I do not like what is happening in America today!
Last week I went online to check the news, or what passes for news in America, and what did I find? More evidence of tyranny and injustice!
A crack was discovered in a steel link that holds up part of the San Francisco -- Oakland Bay Bridge.
It's not the crack in the steel that bothers me. It's the situation -- another perfect example of the travesty and utter tyranny perpetrated against the people. In this case it is the people of San Francisco, Oakland and the surrounding areas, but it does have national implications.
Did you know that the people in those cities -- even the ones that do not regularly, or even occasionally use that bridge -- are taxed for its upkeep, repairs, maintenance, safety inspections and everything required to keep it in good working order?!
Where is FOX News and their highly decorated cultural warriors when they're needed? Someone alert them that the American people need another organized "grassroots" teabagger effort to stop this horrendous injustice!
There is nothing in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence about any American Citizen's right to safe bridges! Especially if the safety of the people that use the bridge is at the expense of us all. This is clearly Socialism that has taken root in our own back yard and it must be stopped!
I don't really know the details. It's something about a crack in a 73-year-old bridge or whatever. The particulars do not matter; it's the point that's important.
I'd tell you to go read the full story for yourself, but trust me, you don't want to. I didn't. Since it came from the mainstream liberal media and was written by liberals there is no doubt that the entire story is about how educated, compassionate, bleeding heart liberals want to keep bridges and things, you know - safe. I assume they want all of us hard-working people to pay for their bridges just so all those San Francisco area degenerates can cross it. You know, like homosexuals so they can go to the other side of the bridge and ruin the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, or so some lying 16-year-old claiming she was raped by her church-going father can get an abortion by some heathen doctor, or some cancer patient can go buy pot instead of giving ten times their income and savings to great patriotic American pharmaceutical companies and go bankrupt in the process of trying to stay alive or get some relief from chronic pain so eventually their kids can assume the debt because they didn't have the foresight or connections to become multi-millionaires and have access to the best health care in the world.
I mean, seriously, what legitimate purpose do real Americans have to cross that bridge? If they can't cross by yacht or take a helicopter the short distance from point A to point B, screw 'em! Why should we have to pay for their safety?
I wonder how many conservative, right-wing, knotheads agree with me so far. Don't be shy, raise your hands. You know you want to. Be honest. You listen to Rush; you TiVo O'Reilly; you watch Hannity. Come on, fess up.
See, here's the thing: Where is the manufactured town-hall outrage over the money spent to repair this bridge, and ones like it nationwide? Why was there a ridiculous theatrical show of outrage directed against healthcare, but we take for granted that repairing bridges with public funds is the right thing to do? Is there a difference between keeping Americans healthy and alive compared to ensuring that they can safely cross bridges?
I can only assume that it goes something like this: When al Qaida kills Americans -- it's terrorism. But when American corruption and greed kills Americans, that's just good capitalism.
And depending on which side of the fence you fall on, it's also called the American Dream. If you are poor or go bankrupt, become homeless or die, it's the American Nightmare. But if you make obscene profits in total safety -- then that's the American Dream! And that should not be interfered with by a majority of citizens acting through participatory democracy or by - as the "liberal" media would no doubt refer to them -- low-life meddling troublemakers running their pie holes.
My right-wing friends for example never hesitate to rail on me at every given opportunity. "Frank, you're such an idiot," they say. "You just need to go to Church. Find Jesus."