This Republic will never fall under the weight of it’s monstrous deficit. It will fall only under the weight of an ignorant citizenry electing successively more imbecilic politicians who are not beholden to the people of the nation.
Their loyalties are given to a party who are hell bent in dividing our fellow Americans into categories and they do this with the most vile and wicked tool imaginable -fear. The rhetoric has become more and more vitriolic and the consequences have been so terrible that it is has come to a point where our elected leaders are being shot in the head because disturbed and maniacal individuals see more and more disturbed Republican leaders spewing their own sense of what is right for our country when the truth is they don’t have the sense god gave farm animals.
Before, ignorance and stupidity was shunned and those afflicted with virulent cases of either often and wisely exercised their right to remain silent, but no more.
Our culture has now codified and embraced stupidity and ignorance as something to aspire to and be proud of and these Kardashians will no longer remain silent. As if it is the new norm. Turn the TV dial and see innumerable witless members of reality shows being shown in all their glory. “Is this chicken or tuna?” Or, “I’m not Shakespearean.”
We have come to the precipice where this country teeters on the brink of ruin because we continually send successively stupider and stupider people who sit around making valiant speeches about how we must end planned parenthood or how it would be a good thing for us to default on our credit obligations.
The civil discord has been violent on one side of the aisle and one side only. They are mad as hell and ‘they ain’t gonna take it no more.’ ‘Mad’ being the operative word with them. Spewing fear and ignorance has become their mantra where everything is distorted and everything they say is a lie. These are not good people trying to do the right thing. These are bad people driving us off a cliff.
It’s true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but this current road to perdition is being deliberately paved by evil people who are never interested in ensuring domestic tranquility. They are only interested in starving the ‘beast’ that is Washington not matter who it harms but one thing forever off the negotiation table is defense spending.
The “Freedom Caucus” of Tea Party Republicans in the House have proven this past week that there is no limit to their insanity nor to their treason. Do they care if those videos of Planned Parenthood were completely manufactured by religious zealots? No, they are religious zealots. Do they care if they play with the full faith and credit of the United States? No. If funding the government for Obamacare, amnesty or the Iran deal involves anything that they cannot defund then they will shut down the government. They said so in explicit detail.
Translation: Will you shut down the government until the Democrats cave on our demands and default on the full faith and credit of our country?
Tea Partiers often proclaim that they are “constitutional conservatives” but they don’t seem to care much for the constitution, or majority rule or anything else that doesn’t involve punishing poor people. There is one specific clause that the “Freedom Caucus” might want to skim before they attempt to destroy our economy.
[t]he validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.”
Republicans in general and particularly the Tea Party buffoons do not have much use for Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment and a lot of other gobbledygook James Madison put in there for no good reason.
To even suggest that we might default on our public debts after Republicans have so famously ran them up, is not only fiscal irresponsibility at its putrid worst but a violation of their oaths of office which is tantamount to treason.
If one of these cold-blooded placid miscreants was inspired to do one single selfless act for the good of the nation, they would consume a large dose of cyanide. They are as oblivious to the fact they are evil as they are ignorant of other things like science and math. The fact that they are evil and that they are causing undue harm to their fellow citizens does not concern them. They are there to hurt people and serve their corporate masters.
To them, everyone sucking on the Social Security and Medicare teat is an enemy of the state. For all the rugged individualism that they claim to represent, they only espouse the evil of collectivism. Collectively, we defeated the monstrous German aggression -twice. The last being at such horrible cost in both blood and treasure. Which blood and treasure caused our country to become the Military industrial complex that it is. It taught successive generations that war was good for the economy and when you are hell-bent on wrecking a fine economy like George Bush was, he thought and said that the solution for our stagnant economy was going to war while giving the largest tax cut in history.
At the heighth of the war in Afghanistan, the defense department spent 20 Billion, 200 Million dollars a year simply for air conditioning alone. Still, this behemoth that is the Pentagon, is protecting Germany from a Russian invasion and 150,000 troops are guarding South Korea from North Korea when only 1 of our 18,000 thermonuclear bombs would suffice as a deterrent to the deranged North Koreans, at least until doomsday. The beast we need to be starving is not our people but the military and prison industrial complex that has ballooned into an overwhelming and appalling size.
