An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America

Posted in Uncategorized on 2012/01/09 by cosmogenium

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    I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the right to make choices concerning their bodies, you hate em all. You hate being called racist. You hate being called a bigot. Maybe if you talked about creating jobs more than you talk about why you hate gay people we wouldn’t call you bigots. Maybe if you talked about black people without automatically assuming they are on food stamps while demanding their birth certificates we wouldn’t call you racist. You hate socialism and social justice. You hate regulations and taxes and spending and the Government. You hate.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com      You like war. You like torture. You like Jesus. I don’t know how in the hell any of that is compatible, but no one ever accused you haters of being over-committed to ideological consistency. You like people who look like you or at least hate most of the things that you hate. You hate everything else.

Now, I know you profess to love our country and the founding fathers (unless you are reminded that they believed in the separation of church and state), but I need to remind you that America is NOT what Fox News says it is. America is a melting pot, it always has been. We are a multi-cultural amalgamation of all kinds of people, and yet you still demonize everyone who is not a rich, white, heterosexual christian male or his submissive and obedient wife.

You hate liberals, moderates, hell, anyone who disagrees with Conservative dogma as espoused by Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. You hate em.

Well, here are the facts, Jack. If you hate the Government then you are unqualified to manage it. If you hate gay people more than you love America than you should take your own advice and get the hell out. There are several countries that are openly hostile to gay people, but they are full of brown people and you don’t like them much either from what I understand. It looks like you are screwed, but that’s not what I am here to tell you.

More rant below the fold . . .

Now that you have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at President Obama and it still hasn’t worked you are panicking. Obama’s approval ratings are still near 50% despite your best efforts to undermine the economy and America’s recovery at every step you can. You tried to hold the American economy hostage to force America into default on its’ debts, debts that YOU rang up under Bush, so you could blame it on Obama and it failed. You’ve used the filibuster more than any other Congress ever, going so far as to vote against providing health care access to 9/11 first responders. You remember 9/11, don’t you, it’s that thing you used to lie us into a war in Iraq, and then when Obama killed Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq you told people that he hates America and wants the troops to fail. You monsters. You hate Obama with a passion, despite the fact that he is a tax cutting, deficit reducing war President who undermines civil rights and delivers corporate friendly watered down reforms that benefit special interests just like a Republican. You call him a Kenyan. You call him a socialist. You dance with your hatred singing it proudly in the rain like it was a 1950’s musical.

Frankly, you disgust me. Your hatred nauseates me. Your bigotry offends me. Your racism revolts me.

Dear haters, I am openly questioning your patriotism.

I think you hate gays, Obama, black people, poor people, all of us, women, atheists and agnostics, Latinos, Muslims, Liberals, all of us, I think you hate every one who isn’t exactly like you, and I think you hate us more than you love your country.

I think you hate gay soldiers more than you want America to win its’ wars.

I don’t even think you want America to win wars, you just want America to have wars, never ending wars and the war profiteering it generates. You love that kind of spending, you love spending on faith based initiatives and abstinence based sex education (George Carlin would have loved that one), you love spending on subsidies for profitable oil corporations, you spend like drunken sailors when you are in the White House, but if it is a Democrat then suddenly you cheer when America doesn’t get the Olympics because it might make the black President look bad. But oooh you love your country, you say, and you want it back. Well listen here skippy, it isn’t your country, you don’t own it, it is our country, and America is NOT the religiously extremist Foxbots who hate science, elitist professors and having a vibrant and meaningful sex life with someone we love if Rick Santorum doesn’t approve of it. Rick Santorum isn’t running for America’s fucking high school dance chaperone, he should probably just shut the hell up about sex, but he can’t because he has nothing else to run on.

Republicans can NOT win on the issues. They’ve got NOTHING. All they have is a divide and conquer class war that pits ignorant racist and bigoted people against the rest of us in a meaningless battle of wedge issues and the already proven to fail George W. Bush agenda again of tax cuts for the rich, deregulation, privatization and war profiteering and nothing else, so all they can do is blame black people, gays the government, anybody and everyone else for their own failings. The party of personal responsibility, my ass.

