(noon – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)
Your doing it wrong, children.
I know you feel like a battered spouse, tricked into staying again, out of some misguided sense of loyalty. I know you feel like there is nowhere to run TO, had you the courage to leave. I know, it feels powerless and hopeless to try – and really? Despite all the disappointments, you look around and say, “Its not that bad, there are a LOT of people worse off than I am. I’m strong. Its not THAT bad yet. Nothings perfect…”
To which I say:
WHAT THE FUCK, MORONS!?!?!?!?
Sure, I know one of the things people burn out on is sustained rage – but every single thing we came together about in ’08 has gotten WORSE not BETTER.
I’m not talking about sustaining rage anymore. I’m talking about exponentially increasing our rage.
WALL STREET’S ROBBERY?
The only way to counter the INSANITY of the Tea Baggers slapping their balls on your face and calling it taking America back, is to remind people of HOW and WHY they got here, and who and what RUINED THEIR LIVES UP IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Forget the Lefts framing that Obama inherited this – he has done NOTHING about it.
Forget the Right’s framing of Socialism is ruining us – Corporatizing DID ruin us.
Was it Socialism that closed your GM plant? No. It was the GREED that made them pay us less, outsource the jobs to overseas and continue to make only Luxury cars that no one could afford to buy.
Not to mention gambling away any retirement you invested in, in a ponzi scheme meant to make the very rich richer.
75% of us wanted National Healthcare… presented as expanded Medicare. Our Health Costs have become crippling, and people are dying from lack of care. The honored tradition of a business investing in Health Insurance to keep their workers healthy gave way to maximum profits. As the jobs left, they knew we would take a job with or without it.
Americans were horrified by Torture and Guantanamo. We wanted to regain our International Standing as a People dedicated to following the Laws, and the tenets of Humanity. None of that has changed.
We were sick of fighting pointless, unwinnable Wars, causing crippling National Debt, death and destruction in our name. We were horrified by the LIES that lead us into conflict.
We were enraged by the Unitary Executive, and the flagrant description of the Constitution as “Just a Piece of Paper.” We wanted our system of checks and balances back, not a Decider.
We were frustrated as hell that there was no transparency, that our Government felt our “need to know” was no longer of any import, and did everything secretively, behind closed doors. We demanded TRANSPARENCY.
We were outraged that we are being treated as criminals in our own land, spied upon, strip searched, detained without cause, and denied process.
THIS IS STILL 2008!!!!!
It is far past time to quit feeling sorry for ourselves, making excuses and putting up with this abuse – this total disregard for the WILL OF THE PEOPLE since the last election.
Not only have we let them spin the BLAME to Liberalism in order to promote more Corporatism… we QUIT FIGHTING AS HARD.
I certainly feel like the Mid Term are so much (yep I owe g 50 cents here) KABUKI….
But what is not KABUKI (again) is the direction of the collective mood of the Country.
Like the 9/11 framing (Iraq Iraq Iraq) we KNOW that people can easily be lead to believe things that are entirely false…. we know that frightened people often hear the Wrong things.
WHERE IS OUR WILL????
We MUST fight harder, yell louder, become more enraged…
We have to take the National Dialogue back to 2008.
Or we are as guilty as Beck and Palin for letting THEM create the dialogue.
It still is 2008, only worse.