It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

This song’s title from Bob Dylan seemed an appropriate title for this essay because the future looks pretty damned bleak. With the blatant war on public unions which the governor of Wisconsin launched and the subsequent attacks on unions for the past several months, the corporate cockroaches are no longer afraid to come out into the light of day. I’ve devoted the past 30 years of my life to trying to make some sort of sense out of this corrupt political and economic system of ours & to trying to find some solutions to help us get out of this quagmire. And I am at a stage where I feel it’s pretty much over i.e. the forces arrayed against humanity are just too great & the overwhelming majority of Americans are just too ignorant & apathetic for us to slow down let alone, stop this tsunami of evil forces drowning the planet. This essay is my simple attempt to highlight just the tip of the iceberg.

First of all, I’ll begin with a book by Thomas Frank called What’s the Matter with Kansas? I read this book a few years ago and as usual with many of the books I read, I make copious notes in the blank pages so I can refer to them later in essays I write. I was blown away by this book because Thomas Frank was the first author I’d ever come across that helped me to understand why it was that so many Americans vote against their own economic interests by voting for politicians who are clearly corporate whores. I’m going to include a passage from Mr. Frank here and then I’ll attempt to explicate it from my perspective or understanding.

What’s The Matter With Kansas – The Movie
What’s the matter with America? What explains the dysfunction at the dark heart of our politics?
Over the last thirty-five years the Republicans have transformed themselves from an aristocratic minority into the nation’s dominant political party, a brawling, beer-drinking buddy of the working man. The strategy by which they have won this triumph is instantly familiar and yet so bizarre it’s sometimes hard to believe it’s actually happened: Think of Richard Nixon extolling the virtues of the “silent majority,” or Ronald Reagan shaking his head at those crazy college professors, or George W. Bush sticking up for the “regular Americans,” or the army of pundits who have written so eloquently in recent months about the humble folk of the “red states.”
And then think of the political changes that this sappy stuff has helped to sell: Privatization. Deregulation. Monopolies in every industry from banking to radio to meatpacking. The destruction of the welfare state. The beatdown of the labor movement. The transformation of the Midwest into the rust belt. And, shimmering in the heavens above all this, the rise of a new plutocracy, a class of overlords so taken with their own magnificence that they are moved to compare themselves to the Almighty.
What we are observing, then, is a populist movement that has done irreversible harm to the material interests of the common people it professes to love so tenderly-a form of class animosity that rages against a shadowy “elite” while enthroning a new aristocracy of bankers, brokers, and corporate thieves.
In the burned-over districts of conservatism the right-wing class war grown so powerful that it has taken over the environmental niche once held by the left. It is the dissenting movement out there, the voice of the hard-done-by, and in places like Kansas it draws headlines with its high-profile campaigns against evolution and abortion.
This is what’s the matter with Kansas, and with America. From the air-conditioned heights of a suburban office complex this may look like a new age of reason, with the Websites singing each to each, with a mall down the way that every week has miraculously anticipated our subtly shifting tastes, with a global economy whose rich rewards just keep flowing, with a promotion and a bonus every year, and with a long parade of rust-free Infinitis purring down the streets of beautifullymanicured planned communities. But on closer inspection the country we have inhabited for the last three decades seems more like a panorama of madness and delusion worthy of Hieronymous Bosch: of sturdy patriots reciting the Pledge while they resolutely strangle their own life chances; of small farmers proudly voting themselves off the land; of devoted family men carefully seeing to it that their children will never be able to afford college or proper health care; of hardened blue-collar workers in Midwestern burgs cheering as they deliver up a landslide for a candidate whose policies will end their way of life, will transform their region into a “rust belt,” will strike people like them blows from which they will never recover.

In other words, ever since Reagan the Reptilian was elected as president by the corporate cabal disguised as conservatives, the far right has waged a steady campaign to dupe the public into believing they actually care about working class and middle class America. Do you recall those images we were bombarded with of Reagan on his ranch in Santa Barbara, CA, home of many of the wealthiest robber barons in America, wearing his cowboy hat and jeans and cutting brush with his chainsaw? Or Reagan’s pronouncements carefully crafted by the best PR firms in America e.g. “America is riding tall in the saddle again.” Or how about George Bush Sr.’s promise of “A kinder and gentler nation.” And George “Dubya’s” claim that the Republican Party was made up of “Compassionate Conservatives.” Of course, Reagan was the better actor amongst the presidents, Democratic & Republican, for the past 30 years due to his practice as a second-rate actor in Hollywood. Yes my friend, when the pseudo conservatives came up with the idea of packaging our presidents as down-home, simple country boys who stood for family values, God and guns, and getting government off our backs, they struck the mother lode. Moreover, the Democratic Party which used to fight for the poor, the working class, & the middle class joined the charade as well and has sold their souls to the corporate masters also. In brief, by focusing the public’s attention on issues like abortion, gay rights, the right to bear arms, etc., the Wizards of Oz in Washington D.C. have succeeded in blinding the simple-minded and God-fearing majority of middle America to what’s being done behind the scenes e.g. the wholesale destruction of what America once stood for i.e. equality, justice, freedom, & democracy.

