Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lazy Millenials, unreciprocated work ethic, and the right-wing race-to-the-bottom

Listening to Mighty House on WCPT-820 Saturday morning, the discussion turned to how the millenials entering the workforce expect a good job and benefits to be handed to them and are unwilling to pay their dues. Callers and Hosts lamented the lazy, entitled attitude of the younger generation.

This feeling about how the modern American worker is unwilling to do the menial tasks, or expects to much, or doesn't work hard enough is nothing new. Plato expressed dismay at how the young greeks weren't as industrious or studious as the young egyptians.

But, why should any American Worker exhibit unquestioning loyalty to Corporations? Why should a young worker bust his ass, put in his dues with the expectation of reward after achieving a level of seniority? Why would any worker give his time and life over to an American Company? Long ago Employers and Companies broke their end of the deal. Over the last 45 years, "American" Companies have turned their backs on the American Worker and actively sought to undermine the standard of living for every American.

Over at Fortune, Gene Marks tells employers what to do with a long-time, loyal, hard-working, dedicated, 20-year employee; Fire his Ass! Why You're Not a Jerk for Firing a Longtime Employee

So why should millenials or any American Worker break their backs, work overtime, miss holidays, weekends, family get-togethers, when it is incontrovertible that companies will dump that worker, raid their 401k, and off-shore their job as soon as a "Free Trade Deal" allows them too?

This false nostalgia and back-in-my-day bullshit of how American workers used to have can-do spirit and were willing to work-your-way-up-the-ladder should go the way of the private union. When Labor had a more equal footing with business in the mid-20th century, after bloody battles in the 19th and the efforts of America's Greatest President FDR, workers knew their sacrifice and hard work meant they would be rewarded. But, since then the Republican Party allowed itself to become the lapdog guardians of the 1% and began to crush Labor laws and protections.

Before his ousting for being insufficiently orthodox, Republican Eric Cantor was leading the effort by Republicans to ensure Companies could work employees hundreds of overtime hours and then never pay them for that work. Fortunately, that scheme failed and under Obama's NLRB and Department of Labor, other Conservative machinations, like Wage Theft and classifying hourly employees as management, have been severely punished.

This is why Republicans are furious with President Obama. For years the right-wing efforts to get Americans used to less benefits, lower pay, longer hours, and less employment security, while abolishing Unions and worker's rights had been progressing nicely under the direction of the Republican Party. And here comes Obama, ensuring employees get paid for overtime, expanding SSI coverage, increasing wages, and undercutting the right-wing dream of reducing the American worker to mercenary status pitting their time against any other worker in the world in a worldwide race to the bottom.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Donald Trump continues the Republican tradition of Pissing on Veterans

Donald Trump has scammed Veterans Groups. This is not a surprise because Donald Trump's entire business model is scamming people out of money. Veterans are just another mark for Donald Trump to steal from. But, when called on it Trump executed a standard right-wing pivot and blamed the Media. Of course, pointing this out to the Trumpenproletariet is a useless endeavor. Criticism of Trump serves to reinforce his supporters defense of Trump, especially when the "sleazy" or "nasty" Liberal Media is doing the criticism.

Trump won over conservatives when he began his campaign by appealing to right-wingers sense of victimhood. Trump's blatant racism, mysogyny, and bigotry is what conservatives have yearned to hear for decades. Conservatives are no longer assauged by dog-whistles, conservatives are no longer satisfied with that svelte Southern Gentleman Newt Gingrich saying,
"I’m assuming that there’s some rhythm to Barack Obama that the rest of us don’t understand. Whether he needs large amounts of rest, whether he needs to go play basketball for a while or watch ESPN..." 
It's a reaction by the Reactionaries. While the last two generations of conservatives had to get along with oblique references to racism, 'State's Rights', 'Busing', 'Welfare' and so forth; Today's conservatives have had enough! Today's conservative is very, very angry they've been "shackled" by America's PC Culture and want to go back to yelling Ni[clang], Ni[clang], Ni[clang] while cheering on the police as they choke and shoot black people.

One need look no further than the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a safe space where conservatives feel free to let their Confederate Battle Flags Fly.

At CPAC 2012, two White "Rappers" Steven Crowder and Chris Loesch at CPAC 2012 laid down a dope rap. When their rap-song "Mr. America" reached it's apex they yelled Ni-[clang], pretending they we're saying “knickers.” Then when the crowd groaned they responded,
"What? Knickers? I can say ‘knickers’ because I wear knickers.” 
Eeriely at CPAC 2013, a discussion panel was entitled: Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?

Also at CPAC 2013, a spokesman for the Frederick Douglass Republicans, K. Carl Smith, was brought into CPAC to provide cover and excuses to conservative racists in attendence.

While Smith spoke, a conservative named Scott Terry while flanked by his Confederate-flag festooned compatriot Matthew Heimbach, rose to complain the Republican Party was alienating, "young Southern white males" and minorities were "systematically disenfranchising” him and whites. Terry then scoffed when Smith spoke of Frederick Douglass forgiving his former slave masters and replied,  "For giving him shelter? And food?"

Donald Trump has simply removed the filters. His supporters (i.e. Conservatives) are incensed over Political Correctness. This Atlantic piece an interview between Connor Friesdorf and a Right-Wing 22 year old white San Franciso resident covers the entire culture of aggrieved wimpy white victimhood. Here are few excerpts;
  • For me personally, it's resistance against what San Francisco has been, and what I see the country becoming, in the form of ultra-PC culture.
  • I don't know how to describe it, exactly, but I feel in a lot of ways that my identity as a white man is shamed. 
  • If Hillary wins, we're going to see a further tightening of PC culture. But if Trump wins? If Trump wins, we will have a president that overwhelmingly rejects PC rhetoric. Even better, we will show that more than half the country rejects this insane PC regime.
  • But I see this overwhelming PC culture, especially online. I get frustrated by the dialogue of letting immigrants into the country without control, letting Black Lives Matter protest without consequence... 
  • With Hillary Clinton, we have a stable America, sure, but one where we have to police what we say in fear of being fired by an overly liberal manager. With Trump maybe we can restore some sanity to this country and fight back against this PC craze.
While I've gone far afield from Trump's despicable but, typical right-wing use of Veterans the key is nothing is going to dissaude conservatives from voting for Trump. Despite the fact he doesn't possess any of the characteristics (Business success, Military Experience, or strong Family Values) supposedly necessary to be a True Conservative and fetishized by right-wingers. Donald Trump does check off one esstential quality conservatives demand from their politicans; Unabashed Racism. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

American Sniper Chris Kyle was a liar as well as a butcher

Perhaps embellisher is the kinder term, but Kyle did in fact murder numerous innocent Iraqis, whom he referred to as "savages", it's just he wasn't awarded for it as much as he claimed. Kyle couldn't rest on those laurels and so he had to concoct heroic war stories for himself and fabricate a whole slew of extra ribbons and awards.

