Sunday, June 10, 2012

Best article I've read in a long time

The Readers' comments are all intelligent, too.  Entire article and comments should be read and digested by those who are concerned for the direction our country is heading.  I agree with everything the author, David M. Green, says.  It is sad beyond measure that our country has been ravaged by the elite for their own purposes.  Worst of all, their plans have been helped along by the right wing voters who obviously know not what they do. (And you can't teach them anything, either. If they even read this article, they will not realize the truth or import of it. They live in a bubble of faux news and lies funded by Fox and the Koch Brothers and wouldn't recognize truth if it walked up and hit them in the face. Which it is doing...but they will blame everyone but themselves as the s--t hits the fan).


We had to endure the travesty of Bush versus Gore, one of the most egregious tramplings of democratic practice imaginable, then watch the sickening product of that judicial rape: the swaggering wars based on lies, the torture, the doubling of the national debt, the environmental depredations, the economic melt-down, and the raison-d’etre for it all: the radical shifting of wealth from the 300 million of us to the one-tenth of one percent who own everything in sight.

Perhaps most emotionally devastating of all – Et tu, Brute? – we’ve suffered the betrayal these last years of another Democratic sell-out, a supposedly liberal-if-not-socialist president actually so conservative and so sold-out that he couldn’t even bear to pursue his own personal interest sufficiently to produce a successful presidency, but has rather continued and amplified the worst characteristics of the open sore that was the Bush presidency, even in the midst of crisis opportunities not seen since the 1930s.

So, no, by this time, my heart was not really broken when my former home-state, Wisconsin, voted emphatically to commit suicide this week. But only because there’s so little of that heart left to break. Shards here and there were crushed and extinguished, to be sure, but I am becoming rapidly beyond caring about the country I live in, a place and a people so determined to get it wrong at every juncture imaginable. At some point, don’t you just have to stop trying and let the substance-abuser finish the job on their own?

This country is dying, let’s be clear. It may live yet. It may survive for decades in slow decline. It may find a way in utter crisis to throw off, before it is too late, the fat slimy boa which is squeezing every last cent of value out of it. Its political class may invent a devastating foreign crisis with massively grim consequences in order to deflect public attention from its manifest failings. Maybe it will even be some combination of all of the above.

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