But they love multi-national corporations, just ask a gay hating and racist religious extremist if they think Corporations are people and they will gladly agree, but if you ask them if gay people are people they aren’t so sure.

Dear haters, you are the cruel, heartless misinformed assholes who would sell America out to Haliburton in a heartbeat, you would rather pay ZERO taxes than you would see a newly born baby get access to quality health care, you cheer when we discuss denying health care to young people with preventable diseases, and you boo when we discuss the First Ladies plan to cut back on childhood obesity. You are a cross to carry and a flag to wrap yourself in away from being the people who Huey Long warned us about, but I guarantee that if Fox News told you to dress that way you would, because you are the same blind, ignorant and closed minded dunces who drove this country into a civil war years ago because you are bound to the notion that some men are more equal than others. In short, the reason I proudly wear my union army hat is because of seditious sell outs like you who constantly fuck over working class Americans so a foreign entrepreneur like Rupert Murdoch can get a bigger tax break. If corporations are people, they are neither American patriots nor capable of love. Just like you.

So stop wearing your hate with pride. Stop celebrating your anti-science, anti-math ignorance. Stop using code words to mask your bigotry like “family values”, especially when you hate my family and when you stand on the same stage as a guy who has had three marriages or if you share a seat in the Senate with a guy who cheated on his wife with hookers while wearing diapers. You should be ashamed. I know that you are just doing this to motivate your misinformed hate cult base because if they actually knew that your ideas will make them poorer than they are now, they would never vote for you. You are doing your best to impoverish your countrymen so rich people can get bigger tax breaks and you can keep on delivering corporate welfare to the special interests who have bribed you, and I am disgusted by the way you gleefully parade your hatred with aplomb. I don’t think you do love America. At least, not as much as you hate everyone in America who isn’t exactly like you.

You should think about that, and maybe get some help.

And for the record, I do not hate you. I am embarrassed by you and nauseated by your cruel and thoughtless behavior and your all consuming greed, but I don’t not hate you. I forgive you and I hope you can change someday, but I don’t hate you. You have enough hate in you for the rest of us as it is.

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Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 01:57 PM PST.

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Pretty much says it all. This is the same fellow who pwned Fox Propaganda at OWS a couple of months ago. I hope someday to meet him.

The Shocking, Graphic Data That Shows Exactly What Motivates the Occupy Movement

Posted in Uncategorized on 2011/10/24 by cosmogenium
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What are the Occupy Wall Street protesters angry about? The same things we’re all angry about. The only difference is the protestors turned their anger into public action. Occupy Wall Street lit the embers and the sparks are flying. Whether it turns into a genuine populist prairie fire depends on all of us.  

Now is not the time for wonky policy solutions, as the media meatheads are calling for. Rather, it’s time to air our grievances as loudly as possible, which is precisely what Wall Street and its minions fear the most. Here’s a brief list of why we should be angry and the charts to back it up. 

1. The American Dream is imploding…  

 

Is A Flat Tax Fair?

Posted in Uncategorized on 2011/10/21 by cosmogenium

Conservatives are always pushing for a “flat tax.” It sounds so simple: One easy rate, so we all pay the same, easy to calculate… Get rid of deductions and lower the tax rates. So simple, but it turns out it is a simple trick, a scam to enrich the 1%, like so much else that conservatives are selling. Don’t fall for it — it means taxes will go up for the 99% of us who aren’t really, really rich. See if you can guess what happens if you are in the top 1%. Or, just scroll down and see the the chart.

What We Have Now

We have what’s called a “progressive’ tax system. This means as you make more you pay more taxes. The first “bracket” of $XX dollars you make is taxed at a low rate. The next $XX dollars are taxed at a higher rate, and so on. Many people think if you “go into a higher bracket” you pay more on all the money you make, but that is not how it works. If a bracket starts at $1 million, and you make $1 million plus $1 you only pay the higher rate on the $1 that is in that bracket. Yes, that means that a 5% increase on taxes over $1 million would mean that person pays a nickel. Yes, all that screaming by Republicans is over a nickel. Screaming is what they do best.

