Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Kid posted the following comment at GeeeeeZ! on June 28, 2013. In my view, Kid's comment is an accurate summary of the sad plight of America today:
[P]oliticians spend the vast majority of their time stealing money for themselves, friends, and masters.
On occasion, especially around election time the crack the door open to 'speak to the public, and say stuff they feel appeals to the people who vote for them.
Any input from polls, campaign strategists (marketing people) etc all boil into one pot labeled demographic marketing results.
A consensus is reached describing what position they must verbally (not voting) take on each popular/in the news issue. Marketing tells them to support or not the gay community, abortion pro-choice or life or whatever, and if the results weigh heavily in one direction then they take a hard verbal stance one way or the other. Has no bearing on how they'll actually vote later on.
If the marketing results are unclear, then they simply take all sides of the issue. ie john fing kerry in 2004 "I will never allow others to make America's decisions for them but We must have a global test". Diametrically opposed statements in the same sentence. They do it all the time.
They are public opinion whores at election time and vote as needed once they are voted in. If any fur flies as a result of one of their votes, they simply give some lame ass excuse like "I had to vote to allow your 1st born to be killed so I could pull in the democrats later to vote to allow you to decide what underwear to wear tomorrow."
It is 101% bullsh*t. Sorry Z, but it's so insulting it's indescribable.
The only thing I don't understand is how they can keep from splitting their sides when giving interviews to 'the media'.
Unreal. Picture politicians sitting in a van near a grade school with writing on the side that says Free Candy and Puppies.
Why anyone would give one of them the time of day is now beyond me, let alone send them money. Good God.
My thoughts about the above:
I began to realize all this back in 2008 before the election when I was co-hosting a weekly radio show in Phoenix. Z will remember that venture, I think.
The show was self-funded, meaning that we the hosts paid in full. No commercials so as to have no restraint on the content we were putting out on the air waves.
With only two exceptions, not a single conservative individual/blogger donated any money. All the blathering about reaching out beyond preaching to the choir, and conservatives would not put their money where their mouths were.
Contrast the above with the Left and with the Big Boys of all political stripes.
Now, I have no doubt that many conservative organizations could not properly organize for the 2012 National Election because of interference. But that's not the whole ball of wax. Not by a long shot!
Conservatism has, largely, been reduced to stitch and bitch -- as FT mentioned. Stitch and bitch has value for individuals, but stitch and bitch is not a viable political force.
WE THE PEOPLE have been reduced to WE THE PEONS!
Historically, what happens to a society when such a disconnect occurs?
Graphic below from Kid's web site:
So, are we in the last days of our republic?