Friday, April 22, 2011

Popularity contest...

Greetings good citizen,

I think most of us would agree that opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one.

That not withstanding, we arrive at this Alternet article which begs the question, “How do you define ‘progressive’?

Why single out this particular article, there are ‘top ten lists’ on just about any given subject, compiled by every imaginable ‘interest group’.

I ‘take exception’ to this particular article because, in the opinion of the authors, the ‘progressive movement’ is largely populated with Libertarians, who commonly profess their belief out of complete ignorance of Libertarian principles.

‘Libertarian principles’ (and oxymorom in itself) can be more readily understood if their origins are clearly delineated. They are, with few exceptions, the psychopathic rantings of the sociopath Ayn Rand.

Just because she didn’t eat a live infant for breakfast every morning doesn’t mean she wouldn’t if given the chance!

Naturally, ignorance is a powerful tool. What the article fails to, er, ‘explore’ is the yawning chasm that divides the people who frequent Daily Kos from the people who RUN the site.

You wear your muzzle in silence on Kos, it is not a place that tolerates ‘dissent’. In this respect it is a dim echo of the force it attempts to ‘counter’, the RWNM.

So, if Daily Kos is ‘progressive’, I’m fucking Santa Claus!

[I just love this ‘opt in’ firewall!]

But chances are good citizen, if you’re reading me you already ‘know the score’ as far as the Daily Kos is concerned.

Although it is not a ‘frivolous issue’ to ponder what does or does not constitute a ‘progressive’.

Not for nothing the Nazi’s billed themselves as ‘progressives’ too…

So what’s in a label?

Not much when you consider that politically, the label has been effectively rendered meaningless. It no longer matters who you ‘vote’ for, the results are identical.

In retrospect, who you vote for probably hasn’t made a difference for quite some time, just saying, ya know?

Moving on, we have this headline story from today’s NY Times!

What a bummer!

With the caveat that it is never my intention to tell you ‘what to think’, why the hell do YOU think this story is today’s top headline?

Amid rising gas prices, stubborn unemployment and a cacophonous debate in Washington over the federal government’s ability to meet its future obligations, the poll presents stark evidence that the slow, if unsteady, gains in public confidence earlier this year that a recovery was under way are now all but gone.

This time the blogosphere provides a partial answer as to why ‘public sentiment’ is, er, ‘sagging’

As this article indicates we have been on a ‘down hill run’ for more than a decade, actually, for most of us, we’re going on two decades of what can be correctly called a ‘selected recovery’.

Which is to point out that the recovery was only enjoyed by certain segments of the economy, other sectors remained ‘depressed’.

No one should be shocked to learn the corporate owned media has purposefully ignored the ‘hollowing out’ of our economy and that the ‘Free Trade agreements’ (great for producers, suck for consumers) have cost us far more than they have yeilded in benefits.

Nor should anyone be astounded to hear that our politicians have been well paid to ignore the obvious consequences of their campaign donor’s desires.

The economic desert grows by the day and still our politicians both say and do nothing.

If numbnuts gets re-elected it will be like the irrational conservative victory in the mid-term elections, a ‘product’ of our bought and paid for media!

Well, no worries, good citizen,

It doesn’t matter if the elections are ‘fixed’; this form of corruption has run our civilization into a ditch.

The ‘debate’ isn’t over how we can ‘preserve’ (predatory) capitalism but over what will replace it…(and who will take the fall when the old system collapses.)

Until next time good citizen,


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