Friday, August 31, 2012

All We Need Is A Time Machine!

After the 2012 Republican convention, Mitt Romney's vision for America is clear!

Now, all we needs is a TIME MACHINE, to “restore” (~1890) the smaller, whiter, poorer, less developed world from which present corporate hegemony and control sprang, dating to the Industrial Revolution.

Mr. Romney, in case you haven't noticed, the Apocalypse is over!  The Corporate Coups is over.  Our side (Wall Street) won—only now proffers nothing, save more, failing, obsolescent colonization and extraction.  And what true value is there in the already wealthy garnering a few trillion more from a diminishing planet and increasingly poor working class?  In short, your and Mr. Ryan’s solution stops nothing short of the complete privatization of organic life—“True Death” by economics.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/11032-truthout-interviews-chris-hedges-about-why-revolt-is-all-we-have-left

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Please, God, Don’t Let THEM Win?!

http://reason.com/archives/2012/08/20/the-wrong-side-absolutely-must-not-win

Election 2012 Demographics...
  1. "We're poor--in the richest country that ever existed!  Obama please don't take away our 'constituency' paychecks!"
  2. "We're rich--in the laziest country that ever existed!  Romney please don't take away our 'supply-side' advantages!"
  3. "Hi, I'm somewhere in the middle, and it's basically my strangely indentured servitude sustaining all of this wonderment.  So do me a favor, OK, since I can't bring myself to?  Next movie I attend, Batman (or whoever the fuck you think you are that day), please just shoot me in the head and get it over with.   Thanks."

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Goodbye Lenin

Once upon a time, a cadre of charming and noble intellectuals chose communism for Russia.

While in America (another land with essentially infinite natural resources), lazy, oversexed people chose capitalism, apparently because they wanted winner-take-all, junk food and continuous streaming pornography.

For a time, capitalism far outran every other system, putting its alternatives essentially “Out Of Business”—in the same way that blind technology and unhindered desire often outstrips reason and sustainability. (Marx predicted this).

But eventually, every American family except (if you stretch the numbers) perhaps 5 or 10 percent, went bankrupt--trying to impress its “middle class” neighbors--who were also faking it.

Meanwhile, American banks and hedge-funds raped, rigged then crashed financial institutions so many times, over so many decades, that, worldwide, governments went insolvent bailing them out, cutting rich people’s taxes and placating everyone else with myriad forms of unfunded Welfare—all at the expense of any possible future.

Whereas China (with advice from Nixon and Kissinger) settled on a “hybrid” approach: “command capitalism” with junk food and “smart” phones, for all--but zero political/intellectual freedom, because a century of observation convinced the Chinese that most people are too stupid for political/intellectual freedom.  They’ll only fuck it up!

And maybe that’s how China (and fascism in general—see Romney+Ryan) wins in the end?  Because fascism harbors the fewest illusions about the vast majority of people…

The End?
(At least until the Earth dies, which is The Real End)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Bye,_Lenin!