Tuesday, April 22, 2008

i surrender

yep- put a fork in me- i am done. i am giving in and just living and let live. i can't fight it anymore- the elitist in me has decided that i will acquiesce to the 1/3 of the american people who really think that another clinton in the white house will be what this country needs after 8 years of neo cons; to the 1/3 of the american public who will vote for mccain for reasons i just can't wrap my mind around. minorities in this country are not well received- apparently, not even by each other as evidenced by the nasty campaign that hillary clinton has waged against barack obama. the people who are clinton supporters think bowling and lapel pins are the merit of how well a president can do their job. they just want to feel good about themselves that they aren't voting mccain. i posted an editorial from philly highlighting why clinton should just go somewhere. unfortunately for me, that would be back here to new york. sigh. i think i would rather be elitist because at least i have critical thinking skills. no, the 2/3 who will vote for mccain and clinton can't really see the bigger picture because they don't really want change. they want to go back iin time to when they could consume and live without having to face the reality of global climate change; starving people around the world; and the fact that we are no longer a democratic republic.

i mean seriously, am i the only one who sees? the fact that the top neo cons in the bush regime have taken up positions in our institutions of higher learning and media outlets? john yoo at berkeley; karl rove at fox; bill kristol at nyt, and most recently- tony snow at cnn. let's not forget murdoch and zell named to board of directors at associated press. so, the head neo cons are controlling mass media and have put laws in place that permanently circumvent civil liberties in the name of protecting against possibly, maybe, perhaps, someday another terrorist attack- and no says a thing. propaganda machine anyone? but no- the sheeple are busy throwing barbs at each other within the democratic party while watching our country and our planet burn.

and i feel like a stranger in my own country.

especially when i read articles like the one my buddy jim sent to me:

soaring food prices elicit creative solutions

and my eyes bulge in absolute shock and awe at the fact that ingenuity involves not buying name brands and eating at home. yeah. i didn't know what to say. how far into yourself and how far removed from the rest of the planet can you be to think that way. but hey- there are some things some folks won't skimp on- bottled water. i almost lost my shit. america is directly responsible for most of the world's issues- through our corporatocracy and corrupt governmental policies- for decades! and going without your own personal milk and cereal as a sacrifice to your kids- makes you feel like a million bucks. yeah.

this elitist has had it. there isn't anything i can find worth fighting for. global climate change is here; people are starving and dying from no water; people in this country have lost their jobs, their homes, their cars- and we have people so fixated on whether or not barack obama can bowl- that the folks in power have free reign- and they know it. so- i am throwing in the towel and i am going to garden and can and do what i can to be as self sufficient as i can be- and put my brain power into how to protect what i do. because the mental midgets who are out there bickering over an election that is pretty meaningless- would be the first to try and take what isn't theirs. these are some of my fellow americans in action:

real 911 calls

Dispatcher : 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller:
I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown
house on the corner.

Dispatcher:
Do you have an address?
Caller:
No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller
: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham
and cheese sandwich
.
Dispatcher
:
Excuse me?
Caller
: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen
table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had
taken a bite out of it.

Dispatcher
:
Was anything else taken?
Caller
: No, but this has happened to me before and I'm sick and tired
of it!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I'm trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn't have
an eleven on it.
Dispatcher:
This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one
Dispatcher: Yes, ma'am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same
thing.

Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I'm not stupid.

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What's the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two
minutes apart

Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1
Caller: Yeah, I'm having trouble breathing. I'm all out of breath.
Darn....I think I'm going to pass out.

Dispatcher:
Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I'm at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: !
Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Caller: No
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble
breathing?

Caller: Running from the Police.

4 comments:

Sornie said...

The food prices story really, to me, makes Americans sound like a bunch of dolts. Aren't those "extreme" steps they are taking just common sense? I had cut every bit of spending to the bare bones, and that was before gas had hit $2.50. At $3.50 there isn't alot left to trim. That's why today I start working a second job. That's something that my dad never had to do -- he simply worked a handful of lucrative odd jobs in the slow times on the family farm when I was growing up. How close is the ultimate breaking point?

an average patriot said...

Betmo
You are not the only one but many do not have a clue. You would think after someone let the life long failure of a liar in office people would have learned but nooo! Lying is the new truth1 After Bush we need someone who can walk the walk not talk thee talk and do nothing at all. The idiot with a smirk on his face was saying today this is no recession it's a slow down. the guy is brain dead.

enigma4ever said...

great post...and yes Food prices are killing me...and many others...it is unreal....

great post...loved the jokes at the end...

I am thinking of having a garden...but I have an active wildlife population...which is my own fault- I fostered them .....so they can't be un-invited now....

sigh....

cereal- we stopped buying it...
and eating out ? gave that up long ago - to buy organic milk and fuel...

Pasta is our best friend...and CHili....

Naj said...

Bet, you said it PERFECTLY.