‘You can say that again’ ~ the Wizard of Id
Why aren’t we revolting (yes, we’re deplorable useless eaters, a different matter altogether)? Our ruling Kleptocrats don’t care if we live or die, but most make noises as if they do. ‘Elect me! I’m not him!’ Or engage in Congressional Virtue-signaling Tweets, but don’t vote as they Tweet.
The Peasants are useful only to serve their needs, pay taxes from the Fruits of Our Labor to fund our own further immiseration and precarity!
Are we dead or just asleep? Do we keep on believing that Voting really matters?
‘If voting made a difference, it would be illegal!’
~ Emma Goldman
The wealth inequality (GINI coefficient) in this nation just keeps getting more grotesque, and millions of us are homeless or couch-surfing ten to a flat; many families are one medical health emergency away from death or bankruptcy. More millions are jobless, or are working three part-time minimum wage jobs with zero benefits…struggling to survive and feed our families. And no: ‘Fight for Fifteen’ for a federal minimum wage is a con, as $15/hour isn’t close to a livable wage!
Is there such a thing as Lesser Evil Voting any longer?
The deepening depression will be blamed on the virus, but it’s been building for a long time now with many bubbles about to burst. Wall Street and Sergeant Dow Jones must be fed hourly…or crash and burn.
There’s always plenty of money for US War, Inc.™, and the coffers of corporate makers of the weapons of war are always stuffed, yet we Peasants are the recipients of ‘grand bargains’, TINA austerity budgets, poisoned water (including sub-surface water), land and air. Killings by Police are on track for 1000 in 2020.
I’ve been collecting some of the worst parts of the $1.4 trillion Omibus 2021 (along with Covid Stimulus $900 billion = $1.7 trillion) government funding bill, and it’s an utter obscenity of a pork-filled Christmas Tree bill, and whether the House increases one-time $600 checks to $2000 per family member or not tomorrow, or Donald Trump refuses to sign the Omnibus bill tomorrow or not, may not matter a fart in the wind.
Or are crumbs better than Zip? I.e.: how pissed off does the Rabble Class have to get before they revolt?
Our rulers must believe that we can be schmoozed indefinitely and will never rise up, or they wouldn’t fuck us over so with such cavalier hubris, would they? And yet how many of us commit thought crimes their way?
Joe Biden’s still Tweeting that folks can still buy into #ObombaDon’tCare, and has stuffed his cabinet with corporate hacks including and Obomba-era neocons and banksters. He’s also on record saying that ‘Amerikans don’t want ‘handouts™!’
What would a revolt look like? Yes, that’s by way of a rhetorical Red-Blue question, isn’t it?
But Tracy Chapman had it right back in Nov. 2015, didn’t she?
‘All you folks think you own my life
But you never made any sacrifice
Demons they are on my trail
I’m standing at the crossroads of the hell
I look to the left, I look to the right
Hands that grab me on every side
All you folks think I got my price
At which I’ll sell all that is mine
You think money rules when all else fails
Go sell your soul and keep your shell
I’m trying to protect what I keep inside
All the reasons why I live my life
Some say the devil be a mystical thing
I say the devil he a walking man
He a fool he a liar conjurer and a thief
He try to tell you what you want
Try to tell you what you need
Standing at the point
The road it cross you down
What is at your back
Which way do you turn
All you folks think you run my life
Say I should be willing to compromise
I say all you demons go back to hell
I’ll save my soul save myself…
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)