Apologies in advance….Wrote this for another blog, some is overstated for effect only. But much is from the heart as well. The United States is a failed state. There I said it. The New World Order. The National Debt grows to $17 Trillion dollars, the interest alone accruing at the rate of $20,000 every two seconds – near $3 Billion dollars per day. I do not think the commoner is capable of understanding that number. Those who do understand it just deny it and pass the debt on to the next shmuck. I’m a commoner. I don’t understand it.
Greed Cancer has found the weakest organ, Washington DC, infiltrating the lymph nodes of the Legislative and Executive branches to such an extent, not even amputation can save the patient.
A Congress of Whores, Prostitutes of Corporations, walking K Street in fish net stockings with Party Pimps on the corners. Strung out, bitches on heroin, from the dealers of Wall Street. Fat on insider information, amazing pension and benefits, and no term limits. Fat on a society more concerned about who is voted off of American Idol than who is voting on what in Congress. Convincing the Have Nots how much they care about the middle class and the marginalized; while writing legislation and trillion dollar checks for their sponsors. Congress incapable of passing budgets, routinely capable of passing temporary and emergency funding, in dramatic bottom of the hour, last second, just in time fashion.
The Executive is merely an enforcer, using agencies to shake down those who defy their whims or try to get off the streets.
We allow ourselves to be divided over issues like the War on Drugs, Abortion, 2nd Amendment, Stand-Your-Ground, Student Loans; they line their pockets and purchase elections. We get a Good Cop/Bad Cop Routine with every new President, every new Congress and every new Supreme Court Justice.
We allow our best and brightest to march off to war while ignoring our generals advice and without exit strategy. For ten years in Iraq, and longer in Afghanistan, our men and women, facing deployment after deployment, family hardships, death and for some, the most destructive emotional hardship of a mind that can never find peace.
And then there is War’s Evil Twin, the war upon our Liberty, opening our most intimate and private places to the eyes of government agents and their contractors. Legalese taking our fundamental rights. The Executive takes our taxes, and instead of paying down debt, they pay Tech Giants millions for our data.
We are spied, poked, prodded, tazed, sprayed, and corralled like cattle just to board a plane, speak our minds, or simply talk to our friends. Our private lives and businesses are opened to spying bureaucrats, Snowden is but a random sample, along with Manning. Mere children smiting the integrity and reputation of our former Nation. Journalists threatened in the courts and coerced in the Halls of Government if they do not reveal their sources. Sources then dealt with not as whistle blowers, but as traitors to the Party Cause. What is left of our Media is spinning away the Party Line for the Dear Leader, either by design or by the desire to merely survive.
Our county, city, state governments are broke by pensions. Pensions to the Unions for government workers who need unions to protect them from the Citizens they serve. Graft, cronyism and corruption are the rule of the day, not service, honor and integrity. It is easy to pick fruit off the vines when there are not any gates, fences or guards around the fields.
The commoner works with the fewest vacation days and the highest costing health care in the world. The commoner dutifully invests in the 401K. Stolen by the Bankers who also take his taxes in bailouts. Bank CEOs get bonused while the commoner gets foreclosed. Congress expands its retirement benefits while the commoner’s retirement plan is pilfered. Congress has its own healthcare plan, commoner’s get the ACA. Younger generation commoners will get to retire later, with less payout percentages from Social Security – IF Social Security survives!