(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Steal 15 trillion dollars? No problem.
Violate park rules? Riot police will splatter your blood all over the street.
William Rivers Pitt . . .
Buffalo Springfield was wrong. There’s something happening here, and it is exactly clear. We are, at this moment, in a savagely perilous place.
There are plenty of people out there who will flap the idiots currently running for the GOP in your face in order to dragoon you into supporting President Obama come November, and that’s fine. That’s their job, that’s what they do, and there is no doubt that the comparison favors them…but it is a stone-sharpened fact that, nationally, we are at this moment hedging true fascism as sharply as we were back in the ‘Bad Old Days’ of George and the boys, if not more so.
Some would argue that we are closer now to a true fascist America than we were then, because people of good conscience who fought against George W. Bush’s militant, media-succored fascism tend nowadays to be inclined to let this current happy-faced fascism slide. After all, it’s an election year, “Obama is better than Bush.”
Another election year. I don’t have to tell you what we’ll hear from the bought-and-paid-for-politicians of the two-party system from now until Election Day, you know what we’ll hear from them, we’ll hear what we always hear–a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Romney isn’t running for President.
Obama isn’t running for President.
The Almighty Dollar is running for President.
And it’s going to win.
We’re On the Beach. The missiles of greed flew, they hit their targets, the mushroom clouds of mammon erupted and darkened the earth, turning a world of life into a global ground zero of corporate oppression. The radiation of consequences has spread everywhere, driven on the winds of politics and propaganda and corruption.
Reagan had the launch codes, Bush 41 had the launch codes, Clinton and Bush 43 had the launch codes, the greatest Transformational Leader Of All Time had the launch codes. They pushed the button, every one of them pushed the button, they came into power and brought midnight with them, brought it with them and called it light. And the missiles of greed flew, they flew and they hit their targets . . .
We were on this beach when I started blogging in 2005, we were on this beach when I got banned at Conyersblog in 2006, we were on this beach when I got banned at Daily Kos in 2007, we were on this beach when I got banned at FDL in 2011, we were still on this beach when I left and came back and left and came back and then got banned and unbanned etc etc at Docudharma in 2011, we were on this beach long ago when the first Netroots flag got planted in the sand and we’re still on this beach.
I don’t know if I’ll get banned again, I don’t know what I’ll write or not write as the tide comes in and the tide goes out. I’m not even sure who I am anymore.
But I know one thing.
IT’S TIME TO GET OFF THIS FUCKING BEACH.
It’s time to head inland, it’s time to head inland and Occupy Everything We See.
That’s what I think.