Thursday, September 15, 2011

Good vs. Evil

Greetings good citizen,

Sometimes you have to ‘pick your poison’ when it comes to the day’s headlines, this was yesterday’s headline.

I didn’t pick this to expound upon yesterday because, quite frankly, my eyes sort of bounced right off this ‘statement of known fact’.

Seriously good citizen this is the very definition of ‘belaboring the obvious’. It practically has ‘No shit Sherlock!’ written all over it.

Economists pointed to a telling statistic: It was the first time since the Great Depression that median household income, adjusted for inflation, had not risen over such a long period, said Lawrence Katz, an economics professor at Harvard.

“This is truly a lost decade,” Mr. Katz said. “We think of America as a place where every generation is doing better, but we’re looking at a period when the median family is in worse shape than it was in the late 1990s.”

The bureau’s findings were worse than many economists expected, and brought into sharp relief the toll the past decade — including the painful declines of the financial crisis and recession —had taken on Americans at the middle and lower parts of the income ladder. It is also fresh evidence that the disappointing economic recovery has done nothing for the country’s poorest citizens.

The report said the percentage of Americans living below the poverty line last year, 15.1 percent, was the highest level since 1993. (The poverty line in 2010 for a family of four was $22,314.)

Which brings us to a more pressing question, what makes a Banana Republic the criminal backwaters that they are?

What is a Banana Republic if not a failed monarchy?

The ‘justice system‘, such as it is, exists solely to protect and preserve the status quo.

Which is to point out that we’re not quite there yet, the men with guns don’t yet live behind garrison walls…but that day is coming.

But, ironically, I digress…

What does the climbing poverty rate mean to you (and by extension, yours?)

Mistah Kat(z) states that ’Merikans expect their kids to do ’better’ than they did…but we all know that is just Hollywood talking, real modern parents expect their kids to do ’as well’…but, as Mistah Kat(z) points out, that is looking more and more like ’irrational exuberance’.

Why is that, good citizen?

Why isn’t it reasonable to expect that there is a ’sustainable plateau’ that most of us can co-exist on?

Could it be yet another ‘by-product’ of hooray for me and fuck you capitalism?

Understand good citizen, we aren’t the only ones ‘breeding’…and keeping a single privileged cocksucker in ‘private jets and chauffeured limos’ can only result in less for you and yours!

In fact, your share continues to diminish as the ranks of inherited wealth grow exponentially!

Which is to point out that things aren’t yet as bad as they’re going to get. The question in the back of your mind might be ‘at least they aren’t trying to charge me for shade, yet.’

Until we re-establish the ‘rule of law’ and use the scale of equality to mete out justice we will not be worthy of advancing as a species.

And you know I have a lot of faith in my fellow man. We CAN do this!

But wishing it to be so is far removed from doing what is necessary to bring about genuine change.

You’ve gotta want to!

There is a sad and sober amount of truth to the idea if you are unwilling to stand up for what is right then you deserve what happens to you.

Right now (and on the surface) the world seems so corrupt that the very idea of trying to clean it up (hell, did you EVER think you’d see the day when our politicians REFUSED to raise taxes?)seems daunting beyond belief.

Um, that’s one corrupt system we’ve got .

Nobody (except the politicians) is denying that.

But all is not lost…and no, things really were ‘better’ (relatively speaking) in the not too distant past.

That metaphorical ‘pendulum’ they keep talking about, that pendulum of justice that keeps swinging from one extreme to the other…

Well, it’s about to start swinging back towards the ‘law and order’ side. The corruption of today is recalibrating the public’s ‘moral compass’ and it won’t be a good time to be a politician (or an employer) I’ll promise you that!

If we fail to embrace the future we will be cursed to repeat the past.

There are those among us who are more than willing to enslave the ‘unworthy’ (and those people should have their membership in society revoked!)

Which is to opine that we are not faced with the ‘final confrontation’ between ‘good and evil’ but it certainly will be an ‘Epic’ battle!

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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