Happy Guy Fawkes Day, everyone. I thought I’d take today to run down the State of the Union, in honor of the revolutionary spirit.
We already have an acting fascist government.
We are a a hair’s breadth away from starting another disastrous war.
The corporate controlled media is totally complicit in all of this.
Dissent has already been criminalized. They just haven’t started the round-ups yet.
In fact, I think we are one false flag operation from the complete suspension of the Constitution. This would explain why they soldier on on all fronts as if they aren’t going anywhere. No Constitution = No elections.
So call me Chicken Little. Accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist.
I just call ’em as I see ’em.
I’m feeling discouraged. I have outrage fatigue. I can’t keep track of how broken our system is anymore. I have been worn down.
This is precisely where they want us. If the left, or progosphere, or whatever we are tires out, there will be nothing to ballast the extreme right’s Executive Power Grab.
The rank and file of this country is woefully ignorant. Or is it willfully? The government of this country is either insanely corrupt or criminally negligent. Our system of justice is completely compromised. No longer do I hold the illusion that this country is a country of just laws. No longer do I believe that justice has anything to do with the criminal system in this country. No longer do I have faith in America.
From where I stand, I see a system designed by the people and entities that benefit from the system, to the exclusion of a super-majority of the people. From where I stand I see a legal framework that has been gutted and rewritten to be sure that the money stays at the top and the work stays at the bottom. From where I stand, I see a whole lot of shoulders propping up very few people. From where I stand, I see the choice of oppression or revolution.
If we do nothing, we will blissfully consume and barely make it from paycheck to paycheck, purposefully putting the cognitive dissonance out of our minds, until the cloak of death whisks us off to pay whatever karmic debt we may have accrued.
If we revolt, who’s to say the resulting system will be any better? The Constitution was written with much thought to checks and balances, justice, and fairness. And all it has taken to dismantle that is a group of draft dodging psychopaths with overblown senses of entitlement. Even if we could prevail to dislodge the ruling class and the vampiric corporations from the levers of power, how can we be even reasonably certain that we can do any better?
You feelings, dear readers, would be greatly appreciated.
…if you woke up tomorrow and found out that the US had attacked Iran with cruise missile mounted nuclear weapons? Would it change anything? Would you take to the streets, or wait for the spineless keystone cops that run this country to do something?
When the rest of the world balks, will you fight for freedom or country?
How does it feel to be one (very small) step away from that nightmare?
Why do I ask? Don’t know, just a thought.
I guess I’m not the only one.
I caught just a little of Naomi Klein’s speech on Democracy Now last night.
ooh la la, I like em bookish!
We who say we believe in this other world need to know that we are not losers. We did not lose the battle of ideas. We were not outsmarted, and we were not out-argued. We lost because we were crushed. Sometimes we were crushed by army tanks, and sometimes we were crushed by think tanks. And by think tanks, I mean the people who are paid to think by the makers of tanks.
Here’s the whole thing.
I’m excited to see her new book.
We need to find a way to unite against the gathering storm. She seems to sense this.