As conservatives are over-whelmingly chicken hawk cowards they know nothing of the military and didn't care anything about the war crimes committed by the Regime of the W(orst President in US History); what they wanted was jingoism, blood shed and the ability to yell at and threaten liberals.

Chris Kyle gave them that and like George Zimmerman, Ted Nugent, or any other conservative "hero", Kyle was beloved because he murdered enemies of the right-wing hegemony and conservatives got a vicarious thrill through his made-up heroics, i.e. Killing innocent muslims and claiming to kill blacks in New Orleans post-Katrina.

Amongst the lies Kyle told was that he murdered 30 people in New Orleans while stationed atop the Superdome and gunning down two "carjackers" in Texas. Of course, I would not put it past Kyle to appoint himself Judge, Jury, and Executioner and murder, but these tales are beyond belief.

Perhaps, I'm being too harsh on Kyle, perhaps his embellishment/lying was a way of coping with his PTSD, with trying minimize the damage war does to ones mind, body, and soul. But, I don't believe so. The circumstances surrounding Kyle's death indicate he was entranced by guns and violence, and contemptuous of those he deemed weaker than himself.

Therefore, I think Kyle considered himself the next Alvin York, Audie Murphy, John Basilone, or Carlos Hathcock and needed to spruce up his ribbon bar. The truth is Pat Tillman was a American Hero while Kyle has more in common with Charles Whitman and he should be remembered in exactly the same way.

Governor Bruce Rauner's Turn Around and Screw Working Class Illinois Residents Agenda

Illinois is now facing the prospect of having gone an entire year without a proper state budget as Bruce Rauner (Ruiner) continues his efforts to subjugate and enslave Illinois workers.

For the last week, vehicle emissions test facilities have had lines backed up for milesWell, I can tell you anyone going to an emissions test station today is going to wait hours and some of the overworked stations are closing because of mechanical problems. When was the last time Ruiner had to go and get his own vehicle registration? When was the last time Ruiner put on his carhartt jacket and drove his truck for a vehicle emissions test?

My job is never "off". I've worked New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, multiple Christmases, and every other holiday you can think of. I don't regularly get normal holidays off. I've had to work overnight shifts and then work parades a couple hours later. I've gone to court at 26th and California on my off days. I don't have luxury time that a man of leisure like Bruce Ruiner does.

Of course, Ruiner doesn't care. He's on a mission to balance the Illinois budget on the backs of the working class. He's on a mission to sabotage the Illinois Government and then proclaim Government doesn't work. He's on a mission to swindle more pension funds from those people he's already stolen so much from. Like all Plutocrats he's on a mission to turn the government into an unresponsive body which only caters to the whims of other Plutocrats.

So, if this screws over working class people, makes them irritated, causes them to miss work, or incur fines from the State, Bruce Rauner chalks that up as a win. Because the more government is hamstrung, the more the Illinois residents believe "government" doesn't work, the more the Chicago Tribune covers for Rauner, the more leverage he has to push through his agenda of turning the Illinois Worker into a Wage Slave.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hold your own Door, Game of Thrones is such Garbage

"I suppose what they say is true; society is to blame... High Society." - Batman:The Animated Series E:47
Game of Thrones (GoT) the most fawned over TV series currently on-air is nothing more than high society twaddle and great man of history bullcrap.

The latest episode Hold the Door, has been reviewed as one of the best and most emotional episodes, causing the writers to go so far as to craft a fake apology about all the door holding jokes which friends would inflict upon each other.

However, as I continue my hate-watching of this series, I had a different reaction to the story of Hodor origins; Revelusion. The sole purpose of Hodor's entire life is to help Bran Stark become great. That is the message of this episode and the series. Hodor has no goals for himself. Hodor has no dreams. Hodor has no agency. In fact, his whole being and back story is so one day he can be sacrificed for the advancement of the noble life of Bran Stark.

Bran uses Hodor throughout the series, but in this episode we learn that Bran has even gone so far as to kind-of travel through time damaging a young Hodor's mind, so that one day the elder Hodor will sacrifice himself, and Hold the Door against a tidal wave of zombies, allowing Bran to escape and to become the next all-wise, all-seeing great and powerful eldritch sorcerer.

This is a classic viewpoint of the rich and the 1%. This is Ayn Rand's vision of Utopia. The mass of humanity is nothing. The goals, dreams and desires of the Elected Ones are the only thing that matter. Throughout the show we are bombarded with this clap-trap. The only characters with purpose, the only characters with agency, the only characters who matter are rich, powerful, noble. Only those in possession of the Sang'Real can achieve and in their achievement it is right and proper for them to use the bodies/minds/souls of the mass of humanity.

Even charcters once believed to be partially of peasant birth (Jon Snow) are in fact secretly the melding of the two of the most powerful bloodlines. In fact inside one generation of Bran's family we have; The Last Greenseer (the most powerful eldritch sorcerer), his sister Arya  becomes a Faceless One (A Ninja/Assassin with added magical powers), and you-know-nothing Jon Snow is the reincarnated/resurrected/literal Song of Ice & Fire, probably destined to be the Prince who was Promised.

Time and again we've seen the GoT World advanced through the actions and lives of the Rich and those with the proper blood lines. Time and again these characters have been placed in completely foreign lands/cultures only to succeed because of their Noble status or their blood-written destiny.

It's the Great Man of History written with a dollop of fantasy. It's Ayn Rand's Galt's Gulch protagonists blithely living lives of consequence while ignoring those in society dying for their fantasies.

Now, rabid defenders of the show often retort that George R. R. Martin is just writing 'like it was', but when you move on from the glib retort about the time in world history replete with ice demons and dragons, if I wanted to read about honorless betrayal and skullduggery in Late Antiquity or the Medieval Era, I'd peruse Byzantinum by John Julius Norwich, or watch The Crusades by Terry Jones, or if I wanted to read about the despoilation and predation of society by the rich I'd read Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano.

