Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The New American Century
And what do I see coming down the road?
-nothing but war, prisons, and poverty as far as the eye can see.
-the American military and our blood and treasure tied up in a host of pointless inconclusive wars that we started.
-prisoners of war tortured abroad and the rest of us tasered at home.
-all the problems of Brazil 50 years ago with none of the charm (a tiny over-class that owns everything including the government and the military, an embattled and shrinking middle class, a huge marginalized underclass with nothing left to lose ... and no Carnival for you, sinners!).
-all of us working for the Chinese and the Germans while the rest of our jobs are exported to India where the workforce is better educated as well as cheaper.
-all of us living perpetually in fear of what other people might think about us, of that Pink Slip from our employers, of that foreclosure notice from our creditors, that cancellation notice from our insurers, that eviction notice from our landlords, that court summons from someone's lawyer, sleeping with a gun under our beds for fear of our neighbors, and all the while the TeeVee telling us that we really are somehow... "free."
Yes, I'm really cranky this morning, after watching the last chance for real health insurance reform shot down by that pious scoundrel Joe Lieberman and the rest of the Democrats (including the President) caving on cue.
Sons of bitches!
And if you think I'm cranky, you should hear Michael this morning. "We're all f*cked! F*cked by the banks, f*cked by the insurance companies, f*cked by the credit companies, and now Obama and the Democrats have given away the whole f*ckin' store! I'm ready to vote for the f*ckin' underarm hair granola Green Party!"
Posted by Counterlight at Tuesday, December 15, 2009