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Looking Amerika Politika in the Eye

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Message Rafe Pilgrim
America is -- make that Americans are -- in trouble both here and around the world. But few are interested in our real problems, their actual causes and their effective, just and (dare I say it?) moral correction once the electioneering begins anew.
Summarily put, our President answers to the Oligarchy (as has every president for the past thirty-odd years) and our Congress answers to interests Other than to those of the People. One might even hazard that any expectation to the contrary would nowadays be abjectly naive.
It would seem that only foreigners comprehend this. Ninety percent of the rest of the world doesn't like us anymore. (Oh yeah, I know: "Whut do dey know enyways!")
American unipolarity does/will not work. Just look what we've done in the Middle East for the past 24 years. No one else except the Zionists and the Saudi royals approve, notwithstanding that enigmatically (and perhaps complicitly?) fifteen of the nineteen 911 perps named were Saudis.
Obama doesn't have the sense or perhaps the political morality to know -- and didn't profit from Bushido Banzai's bloody fiasco -- that you don't keep "boots on the ground" against people who chased out Alexander the Great, several varieties of Asian hordes, the Brits, the Russians, and now it's the U.S. turn in line.
"Our" president has sold out his own people to Big Money. Although their corporations have been fined billions for their crimes, not one of the 2007/8 bankster wrecking crew has gone to jail. Reagan, of all people, sent hundreds to jail for the relatively piddling mortgage scandals in the 80's.
The rest of the world is on to the Americans. Only the Americans don't know what's happened to themselves.
And now we prepare for the battle of the "lesser-evils" in 2016, with Lady Hillary Macbeth -- if we're to believe the recent press reports -- already the favorite of 70-odd (indeed!) percent of the Dimocrats, and slathering (despite her contrived demeanor to the contrary) to run against one or the other Repukian flat-earther financed and directed by, and beholden to such as the Koch Bros and their political brethren, as endorsed by our Supremes who have pronounced that corporations are people (as Webster rolls in his grave, or does he laugh?)
If all this were not so pathetic and wretched, it would be indeed laughable. Only the Bard himself was ever capable of crafting such tragicomedy. Certainly if yet with us he would slather at the opportunity to put his quill to it.
So what do we do? Each to dumbly pull the lever as directed by his partisan mesmerists? Cop out for the "lesser-evil," claiming our intelligence superior to partisanship -- perhaps a choice such as Stalin over Hitler? Insist that our future is locked in a two-party vice and a third choice is futile if not idiotic -- the exact kind of thinking that has imprisoned our mentality and denied us any choices other than those mandated by partisan conventions orchestrated by interests other than the actual best interests of the American people.
It is admittedly difficult to adequately describe the mess we're in and indeed much more difficult to propose how we get out of it. Revolution, although history's frequent recourse, seems something we're not quite ready for at this juncture. Totally pitching our Constitution -- shredded by devious purpose as it is -- in favor of perhaps a parliamentary system -- it seems would be a muddling endeavor taking too much time to spare us from immanent danger of being flushed further down the bottomless drain of private -- make that treacherous -- enterprise.
Firstly, we need to comprehend that we the people can indeed be the masters of a government that actually serves our best interests and not those of the greed and power meisters currently in charge. Then we need to advise the partisan propagandists that they are no longer to be the engineers of our voting persuasion, and immediately follow-up by discharging their current choices and "lesser-evil" propositions. In other words, my fellow Americans: Wake up, Dammit!
Now that our problem has been described as best an innocent can manage, can you help out and contribute to a solution? All entries will be considered, except of course those afflicted with Dimocrat or Repukian dementia.

(Article changed on July 31, 2014 at 17:45)

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