Instead people voraciously consume George R.R. Martin's extra rapey repackaged world history, full of quirky names and dragons.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

An Armed Society isn't Polite it's Chicago

"We're getting rid of gun-free zones, okay?" - Donald Trump, the Monstorous Conservative Id
Contrary to the gun-humping fanatics, pithy comment An armed society is a polite society the truth is more guns equals more gun deaths. It's incontrovertible. More guns equals more chances for negligent discharges and more guns equals a more trigger happy, shoot first, ask no questions later, because dead men tell no tales society.

Gun Violence in Chicago shows what an Armed Society would look like.

Unfortunately, aggrieved white people Don't Care. The segment of white society nursed on the angst of right-wing lies will oppose all efforts to curb gun violence, even those they agree with if liberals or Democratic politicians propose them. Conservatives have become so duped and deluded and that they let themselves be lead by the nose by right-wing internet fables and Faux News Lies and actively ignore the toll guns take on society everywhere and believe that it's only The Criminal Blacks in evil Barack Obama Chicago who are getting shot and killed everyday.

They are so enthralled to the cycle of right-wing rage that a small kernel of gun-humping fanatics and the Blood-Soaked Gun Manufacturing Industry are allowed to dictate gun policy, i.e. Guns Everywhere and Unrestricted Gun Violence.

The people empowered by such are the Ted Nugent and George Zimmerman's of America. Flabby chicken shit cowards.

So 33,000+ Americans are sacrificed every year on the Altar of the wholy 2nd Amendment. Guns are going to destroy society.

Unfortunately, we can not look to Congress to staunch the bloody gun violence.

Mainly, because of criminal Republicans, like Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, who sent a handwritten letter to the mother of a shooting victim claiming that he was “truly sorry” for her son’s death and that “strengthening background checks is something we agree on,” then turned his back on her and voted against the background check bill.

But, also because in the State Legislatures, fear of the Gun Lobby and firearm fucking fanatics screaming the Second Amendment SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, have made for a cowardly, wishy-washy approach. If a Gun Law is passed it is a clunky, hastily, cobbled together bunch of contradictory nonsense which fails because the bill goes too far in the views of the lunatic fringe gun nutters and disappoints gun control advocates for not going far enough. 

So, it's up to We, The People to do something. And while there are groups out there fighting the proliferation of guns and fighting against the NRA and firearm fuckers they are trying the legislative approach. It became apparent after Sandy Hook and 20 dead kindergarten students that looking to Congress was not the answer, especially when multiple laws were passed in states making guns more accessible.

A more drastic approach is necessary. But, drastic implies risk and harm. However, when you see an armed man marching around do not assume good faith on his part. Assume mass shooting about to occur.

One of the tactics of the Gun Toting Fanatics is too get you accustomed to seeing gun nuts marching around displaying their "manhood". Don't get accustomed. Leave the restaurant. Leave the Grocery Store. Call 911 if need be. 

But, NEVER call 911 and lie that the gun man is threatening anyone or waving his piece around. Conservtives do that. Especially white conservatives when they want the police to respond and kill black people.

This is not going to be easy. This is not going to be quick. But, the mass proliferation of guns, the passage of Stand Your Ground and Murder Laws, Concealed Carry Everywhere and Open Carry in many States is going to make it an up-hill climb against the Evil Republican Party, the gun humping fanatics, and the blood-soaked NRA and Firearm Makers. But, no righteous battle was ever easy.

America must control Guns or they and the stubby-littled vulgar fingers on their triggers will control Us.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bathroom predators are predominantly white Republican and conservative men

Transgendered persons are, by far, the targets of insults, assaults, and victimization in bathrooms. Bullies have always recognized terrain suited to their vicious antics. Bathrooms have historically been one of their favored terrains for terrorizing their victims.

Republicans are bullies. Their entire governing style is to victimize those weaker than them. Their Bathroom Bigotry and Religious Restoration Laws are just the latest efforts to use the awesome power of the government to cement into law right-wing bigotry and advance the conservative values of Oppression, Intolerance, and Adulation of the Rich.

Conservatives demand a government which afflicts the afflicted and comforts the comfortable but, they also want free reign and legal cover to harm and oppress people themselves.

All of the Take Back the Country and Make America Great Again rhetoric thinly covers their anger that over the last 50 years the Federal Government has been aiding the poor, minorities, and marginalized segments of society. Aid which was meant exclusively for them!

Like most "Culture War" problems this is an issue which comes directly out of the sick and twisted minds of White Male Republican psyche. Once Republican take up an Oppressive Cause they will fight with every means at their disposal to ensure they make injustice legal and allow their right-wing drones the power to harass and torment those outside mainstream society.

White Male Republicans are forever terrorizing, tormenting, torturing, or sexually abusing people so they have concluded the rest of Society has the same perverted outlook as themselves.

As Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's recliner proved, "Bathroom Predators" are most often right-wing white males.

Back in his prep school days, just prior to being a Vietnam War Chickenhawk, 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney beat up fellow students at his fancy prep school, whom he concluded were gay, "He can't look like that. That's wrong. Just look at him!" and decided to enforce right-wing law,
They came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
White male conservative have been streaming into Target restrooms to prove that what's happening in their sick and twisted minds is happening in real life. Of course, since these white male conservative terrorists only find each other in the women's restrooms, I'm not sure what conclusion they reach?

But, it's not just white male conservatives who enforce Republican Oppression, listen to this duped and battered "christian" woman march around Target,
"It’s time to stand up and have a voice, instead of bowing to the homosexual, perverted agenda that’s taken over this nation!"
With this woman's manner of dress, diction, hair style and admission she has 12 kids it's obvious she's a member of the fanatically reactionary right-wing Quiverfull community and during her screed, she inadvertently lists whom she really hates; LGBTQ persons not so-called "bathroom predators".

A woman, who had cut her hair short and donated it to Locks for Love, a company which makes wigs for children cancer patients was confronted by a white male conservative in a Connecticut Walmart bathroom, "You're disgusting! You don't belong here!" The man screamed in erudite terms he culled from Donald Trump's magnificent press conference speeches, after concluding she must be a transgender person.

