Okay, this isn’t much of an essay, but I just had to share this:
God knows most of us here have realized that the two party system is a misnomer, that what we have is really a one-party system with a synthetic division, the corporatists playing “shirts vs skins” against the American people.
And we now live in a time when only comedians, it seems, tell the truth.
Add Lewis Black to the list:
Comedian Lewis Black’s first concert film, set to open this week, is unsparing in its criticism of both political parties.
In a clip played by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, Black says, “Our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking in the mirror at itself. … Basically, the last eight years, I feel, the Republicans stood around farting and the Democrats went, ‘Ooh, let me smell it.'”
“It’s a pungent truth,” Olbermann commented to Black. “I think it probably has never been more obvious than currently during this health care debate.”
“It’s just unbelievable,” Black agreed. “How did we end up in a position with people defending health insurance companies?”
“What I’ve always wanted to do with these protesters,” Olbermann suggested, “is go, ‘What’s your personal medical history?’ and I would bet you that you’d get 75% of them going, ‘Never been sick a day in my life!’ That’s the only way you could be satisfied.”
I love that. I don’t know how you could top that as an accurate description of the two party system, especially the turd-blossom Democrats.
Has a nice ring to it. The Turd Blossom Democrats. Sounds like a bluegrass group.