Black presidents in popular fiction

Monday, 19 October 2009

President David Palmer President David Palmer from 24.

President Lindberg President Lindberg from Hudson Hawk II The Fifth Element.

President Tom Beck President Tom Beck from Deep Impact.

President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho from Idiocracy.

President Barack Obama And the one with the least believable name of them all, President Barack Obama from Fox’s ongoing reality series All Pwogs Go to Heaven.

What? You thought they would really let a black man be president in real life? That the illuminatti would allow such a thing? Don’t you see? Of course it’s fiction. It explains why Obama’s policies are exactly the same as Bush’s. The expensive medical plans. The unauditable bail outs. The escalation of wars without point or end.

It only makes sense if you accept it as fiction. But all y’all sorta do that intuitively already, right? Willing suspension of disbelief the hallmark of the Left.

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Vagrant

Re: Black presidents in popular fiction

He's got Bush's spiteful little smirk too.

Early institutionalization predisposes people to that willing suspension of disbelief — which has its own sick humor. Both neoliberals and neoconservatives devote endless amounts of time to pathologizing each other's doctrines, without ever once touching on the root of their common problem. They're still responding to peer pressure, under the watchful gaze of vindictive, whimsically irrational authority. Just like they did in their factory farm school days.

I give neoliberals the edge when it comes to being loathsome. The last eight years should have given them their fill of gloating psychosis. Turns out they really are driven by nothing more than a desire to spite the neoconservatives, with a symbolic victory in a meaningless ritual.

By Vagrant on 20 October 2009 · 06:40
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