In Kentucky, another conservative man saw a woman with a short haircut, put on his Morality Enforcement Badge and beat her up for looking too masculine. The beaten up woman reported the man yelled at her he was going to 'beat her like the man she wants to be' and 'people like her make him hate the world'.

In Chicago a white man with a solid republican hair cut and proper masculine conservative clothing hid in a Jason's Deli restroom and choked an 8 year old girl unconscious until the girls mother and other customers tried to stop him. The white man then attacked officers after being arrested. Conservatives immediately began to lie about the incident because they have to, none of the bathroom predators are transgendered instead they are predominantly white conservative males.

These incidents are going to increase because the Republican Party is giving legal cover and tacit approval for their conservative bully-boys to form their own Vice Squads to keep the LGBTQ society in check. And they are gleefully rubbing their hands together at the fervent hope this will whip up their right-wing drones into a voting frenzy for the upcoming elections. The peevish, flabby jowled never-missed-a-meal, coke-nostril Republican Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick adamantly believes Hillary Clinton will lose the 2016 Presidential Election by trying to stop Republicans from empowering white conservative male bathroom predators.

Because that is what's going on here. The people stalking and attacking people in bathrooms are all white conservative men and Republican Voters.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Donald Trump is the Conservative Id. All Right-Wingers are belong to TRUMP

Make America Great Again - Donald Trump's Red Trucker Hat
 "Why would I want to say no to the circus? I like circuses," - Newt Gingrich May 2016, auditioning to be the Dick Cheney to Donald Trump's W(orst President Ever).
 I began this post last August, and it's sat in my drafts for 9 months. I thought Trump was running to promote himself and his "brand". Being a shrewd and crafty grifter Trump correctly deduced the Republican nominating process was a windfall of free 24 hour media coverage and publicity. I wasn't convinced he'd do better than Rudy Giuliani in 2012. Now, I wonder if we'll ever find out what Trump's real plan was or as his Grand Illusion became reality if he decided to take the Republican Nomination.

Donald Trump successful campaign says a lot about conservatives in America. Besides, validating everything the Left has been saying about the misogynist, racist, bigoted right it shows how easily they've been swayed time-and-time again by grifters, carnival barkers, moral hypocrites, and devious Vulture Capitalists. Additionally, as the Republican Party has begun their traditional summer march to fall in line behind their candidate it once again proves the Republicans place Party over Principle and the Plutocratic Agenda over the American People.

Donald Trump is the Vox of the Monstrous Conservative Id. Whether he believes what he says doesn't matter. He's simply tapping into the Right-Wing Populist angst of the white working class. Some of this angst is a self-inflicted delusion and some of it comes from being cast aside by Cut-Throat American Capitalism. But, the white male conservative wants a government which specifically, harms people who are non-white, immigrants, female, LGBTQ, Unionized worker, or simply poor.

Whites (predominately white males) long ago allowed themselves to be bought by the 1%. The wealth of Europe and the United States (the so-called 1st World) stemmed from robbing other Nations, Peoples and citizens of their wealth. In order to turn a blind eye to the atrocious evils perpetrated purposefully by Plutocrats and to believe the utter falsehood that Cut-Throat Capitalism raised living standards, white men allowed themselves to be bought cheaply.

Even today Vulture Capitalists play fancy numbers games on balance sheets and call themselves financial wizards. And if you think such crushing dehumanization of other peoples ended during the reign of Belgian King Leopold II and his monstrous slave farm in the Congo you are fooling yourself. Paul E. Singer, staunch member of the Plutocracy often engages in debt repayment schemes to "make money". But, while his PR firm states, "He believes deeply in the rule of law and that free markets and free societies depend on enforcing it," in reality Singer like all modern day Vulture Capitalists is a Viking. He raids foreign lands, pillages and burns everything, makes off with their goods and calls it Capitalism.

The names and organizations have changed but the IMF and other international Agencies exist for the express purpose of stealing money from poor people and consolidating it in the hands of the Plutocracy.

But, while in the 1940's and 1950's the American Plutocracy made common cause with white men in order to quell dissent from blacks, hispanics, women, and liberals however, time and demographics have blunted the power that white conservative males exert. Thus beginning in the 1970's, and rapidly proceeding since then, the Plutocracy has broken their Social Contract with white conservative males and been treating them the same way they treat workers from everywhere else; cattle and chaff.

Trump is a member of the Plutocracy, but has always been an weird outlier amongst a group made up entirely of weird outliers. Trump's whole campaign is based on tapping the deep well of anger bubbling up in various groups of white America, fomented by decades of conservative media lies about President Obama (or President Clinton or LBJ before him) helping blacks by screwing over whites.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From Black to White, the changing face of Drug Addiction and Punishment

Now, that white opioid users have surplanted black people as the face of Addiction, America has begun to experience a change of heart when it comes to Draconian Drug Laws and Sentences.

Before moving on to the body of this post let me note, I am all in favor of decriminalization of a minor drug like cannabis and a pivot on harder drugs towards medical treatment as opposed to punishment. But, it's incontravertable that society's pivot towards treating Opiate Use as a medical illiness instead of as a criminal act is because the weight of the Criminal Laws are now wrecking white people's lives and not just those in black or brown communities.

All of sudden, white people have begun to experience the horrors the 50 years of Republican War on Drugs has wreaked upon minorities. Harsh Punishment used to be reserved for those people. Now, whites get to see their children's futures ruined over minor non-violent drug possession charges.

As an aside, this is why I don't believe in heightening the contradictions, i.e. allowing Donald Trump to assume the Presidency in order to bring about the perfect left candidate. White Working Class People, the base of the Republican Party, were abso-fucking-lutely fine with harsh laws as long as the long-haired hippies were getting the truncheons and blacks were being incarcerated/ruined for drugs.

Now, that those same rules are applied to them? Well, it's time to re-evaluate the War on Drugs!!!

For the last 5 decades, the Republicon Party at the behest of their Plutocratic Owners, have been dismantling the Progressive Gains of the 20th century, the so-called American Dream. At first they started with black and brown Americans because they knew Whites were enjoying the benefits of Liberal Democratic Society and wouldn't say much.

Unlike, the contention the Democratic Party abandoned the white working class 50 years ago, the Democratic Party decided to make good (as best they could) to the promises made to African-Americans and other marginalized segments of society.

