Bullet points and punch lines : the most important commentary ever written on the epic American tragicomedy

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ISBN 13
9781629637853 
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Political Science  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2020 
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"Our U.S. Empire is in steep decline. In order to salvage complete control over the globe and feed a rapacious thirst for resources and wealth, the American oligarchy is wreaking havoc around the world. Meanwhile, average Americans are suffering, legs trembling under a mountain of debt as they toil at unfulfilling, underpaying jobs. And for those with enough time and energy to get angry and fight back, they're told the answer is to vote for one of the two pro-war pro-Wall Street corporate candidates claiming to be their savior. This epic tragedy does not sound like the beginning of a joke. But somehow comedian and TV host Lee Camp makes it both funny and interesting. Whether he is setting his sights on the scandal of $21 trillion worth of unaccounted-for financial adjustments at the Pentagon or the scorching environmental and human tragedy caused by manmade climate chaos, it's unsurprising that one of our most incisive political commentators is technically a comedian. Camp hacks his way through the jungle of fake news, alternative facts, mainstream media lies, and government blackouts, trailblazing a path between Hunter S. Thompson and Jon Stewart. Perhaps the present-day story of America can only accurately be told by a comedian, otherwise no one would believe it. In a world where conmen are heralded as leaders, locking up peace activists is perceived as justice, the media trumpet state propaganda and infotainment, and mocking environmentalists is championed as strength, it's only appropriate that a comedian is viewed as more reliable than the evening news. Our U.S. Empire is in steep decline. In order to salvage complete control over the globe and feed a rapacious thirst for resources and wealth, the American oligarchy is wreaking havoc around the world. Meanwhile, average Americans are suffering, legs trembling under a mountain of debt as they toil at unfulfilling, underpaying jobs. And for those with enough time and energy to get angry and fight back, they're told the answer is to vote for one of the two pro-war pro-Wall Street corporate candidates claiming to be their savior. This epic tragedy does not sound like the beginning of a joke. But somehow comedian and TV host Lee Camp makes it both funny and interesting. Whether he is setting his sights on the scandal of $21 trillion worth of unaccounted-for financial adjustments at the Pentagon or the scorching environmental and human tragedy caused by manmade climate chaos, it's unsurprising that one of our most incisive political commentators is technically a comedian. Camp hacks his way through the jungle of fake news, alternative facts, mainstream media lies, and government blackouts, trailblazing a path between Hunter S. Thompson and Jon Stewart. Perhaps the present-day story of America can only accurately be told by a comedian, otherwise no one would believe it. In a world where conmen are heralded as leaders, locking up peace activists is perceived as justice, the media trumpet state propaganda and infotainment, and mocking environmentalists is championed as strength, it's only appropriate that a comedian is viewed as more reliable than the evening news"-- Provided by publisher. 
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