Heard and Appreciated.

May 26, 2017 07:42PM
The right and the left both have their roles to play, like the "good" and "bad" wrestlers of the WWF or whatever the fuck they call themselves now. There's no partisan angle that is completely defensible in this context, and the corridors of power will not likely see the light of day anytime soon- probably not in this century. If we as a nation had heeded the warnings of past executives (Eisenhower, Carter et al.), we MIGHT have something approaching transparency in our modern political climate, but that's not our reality. Our reality is that the self-sustaining oligarchy will continue to throw the most flammable and attention-grabbing persona in front of us for as long as we continue to swallow it down. Obama, Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, Dwayne "The Talc-Chunk" Johnson, etc.

While the population (and more importantly, the severely reduced and limited political class of citizens- read: those with money) enjoys feeling validated by the completely intangible "struggle" of domestic politics, the Machine continues to chip away at China, test new weapons in Syria and Afghanistan, and the Project for the New American Century continues unabated. Neither party or its puppets has any legitimate control over international policy. The current P.R. Resident (see that?) has to show up to the "Ops Room" (Photo-Ops, that is) in a presidential jacket and look appropriately tousled/concerned/saddened/resolute to give the population at large a starting marker for how to feel about murdering many thousands of probably brown people.

The New York Times does not "fix things immediately" any more than Fox News does. The Times has a foul and miserable history of following its slogan: "All the news that's fit to print" and cutting out significant parts of stories, adding fluff, and generally serving as a liberal-side boundary marker for debate. I don't need to go into Fox News, but don't rest your hopes on the Times, or the Post, or any other news source that has a Gannett/Hearst/etc. thumb so far up its ass it could cough to hitch-hike.

I think some of you here understand this, but it's an ugly realization and a difficult truth to face. Do you know what your evil overlords are doing? I do, and fucking trust me when I say you don't want to.

Love to all.
Subject Author Posted

So, its been four months since I've checked this forum.

vortexmagus May 22, 2017 07:31AM

Chugga chugga Chugga chugga Chugga chugga

MiyagiYojimbo May 23, 2017 11:15PM

Meh, kind of start to tune the media out after a while. I just assumed everyone else had too, but I guess I'm wrong.

Jib May 22, 2017 11:50AM

what's not to like? erosion of democracy, for one. lies, scandals, enrichment, loss of ethics, etc. worst administration ever.

The Forsaken(VIP) May 23, 2017 09:09AM

Look at where all of these scandals are coming from.

Jib May 23, 2017 11:42AM

Simple answer.

Matrik May 23, 2017 04:30PM

An interesting article on the matter

Kstatida May 23, 2017 09:57AM

Re: An interesting article on the matter

Isildur(VIP) May 23, 2017 01:38PM

Re: An interesting article on the matter

Kstatida May 23, 2017 02:17PM

Perhaps, but it will take a while.

Jib May 23, 2017 02:58PM

Re: Perhaps, but it will take a while.

alansmithee May 24, 2017 07:43AM

Re: Perhaps, but it will take a while.

PaulO May 27, 2017 08:29PM

I am talking about the social angle, the cultural/societal shift that is taking place among the population at large.

Jib May 24, 2017 08:09AM

Actually, I do say there was.

alansmithee May 24, 2017 09:55AM

and that's why you're a lawyer and i'm not. well said bud! nt

The Forsaken(VIP) May 24, 2017 12:03PM

Good point on the birther thing, dude.

Jib May 24, 2017 10:40AM

as a conservative, republicans are the worst.

The Forsaken(VIP) May 24, 2017 12:03PM

There is no budging, so we have to resort to hyperbole to get our points across.

Jib May 24, 2017 12:38PM

You're the man Jib. (n/t)

Matrik May 24, 2017 09:22PM

Well said

Kstatida May 24, 2017 07:43PM

Heard and Appreciated.

The Faithful of Nazmorghul(VIP) May 26, 2017 07:42PM

Thing is, that isn't working anymore

Kstatida May 27, 2017 07:23AM

You be spewin' mouth-truth.

The Faithful of Nazmorghul(VIP) May 27, 2017 02:54PM

Testing weapons and training soldiers.

Matrik May 26, 2017 08:53PM

I don't care what anyone says. I've missed you. (n/t)

The Faithful of Nazmorghul(VIP) May 27, 2017 02:49PM

Thanks friend. (n/t)

Matrik May 27, 2017 02:59PM

They live and breathe this shit on a day to day basis. Just smile and nod and move on at this point. n/t

jalim May 22, 2017 12:22PM

Good boy. Take your pills and wash it down with the fluoride. (n/t)

Matrik May 22, 2017 09:58AM

The dark room never gets really dark anymore nt

Flipside Oreo May 24, 2017 02:09PM

Depends which corner you sit in. (n/t)

Matrik May 24, 2017 02:13PM

Sessions lying under oath?

Kstatida May 22, 2017 07:35AM

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