I am trying to follow the election and stay abreast of what is happening, but my other breast keeps getting in the way. I don’t buy the stories I am being told, and the mainstream analysis of our political culture seems like the real conspiracy theory to me. I will believe every word in Ancient Aliens, but getting me to trust CNN is impossible.
It is not like there aren’t people talking about the insanity of campaign finance and the influence of corporate culture on our government. There is the comedic approach of John Stewart and Stephen Colbert who are trying to uncover the blatant purchasing power Big Business has over legislation and the political process. There is the academic method that Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hedges, and Jeremy Rifkin employ which is to educate people on the details of why our current “democracy” is an absolute illusion. Information is available that is attempting honesty and transparency, but that doesn’t mean that is the collective story the public is hearing.
A lot of people talk in clichés when if comes to expressing their political beliefs, because they don’t really examine the minutiae of what is happening. It is hard to admit that the entire system is a joke. What I find so monumentally depressing about it all is that it the world is needlessly crumbling because of the insatiable greed of the few. So many terrifying statistics like the rising sea levels, peak oil, mass extinction of wild life, all don’t seem to factor in to any of the decisions being made by those in power. All the “concern” about the environment is cosmetic, rather than making true systemic changes.
I find it hard to believe that anyone that is as powerful as the president isn’t a somewhat compromised individual. There is no way Obama can accomplish everything he may want to, because there is too much bureaucracy and too many fat cats he is beholden to. Obama was more about the rebranding of America then anything else. One man can’t change the New World Order set up by many. When Obama became president it was like we revamped our logo. From a global perspective he made us seem like a somewhat reasonable nation, and from a national one, he helped defuse the growing discontent of the progressive left. American is no longer a country, but a corporation. One that has to considering marketing to appease the public, but in reality is continuing as business as usual.
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” – Christopher Hedges
“That’s funny Mama because your breasts get in the way of my political views too!”