The reason we have a progressive tax system is because we have a democracy. People who make more do so because of the investment in governent that We, the People make. We, the People pool our money collectively and use it to build the infrastructure that lets people make so much money. That’s the roads, schools, police, courts, etc. — they whole system — that provides the foundation for our businesses to go out an compete in the world. And when our businesses do well, we ask them to pay back a dividend to the rest of us for enabling that to happen.

No Deductions

Conservatives always call for getting rid of deductions, because they are complicated. Get rid of deductions, they say, simplify the system, and you can lower tax rates. Here is the game they are playing. Suppose you have a small businesses, a grocery store. Suppose you buy $100,000 inventory and sell it for $130,000. If you get rid of deductions that means the small-grocery-owner pays taxes on $130,000 because that is the income of the store.

If you say the business owner should be allowed to “deduct” the amount paid for inventory we’re back to deciding which deductions to allow. So we are right back where we started, except now the conservatives have lowered tax rates (at the top) and their big corporate sponsors will be gaming the system to give themselves more and more and more deductions just like they already do.

What Happens With A Flat Tax?

Conservatives object to the idea of the rich paying back more. They say that taxes are theft — government confiscating money that people have earned, ignoring that our democracy enabled them to earn it in the first place. They call taxation “redistribution” of wealth. Of course, as AlterNet’s Joshua Holland points out, redistribution is the core job of government. He points out that when government collects taxes and builds a sidewalk that everyone can walk on — or homeless people can sleep on — that is redistribution. Courts, schools, police, ports, airports — all of it is redistribution of wealth.

So conservatives call for a “flat tax.” Most notably Republican Presidential candidates Rick Perry and Herman are calling for various forms of this. Cain This means everyone pays the same tax rate as everyone else, regardless of income. Because this is about scrapping democracy’s progressive tax system this necessarily means that the rich will pay a lot less. Guess who pays more to make up for that? A good example of this effect is the 9-9-9 tax plan.

The 9-9-9 Plan

The Tax Policy Center takes a look at Repubican candidate Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax plan, in a post titled, Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Tax Plan

Herman Cain’s plan would eliminate the current individual income tax, corporate income tax, payroll tax, and estate and gift tax and substitute three taxes imposed at a 9 percent rate: 1) a 9 percent “national sales tax” 2) a 9 percent “business flat tax”, and 3) a 9 percent “individual flat tax.”

They have a table here that shows how people’s taxes would change under the 9-9-9 plan. Jared Bernstein made a chart illustrating these numbers in his post 9-9-9 in One (Really Long) Graph.

So here you have it: the change in tax liabilities, compared to current tax policy, under 9-9-9, for different income groups, in one incredibly unsettling graph.

In the following chart the blue lines that are above zero illustrate how much more most of us will pay. The red lines below zero show how much less the rich and really rich will pay. The blue lines — representing taxes on most of us — go up. The red lines — representing taxes on the top few — go … well, see for yourself.

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And there you have it: more for the already rich, less for the rest.

Socialistic Hitler Fascist Death Panel WMD Terrorist Job Killing Kenyan Muslim Regulation Tyranny

Posted in Uncategorized on 2011/10/18 by cosmogenium

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From now on, people who have used these words in the past or present to dismiss a conversation or hijack it should no longer be taken seriously.

I’m done with wasting time in a dishonest debate.

I’m done with having serious conversations about our nation’s future being hijacked by paid shills into some absurd conspiracy theory claim of advancing communism or a gay agenda or hippies. I’m tired of debating the guy who wants to raise taxes and “free market” costs on 99% of America while the other 1% lives better than ever in a debate he can NOT win on facts. I’m tired of watching this guy invoke scary meaningless talking points while shrieking about the unfair fearmongering of unamerican liberty denying freedom hating divisive partisan class war wealth redistribution job killing over regulated higher taxes government tyranny they did this to the jews it’s people, #OccupyWallStreet is people!!!!!

I’m done with it. It is wasting our time at a moment in history where we have no time to waste. Our future is at stake, and the guy rambling about socialism who fell for death panels and other nonsensical lies isn’t allowed to hijack the conversation anymore. I’m not going to let them hijack our future for tax cuts for corporations or for never ending wars or whatever other sociopathic lunacy the wealthy exploiters of the other 99% have ginned up. I will not go silent as their shock doctrine wrenches away the last glimpse of democracy and hands it over to lobbyists and entrenched corrupt industry.

