Dizzy yet? Because we’re going in circles. One party gets ahead so the other constructs stories against them and feeds the media so that they can make leads in the next election. It’s a game. In this game, politicians throw a few of us bones for the illusion of progress, as they’ve been instructed to do by the wealthy people controlling them.
This system needs demons. For it to work, somebody has to get fucked, and not in a good way. Jails, criminals, uneducated people, etc. All necessary – no matter what utopian vision any politician professes, these things ain’t going away. These elements must exist under the current economic model. They’re built into it. It cuts down on the competition for the wealthy.
The media prints lies to scare you into supporting their theories to help keep the few slathered in excess. They give us buzz words and canned causes to get all excited about. Distractions. But it’s all about keeping that 1% furnished in cash. Warren Buffet even realized that he paid less taxes than the people who work for him. What the hell!?
An economist wrote an article in the New Yorker that said the same thing I’ve always said about somebody having to get fucked in this system in order for it to work. I was thrilled – it wasn’t just some wacko theory I made up. I watched a program with two men who wrote a book outlining how politicians – ALL of them — are more concerned with pandering to the rich people who pay them to do what they want them to do. This program showed a clip from the movie Wall Street emphasizing that truth. These men also discussed how Nordic and Northern European nations do better under this model, and wondered why the US still has great disparities under a similar model. Even I know the answer to that. Those countries are more homogeneous, there are more of the same race of people there. In America there are too many different races of people who need to be cut from the equation so that the few can have the competitive edge. All the different tribes scrambling for wealth — no can do — not under this economic model. But these other tribes are the necessary demons or scapegoats that help the system work for the rich.
Politics are a sport. It’s getting worse. With the cyber element the rich can steal and fuck us up the ass at warp speed, which is why, as the men who wrote the book acknowledge, the disparities are sharper than ever before.
But there’s hope. The United States can be a model for something better but I don’t know if you’re up to the task. I love the people in America. We have the opportunity for a new model infused with an ideology not imbedded with materialism, and consumerism. But I’m afraid we’re all too hooked on this one to let go. It’s too seductive and satisfies our need for instant gratification, which causes a gaping hole in our being that we fill up with Zoloft.
We don’t realize it but we’re participating in our own demise with this dependency on STUFF. Even those of you who have ‘made it’ suffer in ways you haven’t immediately connected to the state of this system. Why are most of you on anti-depressants? Because all that negative energy created by the disparities is coming for you in one shape or another. We are all connected.
I’m not speaking as a person who is disgruntled because of my inability to create wealth – I don’t give a shit about material wealth. People who know me will tell you that. I’m kind of disconnected from the idea of money.
It would take a higher state of consciousness to recreate that model. But how do we get there when we’ve been poisoned with materialism and the mythology of the American Dream? Doesn’t make any goddamned sense to me that there are more than enough resources to go around yet people don’t have access to healthcare, education, etc. etc., because it’s all being controlled by 1% of the population. This machine wants you to believe that it’s because some people simply don’t have the same drive and motivation and that some people are genetically inferior. It’s a lie.
What’s all this got to do with the election coming up – not a thing. Oh right – there’s an election tomorrow – ha!