Tuesday, July 20, 2010
MURPH’S SOAP BOX RANT FOR THE DAY, Screw the political parties.
Photo of rattle snake from Hot Springs. I figure I'm feeling a bit of Don't tread on me.
I get from 25-50 emails a week, and have been for the last year at least, from political identities asking for money to support one thing or another. Some are direct appeals from people in office, running for office and what sure appears as PAC groups. Particularly from the PAC type groups, their appeals center on putting a particular political view in front of a house of congress, a particular individual in congress or even the president. What in the fuck are they talking about? It has been obvious to me for a very long time now that in a practical sense, it matters not. It only takes one person to suggest to another, within the political system, that there is a problem that needs correcting. It does not take millions of dollars to do this. What does this donated money to a cause pay for? Why shit, that’s obvious to me anyway. It pays an army of people with 6 figure incomes each to walk around Washington to smooze with the power set up people that are already making 6 figure incomes with huge retirement benefits and health care. What these donations in actuality are used for is the distasteful act of pressuring government people to do what they want. What the hell? What are we paying these government people for anyway? These people are sitting in plush offices doing little more than thinking up more laws to fleece everyone that they can get away with while their staff does all the heavy lifting. At least they have the staff to write long winded bull shit speeches to either house of the congress that sound so fine with rhetoric to get the adrenalin pumping in the masses that finally someone understands the problems and wants something done about it. It’s all fucking bullshit. It doesn’t work. If it worked, the changes would be made already. Those blood sucking vampires in the government do what is to their best advantage to keep those fancy 6 figure incomes and bennies rolling in.
Had a conversation a few days ago with an aspiring local candidate, who I happen to actually like. Nice guy. Runs a local business, appears honest and not greedy. Running as a Republican. We got into a discussion on politics. He had recently attended some kind of state get together of Republicans and Karl Rove was there. We had heard hints that he was impressed with Rove. My BS antenna started vibrating like mad and the meter pegged. So, I asked him about it, what was Rove like to him? He said he thought the guy was smart and very engaged in politics. I must have inadvertently let an expression cross my face and he asked me what I thought of him. Whew! I took a deep breath, and reminded him I do not belong to the liberal Democratic Party group and that I did not sympathize with much of anything they are about. I then took another deep breath and said that I considered Karl Rove and Dick Cheney two of the most evil bastards that have been spawned on American society and the world, and their parents should have done the world a favor when they were born and put them in a burlap sack with some rocks and thrown them into the nearest body of water; that I put them right into the same group as Bérnaye, Strauss, Hitler, Mussolini, Machiavelli and George Bush Jr.; and that they were single handedly responsible for some of the most destructive aspects of our society, and that I had a bunch of justification for saying that. Further, that Rove instituted a propaganda campaign that was immensely successful getting the Christian fundies on the Republican side and then threw them under the bus and they didn’t even realize what was done to them. He got this astounded and maybe thoughtful look on his face and we went on to something else.
Now I ask, just what in hell is going on in the minds of the political ideologues of any stripe? Obviously it is money and power, but is that all? There are other ways of preserving power and gaining riches without destroying countries, people’s lives or even the earth. There has to be other motivations don’t there? Maybe humans are truly flawed and they have no control over their decisions. Maybe Satan truly walks among us. Either way, it’s all just so much bull shit. In the end analysis, there are consequences for actions. If the consequences are not immediate, the perpetrators tend to figure that they got away with it and are free to wreck more disasters from which they gain power and money. (Is this a complaint about a god who is supposedly running the show? You bet!). Perhaps this gives the quote I made in a previous post by Joules more credence. We truly need some great vengeance and terrible anger laid upon those who poison and destroy the brethren. We need more red pills given out, even when the choice is the blue ones, which maybe is a good metaphor for “blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will, Shepard the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children”.
It’s all very fine and well to talk about smaller government that just provides basic services and defense and that a capitalistic free trade economic system is the best of all worlds. But show me a society that indeed engages in those ideas. Show me a system that actually advocates such and isn’t corrupt as hell. In a word, what society today, especially the industrial ones, don’t exhibit hypocrisy to the point of absurdity?
Sorry to be running Joules little monologue past you again, but I am sick unto death reading and listening to what these numbass, dangerous, psychopathic nitwits that are in power have to say about much of anything. You know that if any of them get a fit of rare consciousness, and propose something that makes sense, it won’t happen. Everything that is done today is to support, entrench and enrich the psychopathic assholes in power. Talking about it, agitating about it, passing out red pills isn’t cutting it. What I fear most is how much more damage they are going to create before they are forced to stop. Just how much more anal lube is going to be distributed and applied before people take action and stop the pain? When will we shape up and stop destroying the environment that supports us? When are the ideologues going to be told to shut the fuck up and mean it? When are we actually going to advocate and enforce a more egalitarian society? When will the sharks, the mafia operations, the greedy bastards, the liars’ hypocrites’ thieves’ opportunists and bastards get eliminated from the gene pool? Probably never of course, but we should at least have a modicum of control over their activities which we do not have at this time. The rapers and looters have been given legitimacy and are running wild. Most of society has swallowed the blue pill and god only knows what it will take to pull them up into the reality of their lives. I would like to think that I have at least a rough understanding of what is being done to us, and even then, I have doubts about some of what I think I know. Just too damned much conflicting information out there, wild speculation, and not much attention being paid to the facts. See; http://survivalacres.com/wordpress/ July 7 posting on this. He makes some good points.
On a gentler note; the garden and greenhouse are finally taking off. I have actually done some hand pollinating. We have started to eat out of the garden regularly. Pretty soon the excess will need to be preserved. Put up a new batch of rabbit jerky that is yummy. Guy finally picked up his refinished rifle stock. Rabbits and chickens going nuts over the greens I give them from the garden.
Question, which is my reality?
Photo from that mountain man get together we went to.