Progressive media focuses on Republicans--Sarah Palin's idiocy, the inanities of the party's non-position.
Popular culture highlights the end of the world, total destruction, complete annihilation, destruction of the planet.
Democrats focus on their opponents--not on what they support or offer.
And worst of all: those of us on the left wallow in our failure, our passivity, our masochistic enjoyment of 150 years of failure. We take heart from activists, from those who continue to try and hope and organize. But, we don't believe them. Our actions show what we believe--Sarah Palin in/and 2012. Same difference.
And why do we do this?
We enjoy devastation, the end, the spectacle. We became trapped in the circuits of its repetition, the repetition of failures. We enjoy it. We get off on it. The pain makes us feel alive in our passivity and deadness and hopelessness. At least by imagining zombies we have something from which to escape, and no responsibility to take--other than run, run, run.