I was a bit surprised to see a Republican campaign booth at the Leesburg farmers market this past Saturday. I’ve always found the farmers market a bit too “dirty hippie”, his phrase, for the likes of Dick Black. I love the wool booth where a woman spins bare-footed as she dons a bluetooth headset. There’s too much reality, too many contradictions, too much uncertainty for the Black Campaign, you know what I mean?
Anyways, I was really happy because I wanted a handful of Dick Black bumper stickers. A very nice woman in a snappy yellow coat and hat gave me the stickers. She said that “Dick Black is a good man” as she handed me the stickers. She also told me that Patricia Phillips was “her Senator.”
I asked her what was so good about Dick Black? She replied:
“He’s for no taxes, er, no new taxes”
He’s going to get transportation moving, on Route 7 and …
How’s he going to do that?
He’s going to get more money from Richmond
From Richmond? Where do they get the money?
[sigh, pause, mousey voice] From taxes
Awww. She was soooo cute. An older woman with too much make-up, but she was such a doll, a very nice woman. You should have heard her voice, soooo disappointed, because, she knows it’s a zero-sum game. “Highway money” is not a “fluffy noun“, no. Highways are are serious corporate/state business. And it’s important to have a representative to ensure the Government dolls out those tax dollars using the correct formulation: “from each according to his tax bill, to each according to the power of his State Senator to marshall corporate/church power”. And when that representative derives his political power from mob fear, and pushes a programme containing all of the fourteen characteristics, there’s a word for that.