by Scott Creighton
Mr. President, millions of the “decent people”, the “intelligent people”, the “sane people” are just plain stupid and as dumb as rocks, as they proudly display the empty arrogance of your average Barney Fife.
They will continue to support your neoliberal dismantling of this nation, of our quality of life, of our standards of living… all because they simply can’t separate themselves from the product association created by marketing professionals working as political consultants these days. They will continue to support you and your Council on Foreign Relations member wife no matter what direction you lead this country, no matter how much it is a continuation of the worst parts of the Bush/Cheney regime, no matter how many wars you surge, no matter how many lies you tell us, no matter how many Americans you kill overseas, no matter how much you give away to major corporations.
All these self-absorbed ”decent people” would rather let you privatize every single school system into a class based, for-profit, public/private processing plant for Walmart workers, prison guards, and soldiers just so long as their kids still have a shot at the American dream.
They would rather let you ship off their neighbors kids to fight in the Global Free Market Wars, to kick in the front doors of poor people all across the world, rather than have to admit to themselves they were fooled in 2008.
They would rather turn a blind eye to their evicted, foreclosed-on neighbors and a deaf ear to their unemployed, hungry friends rather than face the grim reality of the country you are helping to destroy Mr. President, just so long as they still have their homes and their jobs.
They would rather stand there with insipid, self-satisfied smiles plastered on their faces hoping a tv camera pans over them rather than let the world know we Americans understand whats going on and are united in our opposition to it.
Yes Mr. President, there are still some people out there who will love it when you treat them like shit, when you lie through your teeth, piss on the constitution, and continue committing crimes against humanity for the sake of a few ultra-wealthy business owners and bankers.
And then, there are those who won’t.
And the cruel irony here, Mr. President, is you know damn well which ones are actually the ”sane”, “intelligent”, and “decent” ones, now don’t you?
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