Whites who had nearly been the sole benefactors of New Deal Government Programs became irritated, especially as the Republican Party made sure that any gains for minorities would be taken directly from the pockets of the working class, that other people were being aided by those programs.

Nixon, a master politician, understood this back in 1968 and took advantage to win the Presidency,
“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
Ronald Reagan identified the Government, the one now helping poor blacks, as the problem. Of course, while he demonized welfare queens and steak-eatin' young bucks he was busily dismantling the manufacturing base of America. For blacks in the 1980's the loss of economic opportunity in large cities, was thus replaced with Gangs and Drug-based Capitalism.

The continued Republicon assault on the American Worker and Industry and the transition to a finance-based Capitalism as opposed to manufacturing of the 20th century has reached working class whites.

George W(orst POTUS Ever) Bush attempted to delay the full impact of Republicon Capitalism on American Society by trying to swindle Social Security and dumping a massive influx of capital into the hands of the Vultures on Wall Street, but was defeated. If he had been successful perhaps the Republican Recession of 2007 would have been averted for another decade or perhaps just a few years.

In either case, Bush/Cheney would have been a safe enough distance to proclaim it wasn't demonstrably their fault.

Thus, whites who had already seen their good-paying Union jobs and benefits disappear thanks to right-wing Vulture Capitalism saw their home equity and meager retirement savings vanish into Mitt Romney's Cayman Island Bank Accounts and into 50,000 millionaires secret UBS Swiss Bank Accounts.

So, while we've also witnessed the greatest decline in standard of living and life expectancy for working class white people we've seen those same white people turn to the only thriving industry left in America, Drug Dealing.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rape-publicans will soon be descending on Oklahoma to sexually assault underage girls

If you're going to watch an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game make sure you don't doze off at the game after a few beers or in the airport bar awaiting your flight, because you might wake up with some conservative's dick in your mouth.

Rape-publicans scored a major victory in their War on Women in Oklahoma. In an absolute miscarriage of justice, the oral rape of a 16 year old girl has been codified as A-OK, according to OK Law.

In a ruling which clearly ignores the spirit of the law to adhere the letter of the law, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals ruledForcible Sodomy cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation. 

According to the Court, under the fair meaning of the Forcible Sodomy Law, the Honorable Judge Patrick Pickerill's decision to dismiss the case on 11/30/15 was correct.

That would be this Honorable Judge P. Pickerill (an appointee of Governor Mary Fallin),
Judge Patrick M. Pickerill is accused in one indictment of falsifying judicial records and other felony offenses to create a drug court, even though he did not have that authority. Grand jurors alleged he hired a former secretary at his law firm as the drug court coordinator and as his bailiff. Grand jurors also allege he backdated two administrative orders to mislead the public...
Pickerill was indicted for his Felonies on 09/26/15, a full two months before his horrendous decision to give the A-OK to orally rape girls.

The Court of Criminal Appeals is made up 5 justices, Hudson, Smith, Lumpkin, Johnson and Lewis; 3 were appointed by Governor Brad Henry, 1 by the late Henry Bellmon, and 1 by current Governor Fallin.

Brad Henry has 3 daughters, if one of them came to him with the exact details of this crime would he be fine with such a ruling? If Mary Fallin woke up in the Governor's Mansion after having fallin' asleep following a bottle of riesling would she be content to say, 'My bad shouldn't have had that wine! A dick in the mouth is what I get.'

First off, this is part and parcel of right-wing law. If a woman (even a girl) is raped, it's her fault. Yes, the 16 year old girl in question was drinking underage. A witness testified, the victim was falling in and out of consciousness while being driven home by the suspect. According to the original trial, she woke up in the hospital with a BAC of .34 while a rape kit was being administered. Semen was found on and around her mouth and back of her legs. This highly intoxicated underage girl could not possibly give consent to sexual acts and the back of the legs semen indicates she was probably at one point out cold face down.

But, hey the suspect said it was consentual so too bad for you girl. For all conservatives claim to hate Islam they certainly ape it's more odious tenents. For example, in each and every Rape case the testimony of one woman is Never enough to convict a man.

So, if you plan to have even one drop of alcohol cross your lips make sure you are locked away in your panic room before you fall asleep because the Oklahoma Criminal Court says anything else that passes by your lips while you're out is A-OK!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Rape-publican Dennis Hastert gets away with it, a further Investigation is needed to figure out how much George W. Bush and the Republican Party knew (Updated)

Dennis Hastert has received a 15-month sentence ostensibly for his banking crimes, but in reality for the numerous instances of molestation he perpetrated upon high school boys as their wrestling "Coach". While, attending sentencing, convicted criminal Dennis Hastert, all of a sudden developed a case of incarceratius, a highly-technical term for when a perp needs medical attention upon being arrested, by showing up in a wheel-chair.

I give Judge Thomas Durkin much credit for not allowing ambiguities during the sentencing, repeatedly referring to the criminal Republican as a "serial child molester" and making Hastert admit to these horrendous crimes.

But, mention Hastert's heinous crimes and reflexively conservatives will screech Bill Clinton!!! The Right-Wing media and Republicon Party should be congratulated on their brain-washing techniques and success.

For years conservative garbage mouths have used every platform they control, i.e. All the media, to villify Liberals and the Democratic Party while timid reporters have somberly nodded their heads and repeated the lies and baseless accusations against the Left.

Who in the Republican Party, and for how long did those Republicans, know that Dennis Hastert was a child molester? It casts a very suspcious eye on all the kick-backs the Republican Party steered his way as Speaker of the House. Did George W(orst POTUS Ever) Bush know that Hastert need money to cover his crimes? Is that why W(orst) signed the Bill for the Plano Parkway? To funnel money to Hastert?

I don't support further digging into Individual A or other victim's (they've suffered enough) to uncover this but, it appears that as far back as 2002 Hastert was planning on buying the silence of his many victims, and so structured land purchases and government funding to pay for his victim's silence and cover his crimes.

This goes way beyond IOKIYAR, there was no doubt collusion amongst high-ranking levels of the Republican Party and the 1% to funnel money to Hastert so he could keep his evil crimes hidden while at the same time he whole-heartedly enacted policies to enrich the Plutocracy and screw over America in a metaphorical sense this time.

This should not be the last chapter of Hastert's henious crimes. It should be the wedge to investigate everything he did while in the House of Representatives.

