Forty to?

I just don’t know

Every day I hit the virtual streets of the internet, just as the rest of you do I’m sure, and I’m inundated with news and information. For the most part it’s all horrible, depressing and infuriating pieces. Another child commits suicide because their peers are horrible human beings, and those horrible human beings parents refuse to lift the blinders and be exposed to the fact that their offspring is a horrible human being. Another family is forced to choose paying bills or feeding itself. A family is bankrupted because a family member has fallen gravely ill. One lone individual marches into a public place and slaughters innocents for some unknown reason.

For a short while after these incidents there’s a collective frothing at the mouth as the general populace is infuriated. But nothing gets done. Our elected officials talk the talk, and seem to walk the walk but in the end nothing changes.

A committee is formed, a bill is drafted, a decision might be reached in a few months. The reality however is the wrongs are still being made.

I don’t know what to do, and I’m not sure any one person does. We all have our opinions and our aspirations. Some of them we voice, some of them sit idly in the shadows because they differ too much from what your family, your friends or your partners views are.

But nothing will ever get done like that; things will never change if even one person sits on the sideline quietly because they’re afraid to raise their voice.

I know I stand to the left of nearly everyone I know. I support abortion, universal healthcare, higher taxes, taxing the wealthy, stringent government oversight, wider spread gun control, low cost quality higher education. I don’t believe that a corporation should have the same rights as you or I, because regardless of what any executive might argue a corporation isn’t a person, or an entity it’s a business. I think a smaller government is a weaker government. I think a government that doesn’t aid its citizens is a cold and uncaring one. I think Congress should have term limits; so that new life and new ideas can be brought to the table. I think lobbyists and special interest groups are a cancer on the political system.

I’m slowly realizing that the world my children will grow into is going to be a vastly different one that I have known, and I genuinely fear for them. The world that is taking shape is more ruled by greed and avarice than I feel has existed in the world since ancient times. The titanic gap between the vast majority of people, and those that hold sway over the upper echelons is widening at a staggering rate.

I don’t see how a person, or group of persons who run a corporation can make a decision or series of decisions that leads to, or at the very least greatly contributes to, the massive downturn in, not just the US economic structure but the worlds economy and then walk away virtually unscathed. Those people, those parasitic degenerates should have everything they are stripped away from them and then tossed into prison. There is no difference in my mind to what those people than what a murderer does. Except for the fact that the formers actions have far wider and far steeper repercussions.

I know this post has jumped all over, I know that for many of you your blood is now boiling, I know for some of you, you’re sitting there nodding your head in agreement.

I don’t have a background in politics, economics, law or anything of the like. All I have to go on is what I think, and feel is right and just and fair. I’ll tell you this much, the world I see before me now is neither right, just or fair.

So I challenge you, any or all of you. Do something, anything to enact some semblance of change for the betterment of this world.


by the people for the people…
10 February 2011, 1:49 pm
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So, I’ve going to again climb up on my soap box and preach the good word to you heathens.

I do not understand the GOP…at all. Nothing they do makes any sense to me.  They say they want to create jobs, instead they cut funding, won’t that mean cutting jobs? Or mean cutting services, which means fewer people will be serviced, which means smaller staffs are needed, which means letting people go?

I don’t know about you, but my Mom always said you don’t get anything for free, and while that is largely correct, it definitely rings true in these types of situations. Sure you can save some money in the short term by cutting here, cutting there and cutting everywhere. But that’s like trying to save the sinking ship with a thimble. An equally old adage that applies here is that you have to spend money to make money. You have to fund new ventures to create jobs. You can’t just cut out chunks of spending, and hope that the private sector will pick up on your intentions and run with it. They won’t.

The corporate sector will do the same thing, because as immoral and rotted as the corporate sector is, it’s also a very frightened animal. It doesn’t want to lose a penny, so it’s not surprising that the GOP, that doesn’t want to spend a penny, is in bed with them, and boy, do they make a helluva mess when they get it on. It’s like watching walruses mate, one old bloated sack of meat on top of an equally old, bloated sack of meat.

Not to add insult to injury, but really, if you make less than $250,000 a year I don’t see why’d you be a Republican to begin with. Because if you’re like me and only scratch out $30,000 to $40,000 year the GOP really doesn’t even like you, they think you’re a leach on society and the economy. They really want the people with money, obscene amounts of money that is, to rejuvenate the economy. What they repeatedly fail to realize though is that that will never, ever, ever, ever, ever happen.

First off, people with that kind of cash, spend it on luxury items, things that generally have little to no impact on the larger, long term economic outlook. It’s you and I that spend $5 here and there, $100 there, and are constantly pumping a constant stream of cash into the economy that impact it the most.

GOP doesn’t buy into Global Warming, so they want to cut the EPA off like a dead limb. So they want to breathe polluted air? They don’t care about the quality of the water you drink, because they’re ok with frac’ing. So I really don’t see a saving grace here guys.

Hate to say it GOP fat cats, but I think as more people look at you historically, and actually pay attention to the bumbling sounds that rattle out of your blathering mouths most people will start to see that for the most part, the majority of you are greedy, closed minded, nitwits and hopefully they’ll realize that before you kill us all.

Now don’t even get me started on this Tea Party BS, I don’t need a self induced aneurysm.