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312: M Judge: Jack Kerouac Would Vote for Mitt Romney

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Who exudes more simplicity, authenticity, naturalness, and earnestness–Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Who is more cooly postcool? It’s Romney. Romney never superimposed a studied grittiness onto what has been a privileged background. He is what Lester Young and Miles Davis strove to be: themselves, despite what the dominant culture tells you to be. The worst thing Romney could possibly do is to try and loosen up and be what he is not. He needs to stay several miles away from Jon Stewart and David Letterman. Just consider Hollywood a lost cause.

In fact, Obama and Romney are both nerds who went to good schools. Romney used his connections to make money, whereas Obama denied his true self and created a phony new identity.  Obama, with his embrace of a 1960s black power struggle he was never a part of and his corny singing at the Apollo Theatre, is a fraud.  Romney is the one cool enough to not be ashamed about who he is. It’s not a stretch to say that Jack Kerouac may have even voted for him.

For more of Mark Judge’s article check out:  http://acculturated.com/jack-kerouac-would-vote-for-mitt-romney/

312 March 12: Darkside Zodiac: Jack Kerouack

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Stella Hyde’s Darkside Zodiac: Jack Keouac, March 12, 1922

Progenitor of the Beat Generation, and all that jazz-inspired free form prose, simultanously wild and spontanous and yet attached to the apron strings of Maman. Drug-taking, booze-fuelled idealist who at the same time managed to be a right-wing McCarthyite in 1950s USA. Pisces, see: capable of polar opposite stances in one and the same head. Author of, among other things, On the Road (1957), the seminal chronicles of a long, pointless looping journey looking for enlightenment while other, less spontaneous and spiritual people picked up the bar tab and cleaned up the collateral damage.  The go-to writer for male babyboomers aiming to justify a midlife crisis.

For More articles of Stella Hyde’s Darkside Zodiac: ww.darksidezodiac.net/news/item.htm?ipg=11140&pid=5740

“I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.” — Jack Kerouac

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October 4, 2011 at 12:15 am

March 12: Jack Kerouac

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All of life is a foreign country.
Jack Kerouac

More Quotes from Jack Kerouac:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jack_kerouac.html

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August 28, 2011 at 12:14 am