( – promoted by buhdydharma )
For 40 years I have been told be patient, work within the system, elect more Democrats. In all that time I have seen few victories and most of those merely symbolic (ooh, they increased the minimum rage by 15 cents an hour), and these anemic victories have been overwhelmed by the horrendous losses the American people have suffered time and time again. There has been a steady erosion of our Constitutional rights, economic inequality has increased, the working poor and the middleclass have been robbed at every turn by the filthy rich and our government has become more corrupt, more warlike and more evil. We now openly torture our prisoners and publicly argue that it is our right to do so.
For 40 years I have watched the knuckle-draggers and the greedheads as they dragged us backwards into a feudalistic nightmare where ignorance and greed rule over intelligence, science and progress. For all their blathering about values, there is not one American value that these creeps have not spat upon and torn asunder.
I once blamed it all on the Republicans, conservatives and neocons. But after the past few years, that conception will not hold. While those loathsome traitors have clearly led the charge, it is now undeniable that they have been aided and abetted by the Democrats – maybe not ALL of them, but the vast majority. And what they together have achieved is the overthrow of America and the installation of a neo-fascist police state. America has been stolen from its rightful owners, the American people.
To any who would now counsel be patient, work within the system, elect more and better Democrats (they had to add the ‘and better’ to try and inject some life into this tired old advice), I ask do we really have another 40 years to wait and see if these dynamics will somehow magically reverse themselves as a result of our doing what we’ve always done but doing it harder? I think the answer is obvious.
It’s time for heads to roll in this damned country but what is going to happen instead? Bush, Cheney and all their thieving traitorous buddies are going to skate scott free – courtesy of Nancy Pelosi and the Vichy Democrats. I can’t believe she has the unmitigated gall to show her traitorous mug at Netroots Nation. I hope we boo her into oblivion. With Democrats like her, who needs Republicans?
Why are the war criminals skating? Because the Democrats are in collusion with them. They are in on it. That is the only answer. The corporatocracy and the military industrial complex are firmly in control of fascist Amerika, and the American people are nothing more to them than the butt of the joke – and it ain’t very fucking funny.
Electing Obama will not turn us back into a democracy either. Even if that’s what he endeavors to do (and I give him the benefit of the doubt – though that’s getting harder and harder), he is going to inherit a huge pile of horrendous problems – and the military industrial complex is going to sit squarely on his chest just as they have with Bush and previous administrations. If he withdraws us from Iraq (which is doubtful IMO), we’ll find ourselves in some other war in order to feed the ravenous gods of war profits. Mark my words.
So, what to do? You tell me – but don’t you dare tell me to be patient, work within the system and elect more and better Democrats. I’m sick of hearing it, and we’re running out of time.
It’s time to either give up or rise up, and I’m not sure the American people have any fight left in them. Personally I’d rather be shot down in the street than sit by and watch the American dream turned into a nightmare for the entire planet – as Nero fiddles, Rome burns, and the biosphere loses its capacity to sustain life. It’s never been more serious than this, and we’ve never been so nearly out of time to do anything about it. If we don’t get our collective head out of our collective ass and reorder our priorities pronto – we’re fucked.
I say again, its time for heads to roll in this damned country.
“”The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”