Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I just watched Obama's infomercial

And, for the life of me, I have no idea how anyone could watch that and STILL vote for more of the same shit we've gotten for the last eight years.

Very moving and very powerful. Is it just me, or is it a RELIEF to see a Democrat actually claim the principles and ideas that USED to go without saying in America - but which had all but disappeared?

For how many years have working people been looked down on, and treated as second class citizens, while limitless, engorging greed has been praised?

For how many years have we been told that public money shouldn't be used for the good of the public, but should be simply handed over to the richest to do with as they wished?

For how many years have we been told that the supply-side was all that counted, and the DEMAND-side (that's US) had no real say in things, and just had to make do with the leavings?

For how many years has it been ASSUMED that concentration of wealth was normal and good, and that employees only had value as tools for the employer, and no intrisic worth as human beings?

And when the hell did that nonsense START? And when did it come to be viewed as what America was about?

"They used to say it was the land of milk and honey;
Now they say it's the land of money.
Who would ever have thought that they could make that stick?" - Bob Dylan

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