Sunday, November 15, 2009

Unchanging Change

All is well in the kingdom. The nation’s CEOs, CFOs, defense contractors, homeland security contractors, hedge fund managers, investment bankers, developers, pharmaceuticals, lobbyists, big oil and all of the other pathologically driven power brokers riding America earthward need not fear.

Obama is turning out to be the Petri dish in which the toxins that are draining America of its vitality are cultured.

The triangulating centerism that believes in nothing and stands for nothing will continue in all its humdrum glory. Jobs will continue to be shipped overseas, unions will continue to be broken, the middleclass will continue to shrink, America will continue as the world’s only rogue state, the poor will be kept off the welfare rolls and capital will continue its upward movement towards the apex of the pyramid.

Best of all, the Beltway will continue to be a sewage processing plant as open trenches pump raw effluvia from the country’s power centers to the K Street processing plant where it is recycled into the sanitized campaign contributions that oil the corrupted gears and wheels of a government that is little more than a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporatist State.

Sure, we got our hopes up when Obama started preaching his Gospel of Hope during the campaign. For a brief moment it looked as if the fresh air of change was wafting over the country. Fortunately, there is an iron rule that governs politics: Bullshit’s stench trumps fresh air every time.

Now the stench is so pervasive that our media has the public convinced it is smelling perfume.

6 comments:

Suzan said...

You always say exactly what I am thinking.

Kudos, Case!

You win this decade's award for best journalist.

S

and all of the other pathologically driven power brokers riding America earthward need not fear.

Best of all, the Beltway will continue to be a sewage processing plant as open trenches pump raw effluvia from the country’s power centers to the K Street processing plant where it is recycled into the sanitized campaign contributions that oil the corrupted gears and wheels of a government that is little more than a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporatist State.

Case Wagenvoord said...

Sometimes I think I'd like to get paid for this, but then I realize that it would take all the fun out of it.

Ivan Hentschel said...

Paid or not, don't stop. Thanks.

Case Wagenvoord said...

I don't plan to.

thepoetryman said...

Some perfumes smell like shit... My guess is that we got a batch of aude de toilet on our hands.

Ivan Hentschel said...

You just used language to skewer language. Very Carlinesque.