Don’t get me wrong, especially after having just watched the documentary based on Thomas Franks’ book, I have compassion for those perhaps millions of Middle Americans who sincerely believe they are waging a righteous war against an evil force. The problem is though, they have been manipulated into believing the enemy is some vague liberal conspiracy when in fact, it’s a small minority of the ultra rich like the Koch brothers who are billionaires and who use their money to spread propaganda designed to keep us fighting amongst ourselves and distracted from the evil agenda they are pursuing. To illustrate, there is a long standing myth that the mainstream media has a liberal bias but if people would just stop and reflect on this a moment they might see through the sham. Today, the media in America is owned & controlled by six corporate conglomerates. Would it make any sense at all for them to allow “liberal journalists” to broadcast serious political & economic criticism of the corporate world? Obviously not, this myth is used to dumb-down the gullible public and to get them to focus on this chimera of a grand conspiracy by liberals, progressives, anarchists, humanists, etc. that hate America and are out to enslave us all. The fact is that it is the super rich who are out to enslave us all and a cursory overview of the news headlines for the past year show a clear pattern of war against all Americans not filthy rich.

Continuing on with the Christians who believe they are championing good Christian values, I just came across an interesting question posed by Richard T. Hughes who wrote a book titled Christian America and the Kingdom of God; “Why do so many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians—people who clearly honor the Bible—so often disregard the two requirements that are central to the biblical vision of the kingdom of God, namely peacemaking and justice for the poor?” My answer in brief would be that because of false prophets e.g. televangelists like Pat Roberts who has made himself a billionaire by shearing the sheep in his flock by preaching hate and fear, along with FOX “News” (the Pravda propaganda channel of conservative America), and the incessant, corporate PR campaign to lull America into a total state of torpor.

Furthermore, I became concerned with the Christian fundamentalists war against secular humanism over 25 years ago and have written many essays on the subject as well as the first section of my book on the subject. It’s far too complicated to go into here but if you will take the time to do a little research of your own, you will discover just how perverse and deep the attempt to lay the blame on secular humanists for most of America’s political, social, & economic troubles. And these lunatics on the far fringes of the Christian right are truly scary because they are so zealous they have and will continue to kill in the name of God. I know I’ll probably come across as some sort of left-wing conspiracy nut but if so, why are the fear & hate mongers such as Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly, etc. paid millions to spread their messages, and who pays them? No, it’s not some secret cabal; it’s the owners of the handful of corporate media conglomerates. What is their agenda? Could it be that they benefit by keeping us divided as a nation and at war with one another while they loot our federal treasury and the other nations of the world who are too weak to defend themselves against our mighty military?

Next in my argument for the hopelessness of our situation is the fact that the right-wing, conservative extremists and all those who benefit from all the division, chaos, & turmoil in America and the world, are far better at providing a united front, better organized, & definitely better funded. And on the so-called liberal, progressive, or Democratic side of the equation, we are hopelessly divided, disorganized, and fight amongst ourselves. Perhaps it is somewhat by definition that liberals disagree more due to a greater tolerance for diversity of opinion? But this openness to varying perspectives while worthy of respect, has caused our downfall as a result. I mentioned earlier that the Democratic Party has joined the Republicans in selling out to the highest corporate bidders and this is due to the incestuous role that money plays in the American political system.

