Saturday, December 26, 2009

America is…

Swallowing Wall Street’s turds coated in the fake promise of saving everyman capitalism.

Sawdust, formaldehyde and epoxy masquerading as “wood.”  Black plastic simulating “iron.”

A book/film like Revolutionary Road – but usually with a “happy” ending tacked on to placate corporate producers.

Spending billions of taxpayer dollars on airport “security” -- to prevent me taking more than two ounces of soap on a plane - but apparently not enough to deter a “watch listed” radical from concocting a PETN bomb on his lap during final descent into Detroit.  Followed by the “hero” that apparently foiled the plot refusing media interviews without compensation.

The 2009 Senate version of Health Care “Reform.”

God, Bill Frist and Terri Schiavo.

Trading in President Imbecile for President JASON.

The hope in your heart and the acid pain in your belly.

This is America.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Unsubscribe

No expanded Medicare.  No competition.  No price controls.  Mandatory participation.  As "breeders", "investors", "employees" and "Americans" we’ve sucked on it so long we don't even know which end we're sucking any more... 

All we know, post-2008, post econ-alypse, is the people and the system we believe in -- that we "stay in line", pay our taxes and stop at red lights for – isn’t capable of keeping the lights on or the trains running.  Not without borrowing from the next generation.

After 47 years, 4 mortgages, a million bucks and a billion compromises, I see now that hatred and rebellion are arguably the sincerest and most noble "social" acts.  That pretension and illusion are not the source of happiness.  That I wish to "unsubscribe" from this America.  That what I desire most is to stop believing and (somehow) become change.  Or (ultimate act of selfishness) live to see this failure, this caricature of human potential, catch fire and burn once and for all.