Seizing the Wealth
"You say you wanna a revolution?"
Well, you know,
We all wanna change the world."
John Lennon, 1968
Am I waging class warfare here? You bet your ass I am. And I ain't taking no prisoners, baby!
This is not a coincidence, kids.
I've never been the kind of guy to speak for anyone but myself - and I really hate to be the bearer of nasty tidings - but like the old song says, "something's gotta give". The current economic reality we live under is unsustainable. For over thirty years, which class has been doing all the giving? There will be a brief pause while you ponder that question.
QUE THE MUSIC FROM JEOPARDY:
For those of you who got it right, you win a four year supply of Rice-a-Roni - The San Fransisco Treat.
You can dismiss what I say as the insane ramblings of an unhinged lefty (I get that every day) but the truth of the matter is that I'm a fairly moderate guy. It's only by the standards of these weird times that someone like me can be viewed by anyone as some kind of radical. You know you're living in the weirdest of alternate realities when a weak-kneed panderer to the status quo like Barack Obama is perceived by so many as a wild-eyed socialist. It really is funny when you think about it. Why don't I hear you laughing?
Here's some further commie diatribe for your entertainment pleasure: Back in the good old days, people like the Koch brothers paid a whopping ninety percent of their income in taxes. Those days are coming back. The survival of this country depends on nothing less. It's either that or die. There's nothing I love more first thing in the morning than confronting these stark realities. They really wake me up. Hi ho.
And while we're on the subject of "waking up"....
Uncle Bobby once said that a hard rain was gonna fall. It's falling now. Wake the fuck up.
Capitalism: A Love Story
A film by Michael Moore
Watch it if you haven't already. It's a few years old so you can pick it up relatively inexpensively. It's worth your time.