"What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes." Harry Houdini.
As for the “state of the union” do we really need a talking head to tell us what we can see for ourselves all around us?
The products of our apartheid public education system and survivors of the ongoing and lop-sided class warfare are easily mollified and distracted by the wholly one-percent owned distraction machine we call the media.
Yes, it is class warfare. It has always been. Even before the “Revolution” it was all about the money. Any time anyone tells you, “it’s not about the money” you have your answer. Yes, dude, it is.
We’re hearing much about “military spending.” It's not really "military" per se. The military is just a distraction. The military is just the portal, the gateway through which the one-percent welfare queens that President Dwight Eisenhower dubbed, “the military-industrial complex” get their welfare to the tune of trillions of dollars in the name of defending the country. The men and women in uniform who historically have been one-percent of the US population are a distraction. These men and women are the other almost invisible one-percent, and they get a tiny fraction of the “military budget.”
That isn’t about to “change!”No one serious about bringing "change!" to the status quo is going to be allowed by the top one-percent to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But if it happens, the one-percent always fixes the problem. That's not just a promise, it is history.
Meanwhile we keep hearing the other distraction from GOPers, Tea Partyers and Blue Dogs, “Cut taxes, smaller government.”
If cutting taxes and reducing red tape worked the economy would be booming!! That conservative economic philosophy has been the mantra and driving force of the past 40 years. As a result of that philosophy, “As you probably know, the 400 richest Americans have more wealth than the bottom half of the American population combined – and since the “recovery” began in 2009, the wealthiest 1 percent have got 95 percent of the economic gains while the bottom 90 percent has become poorer. But the U.S. isn’t the only place where inequality is surging. A new report from Oxfam shows that the world’s richest 85 people now have the same amount of wealth ($1.7 trillion) as the bottom half the world's population combined (that’s 3.5 billion people). The world’s wealthiest 1 percent have $110 trillion, 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world."
At least thirty trillion dollars of the global one-percent’s money is, like Mitt Romney's in "off-shore" accounts, untaxed and unused. As for the big distraction of the moment, the affordable care act, i.e. Obamacare---it's only just rolling out, clumsy as that has been---so it is delusional to associate it with the catastrophe that the last 40 years of conservative economic philosophy has produced.
Stripped down to reality what we have in this nation is at best slavery by another name disguised as “democracy” foisted on us by one-percent capitalist extremists.
If you can tear yourself away from social media or scripted “reality” TV long enough check out what “democracy” really looks like. It has the appearance of a scene from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, no?
That type of activism hasn’t been seen in this country since at least the Civil Rights Era.
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day within hours of each other July 4th, 1826. At the end both men acknowledging that the Revolution was over conceded declaring, “and we lost.”
If “we the people” aren’t willing to push-back then the class-war, really is over.
From Texas Red: a cratered landscape of for profit prisons, deplorable apartheid public education, lack of healthcare and politicians and majority population intent on keeping it that way…