Monday, April 28, 2008

The cows have come home to roost and the shoe is on the other hand now…

posted by Bill Arnett @ 11:07 AM Permalink

…and the entire world has a perfect view of the perfect mess made by the worst policies of the worst U.S. president in history, policies that will continue under John 'Insane' McLame if he inherits the neocon mantle and somehow, against all reason and commonsense, gets elected to be our next president.

Skyrocketing fuel costs, food prices increasing rapidly as a result, employment down and new jobs almost nonexistent, the housing market crash, banks starting to fail, the dollar plummeting, more uninsured and underfed people than ever playing the juggling game - do I eat or take my meds today - businesses failing, more airlines than I can remember going bankrupt and merging than ever before, and now we even have food rationing due to dramatic climatic changes and the sheer cost of getting that food to market.

Gas prices have risen 1,900% since I started driving and have almost doubled under bush. I do not believe you could raise the price of ANY staple, or any commodity, by 1,900% and reasonably expect to NOT have serious problems.

These airline failures and mergers and still ever-higher costs associated with flying will eat away at the ability of small businesses to do business al all. Truckers are so desperate they are beginning to refuse to transport goods without substantial subsidies. Taxi drivers are taking it in the rear from the high prices as well since they buy their own gas. The cost of doing business grows exponentially and it has to stop or break the system eventually.

Bottom line, the reckless pursuit of aggressive preemptive illegal wars to try and steal the oil out from under Iraq and Iran, bush's Oil Wars, is driving a spike into the heart of America, an act that will be complete when bushco does finally attack Iran, killing hundreds of thousands more innocent people in an attempt to slake our thirst for oil, causing the price of oil to explode to ever new highs and continuing and hastening the demise of more and more businesses: More suffering, more businesses failing, more bankruptcies of businesses and individuals, runaway inflation, more food rationing and, eventually, food riots as the poor just can't bring in the income needed to feed their families.

Every one of these problems will be the direct, horrible result of Republican policies. And I can't be the only one that sees the imminent end of our democracy. The Republicans have been advocating 'drowning the government in the bath tub', the only political act of which they are capable: they destroy, blow everything up, attack without reason and to the detriment of the country, and they are absolutely pitiless as they continue their course to destroy our government. They have indeed changed the very nature of a nurturing America and have become war pigs by choice, not necessity.

These next elections are our last best chance to begin balancing the scale, restoring a government that actually functions in emergencies, and a government to restore some sanity to running this country.

And I believe we must do it now or we will not have a country to love left if the Republican Party does not hear its own death knell this November. And things still won't change until the Democratic party returns to its societal aims of caring for people, putting in place policies that uplift, feed, house, provide jobs, health coverage, and the education of our children so that maybe, just maybe, America can again become what it was.

I'm 55 years old and fear I will only live to see the end of our country and not its recovery to former greatness. We lost it, people, we lost it.

We lost it through a political party that deliberately finagled the greatest exchange in wealth, from the poor to the rich, ever seen in history and there are several months more for bush and the neocons to start so many wars that we will be forced to continue fighting right down to the last man, woman, and child if we don't wake up from this nightmare of eternal war for oil and U.S. hegemony.

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3 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

you're giving the political parties way too much power. mostly, folks running the political parties are way too stupid. the parties only participated in the destruction, dems and repubs alike. the corporations are the ones that really ruined this country, utilizing the very worst parts of capitalism. the corporation must be destroyed so that humanity can regain control of its destiny.

LOVE your posts. keep it up, dude.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

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At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Bill Arnett said...

Of course you are mostly correct, but without the complicity of both parties corporations can do nothing themselves: They manipulate our reps and senators like they were malleable clay and then fire up the kiln to lock them into positions no politician should hold.

Decent, honest representation of the people would go far to stop that, and I see no sign of decency nor a kind regard for their fellow men from either party.

Imagine if politicians were to require the consent of the governed before making war, before killing a single person.

And thank you. I usually feel like crap most of the time and it cheers me when someone likes something I've written.

 

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