for the loyal faithful readers here- i hate to be the continuous voice of gloom and doom- but there isn't much hope left here in america. let's boil things down to their base levels-
our economy is over and taking the world down with it
our planet is dying and we will along with it
anything else is mere distraction. here's the deal- i would love to have the luxury of fighting against racism, misogyny, homophobia- i would love to give 2 shits about the election that is currently meaningless- i can't. it is distractionary. we haven't had a democratic republic for some time now- the death knell started in 2001 when bushco took office but they laid the groundwork for decades before. america is gone. what people need to concentrate on now aren't the lofty ideals that no longer exist- they need to concentrate on survival skills.
there are tent cities springing up around america and starting october 1- the army will have ground troops patrolling- not quite legally but who's counting- here on american soil. you can peek in my archives for the links- or google them. to all of the self important middle classers out there- get over yourselves. you who continue to believe that things will work out and who are embodied by the suv tailgating, water sipping, cell phone talking, designer clothes wearing irritants i run into almost daily. newsflash- your credit card will soon be worthless as will be your dollars. better learn to drink tap again.
this nation has been taken over by a coup d'etat of the greedy, wealthy upper crust- the ones who really run things. the politicians are bought and paid for- how do you think that the laws calling for deregulation of everything got passed? what got us into this mess is the fact that people weren't paying attention. they were pretending to be those wealthy elite by living beyond their means and attempting to emulate what they saw on robin leach. it's fine to want to work hard to get ahead- it's the cutting corners to keep up with the joneses that distracted people. it was encouraged by the corporates and one percenters in order to keep the rabble in tow.
so, now, the surburbanites are without a skill set to survive in the world of unbridled capitalism. they will be unable to go out and buy their eddie bauer camping gear and have no idea how to open a can of beans. i have a feeling that they will be coming to house near you- or your's- so be prepared to defend what you have against people who are used to getting what they want for free. just a thought.