A prime example of how the “liberals” have deserted the poor, the working class, & the middle class of America is reflected in the fact that they fear & despise Professor Noam Chomsky every bit as much as the “conservatives” do. Chomsky has been effectively marginalized by both the right and the left in America for his whole career. Why? Because he spares no one his razor sharp intellect and scholarly analysis and critiques of the power structure here in America. He has been called “arguably the most important intellectual alive and the only one living on a list of ten of the most quoted people in history.” This list of the most quoted includes Jesus, Buddha, Socrates, Plato, Freud, etc. This venerable and humble professor is a one man intellectual revolution in my opinion and Chris Hedges agrees with me in his estimation of Chomsky as well. So, for my next argument in support of my thesis, I am going to start with a passage from another great book written by Mr. Hedges and which I just finished reading a few months back i.e. The Death of the Liberal Class.
In a traditional democracy, the liberal class functions as a safety valve. It makes piecemeal and incremental reform possible. It offers hope for change and proposes gradual steps toward greater equality. It endows the state and the mechanisms of power with virtue. It also serves as an attack dog that discredits radical social movements, making the liberal class a useful component within the power elite.
But the assault by the corporate state on the democratic state has claimed the liberal class as one of its victims. Corporate power forgot that the liberal class, when it functions, gives legitimacy to the power elite. And reducing the liberal class to courtiers or mandarins, who have nothing to offer but empty rhetoric, shuts off this safety valve and forces discontent to find other outlets that often end in violence. The inability of the liberal class to acknowledge that corporations have wrested power from the hands of citizens, that the Constitution and its guarantees of personal liberty have become irrelevant, and that the phrase consent of the governed is meaningless, has left it speaking and acting in ways that no longer correspond to reality. It has lent its voice to hollow acts of political theater, and the pretense that democratic debate and choice continue to exist.
The liberal class refuses to recognize the obvious because it does not want to lose its comfortable and often well-paid perch. Churches and universities—in elite schools such as Princeton, professors can earn $180,000 a year—enjoy tax-exempt status as long as they refrain from overt political critiques. Labor leaders make lavish salaries and are considered junior partners within corporate capitalism as long as they do not speak in the language of class struggle. Politicians, like generals, are loyal to the demands of the corporate state in power and retire to become millionaires as lobbyists or corporate managers. Artists who use their talents to foster the myths and illusions that bombard our society live comfortably in the Hollywood Hills.

I believe this is as succinct a description of the betrayal of the “liberal class” as you will ever come across. And from my personal perspective, here are a few of my criticisms of those who still have the gall to call themselves liberals, progressives, or democrats. I am a resident of Portland, Oregon and have listened to a radio station here that used to be called Air America but when it collapsed, they changed their name to Progressive Radio KPOJ. They have several syndicated radio hosts such as Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, etc. Of the three, Randi Rhodes repulses me the most but before I get to her, the fact that they run ads for Wal Mart, BP, military enlistment, etc. blows my mind? How in the Hell can someone calling themselves “progressive,” support/enable such corporate crocodiles? As for Randi Rhodes, several years ago she did an on air interview with Ralph Nader and I was absolutely flabbergasted at the viciousness of her attack on Nader. Furthermore, she fawns at the mention of Bill Clinton and conveniently overlooks every one of Obama’s broken promises and betrayals of the Democratic Party and its espoused principles. Ed Schultz is a big, blow-hard who loves to talk tough but when he harangues his listeners to “buy American,” I want to scream “Yeah, that’s why you guys run ads for that loyal American corporation Wal Mart!” And he too, overlooks most of Obama’s lies and sell-outs to his corporate Daddies. Thom Hartmann is the most intelligent of the trio and I agree with a lot of what he says but he too, goes far too soft on Obama the Oreo i.e. black on the outside but white on the inside. The main thing I dislike about Hartman is his anti-immigrant position. I believe this is intellectually dishonest and just goes along with the Republican rant blaming the poor victims of globalization and corrupt governments in collusion with our power elite for our misery.

Summing-up on the subject of our being sold down the river by both the Republicans and the Democrats, a few points; 1) Good old Bill Clinton signed NAFTA, which opened the floodgates allowing the corporate criminal class to outsource our jobs and drive down wages, cut benefits, etc. here in America. By the way, that terrible Ralph Nader tried his best to warn us about NAFTA but was silenced by both the Republicans and the Democrats. Clinton also repealed the Glass-Steagall Act which was instituted after the infamous Wall St. crash of 1929 that brought on the Great Republican Depression & was designed to regulate the banks and their greedy practices. And we are now experiencing the results of the repeal of Glass-Steagall. And let’s not forget Clinton’s “War on Welfare,” which reflects just how far we’ve regressed from President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Yes indeed, both parties have declared war on the poor i.e. wipe out every program established to help the most needy but never touch the corporate welfare programs that are transferring every last dollar in our federal treasury to the obscenely wealthy while the rest of us suffer in humiliation and desperation. Gore Vidal said it best with;

“There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party . . . and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt – until recently . . . and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.”

Yet we are supposed to keep on believing in the myths of Democracy, justice, respect for law & order, etc.? I simply cannot fathom why the real America still hasn’t woken up to how severely they are fucking us over? I harbor somewhere in the deepest recesses of my spirit the hope that one day America will wake up and rise up and finally the craven ones will pay a price similar to the one the aristocrats of pre-revolutionary France paid.

