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SarasotaRepub
06-09-2012, 02:30 PM
It's time for another installment of "It's the end of America"!!!!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002789988)

Brought to you today by DUmmie Poll Blind!!




Sat Jun 9, 2012, 01:31 PM
Poll_Blind



RANT: Did you hear that faint creak? It was America's problems passing the tipping point.

Between the louder crashes of masonry falling from the ceiling I just heard a little...well, like a little creak. Almost missed it, too. That worried me more than anything. I don't care about the roof caving in but that sound means the foundation is going.

House representatives have two year terms. Senators have 6 year terms. The President has 4 year terms. And they're all staggered.

Even then, I think they can get it together enough to put a new roof on the house or a new deck in back or drop some bombs on the bad folks down the block. If they really had to, they could probably do it. I'd like to think so, anyway.

But I don't think with the way America has gotten they're gonna get their shit together enough to restore America to something healthier, something free or freer of corruption and graft. I don't think they have it in them.

The foundation is going, folks. This isn't about Obama or House reps or Senators and it's not even about Democrats or Republicans or third parties. The foundation is going and the people who we need to be concentrating on bringing us out of this mess are, most of them, already bought up by corporate, banking or other industrial interests and whose view of the world is limited in the extreme. I'm coming to terms with the realization that at least two of the three branches of government might have entered a permanently failed state. An unrecoverable dysfunction.

Like the Soviet Union was, when I was growing up. Corruption, corruption, corruption and a gestapo-style state-police to enforce it all.

We no-longer have the luxury of living in the "My Children Will Fix It" world, either. I'm almost 40. This shit is starting to snowball and the wheels are going to come off in my lifetime and probably in your lifetime, too. With the banking meltdowns here and in Europe you could arguably make the case that they already have.

I am not real excited by the prospect that the rest of my natural life will be filled with continuous wars, banking calamities, struggling to afford good healthcare (even in the good times), watching my inalienable Constitutional Rights abridged or "reinterpreted" away, entirely. Partisan political catamites spin what they can but there are good people, or at least people with some thread of decency in them, on both sides of the aisle.

But I don't think there's enough of them anymore, even if you gathered them all up regardless of party affiliation. My choice of futures as a middle-class American are rapidly slimming down to "Would you like to be slapped hard forty times in the face or be knocked out from a single blow?"






Almost "Pitt" long. :biggrin-new:

Gina
06-09-2012, 02:43 PM
It's time for another installment of "It's the end of America"!!!!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002789988)

Brought to you today by DUmmie Poll Blind!!


Almost "Pitt" long. :biggrin-new:

For crying out loud. Guess what DUmmie! SOCIALISM FAILS. It fails in Europe and it fails in America and it fails everywhere else. Stop the bleeding by voting in people who want US to do it, not government. That creak you heard was the fat cats who YOU want to tax more. They earned their money. How about you? That is all.

michaelsean
06-11-2012, 11:05 AM
adigal (4,128 posts)
57. Buy vintage or used - I will NOT pay for clothes Made in China

Some other countries are OK, but nope - won't do it. I just wrote a comment on a NY Times story about how to take down the corporate overlords - stop buying their crap. Buy locally made, buy used, no reason to buy a new anything. Really. Think about it - what do you need new?? A plasma TV? Nope, don't need it. A car?? Loses its value fast. NOthing. I need nothing new. Screw the corporations and their Chinese workers. I don't support them anymore.

Why don't you save yourself all of that typing and just say you are lazy and broke.

Gina
06-12-2012, 08:58 AM
adigal (4,128 posts)
57. Buy vintage or used - I will NOT pay for clothes Made in China

Some other countries are OK, but nope - won't do it. I just wrote a comment on a NY Times story about how to take down the corporate overlords - stop buying their crap. Buy locally made, buy used, no reason to buy a new anything. Really. Think about it - what do you need new?? A plasma TV? Nope, don't need it. A car?? Loses its value fast. NOthing. I need nothing new. Screw the corporations and their Chinese workers. I don't support them anymore.
I'm sure the computer you're typing on was imported from Detroit. :rolleyes: