Monday, June 27, 2011

Music Video Monday: Meredith Brooks



Today, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy to be the first woman elected as President of the United States. To mark this day, I decided that the only music video that comes to mind is Meredith Brooks' provocative song "Bitch." That should be her campaign song. Seriously.

Bachmann makes my blood run cold. To me, she reminds me of Magda Goebbels. Perhaps she's the reincarnation of Magda Goebbels. If you have no idea who Magda Goebbels was, please watch the excellent and chilling German movie Downfall, about the last days of Adolf Hitler. In the film, Magda Goebbels is the wife of Nazi Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels. When the hardcore Hitler supporters knew their Nazi regime was in the last days as the Soviets were closing in on Berlin, Magda gave her children cyanide pills or sleeping pills (can't remember the details) because she did not want them to live in a world where the Nazi ideology did not exist! Now that's a true ideologue! Only a cold-blooded woman could kill her own children that way.

Whenever I see Bachmann on TV, that's the impression I get of her. She's a cold blooded woman. There is no warmth to her at all. She's an "ice princess." People think she's attractive, but I fail to see it. This woman is a frightful terror, an ideologue who seems like she would kill her own children if they ever became liberal or atheist. During her announcement speech, she made a gaffe that I'm inclined to call a "Freudian slip" that reveals the core of her psychosis. She made her announcement in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was born. She pointed out that John Wayne was also from Waterloo, but as the media reported, the iconic John Wayne was from Winterset, Iowa (the center place for the covered bridges of Madison County). The "John Wayne" that hailed from Waterloo is none other than the serial killer named John Wayne Gacy. He's the guy who dressed as a clown to attract children. He is probably the one to blame for many people (of my generation) having a fear of clowns. What kind of Freudian slip could this be? Well...imagine this: beneath the makeup lies the cold, dark heart of a cold-blooded killer. That is Michele Bachmann. She's as ideologue as they come. She's far worse than Sarah Palin, because Palin is such an unserious goofball that hardly anyone takes her seriously. Bachmann seems far more competent than Palin and thus able to do much more intentional damage to our society, were she to have such power.

It is my hope that with Bachmann officially in the race and the likely benefactor of the Teabagger vote (say bye-bye, Rick Santorum. His campaign just took a major hit in supporters, if he ever had such supporters), that Sarah Palin will not stand for being upstaged. Sarah Palin strikes me as wanting to be the Mama Grizzly of the Republican women vying for the presidency. No one can take away her "rightful throne." Go, Sarah, go! Don't let this cold-hearted bitch steal your thunder. Jump into the race and make this a true GOP Circus! Let's see you wrestle for the nomination in a gigantic mud pit!

As for this song, it came out in the era of the female singer-songwriter: 1997, if I'm not mistaken. That was the year when the Lilith Fair hit it big and brought such acts as Paula Cole, Sarah McLaughlin, and others I can't remember now (along with Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrisette) to chart success. The song itself is an ode to the complexity of women, how they can be all of the above and not just either / or that the public likes to put on women (the virgin mother versus the Madonna whore). Its a good song. Its fitting for Michele Bachmann, who seems to hate the world today and wants to return our country to the dark ages of the 1950s. Ironically, if we were back in the 1950s, she would not have such a successful career. She would have been the adoring wife supporting her husband. As it stands now, I have no idea who her husband is. I don't know what he looks like, I don't even know his name. I feel sorry for the guy, though, to be married to such an icy woman. He better check for frostbite!

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