3 October 2008

Stick a fork in it

Posted by Dirk under: musings; politics .

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Global warming? BlahBlahGoreblah.  Public Education turning into a joke?  BlahBlahNCLBblah.  Spending $400 Million a day in Iraq?  BlahBlah9/11!blah.


The original 3 page or so plan didn’t pass Congress so the Senate tacked on over 400 pages of bribes, passed it and sent it back to Congress and this time the cocksuckers said OK.

Isn’t it time to “to abolish it, and to institute new Government”?  Much is made of our wonderful Constitution and how it’s lasted over 200 years but really, look at our government.  That shit is broke, yo.  Do you trust those motherfuckers?  Do you think they serve your interests?

Do you really think that ‘voting’ can change this shit anymore?  The system is dug in deeper than one of Saddam’s bunkers.  They own the media and the media owns you.  They got the game so rigged even the carnies are blushing.

I’ll probably vote for Obama but the blush is fading from that rose mighty fast.  I’m rapidly devolving back to my belief that all politicians are scum.

They know that the illusion of democracy that has been keeping us all acting like good little citizens is approaching the fail point. We vote and vote and vote and the shit just keeps rising and even though they say it’s not shit, it sure smells like shit and the people below me whose shoulders I’m standing on assure me it tastes like shit.

And now Obama is telling us again that Yes We Can change that shit.  And man do I want to believe him. Honestly, a few years ago I had written it off and moved to Dontgiveafuckistan.  I had no kids and I was looking at the long downhill slope of my life so fuckit, right?  That cancer shit was probably gonna come back and finish me off when my back was turned anyway.

But 3 years ago my niece was born and I’ve played hide and seek with her and read books to her and I want her to grow up in the country I grew up in, the greatest fucking country in the world, but you asshole politicians are dead set on ruining it.

And you’re doing it with FEAR.  FEAR FEAR FEAR!  Be afraid of everything.  The only way to be saved is through God and Government.  But we can only save you if you give us everything. Put it all in our hands and we’ll keep it safe.

And that fear is everywhere.  I ran around all over the place when I was a kid.  Summers that stretched to infinity, prowling around old ponds and walking the railroad tracks with my dog.  Stopping by the big ass Indiana limestone library to get a drink and cool off a bit with a book before riding off someplace else on my bike.  No cell phones connecting me to my mom but she wasn’t worried because she hadn’t been inundated with the fear that is out there now.

And I really want to change it.  I wish I could  alter or abolish this government we have now, but I’m just one dude and they got words they use for that solitary dude that wants to change or abolish the government.  Words like “terrorist” or “whacko”.  “Meet your new cellmate, Mr Kaczynski!”

So, I’m just writing this crap on the internet so that after it all goes down I can at least say “I told you so! Motherfuckers!”.

One Comment so far...

Robzilla Says:

4 October 2008 at 11:20 am.

Good to have you back from the land of rose colored glasses buddy. I really believe that no matter what we the people say or how we the people vote that our government will just keep rolling along. Every time I turn around there is someone telling me about something else that would be better off run by our government. From government health care to government fixed bad mortgages. With everything we add to the government run by the same pieces of shit that allow the rich and powerful to fund their campaigns for favors. If you want to even have the illusion that you have a voice you should get involved in local politics. At least you can meet these people and they don’t have a team of Ivy League grads telling them everything to say to fool us for our vote.

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