The court received more than 60 letters (20 of which remain unreleased) from prominent elected Republicans and conservatives asking Hastert receive leniency. Including from the odious Republican and convicted criminal Tom DeLay, who asserted "we all have flaws" and Hastert "doesn't deserve what's he going through." It's obvious the Republicans knew all along that Hastert was a criminal, but since he was their criminal they could not care less.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rape-publicans, Bathrooms, and Bigotry

Ever since their defeat in the 2003 Lawerance v. Texas decision, which removed the ability of the right-wing religious bigots from breaking into peoples homes to tormet, beat, and arrest people for consensual relationships in the privacy of their own home, right-wing bigots have been searching for an avenue of attack.

The conservative movement believes it has hit upon an unbeatable legal strategy with their current crop of Bathroom crotch sniffing and Christian Bigotry Bills. By couching their bigotry in phrase sincere religious beliefs and euphemistically used title Privacy ,conservatives believe their Pro-Discrimination anti-transgender Bills would easily be signed into Law in states run by Republican Legislatures and Governors and survive challenges in the Right-Wing dominated SCOTUS.

Of course, while conservatives dominate gerrymandered and voter-suppressed States they don't control social media or society at large any longer and the backlash against Conservative Bigotry has been swift.

There are no credible reports of a Transgender person accosting someone in a bathroom. The laws in Tennessee, Mississippi, and North Carolina do not reference incidents or police reports because they do not exist. In fact, it's much more likely, a Republican Congressman like Dennis Hastert or Mark Foley or a Conservative blowhard like Rush Limbaugh or Ted Nugent, will rape your child than a transperson.

But, look at the way conservatives frame their talking points, for instance Curt Schilling Facebook post which cost him his job at ESPN. It's Rape and/or fear of Rape.

While an element of gay panic and hatred of the other comprise a significant part of these laws, there is the deep dark desire of Rape underlining these Republican laws.

Conservatives and Republicans are seemingly always a hair's-breadth away from forcing themselves onto young girls. It's why Republican officials are always talking about Rape because Rape is always on their mind. Republicans can't stop talking about how they want to break into bathrooms and rape young women.

Rape-Rape-Rape. It's the first thought of Rape-publicans when they wake up in the morning and their last thought at night. Rape-Rape-Rape. Thus, because projection is their strongest belief, Republicans believe that must be the case with the LGBTQ community.

The New Centurions (1970) by Joseph Wambaugh pretty much encapsulates the conservative view on LGBTQ persons. Wambaugh's books exude a reactionary ethos, especially, when he writes about liberals and race relations but, when he writes about the LGBTQ community, which he does extensively in all his books, it's with fascinated revulsion bordering on the homicidal.
"Did you guys hear how many marines Hollywood vice busted last weekend?" asked Simeone...
"What's happening in Hollywood?" asked Gant
"What always happens?" Said Simeone. "The joint is lousy with faggots. I hear they got twenty marines in fruit pinches last weekend. They're going to notify the general at Camp Pendleton."
"That pisses me off," said Gant. "I was in the corps but things were different in those days. Even marines are different now." (Ibid. 177-178)
Wambaugh devotes an entire chapter of his belief that gay and lesbian people are akin to hardened criminals,
"You know The Cave?" Gant asked Roy.
"The fruit joint on Main?"
"Yeah, but it's not just fruits. There's lesbians, sadists, masochists, hypes, whores flim flammers, paddy hustlers, hugger muggers, ex-cons of all descriptions, and anybody else with a kink of some kind or other." (Ibid. 174)
"It's a beautiful place," said Roy.
"The park? Oh, yeah. But it's full of faggots and thieves and assholes in general. No decent people dare hang around here after dark." said Ranatti. (Ibid. 189)
Towards the end of the chapter the Vice squad and uniformed backup raid The Cave. Wambaugh's phrasing is perhaps revealing, "he watched the blue wedge of bodies insert itself into the opening of the Cave." And "the cathartic blue wedge of policemen withdrew from the mouth of The Cave". Emphasis mine. Perhaps Wambaugh is being cute and having a chuckle at his clever phrasing or perhaps...

The only character in The New Centurions who shows a scintilla of humanity or respect for Civil Rights is "Roy Fehler",
Roy was not completely certain that he would like to receive an eighteen-month assignment to vice because he respected the privacy of others. He believed that this undercover surveillance smacked of fascism and he believed that people, damn it, were trustworthy and there were very few bad ones despite what cynical policemen said.
But, Roy the Liberal gets told off by Wambaugh in blackface and gets shot on two occassions, the last fatally to close the book.

But, foruntaely times have changed so much so that in the Cop Series Southland (2009-2013), which used portions of Wambaugh's books as source material, one of the main characters "John Cooper" is homosexual. The series does treat the character's sexual orientation as an intergral issue often leading to tension between partners and civilians on the street.

While, I could go further into Wambaugh and Reactionary Police Officers, that's a subset of this issue, and the Officers of Wambaugh's day are 2 or 3 generations removed from working the job.

What we are looking at with the Sincere Religious Belief Laws and Patriotic Bathroom Privacy Acts are hopefully the last gaps of the bigoted hateful right-wing. But, I don't believe so.

One would think small-government loving conservatives would be wary about ensconcing such far-reaching invasive laws into the hands of Government Officials, one would think that Libertarians, those haters of Government intrusiveness and the State, would be taking to the ramparts to decry such an expansion of the corrosive powers of the State, but libertarians have this odd way of justifying the use of force by the government against those they don't deem worthy of legal protection.

What these laws are designed to do is to feed the hatred which consumes the Right-Wing and to put fear into the LGBTQ community. To let them know that anyday, someone can complain about them and they are only free at the whim of the bigoted conservative/libertarian/right-wing community.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Bundy Insurrectionists, In Court, the coddling continues (Updated)

"Those Crazies In Montana Who Say, 'We're Going To Kill ATF Agents Because The U.N.'s Going To Take Over' -- Well, They're Beginning To Have A Case." - Dick Morris, Fox News March 2009
5 members of the Bundy Insurrection at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, refused to enter pleas, during their April 15th Court appearance. The defendants engaged in other right-wing Sovereign Citizen "Tactics", such as demanding the entire 64 page indictment be read out loud and requesting to represent themselves. The presiding Judge entered Not Guilty pleas for them. Cliven Bundy, in a separate Court, also refused to recognize the Court's Authority and did not enter a plea.

