Saturday, February 21, 2009
After a while, it all becomes completely surreal.
I think it is fair to say that the economic situation is perilous for millions of Americans and becoming so for millions more by the day. Our Betters are very busy looting whatever remains of the treasury before the final crash. They are doing it with the active connivance and contrivance of the Congress of the United States of America, an institution which long ago lost any viable connection with the People of the nation. It serves its own interests first, the interests of the Plutocrats and Oligarchs second, the Presidency third. The People? Not at all. Well, except to fool them and pretend to be their friends.
And for the People's part?
Except for the little sparks of faux populism, like the foolish ranting of CNBC's boy on the trading floor, Rick Santelli. Oh, that gets plenty of play, all over the cablenets, broadcast teevee, the hate radio dial, and the blogosphere both left and right, because this is the ONLY form of "populism" anyone will be allowed to see or express.
You have to hate the Middle and Lower-Class Losers, even if you know you're being robbed by the Plutocrats.
It's a brilliant ploy and it is working.
Maybe bovine indifference to it all, and airy surrealism to boot, is the right answer to the chaos forming all around us.