If you support torture, I don’t want to hear about Hitler from you.

If you support subsidies for extremely profitable oil companies I don’t want to hear about wealth distribution from you.

If you support the never ending wars at all costs I don’t want to hear about deficits from you.

And if you insist on hijacking honest debates about our future by calling it Socialistic Hitler Fascist Death Panel WMD Terrorist Job Killing Kenyan Muslim Regulation Tyranny you should no longer be taken seriously. We don’t have time for your dishonesty. You are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Consider #OccupyWallStreet a nationwide intervention, because some people are drunk on greed and power.

Here’s to celebrating the first month of #OccupyWallStreet. Cheers.

For more info

1. Get this message out there. Get the word out about these protests of Wall Street’s greed to everyone you know. Raise awareness, even if it is via word of mouth, every little bit helps.

2.    Use the twitter hashtags #OccupyWallStreet and follow us on facebook and twitter accounts related to the ongoing protests. Help put this video on your facebook pageand any other social media that you use. Make it viral.

3.    Make a donation to WeAreTheOther99%’s media fund. They need funding to stay active, and without huge corporate interests backing us up like the Teabaggers have, the only way this works is with your small donations.

4.   Go to OccupyWallSt.org and make a donation to our General Fund to support the ongoing protests.

5.   To send care packages to Liberty Square, go to OccupyWallSt.org for more information. WE NEED WATER.

Info from http://occupywallst.org/

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Re: Occupy Wall Street
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Money orders only please, cannot cash checks yet. Non-perishable goods only. We can accept packages of any size. We’re currently low on food and water.

6.    Find out if there will be an #Occupation event in your neighborhood and participate and contribute there if you can’t come to NYC.

7.   Be a better person to your brothers and sisters around you.

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Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 07:11 AM PDT.

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The Nihilist Party: Republicans Who Believe in Nothing

Posted in Uncategorized on 2011/10/18 by cosmogenium

Some people’s only exposure to nihilism comes from the German gang in The Big Lebowski who said things like “We are nihilists, we believe in nothing” and “Tell us where the girl is or we cut off your johnson, Lebowski.” Or the nihilist humor of comedian Brother Theodore, who liked to say things like “I looked at the void, the void looked back – and neither of us liked what we saw.”

That’s exactly how I feel when I watch the Republican Presidential debates.

The void that looks out through their eyes is the absence of any underlying principle, ideology, or ideas, especially on economic issues. It’s not that their beliefs are different than yours or mine. It’s that, as now seems clear, they don’t actually believe in anything – anything, that is, except greater power for themselves and greater wealth for their financial backers.

Nothing in nihilism’s long intellectual history has prepared the world for its latest incarnation as the 21st century Republican party, or in its ultimate flowering in the likes of Mitt Romney and Herman Cain.

Void, Meet Void

ni*hi*lism a: a viewpoint that traditional beliefs and values are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless.
– Merriam-Webster Online

Matt Bai has a piece in today’s New York Times Magazine subtitled “The G.O.P. Elite tries to take its party back.” It’s well worth reading. But it doesn’t point out that neither side of that struggle represents a coherent worldview. Today’s G.O.P. has no core beliefs. In both its policies and its politics it has devolved into a set of actors without core beliefs, fighting for domination on the ruthless and bloody stage of soulless nature.

We’re not nostalgic or sentimental or naive. The pursuit of power has always driven politicians on both sides of the aisle. But there was once an underlying ethos, and it’s gone. Once Republicans believed in certain things, like the importance of business as part of society, a smaller role for Federal government, and states’ rights. But the new Republicans are nihilists. They believe in nothing.

And when it comes to Medicare and other Great Society programs, they’re even willing to cut off the country’s “Johnson” to prove it.

Whatever It Is, We’re Against It

ni*hi*lism b: a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially moral truths

The Tea Party was built around burning rage, which billionaire-funded Republican operatives channeled for their own uses like it was geothermal energy. It’s possible to sympathize with their anger while recognizing that the movement’s only ideology is destruction – of government, and of anyone or anything it believes to be its enemy.

