I’ll save the last ZAP recap for tomorrow, because I just saw a piece of video that blew my fuckin’ mind. You don’t need to watch more than a few seconds, but if you’re a sadist with a lust for misery, be my guest:
To wit: John McCain accused Barack Obama of wanting “to spread the wealth around”. And the crowd reacted by giving Obama a chorus of boos. What the motherscratching jesusballs is going on with these people? I mean, do I even need to go on with this particular blog entry?
You know that America has entered a truly remarkable period when the mere mention of fairness – and transitively, kindness – is vilified by an actual Presidential candidate and backed up by thousands of supporters. That’s a country with an entire swath of human beings whose rudder has fallen off and sunk into a dark sea. It’s gone beyond “brazening out the most horrible statements” and into Cap’n Fuckpants Theatre of the Absurd.
Forget John McCain and his sleazy, career-killing cynicism and ghoulish death-mask of transparent bullshit. I’m more interested in the crowds at these rallies, these poor fucks who barely make enough money to fill the gas tank of their shitty car, just so they can pack themselves into a high school gym to cheer on such a pathetic ticket. They work all day, have no hope of sending their kids to college, one paycheck or hospital bill away from destitution… and they’re booing the concept of spreading America’s wealth around?
The top one percent of Americans own 34.7% of the total wealth. The top TEN percent own 69.8% of the wealth. In any other era, that would call for the storming of the Bastille, of beheading our leaders and putting the skulls on pikes lining the river. But somehow, these working-class proletariats are actively reviling a concept that would benefit them directly.
These guys will fight to the death in order to keep themselves penniless and miserable. Is there anyone more stupid on this planet? Lucy’s pre-K class has more sense, and some of those kids poop on the swingset.
Can somebody explain this to me?