Thursday, December 1, 2011

So long, it's been nice

The US Senate voted to allow unlimited detention of American citizens on US soil in the name of the war of terror. Think about that. They will soon be able to classify anyone they like, from a peace and justice agitator to a union organizer to a migrant worker to an elementary school teacher with a passion for social justice, as a terrorist and they can hold them forever. They're going to turn our whole country into a Gitmo.

As if the unlimited detention thing wasn't bad enough, they also desperately want to censor the internet. They claim it's to stop piracy and to keep us from downloading their shitty movies and TV shows that keep us locked into the vicious cycle of consuming and wage slavery, but most of us know what the real reason is. They are shocked how fast the 99 percent movement grew, they are frightened we'll use the internet to keep connecting and to keep organizing and that one day it will be the lynchpin of the machine we use to overthrow them and sink their rotten to the core economic and political system. So they're acting to stop us.

These two acts by the people who have stolen and lied their way into power should prove to everyone that they will stop at nothing to keep us down and to keep themselves on top. They are hell bent on ruining our nation and enslaving us.

We had a good run. We got a minimum wage, 40 hour work weeks, a modicum of workplace health and safety laws, we ended child labor, we got integration and civil rights pushed through, but then when it suited them they broke our unions and set us against each other. The vast majority of the current generation of kids growing up will not do as well as their parents, unless they're in the wealthy elite class that is.

If we continue on the road we're on, the USA is doomed. The dictatorship of the corporation is ruthless and it will not brook any dissent.

So long America, it was fun while it lasted.

1 comment:

gmb said...

What's the punishment for treason again?

Ok, they weren't giving information to an enemy in a time of war, but pissing on the Constitution should be enough to string them up. Monsters. I know history won't be kind, but I don't give a shit about that--I want them to answer for their crimes today. Prosecute the bunch of them, throw them in jail and let them rot.