What a truly historic event. The government of The United States decided, while in massive debt, to spend another 1.3 trillion dollars by October of this year. Regardless of the reasons, this is just another catalyst on our journey towards a very dark horizon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a conservative Republican that thinks this amount of spending is worthy of a case of the vapors……..nor am I a celebratory Democrat – patting myself on the back for pissing away enough dollar bills to build a stairway that goes more than a quarter of the way to the moon (*Wired.com 9/02/11). What I am is tired.
It’s incredibly disconcerting to think of the state of affairs, in virtually every instance, that we in Western Civilization find ourselves in. I can find no historical reference for what I seem to be witnessing. I can find allegories and parallels that resemble our predicament…and they aren’t good….but none to the level of insanity that we now face. Greece, our true forbear, tore itself apart due to constant internal squabbling….even though it united previously against Persia. Rome fell after many centuries of prosperity…..due to apathy and the watering down of citizenship and it’s responsibilities ( sound familiar? ). The Eternal City was sacked, illustratively by the equivalent of hostile “illegal immigrants”. But what we see now is different. We are living in the greatest disconnect ever seen in human history. Our greatest achievements may also be our undoing, as the global age of technology has not done what people like Gene Roddenberry ( creator of Star Trek ) envisioned……namely ending human struggle and ushering in a kind of new Enlightemnemt……it has instead led to the most divisive, deceitful, and disconnected conglomeration of civilizations ever known. Tech is tearing us apart.
That’s why current events, and more importantly the spin and commentary I have seen surrounding them, are incredibly disheartening. I see many people playing the same, tired games where you hear the words “Republican” and “Democrat” in every sentence……..when it’s all a ruse and they – and we – know it. I heard Republican talking heads whining about how “unconservative” this all is…..when they know damn well a “conservative” didn’t get elected……..and when it’s their Legislature that writes and passes this crap. If by some miracle somebody like…..say, Ted Cruz, had been elected…..do you think he would have accomplished anything at this point, or would it now be Bush term #3? Don’t fool yourself, please. I don’t think that President Trump was lying, or being disingenuous when he announced the spending bill. I don’t think his comments afterwards were insincere or stupid……I just don’t agree. I think he is perhaps unaware of the apathy and discouragement of the average person, and expects those who were moved in 2016 to be moved again this year. I think that is greatly underestimating our current conditions.
The Republican Party is dead. It was dead before Donald Trump ran for President, and it’s still dead now. The geniuses at all the Republican think-tanks said all along Trump wasn’t a “Republican”, and they were right. Republicans are lying, jelly-spine creeps that would sell their souls to continue their tyrannical positions in government…….all while claiming to stand for your rights……. while taking them. If the Republicans lose this year it will be because of their (most likely purposeful) failure to embrace national populism and individual rights, opting instead for their worn-out, and now exposed, two-faced agenda. Here’s the thing though…….The Democrat Party is dead. It was dead before Trump ran for President, and it’s still dead now. The geniuses at all the Democrat think-tanks said all along Trump wouldn’t be President, and they were wrong. But, like their counterparts, Democrats are lying, jelly-spine creeps that would sell their souls to continue their tyrannical positions in government….all while claiming to stand for your rights…..while taking them. If Democrats win this year it will be because they will lie and pretend to be Centrist Populists while lurching ever leftward, all with the help of a willing, CIA-controlled, Stalinist-Media.
Without intervention, or a unifying event, the United States will not survive…..at least not in any way you would recognize. We are slaves to personal social media that lies to us with government funds, and also to an unelected bureaucracy that spies on our every whispered word. We are divided between too many factions……..from Puritans to LGBTQQFF@++ non-gender-conforming-non-binaries. How do such opposing forces join together? Are we already like strong magnets at opposing poles, and there is nothing that can bring us together?
“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” – Arnold J. Toynbee