Friday, August 11, 2006
The coming presidential campaigns are really going to be a boorish drag. Bush will be out but another fascist will undoubtedly take his place. Presidential politics in this country are the best example of the old "good cop/bad cop" routine -- whoever it is that takes office will most assuredly not be representing the best interests of the masses. It's looking like Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the leading democratic candidate and, seeing as how she is the most pro-war senator, she'll probably win (and the left will be magically pacified). It's disgusting. And then, for you naive idealists... let's suppose a semi-righteous candidate like Nader or Kucinich somehow gets elected. Fat chance, I know, but humor me for a moment. If they really did take the necessary measures to turn this country of theirs around, it would destroy the economy and then there would be a fierce backlash making things worse than ever. If you regulate polluting industries and take efforts to stop car culture, not to mention if you cut back on military spending, the American economy would go into shock and the the environmentalists would take the blame. Similarly... if there is another 9/11 type attack they would be blamed for being to soft of defense and that sentiment would usher in an even more draconian era. Anyway... what people need to accept is that an economic shock is going to be necessary to turn things like global warming around (if that is even still possible). I don't think most of us are ready for this reality. Nevertheless, it's probably better if the collapse happens sooner rather than later so that the destruction will stop and the healing can begin (if that's possible).
Posted by N. Zero at 1:00 AM