Saturday, May 19, 2012

A tale of two Americas

They would have you believe that there are only two Americas. One is the gleaming Emerald City on the hill where everyone is shiny, bright, white and "right". The other is the slums, the steamy alley ways of the ghetto, the people of color, the malcontents who think they deserve a slice of the pie they never had a shot at.

It is the elites and the wannabe elites, the temporarily embarrassed millionaires against everyone else. If you are poor, you must have done something to deserve it. If you're rich, you should be a shining example of American success and pulling yourself up by your boot straps even if the only way you came into that money is by inheritance, or letting someone cum in you.

Class warfare, divide and conquer. When you're outnumbered 99 to 1, your only chance of surviving is by pitting your enemy against each other. For a long time, this was successful in America. It worked in France as well, for awhile. Eventually, people saw past the farce despite the media saying "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain". Eventually, people lost their heads, literally.

It is the 1% against the rest of us, whether you consider yourself a temporarily embarrassed millionaire or a member of the working class. Whether you choose to believe it or not, there is class warfare going on. It is being waged by the rich who get the media to convince the shrinking middle class that the working class and the poor are to blame for their situation. Never mind the fact that the rich are constantly asking for more and more tax cuts which are already at their lowest point in history, or that the whole idea of "trickle-down" economics is being used over and over again to justify these cuts, even though they've been shown to be bullshit.

They want to cut the safety nets of Social Security, Medicare and other social programs, why? Because without a safety net, people become more desperate. They'll vote to repeal minimum wage if it means they can eat from the Dollar Menu even if it means working for 2 dollars an hour, 80 hours a week. It means that companies like Walmart can employ us as cashiers 30 years from now because there's no retirement options left for those of us who couldn't save $500 dollars from every paycheck to go into a 401k plan managed by shysters who made millions by making risky bets with our savings.

It means we will be more willing overturn labor and safety laws if it means the difference between starvation or not. The line in the sand has been drawn, which side are you on?


  1. There are no neutrals there.
    You’ll either be a union man,
    Or a thug for ______________ (insert disgusting union-busting of the day SOB here)

  2. This is great writing. Love it.

  3. This is another awesome piece. I agree to the point I have no imput on this article.

  4. Another "Well Done" Whiskey! I couldn't have said it better myself!

  5. Cannot hear this phrase w/o thinking of Johnny E. We wouldn't be hearing squat about the Bunny gift if he was a rethuglican. NC politican just trying to settle an old score, and in the meantime silencing anyone they can with a message compatible to the 99%.

  6. Wouldn't it be nice if people turned off the TV and read a book, maybe then they'd understand what you're telling them

  7. We all believed that President Obama was the man for the job. And he was-and IS. But no one considered...the first black President walking into those meetings with the heads of the a black the highest office of the United States of America. And do you know what I think happened? I think they TOLD him how it was going to be--because the economy is so complicated it would be like everyone evacuating a cruise liner and leaving the captain alone to navigate. Too big to fail. Well of course, these hotshots fresh out of every Ivy-league school in the nation ready to tear finance a new ass-hole, and make a name and a lot of money for themselves. The President is one man. And we switch him out every four years. Just like a substitute teacher--those fuckers play the markets like a prepubesent boy with the key to the liquor cabinet. And WHO do you suppose is running for office for the sake of integrity and honor? For the..."people"? Bullshit. NONE.Politicians are the biggest narcisists nest to Howard Stern. How do we change our circumstances? That's a tough one, because it seems to me that the brainiacs studying human behavior have given them the info they need to keep us anesthetized by Fox NEWS and our I phones and bad television that we can't see, nor do we CARE that they are manipulating the masses. Christianity has been bastardized beyond recognition. We don't love our neighbor anymore--we JUDGE our neighbor. The only battle strategy to become comon knowledge, "divide and conquer" is being used flawlessly. Sometimes so well it's hard to tell who's motives are pure.

  8. sorry I didn't proofread before send.