Yes, sometimes I talk about Batman. Sprinkled hither and yon on this Daily Cocca, between comparisons of Netflix to NATO and calls for the Tea Party and the Occupiers to seize their common ground and change the political process, sometimes I review comic books or talk about the Hero’s Journey as it pertains to Barack Obama. This is all very natural to me, but it may vex some of you. I can’t apologize for this…it’s the wellspring of excess and insight we’ve forged together in postmoderndom.
From this melange, a few interesting metrics: in general, posts about the DC comics reboot have the most traction on cmmunities like StumbleUpon and bring the most seach queries knocking. Part of this has to do with the fact that I posted pictures of “the new 52″ at the right time, but more of it has to do with the online culture around fandom and the interest that piqued when the mainstream media first broke the story.
After DC Comics, things about the Tea Party have been gaining ground. In particular, I’ve seen a trend here and on facebook for Ron Paul supporters to comment about their man without saying his name. Very interesting tactic. I’d love to hear more about why you’re doing this. I have some ideas.
For the record, I like a lot of what Ron Paul is about. He’s the only GOP candidate whose ethic of life makes any sense (anti-abortion AND anti-war), but we’re not cozy on everything. Still, he’s the only guy up there who believes what he says and will keep on saying it until he’s unable or until we’re back on the gold standard and have fundamentally changed our financial and monetary systems. And our foreign policy. Good on you, Ron Paul. That nexus of things the Tea Party is mad about and the things Occupiers are protesting is visible in large part because of you.
So the DC reboot and Ron Paul are trending topics. Pardon the easy reduction, but a full reboot of Washington, DC, made possible by the Tea Party, Occupy, and their respective supporters and empathizers seizing common ground has been trending in my gut for a while. My hunch is that the political tolerance of the great, disgruntled epicenter of the current American middle enough far enough center-right and center-left to support a new kind of coalition of the willing. Is Americans Elect the technological, electoral tool we’ve been waiting for? Will it help us bypass the Two Major Parties and their Rigged Systems?” I certainly hope so. If not it, something like it. And now.