Monday, July 28, 2008

Preparing for the End Times

Dear George,

It’s time to tighten the screws ‘cause the shit’s about to hit the fan.

For over twenty years our corporatists have been successfully looting America’s middle and lower classes, which has enabled the elite to experience a level of prosperity unprecedented in human history. Money has flowed like blood down the gutters of Wall St.

It was a wild party, but like all parties, it’s coming to an end.

The miracle of it all is that even as their pockets were being picked, not a murmur of protest was heard from the proles. There were no mass protests and very few strikes. The most amazing thing of all is that the corporatists were able to convince the proles that it was necessary to gut their lives because austerity was needed if America was to maintain its competitive edge. All the time, nobody seemed to notice that even as wages fell, the salaries and bonuses of the elite were swelling to the point of bursting.

Normally, you would expect the peasants to grab their pitchforks and cudgels and storm the castle.

It didn’t happen.

The reason was simple. As the looting took place, the proles were conned into believing they were prospering as well. But it was a illusive prosperity resting on a sea of debt made possible by an artificial and unsustainable increase in real estate values. Who cares if their wages are flat and their benefits have been eviscerated as long as they can buy a big-screen TV and remodel their kitchen because their home is an ATM.

The subprime racket made it possible to sucker the poor into this scam with promises that they, too, could have big screens and new kitchens.

Well, George, the game is coming to an end. The bubble’s popped and the con is losing its luster.

Thank God, our corporatists anticipated this day of reckoning.

You know and I know that the War on Terror, the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, FISA, and the Department of Homeland Security have nothing to do with terrorism. They were simply hedges against the day the proles woke up to the fact that they were being screwed.

Rest assured, George, that there will be no New Deal, no strikes, no mass protests and no march on Washington. Our militarized police state will quash this nonsense as soon as it raises its ugly head.

Our corporatists will continue to prosper; the military-security-industrial complex will thrive even as poverty and misery continues to spread.

Ignorant pundits help. They’ve failed to notice something unique about the current presidential campaign, and that is the absence of mud being slung from the right. There’s been a splatter or two, but nothing compared to the Kerry campaign.

That’s because Obama is the elite’s heir apparent. He’s been crowned, and this year’s campaign is little more than a Noh drama intended to delude the proles into thinking that democracy still lives.

One writer summed up Obama’s appeal to our elite by pointing out that:

At the time when the American military industrial complex is despised around the world, [Obama] is a front man out of central casting which will buy it more good will in the first 15 minutes after being sworn in than John McCain could in the next 100 years.

Barack Obama is in short order a far more reassuring prospect for the continued dominance of the financial elite than another four years of neo-conservative rule which in an almost historically unique combination of greed, ill will, incompetence and stupidity have brought the country to the edge of disaster.

With Obama in office, the Corporatist State will continue to thrive even as America goes down the tubes, and the good time will continue to roll.

Your admirer,
Belacqua Jones


Mark Prime (tpm/Confession Zero) said...

You know I thought this party was going on for a bit too long. I mean the yards a mess, the house has naked people in every room doing lord knows what to the furnishings and the smell is about to alert the neighbors that something is afoot. Well, it was fun while it lasted... Perhaps the next party can be thrown at the nearest land fill...?

Case Wagenvoord said...

The hangover's going to be hell.

Dr. Omed said...

I think I have a dangleover.

I think we read a lot of the same blogs, too.

Case Wagenvoord said...

You know what they say about great minds.