies and yuppies and the Cool Kids to burn your Draft Card in 1968, but their grandparents, holding the estate and the will as a sword of Damocles over the heads of these Young Republicans, forbid it. Now, they can reenact history, and THIS time, be COOL!

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 11:24:39 AM PDT

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