Friday, September 16, 2011

Where's the compassion?

Greetings good citizen,

There are those who believe that this life is rough and if a man is going to make it he’s gotta be tough…

And those assholes would be WRONG.

Why do these fools harbor such ‘silly’ ideas? It is probably a ‘manliness’ issue combined with a decided disdain for admitting that we need to be grateful for the efforts of others…

No, these misguided ingrates would rather ‘pretend’ they did it all themselves.

Needless to say this is NOT a solid foundation upon which to build a society

From the conclusion of Mr. Krugman’s piece:

Now, however, compassion is out of fashion — indeed, lack of compassion has become a matter of principle, at least among the G.O.P.’s base.

And what this means is that modern conservatism is actually a deeply radical movement, one that is hostile to the kind of society we’ve had for the past three generations — that is, a society that, acting through the government, tries to mitigate some of the “common hazards of life” through such programs as Social Security, unemployment insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Are voters ready to embrace such a radical rejection of the kind of America we’ve all grown up in? I guess we’ll find out next year.

I think a trip down memory lane would be appropriate, do you remember when the Libertarians ran Lyndon LaRouche for president?

Probably not, they didn’t poll well mostly because of their radical fringe beliefs…

What beliefs are those? Ironically we need look no further than the Tea Party (or Mr. Krugman’s post) for some solid examples.

You see, the Libertarians didn’t ‘fade away’, they, er, ‘infected’ the minority ‘one in five’ party, which is to say they ‘co-opted’ the Republicans.

Worse, they weren’t beyond ‘adopting’ whatever label it took to win election. (Left to our imagination is what those who ran as Democrats pretended what the D stood for!)

So, twenty years later, our government is literally ‘overrun’ with what boils down to anti-social Randites.

So I ask you, good citizen, what do people who don’t believe in/hate ‘society’ know about government?

All these self-centered assholes know is ‘government’ interferes with ‘individual liberty’.

The point Bobo is missing is; government is the primary reason why we don’t kill one another on sight!

Because whacko Libertarians subscribe first and foremost to the ‘Law of the Jungle’.

Therefore only an idiot wouldn’t shoot first and ask questions afterwards.

You couldn’t afford to take the chance.

Although, ironically, they also subscribe to the idea that most of us are as soft-hearted as we are soft-headed.

And this is where the danger lies…in the ease with which we can be manipulated.

I have already pointed to the ‘mechanism’ these manipulators will use to overthrow the current corrupt system. In fact this ’paralysis’ strategy is already in play.

Worse, they have sufficient numbers wearing the letters of both teams to pull this ‘scam’ off.

What will make 2012, er, interesting is how the public is already wary that Democrats aren’t acting like Democrats and Republicans are now unrecognizable!

The question on every voter’s mind is just who the hell am I voting for?

The ‘do nothing’ incumbent is, amazingly enough, running ‘unopposed’ by his own party and his Republican challengers aren’t telling us anything about what they will do to correct the disastrous course the nation is on…they are all running on the caveat that they are NOT Barrack Obama.

This ‘out of touch’ phenomenon is disturbing enough, the fact that it is so pervasive on both sides of the political, er, canyon (it is far more than a ‘fence’, you can talk over a fence, these assholes are so far apart they can’t even see one another!)

But, ironically, they’re playing for the same team!

Is the public clever enough to figure this out?

If we were to ‘follow the money’ the answer would be clear enough.

Naturally, certain ‘old assumptions’ need to be thrown out the window, first among these is the ‘your employees are also your customers’. That old saw was replaced with your customers are the people who have no choice but to buy from you (either directly or indirectly.)

So your job headed overseas but you are still buying what you need from the same shithead that forced you to take a massive pay cut!

You see, the piece of the puzzle that has been dancing in the background is the utter destruction of our ‘way of life’. Once energy is no longer cheap or abundant all bets are off!

Our entire way of life becomes…unsustainable.

Left to your imagination, good citizen, is when, if ever, we are going to have a conversation about this?

If you have surmised ‘never’ then you are correct. Those who ‘win’ under the current system have no interest in ending their ride on the gravy train a moment before they are forced to…then it’s ‘adios sucker’ time!

I have also pointed to how the ‘Real Estate’ market is going to become ‘obsolete’ everywhere but in the most temperate of zones.

Which is to say the next big ‘grab’ is about to take place good citizen and like the last one, you’ll be left to fight over the crumbs…if you survive.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


1 comment:

  1. I read a few of your other posts and i just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you!