Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I'm still not sure exactly how I'm going to manage October 6th, but every time I watch one of the videos from Dennis Trainor, Jr about the occupation of Freedom Plaza, I become more convinced that as many people as possible need to be there. It's tricky for lots of people because of family responsibilities, health issues, travel expenses and stuff like that, so it's important for those of us who can manage the arrangements to get ourselves to DC.
It's been a shitty week or two. The bull shit over the deficit ceiling reinforced the fact that Corporate Money is the problem with our government. Some people still cling to the notion that Obama is Mr. Spock playing three dimensional chess. I don't know what he's playing at. To me, he's still just like Tiger Woods - a corporate spokesperson (stonerdate 04.16.11) which puts Obamafiles in a position not unlike a cocktail waitress who has been seduced into a one night stand by a smooth talking salesman who creates the impression that he'll leave his wife.
Obama seduced voters with all that speechifying. He's as good a speechifying as Tiger is at golf. To extend this metaphor, though, Obama's wife is not Michelle. He owes his allegiance to the Corporate Sponsors who paid for his campaign in 2008 and are paying again for 2012. Some Democrats cling to the illusion that Barack will forsake the money he requires for reelection, and do the right thing for the people - just like a delusional "other woman" remains convinced a man will leave his wife someday so that their love can flower. Meanwhile he's going through the motions occasionally, tossing a trinket now and then, just so he can fuck her at his convenience.
Diehard Democrats say Barack needs our support, and that Progressives shouldn't play "hard to get" as if he's our boyfriend while they're acting like he's going to leave his Corporate wife for We the People.
All I have to say to that is remember how he said he thought single payer healthcare was the way to go, then compromised the hell out of everything in back room deals in the name of bipartisanship? And how is it that those Bush Tax Breaks for the wealthy never expired? The list of Obama's return on investment for his corporate sponsors is lengthy, and nuclear power is simply the latest. All but a handful of State and National elected officials are Corporatists. The difference between Republicans and Democrats are as insignificant as the difference between Skippy Peanut Butter and Jif, and we don't even have a Peter Pan alternative.
In my view, there is no reason to talk about the upcoming presidential elections because a lot can happen between now and November 2012. We have troubles TODAY. Our population is every bit as volatile as that of England, and all we need is a trigger of our own for the violent class war to erupt over here.
It's bugging me that the military is sending tanks to California in preparation for civil unrest. They're probably sending them other places too, I just saw the ones on their way to California on Worldwide Hippies News & Stuff this week. The turrets on the tanks have been modified for non-lethal weapons. I can see the need for police support if riots break out, but it makes you wonder what the government already knows if they are making these kind of preparations. Apparently Survivalist types, including Glenn Beck, have been making noise about Unified Quest for several months, but these trains full of tanks suggest the Pentagon isn't just playing out scenarios for the class war at home.
Maybe there will be some tanks in DC on October 6th, when we'll be standing for Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed.
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