Thursday, June 03, 2010

Cindy Sheehan doesn't get it

Cindy says, in an interview by PlanetGreen:

PG: In the time since your son’s death, you have been on a journey that I’d guess you could’ve never seen coming. What has been the biggest surprise over the past six years?

CS: Democrats and Republicans are equally corrupt and are both working against our interests.

Oh poor naive woman. Look. Every single one of those bastards in Congress got elected by the majority of voters in their respective district or state. They're not there because they were installed by some evil dictator. They're there because the American people want them there.

But why, you ask? Why does the American public keep electing corrupt tools to Congress? Well... the problem is that most Americans *like* it that way. Because they feel that if they ever “make it”, they deserve to be coddled by a corrupt crony political class too. Of course, they never will “make it” — if you’re born rich in the US you tend to die rich in the US, if you’re born poor in the US you tend to die poor in the US, with very few exceptions to the contrary, we have a very stratified society with almost non-existent social mobility compared to civilized nations — but every American loves to dream that he’s going to figure out some way to make a million bajillion bucks and then be in the same place as the rest of the oligarchs, with corrupt politicians at his beck and call.

So Cindy Sheehan’s observation gets a big shrug from most Americans. And they continue voting for the same corrupt politicians they’ve voted for over and over again, rather than for someone who isn’t in the pocket of the oligarchs. Indeed, the more corrupt you are, the more bribe money err “campaign contributions” you’ve accepted from the oligarchs, the more likely you are to be elected here in the USA. Baffling, astounding even, but true.

- Badtux the Cynical Penguin

1 comment:

  1. "And they continue voting for the same corrupt politicians they’ve voted for over and over again"

    That pretty much describes the NY state legislature. The last guy they threw out attacked his GF with a broken bottle under the watchful eye of a security camera. Were it not for the tape he would still be there.


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