Sunday, April 25, 2010

Too Pig To Succeed

In 2008, history proved that only plutocrats (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Exxon, AIG, etc.) benefit from Shock Doctrine, Reagan inspired, deregulation, whereas larger society benefits more under common sense, socially oriented philosophy and policy.

For example, contrast America's last 30 years with the same period in Germany, a generally impeccably State managed economy, that today exhibits lower unemployment and poverty (even after unification) than the U.S.

Such “quality of life” comparisons seem clearly to indicate that generally a "regulated utility" model for capitalism -- while occasionally restricting peak (A K A "boom and bust") growth -- in the long run yields more stable, shared, democratic progress and prosperity, as exemplified by the U.S. “baby boom” following World War II (and prior to 1974) when labor and social justice movements were far stronger.  (Not coincidentally, that era seemingly represents the “golden age” prevalent in the films of Michael Moore.)

Thus America should learn from recent political mistakes and never again substitute charisma and popularity (Reagan, Bush, Palin) for intelligence and common sense, because "market only" Republican philosophy has today robbed us of essential, but very fragile, human ideals like conscience, morality and sanctity.

As humans, we owe ourselves MORE than slavery to market economics.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Welcome to the Boomtown

David+David (1986)

Ms. Cristina drives a 944
And satisfaction oozes from her pores
She keeps rings on her fingers
Marble on her floor
Cocaine on her dresser
Bars on her doors

She keeps her back against the wall
She keeps her back against the wall

So I say
I say welcome, welcome to the boomtown
Pick a habit
We got plenty to go around
Welcome, welcome to the boomtown
All that money makes such a succulent sound
Welcome to the boomtown

Handsome Kevin got a little off track
Took a year off of college
And he never went back
Now he smokes too much
He's got a permanent hack
Deals dope out of Denny's
Keeps a table in the back

He always listens to the ground
Always listens to the ground

So I say
I say welcome, welcome to the boomtown
Pick a habit
We got plenty to go around
Welcome, welcome to the boomtown
All that money makes such a succulent sound
Welcome to the boomtown

Well the ambulance arrived too late
I guess she didn't want to wait

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weed King

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/the-dandelion-king/

Wiping my anus, washing my face and brushing my teeth are such "burdensome" tasks -- I think I'll exhibit a "freedom body" as well as a "freedom lawn!"

Duh!  Oh!  That's right.  A "freedom body" quickly becomes diseased and short-lived.  But a "freedom lawn" -- well that's only a burden to the neighbors (as apparently Mr. Wright lacks a gardener’s conscience).

But -- in spring/summer at least -- I suspect he is dubbed KING ASS of his neighborhood.

As one who suffers beside such a neighbor, I implore readers: PLEASE DON’T BE THIS GUY! If you don't want to tend your grass lawn then, by all means, take it out and replace it with something requiring less maintenance (e.g. xeri/landscaping) -- but something equally aesthetically appealing and socially acceptable (as maintained blue/bermuda grass).  Meanwhile, you're ruining your own neighborhood -- for your neighbors – and that just makes you a SELFISH, INCONSIDERATE, DISRESPECTFUL ASS!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

America is as America does, Momma

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/is_america_yearning_for_fascism_20100329/

“The Democrats and their liberal apologists are so oblivious to the profound personal and economic despair sweeping through this country that they think offering unemployed people the right to keep their unemployed children on their nonexistent health care policies is a step forward. They think that passing a jobs bill that will give tax credits to corporations is a rational response to an unemployment rate that is, in real terms, close to 20 percent. They think that making ordinary [working] Americans, one in eight of whom depends on food stamps to eat, fork over trillions in taxpayer dollars to pay for the crimes of Wall Street and [for corporate enriching] war[s] is acceptable. They think that the refusal to save the estimated 2.4 million people who will be forced out of their homes by foreclosure this year is justified by the bloodless language of fiscal austerity. The message is clear. Laws do not apply to the power elite.”

No question about it.  It’s socialism for the rich and capitalism for everyone else.

So…  Is America headed for Sarah Palin inspired domestic terrorism and violence?

Has America effectively become a ginned up, Glenn Beck, drooling idiot fake theocracy, where Fox “News” corporate propagandists repeat words like “freedom” and “God” over and again – because it keeps old, white, diabetic fools (on or soon to qualify for Medicare and Social Security) confused and agitated between Big Gulps of Coca Cola and handfuls of Super Sized Doritos?

The answer is YES – America is arguably already a (soft corporate) fascist state.  But the class pyramid -- thieving plutocrats at the top and uneducated, Jesus-loving, working-class morons at the bottom -- is collapsing far too fast, pan-caking like an accordion with the air squeezed out.

Thus, moving to New Zealand is the best that I (a member of the ever shrinking liberal technocrat working class) can think to do.

In other words, presumably there are less ruined countries for a successful, law abiding, middle class citizen than this one.  And if so then I must find one soon, before the crowds of poor, broken, gun toting Forrest Gumps explode in violence against anyone within reach (me) as the One Percent – the Washington/Wall Street pigs that Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama legislated to steal America from working Americans -- chuckles behind the relative safety of tax cuts, bailouts, locked gates and security garrisons.

America is as America does, Momma.