I’m so frustrated with this country. I wish I had never heard the results of the Massachusetts election. I can’t stand the stupid, short-sightedness in this country. If anyone thinks Republicans are going to do anything to fix anything, they are fucking crazy. This country would not be in this mess if it weren’t for decades of conservative thinking. It never works. People think the middle of the road Democrats need to fix things immediately or they will just vote in the bastards who created the mess in the first place, and things only get worse. Problems take years to accumulate and they want changes to happen in minutes.
Conservative thinking has made a concerted effort to make Americans believe government is the problem, then they set out to gut government in order to back up their goals, getting people to believe that laissez-faire, market-driven capitalism is in their interests. After their jobs have been sent overseas, their homes taken from them, no healthcare, no food, gutted schools, and no social programs to speak of, Americans blame government for the problem, rather than blaming the tiny elite who manipulated them in the first place using issues like abortion and same-sex marriage to get people to vote against their economic interests. It’s terrifying. In reality, governments work well in many countries, countries that let governments run effectively and don’t let big money run loose to do as it pleases.
I find it ironic that the same people who lament the giant banks and their big bonuses and corrupt business practices vote in the same people who ensure these policies stay in place and their actions will become even more blatant. It makes me crazy. People listen to uneducated fools like Sarah Palin, think she’s “like them,” in spite of the fact her bank account is nothing like theirs and she makes our nation look like a country of fools. They get caught up in the hateful ire of Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly, without considering the motivations of these very wealthy, very hateful men. They blame Obama for the bailouts, and he wasn’t even president when it happened! I’m so sick of the ignorance, I can barely manage to follow politics in this country anymore.
I know the people I admire urge me to continue to try and make the world a better place, that in giving up hope, those hateful bastards win. But seriously, how is one supposed to cope knowing things are only going to get worse and knowing I have two children for whom I want the world to be a better place, and for whom I want a planet for them to live on and prosper? It almost makes me ashamed for having brought them into this place. I love them more than life itself. I only hope there is a planet for them to live on that isn’t as bleak and horrible as it seems doomed to be.
Health care is the classic issue for these times. Other nations spend half as much as we do and get several times better health care. Plus health care defies the capitalist rules. A widget maker could sell widgets, then put the money back into making widgets for less each, sell more widgets for less each, and make more money.
Health care doesn’t work that way, the best health care results in less doctor visits, less medicine taken, less stays in the hospital because folks are healthier.
The Massachusetts victory simply puts more emphasis on politics. There remains a Democrat majority in both the House and the Senate. Politicians will have to use skill to get things done – it won’t be the first time that’s been a requirement.
As for our kids, teach them politics, democratic politics. Democracy is the most just form of government around, the governed ALWAYS get what they deserve. We have to get better at it to deserve more.
I could not agree more!
I found your blog by accident due to the fact that I was searching for a quote by Blowhard Santelli.
Do people have short memories or what?
Sean Hannity is a political Jimmy Swaggart with a flock of lemmings.