by William Skink
It’s so easy to get sucked in to the daily outrage. I am by no means immune. The tax catastrophe is one of those monumental deceptions that boggles the mind. Trickle down economics never worked, so watching deficit hawks become deficit pigs wallowing in the spoils of class warfare is more than just obscene. It’s demoralizing. Especially because their base will not revolt.
Meanwhile, Democrats up for reelection like Jon Tester are doing their best to exploit this GOP Christmas gift to corporations and the donor class. My reaction to seeing Tester flinging around the hefty tax bill is about the same as my reaction has been to any empty Democratic posturing for votes: I’m not buying it.
Democrats do not represent legitimate opposition to the policies of the plutocrats because they serve the plutocracy. As disastrous as the tax plan will be it will be no worse than the bailout of Wall Street after the housing bubble burst. That happened under a Democrat controlled Congress and a shiny new biracial president who successfully lulled white liberals to sleep for the next 8 years.
Those positioned to feed at the trough are doing so because they know the Great Contraction is coming. They are taking whatever they can get before this fantasy cluster of bubbles starts popping off like fire crackers. And the bubbles will burst.
What I’m less sure about is whether it will be some unforeseen trigger or a controlled pin-prick to set it off. I lean toward the latter. Those at the tippy top of this ponzi pyramid economy will do anything to maintain their positions of power and control.
While the .000001% continue consolidating their hold we will continue fighting each other and sliding deeper into fictions and delusions.
I’m working with my own fictions and delusions. And I’ll keep checking in on other strains of delusion, even if it belches up hoax theories about AIDS from time to time.
Here’s a new video.