Wednesday, November 10, 2010

As the nation collapses...

Greetings good citizen,

Um, what kind of ‘signal’ do you suppose the Dow closing up 350 points after the Republican’s recaptured the House sends?

It sure doesn’t look like the Wall Street bankers are afraid of the Republican’s [Tea Partiers in particular] taking away their punch bowl, does it?

It seems ‘owning’ a media outlet gives one the power to spread whatever lie you like as the much for ‘free speech’.

The freedom to lie your ass off isn’t nearly as comforting…but maybe that’s just me.

First I’d like to present this article as a segue into tonight’s main event.

Imagine if you will, a ‘criminal organization’ so vast that is has, er, ‘co-opted’ the legal mechanisms of each country to their will.

‘Paranoid delusion’ you say? So, how do YOU explain it?

Which is to point out that there is very little, if any, ‘difference’ between a cartel of criminals and an ‘entrenched elite’.

These ‘organizations’ operate in their own interest; nothing else concerns them. Worse, both act to, er, ‘reduce the effectiveness’ of law enforcement.

Thus we arrive at tonight’s ‘main event’.

As the Country Falls Apart, It's Time for Our Revolution

Not to be a nit-picker here but would discount the word ‘our’ in the above statement quite heavily. Chances are, when the shit starts, it’s going to be over some personal grievance and not ‘for the greater good’ that it will eventually be sold as.

We SHOULD burn every corporate media outlet to the ground, just on general principles but when it finally does happen I’m willing to bet there will be a ‘disgruntled (former) employee’ behind the crime.

I am staunch supporter of ‘righteous revolution’ and the author quoted here has hit all the high points. He even delves into some of the, er, ‘vexing details’ I don’t bother to go into but I pasted a couple of ‘examples’ below:

Government exists to serve economic power. In the U.S. and globally, economic power is concentrated in business, namely the large corporations whose profits account for more than ten percent of the nation's gross domestic product. Corporations can't operate without the government. They are codependent, yet independent of and barely responsive to the nation. A nation goes on with or without its government, with or without the big businesses we take for granted. We are not the government that serves those companies. They are parasites, vampires, hideous monsters that underpay and overcharge us and get fat on the spread. Who are we then?

We are their victims. We are weak and pathetic. But only by choice.

We can wait for the system to collapse of its own accord, for the rage of the downtrodden and dispossessed to build, for chaos of some sort to expose and destroy it. But implosion might take a long time. And when it happens, we may find ourselves even more powerless than we are now. [Time is indeed ‘of the essence’]
They -- the hardcore, racist, undereducated, fundamentalist Christian, anti-civil liberties Right -- are preparing to step into the breach, to seize power. They can't wait to unleash their venomous hatred on the city-dwelling commie hipster fags they despise. They are armed. They recognize that the system is doomed. They've seen this coming. They're organized and willing to merge their disparate brands of conservatism under a common
leadership. Most importantly, they get it. They don't need to be convinced that everything is in play. They're putting it in play.
[Look no further than the delusional ‘Tea Partiers’ for proof of this statement!]

Christian fundamentalists, the millennial end-of-the-worlders obsessed with the Left Behind series about the End Times, neo-Nazi racists, rural black-helicopter Michigan Militia types cut from the same inbred cloth as Timothy McVeigh, allied with "mainstream" gun nuts and right-wing Republicans, have been planning, preparing, and praying for the destruction of the "Godless," "secular" United States for decades. In the past, they formed groups like the John Birch Society and the Aryan Nations. Now the hard Right has a postmodern, decentralized non-organization organization called the Tea Party.

Revolution, though bloody and terrifying, would have been easier than the slow convulsions of collapse. So it will be here. [Literally, the sooner it begins, the sooner it will be over.]

If the U.S. government is going to collapse anyway, it behooves us to first replace it with something that can stand in its place. Unless we act, we'll have to deal with a post-collapse scenario, in which we'll have to fend off roving criminal gangs, hoodlums, predatory corporations, oppressive residual government entities, and an emboldened political right. [In other words, a nightmare beyond your imagining.]

Though small in numbers, anarchists and "deepgreen" anti-civilization environmentalists are highly influential in what passes for the American Left, publishing well-regarded books, magazines, and blogs that inspire many people. Deep-green types fantasize about a collapse scenario that will save the world without anyone having to lift a finger. They imagine an involuntarily deindustrializing economy that allows the earth to heal while people gather to form small clans and low-impact villages based on ideals of equality. Here is a quote from Jan Lundberg, a deep-green proponent of "peak oil" theory: "New social norms and tribal law will help break from the past and possibly outlaw incipient reversion to the failed system of exploitation of people and nature. In any case, the 'new' model of sharing and cooperation will outdo in productivity any vestiges of the old models of selfishness and trying to insulate oneself or one's family from the surrounding changed world."

Talk about your nightmares, then there’s this to consider:

The millions of partisans who follow Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and right-wing televangelists happen to be the best-armed people around, and they despise just about everyone who doesn't think and pray like them. They will see collapse as affirmation of their beliefs that secular liberalism is destructive. They will also see it as an opportunity to create a new, ordered world atop the ashes. They will act to stop teenage sluts from getting abortions, teach niggers a lesson, and slaughter those spics, dots, and everyone else who doesn't fit into their vision of what and who is right. Anarchists may opt out of revolution, but counterrevolution will come to them.

We all (intellectually) know that we were ‘born to die’, all roads lead to the ‘dirt nap’, the objective, such as it is, has been not to ‘hasten the inevitable’. Now try to balance that against what’s at stake:

To paraphrase a woman who spent time in prison for her radical activities in the 1960s, once you choose the path of committed citizenship, of true patriotism, of standing up for yourself and your fellow human beings and other living things who can't speak for themselves, your journey can end in only one of three ways: victory, prison, or death.

Then consider the alternative. Once you commit your self to apathy, laziness, and tacit consent to mass murder and rampant injustice, your miserable, wasteful choice can end only with death.

So, what’s it going to be good citizen…live on your knees or die on your feet?

The choice is yours…and regardless of what you decide, the ‘final destination’ remains unchanged.

I want to point out that revolution is not, er, 'unique'. Humans have revolted against 'injustice' throughout history. The disturbing part is how every revolt to date has been 'hijacked' by the self-interested, usually before the revolt itself gets underway.

With that cheery thought, thank you for letting me inside your head,


I don’t usually do ‘PS’s’ but I feel you need to see this piece that displays the dark side of candidate Obama that we didn’t see on the campaign trail.

Sleep…if you dare.

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