Monday, November 21, 2011

Finger Pointing...

Greetings good citizen,

Everywhere you look there are reports of violence being committed BY POLICE against the OWS protesters.

Sadly if not for bad news it appears the media has already ‘tired’ of reporting the activities of OWS.

Will the coming bad economic news suck OWS back onto center stage?

Hard to say. The corporate owned media is opportunistic if nothing else.

Anyway, one hour after the open and the Dow is down more than 200 points, but considering the first 12,000 are all ‘fluff/eyewash’, being down 200 is an insignificant drop in the bucket.

Naturally, the corporate owned media is blaming government gridlock for the massive losses.

Barring an unexpected turnaround before Monday’s deadline, the failure of the special Congressional deficit committee will be the third high-profile effort to fall short of a deal in the last 12 months, including a bipartisan deficit commission and talks last summer between President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner.

By law, the special Congressional committee’s inability to reach an agreement will trigger $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts over 10 years to the military and domestic programs, to start in 2013.

As time wound down to a Monday night deadline for an agreement, Capitol Hill lacked the frenzied negotiation typical of a Congressional race to beat the clock. Instead, many members — well aware that Congressional approval ratings are near historic lows in polls — seemed resigned to the fact that Democrats and Republicans remained far apart on major budget issues, especially tax increases on the affluent, which Democrats insist must be part of any deficit solution and which Republicans oppose.

There are all kinds of corporate welfare and military cuts that could be made to our budget but the republican’s oppose that, favoring cuts to social programs instead.

Then a lot of this pain is avoidable simply by raising taxes on those who have more than they can spend…but the party of ‘NO’ will have no part of that (and the Democrats in name only refuse to fight for it, so where does that leave you?)

Who is this 99% and why are they so ineffective?

Could the answer be as simple as ’faux democracy’?

So terrifying was the ‘tyranny of the majority’ that the system has been rendered useless by the favored few?

But nobody questions this…once they’re old enough to be on their own that is.

If nothing else the one rule you can’t escape is ‘go along to get along.’

They can’t make you do it, they can only make you wish the fuck you had!

Why can’t you use the ballot box to make a better life?

You might take it into your head to vote a better life for yourself…hell, you might even vote for anti-usury legislation and then where would capitalists be?

Guess which nation is the only (advanced economy) on the planet that DOES NOT have anti-usury legislation?

We USED to have laws against usury but Bush Jr. did away with them.

Which ONCE AGAIN calls into question the essential SANITY of anyone who ADMITS they vote or are a member of the Republican Party.

Not that there’s a nickel’s worth of difference between a Republican and a sell-out Democrat (regardless of how ‘progressive’ they paint themselves.)

I’d jump on my favorite hobby horse and call them all out as Libertarians but you already know that.

But I seriously digress…

It’s disturbing how the lack of political control can spill over into so many other areas!

We’re twelve months away from the next presidential election cycle and there’s still nobody to vote ‘for’…which is actually typical.

Most of the time your vote is cast between the lesser of two evils; so you inevitably pick the wrong one.

Returning to the issue at hand we have the OWS/ I am the 99% ‘movement’ and they’ve got…‘nothing’…which leaves us where?

Right where we started. Nothing to do, no place to go and no way to get there if we did.

So we should all just sit on our thumbs, right?

[Which is the, er, polite way of telling you to go fuck yourself! Which is precisely what those who have hijacked our political system have done, especially if you don‘t like it!]

Which is to ask, is there any excuse for the political/economic gridlock gripping the world today?

Short answer, no.

What really sucks is that change is so tantalizingly close but, once again, we’ve come up short in the intestinal fortitude department!

BE the change good citizen!

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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