"Calm before the Storm" or, We Have to get Rid of these People, Man!
Donald Trump - "It's the calm before the storm"
Reporter - "what's that mean?"
Trump - "You'll find out".
Most people here at C99 are aware of Trump's tax plan and how it benefits the rich and their corporations. Below is a video by Sarah Anderson taking apart the bullshit.
I'm reminded of the Bush years and how I came to detest Bush and his neocon regime so much that I somehow ended up participating at a blog called Daily Kos, a partisan democratic party blog. It was in 2007, I had never been a democrat before, still haven't, but I found myself hoping the democrats and Obama would win to get Bush and the republicans out of there. Anything to get rid of those fuckers. I was far from alone.
I was so much younger then.
Then we had Obama and the democrats and I finally had it sink through my thick skull - "they're the same thing only different!"
Not only that, I learned the democratic party is "in on" the whole criminal enterprise. It is part of the problem and cannot be part of the solution. The duopoly of the two major political parties is the primary dividing line in our culture. More than right or left, black or white, rich or poor, it's republican versus democrat and this political system that controls the debate on everything. That is what divides us and keeps us divided, this duopoly political system.
And if you're a ruler, that's just how you'd want it.
Now, ten years later, I, like millions of others, am at a crossroads. We've seen the light so to speak, what others have warned about for over a century in post industrial America. (Like, why didn't I read that stuff earlier?) This political system isn't going to save us. We can't just hope to get rid of Trump and the republicans because the only option is just as bad. Both parties work for the oligarchy/plutocracy. They're both "in on it".
We can't vote our way out of this one. We'll have to find another way. I realize some people disagree and think that the democratic party can be reformed or a third party can finally become a national factor. I wish them luck.
If this is the calm before the storm, we'd better batten down the hatches and set sail for Revolution Island.