Sometimes people chastise me for focusing so much on Obama’s sins, and Democrats in general, and hardly ever on the loyal opposition’s.
My current understanding of the roles of everyone who holds elected federal office is that they’re all the opposition. My goal these days is to try to alter the perspectives of readers who think that one politician or another is on their side, and one or another is worthy of enthusiastic support.
None of them are. Some of them are blatantly reactionary. Some of them are blatantly vicious. Those are the ones people think should get more of my attention.
Others are more subtle about being viciously reactionary. Others are only propelling themselves down the slippery slope; others are more hapless than that. But they’re all opposed to most of us.
Most people know on some level that they’re getting played. They just get confused about who’s playing them.
A lot of people think they’re being played by poor people, who are only poor because being poor in America is such an easy life. Indoor plumbing! Government cheese!
Poor people get played too, but they’re so unimportant that mostly they just get openly screwed.
Some of the people who think they’re being played by poor people think they’re also being played by those few of their neighbors who enjoy the few remaining protections that unions provide to their members.
Structural unemployment, the idea that at any moment there has to be a certain unconscionably large and growing percentage of people who want jobs but can’t get one, is a game run on everybody who has or wants a job and isn’t singular. It’s a fixed roulette wheel. It costs you money every time you step to the table.
And so on. Any vote for anyone who has a chance to win is a vote to screw somebody who doesn’t deserve it and protect somebody who does.
Obviously what’s required is that everybody vote for someone who hasn’t a chance to win.
My someone, as goes without saying.
Marx got relationships right. That was almost 150 years ago and the mechanics have recently changed some, but the screwed and the screwers and the transactions between and among them haven’t.
So that’s all. That’s it. That’s why.
And remember, boys and girls, according to the President of these United States, it isn’t hostile to lob a missile at the object of your enmity if there’s no chance that you’ll get hurt in the process.
Thank you, good night and God bless this Blog.