Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Grand Theatre

                                                                  [Image Credit: WIN Initiative/Getty Images]

Our country is a shitshow on steroids right now.

Led by a former reality-tv-star who claims he was cheated, the same former reality-tv-star said the same thing four years ago when it looked as though he was going to lose. I need not be hoodwinked twice by a man who has had a lifetime of hoodwink dealings. That Donald wants to continue to govern the tragedy of present-day America is foolhardiness. The story of Donald and America will not have a happy ending.

The man who told us he would show us his taxes told us there would be 15 coronavirus cases and then it would disappear. He told us to drink bleach and he told the proud boys to stand by. One day Mike Pompeo tells us Russia hacked the United States, the next day Donald says it was China and the next day Donald discusses implementing martial law with Michael Flynn - a man found guilty of lying to the FBI.

Fox tells his followers that this is ok.

It is not ok.

A pandemic sweeps the land, businesses are closing, gross domestic product is falling, school children stay home and people protest in the streets. Meanwhile smoke, mirrors and too many fake dollars flooding into the economy has the stock and real estate markets at all-time highs. The story of the central bank printing currency and impoverishing the country’s citizenry also does not have a happy ending.

Still, the former reality-tv-star tries to hang on to power.

The reds have their followers believing Donald was making America great again … even though he has indebted the country at the fastest pace ever (and that was before Covid). The reds tell their followers that the democrats are socialists - and that socialism is one degree shy of communism - though most of these people cannot define either term. These same people misguidedly believe capitalism should be revered. Capitalism as our Founders envisioned it was that we could all go into business for ourselves, and flourish. Capitalism now exists for the sole benefit of the corporatocracy, aided and abetted by the kakistocracy.

For those who believe Biden/Harris will be the answer, I don’t feel it. I would be far more critical of the democrats if I knew what they stood for. If the party of the people actually was the party of the people they would have no trouble winning elections.

Neither will the corporate-owned swamp of Congress be riding to our rescue. Our representatives no longer represent 99% of us; instead they criminally neglect us. Has Mitch McConnell committed treason by giving himself free health insurance for life and such is not available to you and me?

The American People no longer control their country. The government has become the government for the privileged few and it is not working for the rest of us. The American People will have to rise up against their government if they want change they can believe in.

Want to make America better: Make corporations pay all taxes and abolish the personal arm of the IRS.

In the meantime banning lobbyists, having a choice of more than two parties, enacting terms limits, and returning money creation powers to the United States Treasury would be good next steps.

Easier said than done. 

Do it anyway, Biden.

“It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government.”

—Thomas Paine

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the rant! And we still have to face our climate emergency.