Hehehe, no surprise here – U.S. Fails To Measure Up On ‘Human’ Index.
One of my elderly customers, who is 91 offered me some advice – eat very little beef or pork. She’s got friends near 100 and that’s their secret they claim. I don’t doubt it, considering all the crap they put into our food these days. If you eat store bought meat, you’re really eating a pharmaceutical companies wet dream.
Here’s more on the #1 country in the world – American inequality highlighted by 30-year gap in life expectancy.
American’s just aren’t getting any breaks, are they? There is a reason why we’ve slipped in standing on health, economy, morality, lawfulness and of course, freedom and human rights. Amazing what a Beelzebub for a President can do for the country.
While Shrub gets plenty of my ire these days, he’s not alone by no means in the decline of the American empire. He’s joined by the entirety of the federal government, State governments, city bureaucrats, US military and all of corporate America. My level of absolute DISGUST (in bold, capital letters) really is pretty broad, but honestly, it’s not just limited to American indifference and malfeasance.
Once again, we are blatantly lied to by the American media, Congress and every capitalistic whore in the country. The critical issues of our day remain almost entirely unaddressed and are too unimportant for journalistic honesty or ethical stewardship.
To be quite frank, I cannot stand the business as usual model any more and can barely bring myself to write about it. I can’t even think about any of this without it boiling my blood. Our impotence as a people, as human beings, to expect the right things anymore is maddening. We’re like grasshoppers with our arms and wings lopped off, all we can do is loll around and munch down on whatever is available.
I really don’t even want to talk about any of it anymore. It’s all so utterly worthless. All of it. Flapping our gums and pounding on our keyboards, over and over and over again, accomplishing exactly zilch, while everything goes literally to hell all around us. There are killers running loose and we don’t seem to be able to stop them. I can’t hardly see the point to it anymore, or even if there ever was one.
And I don’t know why I should talk about any of this anymore, I don’t know why anyone should. Business as usual in this god-forsaken country means we are all dead men. It means that we will go on raping and pillaging and destroying our way in the misguided quest to the ‘good life’ for as long as we possibly can, and to hell with everything else. Don’t you dare question whatever is wrong with this country, we’ll gitmo your ass to Guantanamo!
An intelligent species, especially one claiming dominance would adequately respond to the global issues and emergencies popping up all over the world in some effective fashion or another, before it was too late, but such is not going to happen among the vast majority of homo sapiens, who remain as fixated as ever on ‘a dream’ of vaporizing reality.
The rest of us who are keenly interested in doing whatever we can remain far too few in number with a less then zero effectiveness to do anything of real significance, except employ desperate measures geared towards our personal survival, which is what I’ve been doing, working my butt off everyday. This means that we will also go down with the ship, since when civilization collapses, so will most of us.
I’m trying to lower this cause and effect calamity in my own life, staying very busy focusing on personal survival preparations and strategies. But I think we’re all really totally screwed if you want an honest opinion. Our survival instincts neatly match up with our real survival options (zilch).
In reflection, with the clarity of hindsight, we can see the warning signs that were ignored 20, 30, even 40 or more years ago. Our failure though isn’t just that we are failing to change in time, our failure also means we’ve failed to recognize that we’ve never changed in time. Disaster comes and it is now apparent that this was never going to be avoided.
It’s a really lousy world we are leaving for our children — Seymour Hersch, The Nation
The news is full of banking failures, which are nothing more then symptoms to a much greater problem plaguing our civilization. Banks fail due to loans that are not repaid, which is a sign of a faltering economy (and bad policy). Economies fail because of resource shortages and more bad policy, such as exporting jobs and manufacturing overseas. But even these practices are all tied into the availability and costs of resources (including human capital).
The vile American LYING media is behind much of this loathing and disgust. NOTHING these lying scumbags report can be counted on as accurate, truthful and sticking to the facts. I am starkly reminded of deliberate ineptitude as I scan the daily headlies.
We’re constantly being fed a stream of outright lies and fabrications, ‘detainees’ aren’t really entitled to any rights or due process since we’re too damn dumb to even consider them human beings. They’re illegally held civilian prisoners being denied rights to council, visitation, and due process; imprisoned without charges, denied media access, and tortured repeatedly until they confess to everything from shooting JFK to masterminding September 11th.
Once again, President Beezelbub illegally declares ‘executive privilege‘ and most of the lapdog media continues to soft-peddle this pornographic abomination as deserving nothing more then a ‘sharp protest’. A sharp protest from Congress? A ‘contempt of Congress’ is about as effective as wet napkin placed over the end of a rifle barrel.
The real crimes of Beezlebush have yet to be fully revealed, but we’ve caught many of the stories linking Bush to heinous crimes throughout the world. I suspect it’s highly doubtful that this mass-murderer will every be held accountable by any court of law anywhere in the world.
Here at home, Americans are at risk: The Power To Imprison U.S. Citizens Indefinitely, Without Charge, but even this pales in comparison to the tens of thousands of lives now extinguished by executive order. We also have more government surveillance, where once again, Congress rolled over for Beezelbush.
It’s beyond weird that the American Congress has proven to be so compliant, as is the general public acceptance of this ongoing travesty. But it does little good to complain about any of it anymore, which is one reason why I’ve toned it down lately, it’s just so terribly unproductive.
I’m much more interested now in turning my back on all of this and working towards issues which are practical, achievable and much more satisfying them tossing more words into the blowing wind.