Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Shrubbie's Choice

I rarely even bother arguing how much better he'd be if he'd just choose reality for a change. Dude, and too many others on The Hill, are so deep in denial as to the real problems with our "Democracy" that, as is the case with a whole lot of folk, my frustration levels have entered the nausea zone.

Will Impeachment, even of Cheney, take place?

I doubt it.

Will the next president, still most likely to be a Democrat, really work towards restoring balance to the interests which get served by Washington?

I really doubt it.

Will the average citizens, middle class folk who've got A LOT but could always use more, get sick enough of losing meaningful protections of their interests, rights and opportunities that they'll demand our politicians start putting them before the interests of those at the top of the economic food chain.

Not yet, is my guess.

I don't quite see us entering into a Matrix-esque world, or even any kind of 1984ish nightmare. I do see more wars, an ever-widening gap between Rich and Average (not to mention, poor!) and an influx of refugees from the results of power politics and global climate change which are Bound to overwhelm the resources of this once incredibly adaptive country.

THEN I think we'll see those other changes. You know; once it's nearly too late.


angry ballerina said...

I really fucking hope it's not going to be too late. But with everything else, for the most part I agree with you on, it's sad, but you may be right.

MichaelBains said...

There's hope yet. I thought Reagan was gonna get us all nuked.

Of course, that was back in the day when I spent far more time stoned outta my mind than in it, so ya gotta add the paranoia factor in, and any half-wit (except most Republicans) could tell that Reaganomics was building a middle-class bubble doomed to bursting as I bitched to my then friends.

Yeah. Worse before better.

Still, I ain't tryin' to buy those rifles just yet. I'll give it 'til the refugees start pouring in.

From Florida.

angry ballerina said...

I was thinking from Texas.

supergirlest said...

i'd hate to see it get that far... historically speaking, when that wealth gap widens enough, the revolutions tend to be bloody and horrible. :( i'd like to see it go down peacefully, but i wonder. i'd forgotten how many people just don't pay attention (or care) -- and mock those that do -- during my 2 year hiatus from the work a day world. it is really difficult for me to get my brain around.