So, like every single minute of every single day, Republicans are out there breaking shit, or trying to break shit. You got an abortion restriction amendment here, and a voter restriction amendment there, all unconstitutional, and all from the party of quote unquote limited government. That’s on the state level, where they’re also giving the farm away to corporations, in tax cuts and subsidies, all in the name of jerb creation. Right to work, don’t forget that, to drive wages down, keep the proles hungry, so that they’ll shiv each other in the back for that last, shitty job. Walmart, basically, when it reaches its higher form.
And again, that’s just on the state level. Jeez, look at Wisconsin just up north, boy they’re getting their money’s worth. On the federal level, nothing is able to get accomplished, and there is a pseudo financial crisis every few months, to keep the economy from picking up any steam. They’ve passed 700 abortion bills in the House, because every single one created 10,000 jobs, and everything the President and Senate propose is immediately off-the-table, outrageous, ‘socialist, Alinsky, Chicago-politics’, stuff like ‘paying the bills that you’ve already accrued’, having the top end of earners, who own like 90% of everything in this country already, pay a bit more, so that we can, you know, ‘keep schools open’, ‘have firemen and police officers’, ‘fix roads and bridges, maybe even build rail, like every other country in the world, because, maybe you’ve heard, gas isn’t as cheap as it used to be’, ‘keep healthcare costs down’ by ‘ensuring that everyone has healthcare, so they don’t have to use the emergency room, which costs about a bazillion dollars’ (I want to ask these people, who do you think paid for the cost of a poor person not paying their bill for the huge cost of going to the emergency room before? The insurance companies? Pff.) etcetera, and so on.
Because I could go on and on. And it gets so tiring. And that’s just what they want, for the average person to tire of it, and tune it out with a pox on both their houses. So, I don’t tune it out, because, I guess, people got to do it, otherwise we’re fucked even faster. We’re all fucked, either way, because it’s a slow erosion; just look at this country over the last 30 years. Republicans took it, fucked it up, somehow, even though I know the media is the propaganda arm of the wealthy I still can’t believe this, somehow, nobody ties the two together. Ronald Reagan and friends established trickle-down economics, the money started being funneled to the wealthy, it never left their hands, the middle class is getting squeezed like never before, and somehow, nobody in the news goes, ‘hey, we got this chart, data turned into information, if you will, take a look. You see here, where these two lines representing the top 1, and top 20 percentiles, see where they spike up? That’s 1981, or 1980 (whatever exactly, look it up yourself ), where the policy, even the Vice-president at the time called ‘Voodoo economics’ was enacted. And look here, at that same point, where the other two lines skew higher, and higher, these other lines here, representing the other four percentiles, over the next thirty years they flatline, actually, they go down a slight bit. That’s ‘everyone else, aka the middle and lower classes.’ So, you know, make of it what you will.’
Nobody’s got their hands on this chart? Nobody can put 2 and 2 together? Of course not, because the media is the propaganda arm of the wealthy, and informing the audience is not the goal, it’s actually the very opposite of the goal, which is ‘keeping the status quo by dis- and mis-informing, make the audience not only unaware of the facts but actually stupider, through obfuscation and shiny objects’. I don’t know if that’s the actual quote in their seminar binders, but something like that.
So, nobody can put 2 and 2 together and make four. I’m a big fan of Orwell, and as everyone knows, Doublethink is ‘the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies – all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.’ And so, 2 plus 2 is already five, in the year of our lord (give or take a few years ) 2013.