25 September 2008

Americans Are Fucking Idiots

... or at least a good 30 or 40 percent of them are. So yesterday, before 'W' went out and attempted to scare the shit out of the American people, approximately 10% of people were for and 90% were against this tax bailout for billionaries.

One day later, now that 'W' has said things like "our economy could collaspse" and "everyone could lose their jobs", he's successfully been able to use his same old, lame old, scare tactics to freak people out into voting lockstep with him.

I once remember a great president saying "we have nothing to fear, but fear itself." We should be smackng 'W' across the face for doing everything in his power to scare us. But instead, today's polls are very different.

Approximately 53% are now for the bailout and only 47% are against it. What the fuck! As long as Americans are more than willing to throw their freedom and liberty out the window because some douche-bag says scary things, I will have a very hard time respecting Americans.

Oh and by the by, that $700,000,000,000 is going to be passed. Granted, I am happy now there will be strict regulations rather than the whole 'blank check' approach that 'W' offered, but I am still pissed. The problem is this, Americans are afraid of discomfort. Here's some discomfort for ya, each taxpayer in America is going to be paying $5000 each to these billionaires. That's 16 weeks of pay on $300 a week. You are going to work for 16 weeks, so that billionaires don't lose their yachts, their fourth or fifth house, their cars, their planes, their savings. You are going to work for 640 hours so that a billionaire will still be able to get his Holiday bonus check this November. But here's the good news! The republicans and democrats have worked together to assure that there is a limit on bonus checks. Yes, a limit. A limit on a bonus check. What's the limit? They won't say, but I'll tell you this, it's gonna have six or more figures!!! A bonus check! Are you fucking serious!? Isn't a bonus check given for a good job done. They fucked over their own company! Here's a million dollars for Christmas.

Bottem line: The top 1% of Americans make more money than the bottem 90% do combined. Like communism, captialism works on paper. Also like communism, capitialism will fail. With the way this country is headed, one of two things will happen. 1) The people will start a revolution an real change will happen (I'm talking real change, not Obama change, which is good, it's just only temporary). Or 2) The country will lazilly sit by as the world is inheritated by a tiny minority of rich Czars. People will give up their freedom, their liberty, their voice, so that they can remain comfortable and feel like they're free. But it will be okay because it'll all be democratic and capitalistic. The American dream will still be, you can be anything you want to be... the only problem is that it will only apply to those who can afford it (kinda like today). As long as they have the money and the fear tactics. They have the power.

What do you think will happen?

2 comments:

Pandora said...

Let's move to Canada, eh?

Mandar Malum said...

Thats bullshit! I am still pissed about it. I am sick of people giving in to fear, and I am more pissed that they are still getting their bonus checks. I probably won't even get a bonus check, and I work my ass off.