“It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.” – Gwyneth Paltrow
When Fred Reed called Post-modern America’s entertainment industry “Hollyorc,” he knocked the ball out of the yard. He had conjured with a simple neologism the extent to which our celebrities and entertainers wanted our way of life to die or at least become altered beyond the point where any of us could recognize it again. President Obama recently attended quite the snobbish fundraiser at the palatial mansion of Starlet Gwyneth Paltrow.
As he spoke to the chosen few allowed to attend to his august presence, he was remarkably, if accidentally, aware of why these people held him in such regard.
“Most of the gains in our economy go to the folks who are in this lovely yard — and the average person has not seen their wages or incomes go up in the last 20 years.”
So Emperor of Hollyorc, Barack I, then hobnobbed at an exclusive dinner ($1,000 to $32,400 per plate) and the next morning dined with another hand-picked clique of DNC elite ($15,000 per person, only 20 attendees allowed). And yet beyond this enclave, President Obama is increasingly reviled. He is not wanted in close Senate Races. His own party’s candidates won’t tell reporters whether they voted for him.
This perhaps explains why those in Hollyorc who have benefitted from his stewardship are so eager to all but crown him king. It’s the Democrats who have to answer to the American People who are desperately saying Barack Obama is not an issue this election. Even after His Unctuousness announced unequivocally that his policies were on the ballot.
And yet putting those policies on the ballot gives people a chance to reject them. The mandarins of Hollyorc do not believe in giving people that choice. They want what they want and those who disagree can shut up and get line for a ticket. They therefore think it would be wonderful for Barack I to be given unlimited power. They are suddenly like the Neo-Reactionary fans of Monarchy.* It never seems to occur to them that they will ever again be powerless enough to need the freedoms that helped them become superstars to begin with.
*-As long as their boy wins the Game of Thrones.