Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Happy You Are Really Fucked, And Nobody in Power Gives a Shit Day
AVERAGE PERSON SCREWED AGAIN, MONEY GIVEN TO THE WEALTHY. BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES ARE BUSY FUCKING YOU OVER!!!!!! FILM AT 11.
I guess that one needs to point this out over and over and hope that on the hundredth or four hundredth repetition it will click in the (for want of a better term) average voter's head. But it does get tiresome after awhile.
I realize that we aren't the only country that this is happening in, but that doesn't make it any better (except of course for the misery loves company aspect). In the latter part of the Twentieth Century we were told that democracy (or republican with a small r government or representative democracy) had won the day. Now it becomes obvious that it didn't matter. We can elect anybody we want and they will just do whatever the ruling plutocracy (it looks like everyone else is linking to Matt Tabbi, so I guess I will too) wants them to do. Then they will explain that: well couldn't do anything else, but the other guys would have been much worse, don't you know? And the vast majority of voters will buy it. Christ.
Now various "liberal" blogs are telling me: "It could have been worse. After all they only cut off your left hand it could have been your right." Although, I am kind of happy to see that Digby has seen the writing on the wall, and appears at least for a day to have quit her "if only Obama understood, if only Obama was a better negotiator" bullshit.
UPDATE: The news just gets better and better for our overlords. Apparently they have convinced most of the democrats that the real problem is the deficit and we need to cut spending. Then them jobs will just appear. Perhaps we really do have the government we deserve (although to be completely honest I don't think I have the government I deserve).