Sick Of It All!
I’m in the midst of one of my F it all moods in regards to politics. What a mess we have in this county, in this state, and in this nation. And too few people pay attention or really give a shit. Worst of all is the overbearing ridiculous partisanship that turns most activists into mindless reflexive robots.
The Loudoun BOS continues to cut tiny programs while paving the way to put us into massive long term debt for two lousy Metro stops. They’re also busy trying to placate Mike Farris with Lyme Disease BS, as laid out so well by Realloudoun. Remember when Farris canned a bunch of teachers at Patrick Henry College because they dared to suggest that not all answers are found in the Bible? Just where in the world is long term antibiotic use spelled out in the Bible? The more I think about it, the more I think this just might be another plank in the developer friendly BOS’ agenda – hell, if they pave the county there will be no room for deer or deer ticks.
Arlington just held a special election to elect a supervisor. 12% of registered voters bothered to turn out. Ridiculous. In our last local and statewide elections in Virginia we had about 25% turnout. Even more ridiculous, and why I now have feeble abortion and gay obsessed Dick Black as my State Senator. For more lamentable news about Virginia, go to Bacon’s Rebellion, where they have been on an incredible roll detailing the mind numbing stupidity of The Clown Show in Richmond.
Nationally, I am now convinced that this country is in irreversible decline that I will not see turned around in my lifetime. Of course any mention of the growing disparity between the haves and have nots automatically makes me a socialist in some peoples’ eyes, but to those I say screw you. Big money rules more than ever and the power of the voters is diluted more than ever . The two party system is a disaster, producing ever more weak and inept leaders.
We are turning into a country where the 1% increasingly lord over a citizenry that they want to all have earning ten bucks and hour with no benefits paying every exorbitant taxes. Harold Meyerson wrote an excellent piece in the WaPo yesterday about the growing income disparity in America, where in 2010, 93% of all income growth went to the top 1% of earners. This is not sustainable if we are to be any kind of powerhouse in the world, but this is globalization reaping its “rewards” on America’s vanishing middle class. It’s hard to argue the closing paragraph:
“A nation where 93 percent of income growth goes to the top 1 percent is not a nation that will embark on great projects, or long command the allegiance of its people.”
Now get ready for some of Loudoun’s top “conservative” activists, many of whom make money off the government or spend their time trying to get government contracts and/or jobs to tell me I’m all wrong and things would just be great if we could get rid of that socialist Obama. Of course socialism isn’t the answer, but neither is feudalism and we just might be heading that way if this keeps up.