Wolves, Obama and the Hunter S. Thompsonian Apocalypse You Smelled Coming

7 Jun

ef_news_by Eldridge Hambone / Earth First! News

Today the Obama Administration yanked Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in the lower 48. Add this to his government’s increased use of domestic surveillance, killer drones, his support of fracking, his connections to the financial elite, attacks on journalists, the near improbability that he will do anything about the Keystone XL pipeline and his stupid shit eating grin all-the-while and you’ve got a real classy electoral tyrant up there with Andrew Jackson, Nixon and good ole GW.

Ever find yourself wondering what Hunter S. Thompson, were he still alive, might say about Obama in his own eloquent way? Perhaps this:

original_gonzo“He is a foul caricature of himself, a man with little soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a real estate agent and the style of a poison toad. The ugly fallout from the American Dream has been coming down on us at a pretty consistent rate since Sitting Bull’s time-and the only real difference now that Obama is president is that we seem to be on the verge of ratifying the fallout and forgetting the Dream itself.  How much more of this cheap-jack bullshit can we be expected to take? Richard Nixon looks like a flaming fractivist today, compared to a golem like Obama. Indeed. Where is Richard Nixon now that we finally need him?

And so who now believes in that rash inducing figure of hope and change? The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it. Doom is the operative ethic.”

7 Responses to “Wolves, Obama and the Hunter S. Thompsonian Apocalypse You Smelled Coming”

  1. lost johnny June 8, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    my compliments to the author for capturing the twisted and dark style of the good Dr. Thompson. We are, indeed, doomed.

    • Esther Essinger June 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      We certainly are doomed if we decide we are and keep telling others that we are.

  2. Girl for Animal Liberation June 8, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Reblogged this on Girl for Animal Liberation.

  3. Michael Guest June 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Unacceptable. You should have done that. I am not giving up on wolves. Please do the right things.

  4. Michael Guest June 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Stop putting wildlife at risk.

  5. The Ghost of Hunter S. Thompson June 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    There is nothing weird or wrong with doom. In fact, in a country of used car salesman, steered by bankers and drone pilots, doom is the only answer. Without doom we are truly lost as a nation. Doom is the final wake up from that awfully wonderful American Dream. And there is plenty of doom to go around for now, but if we aren’t careful, one day we’ll find that even doom isn’t free anymore. You don’t want to find yourself alone in a sweating basement, bashed by monster weather, burning your furniture for warmth and paying out the ass for doom, so take it while it’s still hanging from trees and full of seeds. You’ll thank yourself for making it too late before it becomes too late. “Another doom is possible”, and “Collectivize Doom” must not only the watchwords screamed from the mouths of Maoist hipsters, anarchists, rednecks and wackos of all breeds, but also from their extended families and their psychiatrists.

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