The leading article on the Huffinton Post this morning headlined desperate American college and university students prostituting themselves to rich "sugar daddies" in a desperate attempt to pay their college debts and living expenses: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/29/seeking-arrangement-college-students_n_913373.html. I was so disgusted and horrified by page one that I had to take a break.
I am outraged and filled with shame that such a condition can exist in twenty-first century America.
Meanwhile, the Tea Party may still hold the nation hostage to their insane demands and may plummet us into a financial abyss worse than the one idiots like Boehner were already contemplating.
We led the world for about forty years after WWII. We no longer lead the world -- in anything -- except individual and corporate greed and military adventurism. From leading the world in democracy, technology and humanitarianism, we have descended to the status of "bully on the block." Do it our way, or we'll kick the "shit" out of you is our not so subtle message.
The rich and privileged are also intent on kicking the "shit" out of, and in actuality, enslaving anyone who is not in their elitist class. They claim, at least most of them, to be ardent followers of the mythical Galilean carpenter. They are very selective in what aspects of his teachings they follow. They conveniently overlook that they claim to worship a man who said: "a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven."
I'm surprised there isn't a movement afoot in the Tea Party to have the book of James expunged from the Bible. Let me quote a little of it:
"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you....Ye have reaped treasure together for the last days....the hire of the laborurers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth...ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter."
I didn't read, "Greed is good," anywhere in there.
Sounds like a perfect description of our corporate-dominated Wall Street and Banking society. If what I am seeing on the news doesn't qualify as a wanton "slaughter" of everyone and everthing that made this the greatest nation on earth, then I am totally blind.
Oh, how pious Bachmann is as she spouts her hate filled vitriol based on the same kind of religious hypocrisy Herbert Armstrong, the disgusting, ravenous old hypocrite, used to spout. She, nor any other tea partiest or Republican gives a fucking damn about the welfare of the United States of America, the nation that once put a man on the moon and now has to hitch rides to the space station on Russian rockets. We should hang our heads in shame!
We should have had a base on the Moon by now! We should be tooling up to put men on Mars! What an economy that would have spawned! Instead, we promise the disgustingly filthy rich that they can keep on economically -- and literally -- raping everybody with total impudence.
We had a budget surplus before George Bush entered the White House. He and the other Republican idiots couldn't wait to cut already ridiculously low taxes and borrow money to pay for their military adventurism and their gifts to already rich, but politically supportive, buddies. No need to worry about those lazy peons out there who either had to give up on college or mortgage their futures (and then prostitute themselves to those rich, disgusting bastards who precipitated the situation).
And, we cluck our self-righteous tongues over the postitution in places like Thailand!
It's natural and human to want to pay out as little as possible in taxes. I fully admit that the welfare state got a bit out of control at one time. It certainly needed fixing, but it shouldn't have been totally gutted! And, concern for the future welfare of common citizens totally abolished!
There is a need and a place for proper investment in the future. That investment has been stolen and raped away by those who want to bask in hedonistic luxury while using anyone under them in any degrading way they choose.
We no longer are the undisputed superpower of the world. Soon Brazil, China and a host of others will ascend to the place we once occupied, and the wall street bankers who only know how to manipulate fiat money aren't going to do a damn thing to stop it.