It was a piano bar and a fun time, packed with drunken people singing with and swaying along to the music of beloved pop songs.
The piano players (2 of them) tried to stir us up even more by talking about football teams. Please! I am way too intellectually advanced to care which pack of overdressed mesomorphs trample the other to victory.
Then they tried to wave the militaristic Fort Hood flag. Please! As a kind and loving citizen of the planet Earth, I am opposed to the US plan for military domination of other peoples.
Then they divided the bar into two halves, and announced a singing contest - judged solely by volume.
There I was - singing as loudly as I could so that my side could beat those dirty bastards on the other side of the bar!
How fricking easy it is to manipulate we humans by emotion and tribalism.
I was the same way during the election.
Intellectually, I know that the system is rigged, the media biased, the voting machines preset.
But I still got all caught up in the excitement of my Green tribe going against those bastard Demopublicans!
And I'm still mad that they used the system to stomp us down. I am bitter that my fellow citizens, here in my homeland of Dumbfuckistan, are unable to see through the lies and hype that we are constantly fed. I feel that we will never overcome the ability of the ruling class to play us for fools with their advanced and efficient propaganda machine.
We are like the dissident yeast in the vat of tasty sugary barley and hops, saying "Hey, slow down the party! We're going to eat and reproduce ourselves into poisoning our environment!"
How's that working out for us?