If Dwight David Eisenhower were alive today he would be called a socialist. It is a very dirty word ‘socialism’ as if it were antithetical to being an American. We are all socialists whether we like to admit it or not. Anyone that says that we are not, is a liar or too ignorant to know what socialism is. We are not individualist, we are all collectivist because that is what was brought forth to this nation by our founders with the hallowed words of Lincoln, “A new nation, conceived in liberty with the premise that all men are created equal.”
Men who gravely understood that their duty was to the people by founding this nation, of the people, by the people and for the people. Now, we have ignorant and misguided dull minded simpletons walking the halls of congress who greet each proposal as if it is from their enemy and yet another step towards our doom. That’s what they sell and that is their business is doom. Ike said:
“But each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration: the need to maintain balance in and among national programs, balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desirable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress. Lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. The record of many decades stands as proof that our people and their Government have, in the main, understood these truths and have responded to them well, in the face of threat and stress.”
The only threat and stress of late has come from those who call themselves Republicans who do not believe in the evolution or progression of anything but they certainly do believe in devolving into an abyss of ignorance, suspicion and hatred.
Their intellectual spans are tragically small. They claim to be ‘Constitutional Republicans’ with only rudimentary knowledge of it. They are for the strict interpretation of the 2nd amendment to be something they are for but find the separation of church and state extremely unsatisfactory. According to their mountebanks, ‘America is a Christian nation founded on Christian ideals for Christians and by abolitionist who worked tirelessly to abolish slavery.’ These same people believe that the civil rights amendment is unconstitutional. That they are all liars should not surprise anyone. Alan West Rep. ® Florida and Tea Party advocate had the delusional temerity to say that as a Colonel in the United States Army, he had, “a higher security clearance than the President.” Clearly there is something amiss in the Kool-aid.
The perennial moron from Minnesota, Michelle Bachman lies with the kind of lunatic zeal that would have most orderlies putting her in a straight jacket and thrown into a rubber room. Her husband Marcus has some peculiar fascination with, “disciplining the gay barbarians.” Perhaps as King Leonidas would have, with leather ass-less chaps and Lady Gaga’s “born this way” blaring in the background as he prays the gay away. It must have worked for him. God, apparently loves the grossest hypocrites.
This country has gone from the type of society that could recite the names of all the Apollo astronauts into a nation that can only recite the members of the Kardashians. Paris Hilton famously donned a t-shirt that said, “vote or die” and of course she did not vote and sadly, nobody called her to account for it. We have come to glorify rampant stupidity where the best way to success in life apparently, is to have sex on tape and then get millions from a reality show which could not be further from reality. Again, ask them if what they display for the world to see is evil and of course they are as clueless as their heroine from the movie.
Then we have cruelest form of bubonic stupidity for the entire world to witness from Wasilla Alaska. The sum of cash that she could get for a ‘money shot’ from republican zealots is simply beyond comprehension. The span of her ignorance is truly limitless and the Antichrist twitter following could not surpass the IQ of a lower order hominid. She is always wanting to take our country back. From whom sister Sarah? She certainly does not want the country to be in the hands of the people because to her way of thinking only certain people should have certain things. We need to ‘drill baby drill’, as if she understood that the human race is not already procreating its way towards extinction, she would make abortion illegal because abortion and gay marriage are the most pressing concerns that threaten to bring our nation to its knees while sucking a Chinese teat. Of course the simian goons of the tea party want to abolish the Department of Education because education invariably creates people who do not succumb to the Teutonic idiocy of yesteryear that would also abolish the Environmental Protection Agency!
The four horseman of the apocalypse and their minions ride into Washington to do their worst by aimlessly meandering around, playing golf and getting tan. Our founding fathers were terribly flawed men who were not infallible and they brought forth to this country, a new nation, conceived in liberty under the premise that all men are created equal and that they were endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights which are, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Statesman and patriots they were. Congress is enjoying an unprecedented disapproval rating of 89% right now. Why isn’t it working? Why is this government of the people, and by the people not working FOR the people?! The simple answer is that this congress does not work for the people because the people are not the ones financing their campaigns. Since the Supreme Court bestowed the same rights as citizens to corporations, they have used their silent voices to elect those who have done the people very ill and done themselves very well.
