Friday, January 22, 2010

A "W" On Every Compass Point

Is that going to replace the old politician's promise of the days of yore?

Remember "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage"?

Will that be replaced with a "W" on every point in the compass of U.S. foreign policy, not to mention domestic policy?

Does the "W" come from "George W. Obama" or from the longest lasting thing in U.S. foreign policy these daze, War?

Or does it come from the daddy Warbucks soon to spend furiously on elections, since the supreme court let the dogs out yesterday in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission?

Either way, the voters rejected it in the last presidential election, and will reject it again in November.

The boy scouts who have grown up to be cowboy political advisers to Bush II, Hillary Clinton during her campaign, and now the governing President Obama, have all been ideologically intimidated by the military media oil complex.

The military media oil complex are not the people's choice, so, the propagandists in that shadow zone have chosen to continue to try to deceive the public even as they govern by intimidating the elected.

The only problem with that is the people see through it, but the warsters don't care, because they have Jesus on their gun sights, which they dutifully take to mean "God On Our Side".


  1. Regarding the Jesus gun sights, who could even make that stuff up? Social satire's getting to be a tough business these days, what with so many genuinely loony people out there.

  2. disaffected,

    As I understand it, the Pentagonians over there in Bullshitistan first said it is like "In God We Trust" on coins, and therefore not a bad thing.

    The latest I have heard is that they will take that stuff off because it blows the cover on "this is not a war against Muslims".

    I like the way Dylan puts it:

    So now as I'm leavin'
    I'm weary as Hell
    The confusion I'm feelin'
    Ain't no tongue can tell
    The words fill my head
    And fall to the floor
    If God's on our side
    He'll stop the next war.

  3. Randy,

    Yep. Political truth is not as popular as political fallacy these daze. Faux snooze is prevailing.

  4. Dredd,
    The Supremes' latest ruling might finally pull the cover off it all. With the decision that corporations are essentially individuals with unlimited free speech rights (aka the ability to spend cash in support of their political agenda), the final fix may finally be in. Could a future where we suspend the vote altogether and merely tally cash contributions - aka an auction - finally be on the horizon? Scary as that may be, one wonders if it could hardly be any worse than the system we have now, where the same money is spent, albeit to stir up and influence the "vote" of the politically naive American masses, after which, who in the hell even knows if any of it is even accurately counted?

    A year into Obama's term a great many are still questioning his actual legitimacy, never mind his loyalty and actual agenda. With each passing day I more firmly believe that this will be the decade of the great unraveling, and that, indeed, it is already well underway.

  5. disaffected,

    It doesn't look good. NASA has said that this decade, looking back, was the warmest in recorded history.

    This while powerful senators exclaim that global warming is a hoax.

    Looks bad on all fronts for the American Dream.

  6. Just posted this over on the Atlantic . Damn, things are really coming through to me lately.

    After considering the ramifications of this week's Supremes ruling on corporate speech - aka campaign cash - I'm happy to announce that I've come up with a rather tidy little solution to problem of government debt at all levels.

    Simply put, suspend the vote (which has increasingly become meaningless anyway) and auction all political offices off directly to the highest bidders, with the proceeds going directly to service the debt. Likewise the lobbying industry between elections. Rather than let the little weasels play their dirty game behind closed doors (essentially a quasi black market) we post the major issues of the day on an electronic issues exchange and let the above board trading commence in the light of day. I can even imagine the finacial services industry (bless their hearts!) concocting every sort of derivative trading instrument to protect the backsides of those who want to hedge their bets or merely specualte on outcomes. Puts both the political advertising industry out of business and the lobbying industry on the table in plain site like it should have always been in one fell swoop. With my plan, I can even envisage some rather significant tax cuts on the horizon -- indeed, I imagine the goal would soon shift to eliminating income taxes altogether -- allowing us to for perhaps the first time in our history to TRULY have our electoral/economic cake and choke some down too.

    Granted, some of this will need to be codified such that the rascals can't change the rules to further benefit their rapacious corporate selves once they've bought themselves in, but we're already dealing with those kind of issues (albeit mostly unsuccessfully), so we'll at least be no worse off than before in that regard. Let the trading begin!