Friday, March 11, 2011

What is this place

What has this place become?  The naked, unabashed, unapologetic power grab going on at the state level in the US is terrifying.  The open torture of one of our own soldiers, with no end in sight.  The absolute acceptance that corporations can do no wrong, and that workers are the enemy.

How is this America?

There's no "hope" here.  There's no striving for a better tomorrow.  There is no equality, or fairness, or even virtue in this.  This is the strong crushing the weak, the rich dominating the poor, the few enslaving the many.

Why is the government not putting work programs into place?  Why do banks get giant bailouts, only to see executives get massive bonuses?  Why are chain of ownership laws in real estate being blatantly ignored?  Why do giant companies pay less in taxes than I do?

There's no attempt to build a brighter future going on.  Only "shared sacrifice" - where "shared" means "not the rich".  It's a bleak, depressing future we're being presented with, one where a life in chains of debt is somehow better than any other possible alternative.

I don't like this empty future.  I don't want my kids to have a future this dark.  I need to figure out what to do to make the world a better place for them.