When you watch the news these days, and you see the endless stream of politcal theater that goes on, like the debt ceiling debates, then you start to wonder if maybe our government is not only incompetant, but maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t really give a shit. It is not a nice thing to say. Already there are sure to be those who come on and will defend to the bitter end how our government is working, even though it is horribly obvious that it doesn’t work. It really doesn’t, you know. It puts on a good show of working, of getting some worthwhile done, but in the end, it does nothing but pwn itself.
There was a great video by Grappling Ignorance about this. He talked about how pot should be legalized, and the fact that it hasn’t been is just one of the many easy gimmes that the government has been given, and drops. They aren’t even these days trying to make it look like they give a shit about the issues that matter. Really, they don’t even make a really convincing show out of it. The Tea Party is content to burn down the country’s economy for their stupid political ideology. The Libertarians are thinking about making their own floating cities and leaving (YES! Go away!). The Conservatives want turn the Middle East into a giant bowl of glass. And the Liberals, well, they’re content enough to not fight significantly hard for anything and call it success when not much happens.
Really, the fact that things like marijuana are not illegal is just so pathetic. It could be taxed, regulated, sold at stores and carded, cops could be out on the street fighting real crime. So much could go right. And there isn’t a single person who has a single decent argument against making it legal. Really, they don’t exist. The “gateway drug” argument has been debunked multiple times. The “safety of our children” argument has been done. Those who argue that gangsters would grow in power have been debunked because the illegal market would be destroyed by the legal market. Why bother getting it on the street when you can get it in the stores so much easier?
This issue would seem to be a free-throw for the government. It would bring in hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. It would give cops the ability to be cops. We could empty our prisons of people who are accused of nothing more than smoking a drug that makes them happy and hungry. Really, there is no wrong that could happen. In fact, environmentalists should be into this because we could stop cutting down trees for paper! Imagine, pot might change the world!
And it goes to another free-throw idea that this government doesn’t acknowledge – universal healthcare. Here’s a nift fact for you – America spends more money on healthcare than any other nation in the planet. England has universal healthcare, and it’s cheap in comparison. REALLY cheap. Why doesn’t this country adopt it? Well, there’s just too much money flowing into the pockets of the insurance companies. There is too much money flowing into all of the corporations that are involved. Not to mention the fact that America has a disease that we don’t want to admit – horrible bureaucracy. America has the worst bureaucracy on Earth, France has the best. Really, Europe just kicks America’s ass at everything.
This country and the endless string of bureaucratic bullshit was designed for one thing – making the lives of the rich easier. TJ had this great quote -
I guess we can chalk this up to just another battlefront on America’s ongoing war against things that make any fucking sense!”
The bureaucratics nightmares, the incompetant celebrity jackass politicians, the fact that we have lawyers making decisions for how a medical system should run, the fact that we have the longest war ever going on in the Middle East that may NEVER end, all of these things are on a list of stupid bullshit that this country wears proudly on its sleeves.
And this is the reason it pisses me the fuck off how people are able to just ignore what goes on in this world and be happy about that. People are proud that they ignore the news and what happens in the world and just choose to be ignorant. People like that deserve no respect in my mind. When things in this country are going to shit because of Tea Party indignation and the stupidity of a populace and those in government to realize that we are so far beyond the point where spending cuts alone can solve the problem, the fact that people choose to tune out annoys me. When we have people across the world dying every single day in one of now FIVE pointless wars in a part of the world that nobody gives a shit about, not really, the fact that people are proud of ignorance bugs me. When we have people who don’t get horrible medical problems looked at because the healthcare system in this country sucks all their money away, this shit pisses me off!
Shit like the two cancer patients video I linked to above shouldn’t happen in this country! We shouldn’t have anybody who is unable to get good healthcare because they don’t have the money. We have all the stupid dumbasses who follow the hypocritical idiot Ron Paul to the ends of the Earth, and will even go against their own intellects to follow that dumbass! This nation is becoming part of a paradigm called Planet Stupid. It is a cultural realization that all of the people in this country are universally dumb. I’m dumb too. I’ll admit it. I’m with George Carlin. Anybody who thinks there is a solution is too stupid to realize that they are too stupid to have it.
But the fact is that all sides of the debate are idiots. I have a special place of loathing in my heart for the Libertarians because they either blind or hypocrites, but really, all sides are stupid. And another thing that all the sides of this debate have in common – they are all just as locked in and blind to everything else. Pragmatism is the only way, moderation. Thinking, being open to being proven wrong, having good debates. When you can do that, you are worth listening to.
And this government is going to suck because the people suck. That’s the ultimate truth – the people all suck, so the system sucks. Fuck us, America. Fuck us all!
Until next time, a quote,
“Maybe this wouldn’t irk me so damn much if the Paulites didn’t imbue this man with Messiah-like properties…If you want to vote for him, at least be honest about his fucking foibles! Stop treating him like a god! Stop sucking his fucking dick!” -TJ Kincaid, CULT of Ron Paul