As for our illustrious, current Democrat president posing as a champion of the disenfranchised, Obama, whom I voted for but won’t again no matter what the choices are, the events of the past week or so have been the final straw as far as I’m concerned. As soon as Obama appointed Bernanke, Geitner, & Summers to the top positions supposedly to right the wrongs done to our economy by Dubya and Clinton, I knew Obama was a sellout. I could go on at length on this most serious of issues i.e. our economic meltdown and the world’s but, I will just offer a few brief remarks. You don’t have to hold a degree in economics to know that you don’t put the crooks who helped cause an economic catastrophe in charge of fixing the problems yet that is exactly what Obama, the trickster and charlatan of change did. And most significantly, after we, the taxpayers, were ignored and the federal government bailed-out the Super Banks with the understanding that they would then make credit available to Americans wanting to take out loans to start up small businesses, etc. to help stimulate the economy and those same banks that received the T.A.R.P. funds basically told us to go fuck ourselves, I couldn’t believe the outrageous gall of these imperial thieves?

Moreover, it has recently been revealed that the S.E.C., the watchdog federal agency with the authority and obligation to regulate & prosecute banks, etc. who commit financial fraud, etc., took it upon itself to illegally destroy anywhere from 9,000 to 18,000 documents gathered on the illegal activities of banks, Wall St. firms, etc., and Obama is throwing the weight of the White House behind stopping the New York Attorney General who is trying to prosecute these crooks, that was the final straw in my book. The following essay by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone magazine is a good way to sum up Obama’s duplicity and reveals that Obama was bought and paid for way before he became president.

