— Ambrose Bierce
"You pass a farm bill in the House that gives billions of dollars, much of it to large corporations that own farms. It’s almost like welfare for the wealthy. But you don’t include a dollar for hungry people, for food stamps. What kind of message is that?"
— Bob Schieffer to Representative Mike Kelly (R-Dipshit) on 7/14
It’s the right message, Bob.
I admit it. I want them to keep going. I’m perverse, I guess.
Never in the history of the human race has the very poor agreed to stay that way forever. Never. They have always risen up at some point and TOOK what they wanted. It happened in France. It happened Russia. It happened in China. It happened in Venezuela. It is, in fits and starts, happening in the Middle East, one of the richest places on the planet.
Never perfectly does it happen, and often with disastrous consequences for everybody—for poor and, obviously, rich alike.
Still, I can’t fucking wait. Bring it, you corporate shills. You won’t even see it coming because you’re all too busy bent over buns up and kneelin’ with your cheeks spread wide and a giant rolled-up dollar bill thrust into your holey-of-holeys.
Oh, baby, don’t it feel good?
As Plato said: “There should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor, again, excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil.”
Great evil it is, I guess.
But, anyway, tell me again how the U.S. is a Christian nation. I could use a laugh.
America is fucked. It’s fucked because it’s full of stupid people who don’t even care its fucked or that they are the ones fucking it.
It’s fucked because it is one of the least free developed countries in the world and yet thousands of its men and women willingly die for the freedom that doesn’t exist.
It’s fucked because more people are behind bars in the U.S. than all other countries in the world, including China, an “unfree” nation with five times the population.
It’s fucked because it’s dumbass citizens think guns are freedom. It’s fucked because it’s dumbass citizens think the government watching their every move is a good idea.
It’s fucked because no one even cares that it’s fucked and a true freedom fighter like Edward Snowden is called a traitor.
It’s fucked because it thinks it has a two-party system when it really has a one-party system with two names that pretends to fight over distracting and meaningless social issues so that the average American, who is a dumbass who doesn’t give a shit, thinks he has a choice.
It’s fucked because so many of its young people mentally masturbate in fandoms while what’s left of their freedom is taken away and their food and planet is poisoned in the name of profit.
It’s fucked and it’s its own damn fault.
It’s a very anti-choice state.
It’s worked, too. Abortions have been going down and down here. They are half what they were 20 years ago. Women have to jump through a lot of artificial hoops made up to make getting an abortion difficult—mandatory counseling, waiting period, forced to look at sonograms, etc. We try to fuck with their fragile heads as much as possible around here. So far, though, we’ve drawn the line at shoving medicial instruments into their vaginas. So far.
Today in the local paper, they are lamenting the rise in unwed pregnancies in the state. Lulz.
It seems that unwed, single mother pregnancies have gone up and up, kinda like how abortions have been going down and down, only backwards.
It’s a real head-scratcher, I’m tellin’ ya.
The people lamenting this, of course, say a bunch of tired crap about how important mom-and-dad traditional families are, but mostly they’re worried about what all these little babies are going to cost. You see, a great many, if not the majority, of these single unwed mothers are poor and are seeking and getting help from the state.
And that’s expensive.
Anne Hajek, one of our state legislators, wants to know, and I quote, “Who pays the bill?”
Gee, I wonder, Anne. Another real head-scratcher.
Linda Schauer, state director for the anti-choice group Concerned Women for America, said, “It appears that perhaps a woman in South Dakota in an unplanned pregnancy is more likely to give birth and raise her own child.”
She also noted that the sky was blue, mountains tall, and rocks hard.
But isn’t this the whole point of passing laws designed to be mean and intrusive, to limit abortions? Since the Supreme Court won’t let a state ban abortion outright, states have to make getting an abortion so difficult and uncomfortable they’re practically banned anyway.
So now we have all these little babies who need state assistance. Schauer says we need to make sure the parents take care of them.
With or without the help of the community, Schauer? Help from the wider community in which a person lives is usually derided by conservatives as “welfare” or “entitlements”. According to conservatives, not only MUST you carry that baby full term, you have to fend for yourself with it after it’s born, amiright?
Whether or not you are pro- or anti-choice, we should all be pro fucking baby once the damn thing is born.
I miss those wacky bastards!
Now we’re back to politics as usual, with conservatives arguing tiredly against the same old shit as they continue to fade further and further into ultimate irrelevance.
I miss the anger and utter shock, the crazy pronouncements of doom for America. At least those guys were interesting. There was that brief moment of soul-searching which resulted in absolutely nothing learned, then back to the grind.
How the hell am I supposed to write about politics in this environment?