Plutocracy in Action
Yet another GOP debate went down tonight. I did not watch it. Couldn’t bear the thought of trying to stomach a couple of hours of more ridiculous right wing pandering, gay hating, immigrant bashing, war mongering, rich people loving bullshit. Couldn’t do it tonight. So I am not going to comment on the ridiculous asinine theatrics that I’m sure went down tonight at the so called debate. What I am going to talk about tonight is the apparent invisible nature of our plutocracy. On twitter I have 17 year olds trying to lecture me about how our “democracy” is so much better than any socialism. (ignoring of course that socialism is an economic system, and democracy is a form of government). I want to talk about the huge disconnect between the average American and the politicians that are supposed to be their representation in congress. In short, I am going to how you tonight why the US is not a democracy, but is an all out plutocratic regime that cares little for the opinions of the little people.
One can see anywhere these days that the gap between the poor and the rich is growing, ever faster, ever wider. Some want to ignore this fact, pretend like everyone in the US has a chance at a good life (ignoring of course for a moment a majority of the world who would laugh at this delusion). Who should we trust to run our country? Those that have beat their way to the top of the financial pyramid, those who are multimillionaires? Apparently so. The number of millionaires on capital hill is far greater than that of the national average. Nearly half of congress, and more than 67% of the senate are run by millionaires, some of whom are multi-millionaires. That goes for both sides of the isle. That doesn’t even count the income from their spouses.
While they have millions to get elected to cushy jobs in congress, millions of Americans are out of work, surviving on food stamps, and barely making it. While children don’t have money for school supplies, while people are dying from lack of adequate medical care, millionaires in congress are debating whether or not to extend unemployment benefits. While anti-socialist republicans are slamming the left for advocating a humane and smart health system that provides the human right of medical treatment to all humans within our borders, millionaires in congress receiving free government ponsered health insurance are resting easy on their laurels.
We are in an economic crises, the fat cat capitalists are getting richer, and the poor are falling into ever more dire circumstances. Capitalism is eating itelf like a rabid zombie, tearing itself apart with it’s own contradictions. It is only a matter of time before this evil empire crashes to the ground. Be there to pick up the pieces.
We don’t need millionaire 1%er congress people. We don’t need fat cat CEOs who run the companies into the ground and float away on cushy parachutes. We need a country and government run by the working class, a society based on rationality, reason, humanity and hope. Down with the bourgeois government, up with the power of the people’s democracy. Demand socialism now, fight for it like your life depended on it, because it does.
“The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.