Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Disagreement with President Obama's support of cuts to Social Security via the Chained CPI has been flooding my Twitter feed this week. The contempt hasn't only come from those on the left either, as even Bill O'Reilly questioned the logic of the Chained CPI. The comment made by O'Reilly on his show earlier this week highlights the disconnected - or completely inconsiderate - relationship the plutocratic status quo shares with the general populace. In witnessing all of the contempt at the President's move on this matter, I could not help but recall what can now be considered a prophetic bit by my favorite comedian of all time, George Carlin.
Carlin's ability to make us laugh at the horrible truths of our social and political systems was truly a gift. In making the connection between the Chained CPI debate and these words of wisdom, I am left, as usual, wondering just what the hell it will take for the people in this country to say enough is enough. The veil has long been lifted but yet too many people who hold genuine love for country and passion for being actively engaged in the politics of a representative democracy continue to play by the rules established by the very assholes working 24/7 to make that very representative democracy defunct. As a matter of fact, the following TED presentation by Lawrence Lessig suggests that the republic is already lost.
Given the facts presented by Lessig, the republic has indeed already been lost to the financial interests of those in the plutocratic elite. The very functioning of our government has been corrupted by, as Carlin puts it, assholes who "don't give a fuck" about any of us. This is why people should not be surprised by President Obama's support of Chained CPI cuts to Social Security - or his expansion of Bush era War on Terror programs and policies, refusal to prosecute those on Wall Street responsible for the 2008 crash, etc. He doesn't give a fuck about you. He's doing his job as a political puppet of the Lesters of America and doing it very well. Sure, he tosses his base a bone here and there like repealing DADT and coming out in support of gay marriage. He does good lip service to a lot of stuff they care about. That's part of the role. So, my question for those of you still prioritizing partisan issues that play right into the false left-right paradigm designed by the camouflage of the Lesters over this corruption of the very functioning of our government, is what in the HELL are you waiting for?!