Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stick a fork in's DONE!

Greetings good citizen,

I have used, as a literary device, the idea that when the value of money fell into doubt, people would be startled to find their wedding rings contained enough gold to pay off their mortgages…

ASSUMING you could find a broker willing to pay you that amount.

What people living during these insane times need to learn is the only ‘value’ that matters is ‘use value’.

If you can’t eat it or screw it, piss on it!

Okay, that’s the canine ‘value chain’ but it is far more practical than the one most humans subscribe to.

So, what are we gonna do in a world plagued with high unemployment (although capitalism’s failure to provide workers with desperately needed jobs has become a ‘self-repairing’ problem…as people exhaust their unemployment benefits THEY NO LONGER COUNT AS UNEMPLOYED!)

How fucking ‘convenient’ is that?

Then there is the ongoing, er, ‘drama’ of the debt ceiling impasse being played out against the backdrop of an already ‘insolvent’ government.

But take heart, good citizen! A ‘bipartisan’ solution has been proposed (yet again)

What’s it going to take for these guys to wake up to the difference between famous and ‘infamous’?

The bipartisan proposal from the so-called Gang of Six senators to reduce deficits by nearly $4 trillion over the coming decade — and its warm reception from 43 other senators of both parties — renewed hopes for a deal days after talks between Mr. Obama and Congressional leaders had reached an impasse.

Financial markets rallied on the news. And with time running out before the deadline of Aug. 2 to raise the government’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, Mr. Obama’s quick embrace of the plan left House Republicans at greater risk of being politically isolated on the issue if they continue to rule out any compromise that includes higher tax revenues.

Representative Eric Cantor, the House majority leader who has led opposition to any deal including tax increases, later issued a statement saying the bipartisan Senate plan includes “some constructive ideas to deal with our debt.”

Methinks the pundits who dismiss a government shutdown as ‘political suicide’ aren’t facing reality. Not only is the government ‘broke’, it is also ‘broken’.

Let us take a moment to pause and consider the Elephant in the room, the looming energy crisis…which is a bit of a misnomer as there will be plenty of energy FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT!

You’d think ‘alternative energy’ would be springing up like weeds across the countryside but no! If we were to deploy ‘windpower’ it would be, by necessity, ‘imported’.

The other, er, ‘blatant slap in the face’ to the citizens of the US is how ‘our government’ is abandoning its space program while China is launching theirs (with, make no mistake about it, technology developed HERE!)

So good citizen, how do YOU define ‘treason’?

When Atlantis lands Thursday, the famous room will seem even more ghostly. After 30 years and 135 missions, shuttles will no longer need controlling. NASA plans to turn the space into a training venue, mostly for astronauts going to the International Space Station and flight controllers working with the station.

Over the next couple of months, 800 or 900 people in the mission operations division will be laid off, said Paul Hill, head of that division and a former flight director himself.

"As proud as we are of our success ... I have to keep that in perspective with the 90 percent of the workforce that will no longer be part of that effort," Hill said.

Kwatsi Alibaruho, flight director for this final mission, said the specter of so many flight controllers without jobs is "kind of following us through the halls."

So we will have the ‘appearance’ of a space program without the apparatus of a space program. But wait, what’s that on the horizon?

Why it’s the ‘privatization’ of space…and guess who THE ONLY CUSTOMER IS?

We are living with the granduer of ‘privatized’ healthcare (thanks to the fucking Gipper!) have they privatized ANYTHING that has actually saved the taxpayer a single cent?

Short answer…NO!

The disturbing part is the ease with which this nation is being turned into a third world hell hole…because the ‘focus’ of our justice system has been quietly shifted from social welfare to the primacy of ownership.

Well good citizen, I got news for you. Nobody ‘owns’ nothin’!

And despite your best arguments we all, truly are, in this together!

Refusing to recognize your ‘commitment’ to the rest of humanity does not absolve you that responsibility.

Which is to invoke one of the central planks of A Simple Plan: Those who do not appreciate the benefits of civil society will have those benefits, er, ‘withdrawn’ from them.

Increasingly the ‘luxuries’ of living indoors and eating regularly rely on peace. As the world becomes more crowded, the processes that maintain ‘peace’ become, er, ‘strained’.

This brings us back to the basic social equation: Without equality there can be no justice and without justice there can be no peace…

In order for equality to be achieved the playing field MUST be leveled…which means NO ONE can be permitted to profit AT THE EXPENSE OF ANOTHER!

The world doesn’t need profit good citizen. No irony should be lost on the fact that the blind pursuit of profit is what’s tearing our civilization apart!

What the world needs more of is love good citizen.

If you can’t bring yourself to share then you surrender yours…

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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