Thursday, May 29, 2008

WorldNetDaily working hard to make itself even more irrelevant

This one is a choose your own adventure post. Take your pick, Jerome Corsi. Would you rather be riduculed as:

A: A sad old fogey?
B:An absurd literalist?
C: A desperate hack?

Or is it all of the above? You tell me.

Communist band opens for Obama

A Communist band, you say? Oh this should be good...

A hip rock band that features the Soviet national anthem and communist-inspired lyrics was on stage to open for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at his record-breaking Portland, Ore., rally that attracted 75,000.

Ok, first of all, I don't know if their use of the term "hip rock" here is supposed to indicate that WND is "like, totally fly", or if they're confusing/combining rock and hip-hop. But I am very interested to learn what constitutes a communist-inspired lyric- maybe something like, "Trotsky rocks my world except when the NEP causes a mass famine and I have to eat my hand"?

The Decemberists, a Portland-based group with a large local following, also closed the May 18 event.

Wait, you're talking about the Decembrists? As a Communist band? That's sort of like saying Garth Brooks is ga professional cowboy.

The Decemberists typically begin their concerts with a Russian-language recording of the USSR's national anthem.

Thereby indicating, of course, that they look forward to working for the global Marxist revolution. Kind of in the same way that rapper Mase's unforgettable verse, "Young, black and famous, money hanging out of the anus" served as a valuable service announcement, warning young black males about the danger of using their tuches as a wallet.

"Decemberists" refers to an uprising at Senate Square in St. Petersburg Dec. 14, 1825, when a group of Russian army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in protest as Nicholas I assumed the throne, after Czar Alexander died without an heir.The Decemberists have posed for publicity photos in period Russian costumes with the red flag of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 waving behind them.

Check your math, WND. You do realize the Decembrist revolt precludes the Soviet Revolution by almost 100 years and had nothing to do with Communism, right? It sounds like these guys can't decide which century of Russian history they want to co-opt. And whenever I want to figure out what my favorite music artists believe, I always look to the concert costumes.

What remains undisputed is the group's pro-communist image and their open support of Obama

I'm not sure what line Corsi is trying to draw here- is it that Commies or would-be Commies like Obama? Sort of like how we heard that Al-Qaeda was rooting for Kerry?

In a YouTube video, Decemberist lead singer Colin Meloy endorsed Barack Obama in an unfinished song with communist-style lyrics that begin, "Barack Obama. Alas, Barack Obama. His prophetic luminescence, it will shatter the putrescence and complacency of the bourgeoisie. …"

A hoax, since debunked. And even if the unfinished (i.e., made up half-an-hour before the set) song had been real, this is from the same people who claim on their website that they met in a Turkish Bath and travel by Hot Air Balloons. Give me a break.

What this all boils down to is taking something as literally as possible, which is particularly absurd when looking at an indie rock band known for a weird sense of humor. You might as well accuse these guys of wanting to reestablish a Russian monarchy and/or supporting creepy mass orgies.

What kind of sad excuse for a writer tries this desperate attempt of (fictitious) guilt by association? Jerome Corsi was last in the news during the 2004 election. He co-authored the Swift Boat book "Unfit for Command." Now it seems he's trying to Swiftboat someone again.


Anonymous said...

you are an idiot!

Friar Yid (not Shlita) said...

What, just an "idiot"? No accusation of Communist sympathies? Jedi Master Corsi must be very disappointed in you, young padawan.