Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Rotting Corpse of America

Enough is enough, I've had it. A 3-day waiting list for an abortion in North Dakota...or is it South Dakota. One of those shit-holes. And a hearing involving the input from a 12-week old fetus. Sweet, fancy Moses we've lost our minds. Conservatives just have to get over it, a woman has the right to terminate a pregnancy. That's it and that's all.

A war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Libya. The US needs to recognize that we are not the grand high pooh-bahs of Upper Butt-crack anymore. Some day we'll stop bombing and invading other countries, and the world will be a much better place for it. The easiest way to stop our endless misadventures hither and yon is to force senators and representatives to vote to declare war or not. If we're going to send young men and women to die, the least these spineless pricks could do is take a vote.

Obama is useless, and I'll never vote for him again. He let the Republicans convince him that the debt is the most important problem we have. It's not. And where was he during the demonstrations in Wisconsin? On the campaign trail, he vowed to fight for unions and collective bargaining rights. All we got is a couple of half-assed speeches. Another broken promise. Obama has dropped the ball on everything from Social Security to health care reform. I guess the last straw for me was when he allowed dozens of new oil platforms along the coast of the US. Drill, baby drill.

And that is just scratching the surface. The president has nothing to offer, unless you happen to be wealthy. How is that different from any god-damned Republican? It isn't. So in 2012, I'll be voting for a Green, Socialist, Labor or some other 3rd party candidate. If a Republican wins because the left votes for a can't-win candidate, it won't change anything. The two major parties have never been closer together. They are one now.

Fox news is a microphone for Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers, and the GOP, to boot. Anyone who doubts that is either in denial or ignorant. More people watch Fox news than CNN and MSNBC combined. A recent study of Fox views shows that their not old fogies and tea-baggers, either. Most viewers are in their 20's and 30's, and "mainstream" in America today. A recent poll shows that a quarter of Americans think that Obama wasn't born in the United States. Close to half think Obama a Muslim. Americans are stupid and gullible and easily manipulated by anyone who pays to manipulate them.

Something else. More people need to realize that capitalism doesn't work, and regulated capitalism simply lets it died slower. It took $1.1 trillion dollars to save capitalism from itself. Nothing in history can compare to this con that was worked on the American people. And in the wake of this enormous welfare check used to bolster a failed economic system, not a single new regulation was passed to prevent it from happening again. Gullible and stupid.

Consider also the attention span of your average dip-shit American. During the British Petroleum oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, people called for new regulations, criminal charges, and a ban on coastal drilling. As soon as the oil stopped flowing into the gulf, however, we moved on to something else. Now BP is running ads on television, crowing about how wonderful the gulf is now, thanks to them. I'm sure it's working. Spend a little money, run a few ads, and there you go.

On to Congress and the debt hawks, again. We need to cut PBS, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (along with the National Weather Service), home heating subsidies for poor families, student loans, Planned Parenthood, and on and on. Didn't you know that the debt needs to be cut? But you can't touch the temporary Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, oh no. Why? Because in America today, the rich get what they want, when they want it, and the rest of us can FUCK OFF.

The Citizen's United case is the most damaging Supreme Court decision in the history of this country. Another sign of madness. Another sign that money governs us.

What upsets you, dear reader? The list of bad decisions and poor judgment goes on and on. Someone once said that an empire in decline embraces Fascism. If I could, I'd leave this country. It is my home, and I love it. That's why I'd leave it if I could. Watching vultures pick over the corpse of someone you loved is rather hard to watch, wouldn't you say? The grotesque, twisted, mangled body of America now rots as carrion before us. It's a show I'd rather miss.

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