Here Be Monsters
I’ve gotten more than a month into this iteration of the blog and I haven’t yet gotten to everyone’s favorite topic of conversation, Donald Trump. I guess I’ll go ahead and offer my two cents over the next three posts.
I’ll begin by saying that I’m enjoying Mr Trump’s administration immensely. If you look at the whole thing as performance art it really is wildly diverting. Every cabinet pick has been more ridiculous than the one before. Royal edicts with no understanding of process. Russia scandals, wild allegations, attacks on the free press. Dems running around like their shorts were on fire. It truly is the entertainment gift that just keeps on giving. Oh wait, you weren’t taking this seriously, were you? Why?
News flash- The United States government is completely corrupt and actively works against the interests of it’s citizens. The constitution is mostly dead. The deep state bureaucracy really doesn’t care which of the nearly identical parties is pretending to be in charge. We’re little more than a group of corporations with an army. Nope, not exaggerating. Everyone hates Congress and they get re-elected over and over. I could literally sit here for the rest of the day and list things that the government does that most people hate but I’d even bore myself. The simple fact is that we, the people, have no control at all so who the fuck cares which megalomaniac is currently living on Pennsylvania Ave. At least Trump is amusing.
Our founding fathers enacted the Constitution not to grant us rights but to try to keep the government from stealing them. They kind of failed. The Feds and State and Cities tell you what you can do, when you can do it, and take most of the money you make. That won’t change without bloodshed and a real revolution. In the meantime, enjoy the show.
In the last post I posited that it really didn’t matter that we have an assclown for a president. Even though I’ve explicitly said that I don’t really care about your complaints I still got quite a few. So, for you Democrats who don’t follow directions very well let me take a few paragraphs to explain why you and your candidates are not ONE SINGLE BIT BETTER.
In 1985 the Dems were essentially taken over by a group called the Democratic Leadership Council led by Bill Clinton and others. They decided to sell out to corporations in order to win. Since that time they’ve either sponsored or been complicit in every piece of shitty legislation that has allowed for the complete corporate shit show we see now.
I ain’t lying. Why is the free media gone? The FCC reorganization under Clinton. Why are banks too big to fail? The repeal of Glass-Stegall also under Clinton. The security state? The TSA? The Patriot Act? Illegal marijuana? Constant war in the Middle East? All those things and more received a majority of Democratic votes.
I have a certain amount of sympathy for some Progressive positions. I have a whole lot of sympathy for any group that would like to curb corporate power. What I don’t understand is how the fuck anyone who holds these ideals can vote for a party that has utterly sold them out. The only real policy difference between the parties is that Dems use nicer language and subtler marketing.
Is all lost? At the moment I think so. The system we now suffer under is
so corrupt as to be hopeless. The whole thing has to get much much worse. But I’ll leave that for the next post.
As you may have gathered from the last post I have absolutely no faith in either our current government or the possibility that it can be redeemed. I do, however, have great faith in America and many of the people who live here. I think Americans are still the most independent, ornery, and optimistic people around. I truly believe that eventually they will see past the bullshit, ignore the corporate messaging, and throw the bums out. And this leaves me in the strange position of having to root for failure.
There, I said it. I want this government to fail. I want it to do stupid and horrible things. I want it’s greed and evil writ large on every television screen. Only in failure can the average person see how dire the situation the situation has become. The divide between rich and poor is terrible but it has to get worse. The surveillance state is oppressive but it probably needs to crush a lot more innocent people. Legislating every little fucking thing is ridiculous but clearly not silly enough yet. All of this is coming and for that Trump is heaven sent.
The bottom line is American government is way too large and way too powerful on every level. Citizens are groped, constricted, taxed and abused. We lock up the most people of any country in the world. The revolution must come and every stupid bit of over reach and every lie hasten it’s arrival. So believe me when I say Go Trump. It’s not hyperbole when I finish every post by saying Saor Alba, Vaya con Dios, & Viva la Revolucion.