Saturday, September 24, 2011

Social Suicide

Greetings good citizen,

I have long championed the idea that what separates conservatives from liberals is the liberal’s appreciation (or the conservatives lack thereof) for the efforts of others.

This is such a basic instinct that it is disturbing when we encounter ‘ingrates’. the only thing more disturbing than their lack of gratitude is their belligerent ‘I did it all on my own’ attitude!

Why these people aren’t routinely dressed down (publicly) for their anti-social behavior is usually due to these ingrate’s ‘social status’.

But this isn’t about having social graces, it is about a dangerous mental defect. Lack of empathy is the most obvious trait of a psychopath!

Thus do we have today’s offering which points directly to this glaring myopia that most of us, er, politely ignore.

On the other side, we have the claim that the rich have the right to keep their money — which misses the point that all of us live in and benefit from being part of a larger society.
Elizabeth Warren, the financial reformer who is now running for the United States Senate in Massachusetts, recently made some eloquent remarks to this effect that are, rightly, getting a lot of attention. “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody,” she declared, pointing out that the rich can only get rich thanks to the “social contract” that provides a decent, functioning society in which they can prosper.

Which brings us back to those cries of “class warfare.”

Republicans claim to be deeply worried by budget deficits. Indeed, Mr. Ryan has called the deficit an “existential threat” to America. Yet they are insisting that the wealthy — who presumably have as much of a stake as everyone else in the nation’s future — should not be called upon to play any role in warding off that existential threat.

Well, that amounts to a demand that a small number of very lucky people be exempted from the social contract that applies to everyone else. And that, in case you’re wondering, is what real class warfare looks like.

Who would commit ‘social suicide’ good citizen?

How about people who are too ‘self-absorbed’ to even consider the ‘consequences of their actions’?

You see, that’s the other problem with being an ingrate, your very self-absorption warps your worldview!

That said, I am still of the opinion that those responsible for the collapse of our civilization know full well what they do. It is no accident.

The ‘rose colored glasses’ at work here are that the consequences of their actions won’t touch them.

Some of them are well-prepared…what they aren’t prepared for is the ones who plan to, er, ‘help themselves’ to their preparedness.

That is where their shortsightedness is going to bite then square in the ass!

When you live in a tank dominated by Piranha, it’s best not to lose sight of who your neighbors are!

Which is to point out that there is no ‘honor’ among thieves, especially psychotic ones!

Who is to say what depths people that would sacrifice our entire civilization (principally to escape prosecution) are capable of?

Perhaps there is a ‘god complex’ that accompanies the narcissism, blinding them to their vulnerability?

Either way, the pending collapse of the FIRE economy will be the ‘next step’ in hitting the reset button.

Sadly, shortly after capitalism fails, the war to establish ‘what comes next’ begins.

And out of ignorance, most of them will be fighting to restore capitalism…because they don’t know what else to do.

Sadly, they’ll reason, ‘all of our debts are dead’ (or at least the people we owed them to are…(not hardly, they are just waiting off-shore for the dust to settle!) so why not just ‘start over’.

Well, the, er, psychopaths who put us in this position will have all of the old records and they’re going to want to collect!

It will be surreal beyond belief to watch the very people who pushed our civilization into its own cesspool trying to restore the legal system that they themselves destroyed to escape prosecution!

It will, good citizen, redefine chutzpah!

Not that this will stop them…hell, it won’t even slow them down!

See what happens when you try to be ‘too clever’?

Anyway, it will be a damn miracle if we DON’T end up right back where we started, such is the curse of ‘failure of the imagination’!

In reality (and although few realize it, capitalism has only been around for…well, it became ‘popular’ right around the same time the American Revolution took place.

Yet another thing few people realize is that the US is the OLDEST established government ON EARTH!

Ask yourself good citizen, isn’t it time we do something different?

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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