First of all, I think the Department of Justice, originally under Eric Holder, and the FBI have done a fantastic job defusing these conservative terrorist incidents and not allowing Faux News and the right-wing internet to incite a full-scale right-wing violent revolution. A overtly violent confrontation would have been used by Faux News and the right-wing internet in all manner of nefarious ways to continue their Quest to Destroy the United States and End the American Dream. However, much of the liberal and leftist coverage of the 2 Bundy Stand-offs was focused on the juxaposition of Law Enforcement response to minorities/Occupy protests and the Bundy Armed Rebellions. 

While this was valid criticism, it ignored two more salient points; First, any right-wing protest no matter how ridiculous (e.g. The Truckers Ride for the Overthrow of the Government) or unlawful (e.g. Republicon Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz marching on the White House demanding the Lynching of President Obama) is going to receive widespread positive media coverage from the Mainstream Corporate Owned Media. It's just the nature of the beast and while it needs to be understood there is no point crying about it. Second, and more importantly, violence especially by the Government, should always be the last option, if possible.

Thus, I was in favor of letting the Bundy Buffoons self-exile at the Malheur Refuge, because of it's remoteness. Of course, within 1 months' time the assembled gaggle of right-wing domestic terrorists had despoiled the area with vast trenches of shit. A ripe analogy for what conservatives have been doing to the country for the past 35 years.

But, following their lawful arrest and detention such open contempt for a Court's Authority would not and should not be tolerated. Judges, in my Cook County District Courthouse, would rightly hold the accused felons in contempt but, when dealing with right-wing domestic terrorists, the velvet glove does not cover the iron fist of justice but the gentle fluffing hand of Nevada State Representative Michelle Fiore and multiple other elected Republican officials.
"We really need to get these patriots released," Fiore told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We want to make sure our patriots know we stand with them."
An elected official standing with those who've taken up arms against the Government is the definition of Republicon Patriotism. But, Fiore is not alone as Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer also gave aid and comfort to the Bundy Insurrectionists prior to their arrest. These two and the many other Republicon officials apparently feel emboldened enough to ignore their real Oaths of Office for the fake ones like the ones taken by the Oathbreakers.

Unlike the standard member of the Trumpenproletariat, the Bundy Insurrectionists, their Sovereign Citizen fellow-travelers, the III Inchers, the Oathbreakers, the Unconstituional Sheriffs of America, and other unaligned right-wing domestic terrorists have been aching to murder liberals, women, and minorities in order to Make America Great Again.

The Trumpenproletariat is facing is the gross naked evil of Cut-Throat Capitalism and want to lash out. The 1% have shredded the Social Contract and no longer view the white American Worker any different than a Worker in Indonesia or Guatemala, i.e. an expense to be kept as cheap as possible and replaced as soon as it becomes old, broken, or too expensive.

A Crafty Demagogue like Trump has seen this and stoked the anger, but the Bundy Clan have used it in a different but, classic way. The Bundy's were criminals long before their 2014 Insurrection. But, with the myth of the self-made Western Rancher, and Sage Brush Rebellion infrastructure to fall back on, they received wide-spread support from all the fetid corners of the feverish right-wing.

"The draconian, authoritarian way that the government is going after Mr. Bundy is obviously to try and scare him, and scare ranchers, and send a message which is utterly un-American and not consistent with a free people," Andrew Napolitano, April 2014, Future Supreme Court Justice under President Donald Trump.
Therefore, the criminals felt smugly self-assure they could travel to a fellow conservative terrorist, Sheriff Palmer at their leisure. It ended in multiple arrests and the death of Robert LaVoy Finicum when he attempted to kill Oregon State Troopers and FBI Agents trying to detain him.

It's a pitiful thing. The Bundy Insurrectionists may consider themselves Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Nelson Mandela, but their closer analogy is members of Vice Lord Nation. The Bundy's and their fellow criminals have staked out terrority, threaten law enforcement with guns and violence, ignore laws, recruit fellow criminals, and put innocent bystanders living in those communities at risk.

The Bundy's and members of other Right-Wing Organizations have declared War on the American Government and should be treated exactly the same way as the detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

Surprise, the Bundy Domestic Terrorists were present for at least 2 months prior to their Armed Insurrection, trying to strong arm Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, intimidating the local residents, committing various crimes, and apparently trying to form a shadow government to perform some crude Coup and establish a right-wing patriot state. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Senator Mike Lee fancies himself a medieval Polish Nobleman

Pudgy Utah Republicon Mike Lee has been successful in using a procedural hold in the US Senate to keep $250 million in Federal Relief from the lead-poisoned residents of Flint, Michigan.

This is not surprising coming from Mike Lee, one of the scummiest sychophants in the Senate today. Lee ran for Senate on a platform of repealing Child Labor Laws, so he has no problem with children being harmed and sees protecting children as Unconstitutionala function outside the scope of the United States Government. This, of course, also serves the right-wing mantra that government doesn't work.

Since, he's been in office Lee's "highlights" include; proudly marching on the White House with Sarah Palin, Senator Rafael 'Ted' Cruz, Larry Klayman, and a 100 conservative domestic terrorists under the banner of the confederate flag, the symbol of the worst arch-traitors in American History, to demand the arrest and lynching of President Obama.

He's also used the arcane procedural rules of the Senate to deliberately sabotage the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Lee demanded a constitutional amendment making it possible to raise taxes only when approved by 2/3rds of both the House and Senate and threatened if it wasn't approved "in his framework" he'd shut down the Government. When 'Ted' Cruz did shut down the government in 2013, Lee continued to enjoy all the financial perks of his office, "I’m working," Republican Senator Mike Lee. "I’ll continue to be paid*."

When he began his hold Lee stated, "If we create a precedent that suggests any time there’s a significant problem with a locally operated utility that operates entirely intrastate. I would ask, where’s the stopping point? What’s the limit?" - this is basically the same argument Lee touted after Hurricane Sandy and Republicons were screeching during Hurrucane Katrina, i.e. 'FYIGM*!'

Of course, Lee sang a different tune when it came to Federal Disaster Relief for Utah in 2011. In that case it was 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!'