But the party “establishment” Matt Bai writes about doesn’t have an ideology either. It did, back in the Reagan days. But then came Newt Gingrich, whose pole star was the use of language to win elections. His ascension to the Speakership in 1994 marked the beginning of the end of Republican ideology.

From that moment on, winning was the only thing that mattered.

Whatever Democrats propose, Republicans oppose. Republicans passed and signed a $286 billion infrastructure spending bill under George W. Bush. (Boehner’s predecessor, Denny Hastert, was on hand to celebrate the spending for bridges, roads, and mass transit.) Today they oppose all such spending. Why? Because it’s proposed by Democrats.

The GOP abandoned states rights when it began overriding states on social issues, and then when it pushed to strip the states of the ability to regulate businesses. It abandoned free-market principles when it pushed for bank bailouts and other corporate subsidies.

And balance-sheet executives like Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are even willing to abandon the inexorable logic of numbers when it suits their purposes.

Less Than Zero

Cain chaired the Board of Governors for the Kansas Federal Reserve and has an undergraduate degree in mathematics, so he’s capable of performing basic arithmetic functions. Yet his “9.9.9” program (in German that’s “Nein! Nein! Nein!”) is, among other things, bad arithmetic. It doesn’t reflect a different economic philosophy than yours, or mine, or Joe Stiglitz’s. It’s just gibberish.

Ten years after George W. Bush dropped our highest tax rate to 35%, the country’s in shambles. The combination of lost tax revenue, upward distribution of wealth, and the stagnating wages and buying power of the middle class has most of the country locked in permanent recession. In the midst of this chaos, Cain’s proposing to drop the top marginal tax rate to 9% – which is 1/10th of what it was at one point under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower.

Maybe he just really, really hates taxes? No. He wants to raise them dramatically on some people, by imposing the same 9% Federal tax rate on those people the goofy, would-be “53% movement” complains about – people who don’t pay Federal income tax, like the working poor.

A radical tax cut for the wealthiest Americans can’t be offset by imposing a taxes on our lowest earners. It doesn’t add up.

Republicans For Higher Taxes

Cain also wants to add a 9% Federal sales tax to … well, everything. That’s economic insanity, since our crisis was brought on by a lack of demand which this would make much worse. But it’s not just insane – it’s also a tax hike. Sure, wealthy people would have a net cut, but everybody else’s taxes would go up.

The Republican front-runner would raise taxes for most Americans.

His 9% corporate tax rate is staggeringly low. But corporations are already sitting on $2 trillion in cash. What would make them spend that money? Demand. And what would kill demand even more than it’s been killed already? A Federal sales tax – like Herman Cain’s.

Besides holding opinions that one of his fellow Governors considered “in step with Fed policies of the time,” Cain was a successful CEO. He didn’t get that successful by misreading financial information. So when he wrote that “Current projections indicate that Medicare will go bankrupt by 2017” he almost certainly knew he was lying. Killing or gutting Medicare would be a symbolic emasculation of Lyndon Johnson, but it would also relieve a source of government spending that’s increasing the demand to raise taxes on the wealthy.

There’s no internal logic to Cain’s economic positions except this: They would benefit the wealthy and corporations, and they’re handy gimmicks for getting publicity. That’s not ideology; it’s cynicism.

59 Ways to Leave Your Values

During the last debate Cain asked Romney if Romney could list all 59 points in his economic plan, and Romney laughed. He’s not expected to know what’s in his own proposal – or to care.

Romney begins his proposal by observing that “In 1947, the year I was born, unemployment was 3.9 percent. In 1968, when I turned 21, it was 3.6 percent.” What he doesn’t say is that the top marginal tax rate in 1947 was more than 86%, and that in 1968 it was 75%. Today it’s 35%, and Romney wants to drive it down even more.

The Romney plan would make it even easier for companies to send jobs overseas. It would lower their taxes and remove the regulations whose removal led to the meltdown of 2008. It would accelerate the destruction of the middle class by taking away collective bargaining rights and cut all government spending – include the kinds that create jobs and keep us safe on the highways and in the air.

Economically, Romney’s as radical as Cain. He just hides it better.