There is a cancer growing on this country and it is malignant and metastasizing in the most awful ways. Whether it is the slavish devotion to failed Keynesian Economics or the evisceration of our middle class. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer and nobody is doing a damn thing about it because we the people, continually vote out of fear instead of our own interest because we are subjected to the well oiled and well-funded fear-mongers that spew their decrepit beliefs that ‘those’ people are to blame for our current misfortune. ‘Those’ people being their fellow Americans.
At no point in history has there ever been a more dysfunctional congress than we have now. We have people like, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Michelle Bachman and Mitch McConnell deliberately doing our nation harm and they do it with malice aforethought. So long as we continue to send these miscreants whose only devotion is to their party and the private sector, then we the people must send them there and get them out of our government. This lot are all liars and hypocrites of the worst kind who incessantly use the government as their whipping boy while using it for their own political purposes to ensure the lifestyle that they have become accustomed to where they can say one thing and do another and raise limitless funds for their campaigns. The kind of people who get their mortgages from Freddie and Fannie and then vote to abolish them. People who are covertly homosexual and call others like them, “barbarians.” All who sign pledges written by moronic sycophants like Grover Norquist who does not give a damn about the welfare or health of our nation. I pledge allegiance to the United States and Grover Norquist and his ilk be damned!
You have to get mad and you have to get involved because this democracy only functions when a savvy and informed electorate get’s involved. When gun-toting bubble heads get organized and get their imps elected then we cannot sit idly by as they hold US hostage! There are not going to be any soft solutions in the foreseeable future and our own self-determination must not be determined by a bunch of dull minded simpletons who behave like trained seals performing for their master trainer -Fox News. Government is not bad and it is not the enemy of the people. Right now corporations are running it and after the way they have robbed our nation of its national resources, polluted our environment and done the worst damage that no enemy, foreign or domestic could ever hope to achieve, they will move what’s left of our assets off shore to prevent paying the people the royalties that we deserve. They will leave us the mess to clean up while they enjoy all the socialized medicine and socialized welfare in their chalet in Sweden! We must expel these vagabonds from our houses of congress and we must be merciless in using our voices to sweep them from office and demand change. This nation will perish from this earth otherwise. When the voice of corporations supplants the voices of the people because of their unheralded wealth and contributions, they will forever own the halls of congress and the people be damned.
Eisenhower foresaw the doom to come and he explicitly spelled it out in his farewell address:
Any failure traceable to arrogance or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us a grievous hurt, both at home and abroad.
Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society’s future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.
Down the long lane of the history yet to be written America knows that this world of ours, ever-growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
The annals of history will record that the members of the 112th congress are the most arrogant and fool-hearty lot of clown shoe wearing nincompoops to ever set foot in Washington. The kerfuffle over the debt ceiling has stained our preeminence in the economic world with overwhelming consequences and more will follow. The terrible blight will also record that our political system was on the precipice of failure and the forces of evil did not come from foreign countries to destroy us but were born in our own country, conceived with ignorance and irrational fear, elected by old hatreds and fear, and born into our body politic from either apathy or frustration. A congress that trained their own guns on the American people themselves and held them hostage with their fraudulent principles for their insidious corporate sponsors, then pulled the trigger.
These cold-blooded placid miscreants must go the way of the dodo. Make no mistake, they are complicit and aggressively cooperating with forces whose sole desire is to mine our nation of its national treasures and carry them away to tax shelters where they are immune from the American people. We must extinct those who would expel democracy and make all of us slaves to the impending Corporuptcy that every single republican serves. If we do nothing and remain inanely content with what is happening, we will expire through our own attrition, left only to feed on our fellow citizens. You have to get mad and you have to get involved because nobody will ever keep up with the idiotic know-nothing tea party morons who only want to destroy the Republic! We must have the courage of our convictions and the determination to cull the lowly swine gorging at the trough of our hallowed democracy. We must shout above the din of the few gun-toting tea party madmen who occupy themselves by mending old chains and who with drums beating and banners flying would have us marching backwards if they get their way. Backwards I tell you, towards our own doom!