It's no mystery why Lee is withholding the funds from the residents of Flint, Michigan; they are poor, mainly black, and they've been screwed by a Republican Governor. This is the essence of Republicon governance. Steal money, kill the poor, and use every piece of "legal" recourse to ensure those people stay screwed.

But, in using byzantine Senate procedure to withhold the money in the Energy Mordenization Bill, Lee is repeating history as farce. I wrote previously about the Polish Sejm and liberum veto,
The Golden Freedom, which the magnates defended with every bit of chicanery and power they commanded, was the freedom of the few to oppress the many... - James A. Michener's, Poland
In the novel Poland, Michener describes how the, "incredible liberum veto, by which one nobleman in the Seym (parliament) of hundreds could negate and prorogue the entire work of the Seym by merely crying, 'I oppose!', was a major cause of Poland's disappearance from the map of Europe". 

The Republicons are not interested the United States or 99% of its' citizens, what they are interested in and busily working towards, is the re-feudalization of America. They are in office to destroy the federal government, or more specifically those parts of the federal government which aid the poor and working class, and to create a Wage Slavery State in which every man, woman, and child is held at the whim of the Rich and shackled in Corporate Bondage.

* Fuck You I Got Mine.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Republicans Use Debt as a Weapon (Updated)

"We are enslaving future generations, our children and grandchildren to debt that we are irresponsibly putting on their credit card," Arkansas State Senator Terry Rice said, arguing that accepting federal funding as part of the expansion would add to the national debt.
Time Magazine has dutifully put out the right-wing Fear the Debt by claiming every American owes $43,000. Over at Lawyers, Guns, and Money the correctly identifies why Time has done this, in the post The Real Motivation of the Pain Caucus
Time Magazine made the smart decision to put its dumb cover story about the national debt behind a paywall. The premise — the national debt is like household debt and should be considered as if it’s apportioned equally to every U.S. resident — is stupid on its face. But Matt O’Brien has read the thing because nobody else will, and it’s even worse than its premise. When you’re considering a flat tax, it’s not because you care about the national debt, it’s because you think wealth needs to be massively redistributed upwards, with the debt as the tissue-thin pretext.
From time to time Republicans trot out Fix The Debt but, like the 3-card Monte Dealers they are, Republicans never worry about debt when they are in charge of Government. Debt is a shell game Republicons use to distract their duped drones in order to continue their plans of slashing the social safety net and transferring Trillions of Dollars of future Americans Wealth upwards to their Plutocratic Masters.

This is not a new weapon but, like all the Moldy Chestnuts/ Zombie Lies the Republicons promulgate, a new batch of vicious conservatives emerges to pick up the torch to burn the Social Contract.

Back in 2010 as President Obama submitted his plan to help the country escape the Republicon Recession of 2007, the House GOP got together and trotted out the same old sky is falling, Fix The Debt chicanery,
These unsustainable debt and deficit burdens were not imposed upon us by some outside force, they are created by the choice to grow the federal government and spend at unprecedented levels.
Reflecting on his own coming of age in a time of economic turmoil, Ronald Reagan said, “To be young in my generation was to feel that your future had been mortgaged out from under you, and that's a tragic mistake we must never allow our leaders to make again.”
Today, our leaders are again making the tragic choice to mortgage our children’s future.  But there is an alternative, and over the next two days we will share with you how controlling spending, reforming our social safety net programs and lifting the crushing burden of debt will spur job creation and put us back on a sustainable fiscal and economic path.
Invoking the rotted corpse of Zombie Reagan and his Voodoo Economics is a given but, always worth laughing at, since Ronnie Raygun and Daddy Bush ran up $4 Trillion dollars of National Debt in the 1980's, which famously hamstrung President Bill Clinton, and along with the 1994 Republicon Contract on America gave us the worst elements of the Clinton Economy; i.e. The Budget Surplus.

When the Republicons stole the 2000 election, they made their first order to run the deficits back up, steal the Surplus, and pile more Debt upon the American People. Shadow President Dick Cheney in 2002 observed, "Reagan proved deficits don't matter."

Of course, by 2010, Jeb??? Henserling and Paul90X Ryan conveniently left out wherein they and the Republicon Party ran up Trillions in Debt with their foolish and callous taxcut-and-spending and military adventurism. Most dramatically illustrated by the 5 Trillion dollars of debt the Republicons added to National Deficit with their criminal misadventure in Iraq, the open-ended burden treating our wounded Veterans and their families will cost in the next 25-50 years under the dunder-headed leadership of W(orst POTUS in History) and the evil, criminal agenda of War Criminal Shadow President Cheney.

But, Republicons never take responsibility for their actions, they Just Do and let future generations sort out the mess. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality," - Karl Rove.

Thus, when Republicons are in power massive deficit spending is undertaken usually focused on the military and overseas adventurism, but when the Democratic Party is elected to the Congress or Presidency Fixing the Debt! and slashing Spending for the Social Safety Net becomes the only thing a responsible government can do. 

It derailed President Obama during his struggle with the Domestic Terrorists in the Republicon Party. The vicious use of Fix the Debt! to crush the American People was vividly illustrated by Paul90X Ryan's Path to Penury budget during the 2012 election, correctly called Ludicrous and Cruel by Paul Krugman. Of course, as with every action by the Republicon Party the Fix the Debt rhetoric serves their overarching agenda of stealing Social Security, defunding Medicare, and transferring wealth up their Plutocratic Owners, the 1%. It's the raison d'etre for the modern Republicans.

Much of this is predicated upon the fact that the holders of debt are always incredibly wealthy members of the 1%. "Some people call you the elites... I call you my base," - W(orst) addressing his Moneyed Masters.

As such, according to Republican Orthodoxy, Debt Holders must be made whole before the business of government can continue. If this means using the IMF to extract blood money from impoverished Nations to Vulture Capitalists who buy up their debt on the global market, fine. If it means bailing out Casino Hedge Fund Managers who made bad bet upon bad bet in the rigged housing market, building up towers upon foundations of shit until the whole edifice collapsed then so be it.

The Rich need always to be made whole and the Republicons stalk and slice up the Poor and Working Class in order to accomplish it. This is what the Republicons always do when they assume office. Ronnie Raygun's massive deficit spending, W(orst)'s blundering and destabilizing of the Middle East, and his scheme to swindle Social Security right before the Republican Recession of 2007 are designed to build up massive levels of Debt which the Republicans fully intend to extract from the American People.