Economic Nihilism

ni*hi*lism c: a doctrine or belief that conditions … are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake, independent of any constructive program or possibility

When Republicans rejected Obama’s jobs act last week, their alternative proposal was … nothing. Their sole motivation appeared to be not letting Obama succeed, even if millions of Americans suffered as a result. Obama’s infrastructure proposal was much more modest than the one signed by George W. Bush, during a period when it was much less needed. But they rejected it anyway.

There’s no common thread here except self-interest – and the fact that they all help wealthy individual and corporate donors. This dovetails nicely with the Tea Party’s “Disco Inferno” attitude toward government: “Burn the mutha on down.” That’s smart, from a purely opportunistic point of view. But it leaves no room for negotiation.

As for Romney and Cain, they both understand numbers. They can both read a spreadsheet. And they have the added advantage of not being trained economists, so never undergoing what my friend Mike Konczal calls ” by far the most ideologically indoctrinating class I’ve ever seen” – an introduction to graduate-level macroeconomics.

That’s why I’m so certain they know they’re speaking nonsense. As good business people,they know how smart it would be to borrow money at today’s historically low rates and then invest it in jobs, growth, and infrastructure. But that wouldn’t serve their interests or those of their patrons, so they’re not going to tell you that.

Blood Oaths

Who trusted God was love indeed/And love Creation’s final law/Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw … shriek’d against his creed.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

A creed – any creed, however flawed – has as its base the greatest good for all. Without that, people are just reflecting that bloody side of nature that is without belief or principle. And there’s no point negotiating with people whose sole objectives are their own pursuit of power, which involves your destruction, and to serve their paymasters’ interests as efficiently as possible.

The “values” party has none – certainly none that would be recognizable in any religious tradition.

The “bipartisan” school of political thought finds this kind of thinking heretical. Everybody has their point of view, the thinking goes, so we just need to find “common ground …” But when your opponents’ sole goal is to win, that becomes impossible. There’s no common ground on scorched earth.

Sure, the Democrats have often been weak and vacillating, diluting their own values and echoing some of thir opponents’ nihilistic anti-government rhetoric. And there’s a raging ideological war in that party, too, between those who believe in the role of government and those who support the right-leaning Clinton/Obama economics represented by Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Tim Geithner.

But the Democrats still seem to have, or at least want, a core set of beliefs. The natural (and usually admirable) desire to negotiate and find peace is one of them. But it conflicts with another value, one that’s even more central to our democracy: to point out the differences between you and allow the public to choose. If the Democrats aren’t up to the task, another group will step in – or democracy will fail.

Nothing

“Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada as it is in nada.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

For what it’s worth, I wish things were different. I wish there was an honorable if misguided GOP to be dealt with like the Republicans of old. Whatever their faults, those Republicans managed to build the national highway system (under Eisenhower), proposed a guaranteed national income (under Nixon), and negotiated honestly if conservatively over Social Security (under Reagan.)

You could negotiate with those Republicans because they had an ideology. They had beliefs and values. Half a loaf was better than none for them, because compromise served a greater goal. It would be a better world if today’s Republicans were like that. But today’s Republicans can’t be negotiated with. They can only be defeated. Defeated, or forced to change by intense political pressure.

The problem is that these Republicans don’t have a greater goal. Their actions are simply reflections of a baser nature, red in tooth and claw and shrieking against any creed that seeks the just and the humane. They live only to serve their wealthy and powerful sponsors. They believe in nothing.

They are nihilists.

Income Inequality

Posted in Uncategorized on 2011/10/16 by cosmogenium

Lots of charts showing what’s been happening, especially the contrast between what was happening to incomes prior to 1979 versus what’s happened since. By influencing public opinion and government via mass media, lobbying, campaign contributions, etc., the top 1% has essentially taken the money and run with it while leaving the rest to squabble for scraps. This is not representational government. This is capitalism run amok, i.e., fascism, corporatism, plutocracy.

This economic collapse is a ‘crisis of bigness’ | Paul Kingsnorth

Posted in Uncategorized on 2011/09/26 by cosmogenium
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Predicted 50 years ago, the current and on-going collapse of the global system was inevitable, even as the current leadership refuse to admit it.

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