The Sad State of America
Preface: This is just my uneducated opinion...and the rantings of a mindless lunatic.
The sad state we find ourselves in today hasn't been the republicans or the democrats fault, but a combination of both corporate bought and sold political parties, not to mention a population that seems to be able to only think in terms of binary logic. "You're either with us, or against us".
The discourse (or intercourse) seems to only revolve around bashing one party or the other, which, is exactly what has been desired, to distract us and our creative energies from solving our most complex problems. Usually, everything in terms of "solutions" revolves around whether we tax the rich or give them tax cuts, neither of which hasn't worked out very well for the majority of the population.
But "reality" to me, stems from that which truly enslaves us, the fear of death or the fear of future loss. If I speak truth to power, I could die, or lose my job, thus lose my earning ability, which leads to possible death, because I can't afford food or health care. Are you ready to die for what you believe in? Most aren't, and most don't really believe in anything, except protecting what little they have. I got mine, so fuck off. The wealthy fear not death or homelessness, no of future loss because our population does it for them, and re-elects the very people that help bring about this dystopian nightmare, called the American dream. One has to be asleep to dream....
When I think about our problem of immigration, most of it originates from our failed foriegn policies that wreaks havoc in the countries where many immigrants come from. Europe is being over run from immigrants fleeing the ME where we have compleley destroyed several countries, where we have launched illegal wars of agression on trumped up pretextes.
We have a long and soridid history in South America of over throwing left leaning governments and then backing brutal right wing dictators that engage in mass murder, on the trumped up pretxt of some "communist" invasion. Oh no, the Russians are coming...
I know it's hard for many people in this country to acknowledge the harm we have wrought in other countries. As a population, we have been lead to believe in Team America, no matter what crimes our government commits in our name. We are a "tribal" nation that has a "sports team" mentality. We can never do any wrong, despite the blatant evidence of our wrong doing looking back at us from every quarter our of country. Flint anyone?
We freak the fuck out if an umpire gets a call bad, but seem to be oblivious to the unfathomable destruction we wrought around the world, "Keeping the world safe for Democracy". (Thank you Edward Bernays...)
It takes real courage to admit when one is wrong, or so I was taugh in grade school, but we have been lead to believe, as we have grown older, admitting mistakes is some how weak. Our failed foreign policies have wrought the immigration problems plauging our planet and our nation. We praise the Drone Murder King as some kind of "progressive", as he deported more immigrants than all our previous presidents combined, illegally bombed more countries, signed legislation that has destroyed the very constitution we supposedly hold dear, as long as it doesn't get in the way of our total domination, dominion, over the planet, in the name of Team America.
While many believe we are a "Christian" nation, but we do not act in a Christian manner. We do not show forgiveness, we show vengence. We do not seek justice, we seek retribution. Instead of charity, we show disdain and contempt. If you're not rich, or employed, you are unworthy and deserve to suffer. How Christian of us, no? If you're not rich, God doesn't love you.
Our value system is centered in self interest and the holy pursuit on personal wealth, at the expense of everyone else. Who cares who dies or suffers, as long as it's not me or my family, is the basis of our "American Values". I got mine, so fuck off. Truly, for America, God is "Gold, Oil, and Drugs". For me, simply making Good Orderly Decisions, to move in a Good Orderly Direction, performing Good Orderly Deeds along the way...
I am truly greatful my parents never made me go to church and worship at the alter of an angry and vengenful god, that will surly send me to hell, if I don't love me some Jesus, ya know, that socialist jew bastard who feed the poor and healed the sick, and didn't charge them a dime for it. But I digress...
When ever I allow myself to fantasize about winning the lottery, I think about all the people I could help, not all the useless shit I could buy, that I don't need.
How do you know how you voted for, when your vote was nothing more than touching a screen? Oh look, new episode of Jude Judy is on...(I worked as an art director on twenty episodes of the reality TV show, Eye for an Eye", lol)
Many are running around like chickens with their heads cut off, screaming #NotMyPresident, while distatesful as it is, according to that piece of paper most presidents merely wipe their ass with, the constitution, he certainly is, or so it would seem. While many are searching for a reason to impeach the orange monster, the 4th part of the 25th amendment is all that is required, but, do we really want the current VP to take over the reigns of the unholy Empire? I don't think so, at least that is, if what I think is actualy my "thoughts", and not some "triggered" responce to a trigger phrase, straight out of Pavlov's hand book. Salivate much?
I'm sure Leon Festinger would have a field day analyzing our current sad state of affairs. Oh look, the Russians did it! (Salivating yet?)
We only defend the "rule of law", when the unpire makes a mistake in our favor. Heaven forbid the people of Crimea be allowed to vote. The violations of the Ukrainian constitution be damned. There's oil in them there hills, just waiting to be fracked, not to mention cheap labor to be exploited. Oh, and the GMO we could unleash in the Euroasian bread basket! Now we're really salivating....Oh look, the orange monster said something stupid, "We're not so innocent"...
(Ps: I apologize if this seems like a hit and run, but limited internet access inhibits active engagement. As the Arnold once said, "I'll be back".)