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011 by Rolling Stone
Obama Goes All Out For Dirty Banker Deal
by Matt Taibbi
A power play is underway in the foreclosure arena, according to the New York Times.
On the one side is Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, who is conducting his own investigation into the era of securitizations – the practice of chopping up assets like mortgages and converting them into saleable securities – that led up to the financial crisis of 2007-2008.
On the other side is the Obama administration, the banks, and all the other state attorneys general.
This second camp has cooked up a deal that would allow the banks to walk away with just a seriously discounted fine from a generation of fraud that led to millions of people losing their homes.
The idea behind this federally-guided “settlement” is to concentrate and centralize all the legal exposure accrued by this generation of grotesque banker corruption in one place, put one single price tag on it that everyone can live with, and then stuff the details into a titanium canister before shooting it into deep space.
This is all about protecting the banks from future enforcement actions on both the civil and criminal sides. The plan is to provide year-after-year, repeat-offending banks like Bank of America with cost certainty, so that they know exactly how much they’ll have to pay in fines (trust me, it will end up being a tiny fraction of what they made off the fraudulent practices) and will also get to know for sure that there are no more criminal investigations in the pipeline.
This deal will also submarine efforts by both defrauded investors in MBS and unfairly foreclosed-upon homeowners and borrowers to obtain any kind of relief in the civil court system. The AGs initially talked about $20 billion as a settlement number, money that would “toward loan modifications and possibly counseling for homeowners,” as Gretchen Morgenson reported the other day.
The banks, however, apparently “balked” at paying that sum, and no doubt it will end up being a lesser amount when the deal is finally done.
To give you an indication of how absurdly small a number even $20 billion is relative to the sums of money the banks made unloading worthless crap subprime assets on foreigners, pension funds and other unsuspecting suckers around the world, consider this: in 2008 alone, the state pension fund of Florida, all by itself, lost more than three times that amount ($62 billion) thanks in significant part to investments in these deadly MBS.
So this deal being cooked up is the ultimate Papal indulgence. By the time that $20 billion (if it even ends up being that high) gets divvied up between all the major players, the broadest and most destructive fraud scheme in American history, one that makes the S&L crisis look like a cheap liquor store holdup, will be safely reduced to a single painful but eminently survivable one-time line item for all the major perpetrators.
But Schneiderman, who earlier this year launched an investigation into the securitization practices of Goldman, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and other companies, is screwing up this whole arrangement. Until he lies down, the banks don’t have a deal. They need the certainty of having all 50 states and the federal government on board, or else it’s not worth paying anybody off. To quote the immortal Tony Montana, “How do I know you’re the last cop I’m gonna have to grease?” They need all the dirty cops on board, or else the whole enterprise is FUBAR.
In addition to the global settlement, Schneiderman is also blocking an individual $8.5 billion settlement for Countrywide investors. He has sued to stop that deal, claiming it could “compromise investors’ claims in exchange for a payment representing a fraction of the losses.”
If Schneiderman thinks $8.5 billion is an insufficient, fractional payoff just for defrauded Countrywide investors, then you can imagine how bad a $20 billion settlement for the entire industry would be for the victims.
In that particular Countrywide settlement deal, it looks like Bank of New York Mellon, the New York Fed, Pimco and other players negotiated on behalf of defrauded investors. They told the Times they were happy with the deal, but investors outside the talks told Gretchen they weren’t happy with the settlement.
Schneiderman apparently listened to those voices instead of the Mellon-Fed-BofA crowd, which infuriated the insiders who struck the actual deal. In a remarkable quote given to the Times, Kathryn Wylde, the Fed board member who ostensibly represents the public, said the following about Schneiderman:
It is of concern to the industry that instead of trying to facilitate resolving these issues, you seem to be throwing a wrench into it. Wall Street is our Main Street — love ’em or hate ’em. They are important and we have to make sure we are doing everything we can to support them unless they are doing something indefensible.
This, again, is coming not from a Bank of America attorney, but from the person on the Fed board who is supposedly representing the public!
This quote leads one to wonder just what Wylde would consider “indefensible,” given that stealing is pretty much the worst thing that a bank can do — and these banks just finished the longest and most orgiastic campaign of stealing in the history of money. Is Wylde waiting for Goldman and Citi to blow up a skyscraper? Dump dioxin into an orphanage? It’s really an incredible quote.
The banks are going to claim that all they’re guilty of is bad paperwork. But while the banks are indeed being investigated for “paperwork” offenses like mass tax evasion (by failing to pay fees associated with mortgage registrations and deed transfers) and mass perjury (a la the “robo-signing” practices), their real crime, the one Schneiderman is interested in, is even more serious.
The issue goes beyond fraudulent paperwork to an intentional, far-reaching theft scheme designed to take junk subprime loans and disguise them as AAA-rated investments. The banks lent money to corrupt companies like Countrywide, who made masses of bad loans and immediately sold them back to the banks.
The banks in turn hid the crappiness of these loans via certain poorly-understood nuances in the securitization process – this is almost certainly where Scheniderman’s investigators are doing their digging – before hawking the resultant securities as AAA-rated gold to fools in places like the Florida state pension fund.
They did this for years, systematically, working hand in hand in a wink-nudge arrangement with clearly criminal enterprises like Countrywide and New Century. The victims were millions of investors worldwide (like the pensioners who saw their funds drop in value) and hundreds of thousands of individual homeowners, who were often sold trick loans and hustled into foreclosure when unexpected rate hikes kicked in.
In a larger sense, even the (often irresponsible) people who simply bought more house than they could afford were victims of this scam. That’s because in many of these cases, credit simply would not have been available to those people had the banks not first discovered a way to raise vast sums of money dumping crap loans on an unsuspecting market.
In other words: if Bank of America hadn’t found a way to sell worthless subprime loans as AAA paper to the Chinese and the Scandavians in May, you can be sure that it wouldn’t be going back to Countrywide in June to lend out more money for more subprime loans.
And Countrywide, in turn, wouldn’t then have been sending masses of reps out into the ghettoes to offer juicy home loans to undocumented immigrants and refis to confused old ladies on social security.
This is as bad as white-collar crime gets. But to Wylde, it doesn’t rise to the level of being “indefensible.” Until they do something worse than this, we apparently should support the banks, and make sure they don’t have to pay more than a fraction of what they made off of this kind of crime.
What is most amazing about Wylde’s quote is the clear implication that even a law enforcement official like Schneiderman should view it as his job to “do everything we can to support” Wall Street. That would be astonishing interpretation of what a prosecutor’s duties are, were it not for the fact that 49 other Attorneys General apparently agree with her.
In Schneiderman we have at least one honest investigator who doesn’t agree, which is to his great credit. But everyone else is on Wylde’s side now. The Times story claims that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and various Justice Department officials have been leaning on the New York AG to cave, which tells you that reining in this last rogue cop is now an urgent priority for Barack Obama.
Why? My theory is that the Obama administration is trying to secure its 2012 campaign war chest with this settlement deal. If Barry can make this foreclosure thing go away for the banks, you can bet he’ll win the contributions battle against the Republicans next summer.
Which is good for him, I guess. But it seems to me that it might be time to wonder if this is the most disappointing president we’ve ever had.

There is a mountain of evidence proving Obama has betrayed the millions of us who voted for him and fell for his lofty rhetoric of “Change,” so if you are still not convinced that Obama has sold us out or that the state of affairs in this land of the free and home of the brave is beyond turning around or saving, more power to you but I can no longer deceive myself. The brilliant and brave comedian, George Carlin, put it very succinctly in a short video I just came across on You Tube called “Who Really Controls America? And I can’t think of a better way to end this depressing essay than to share with you, George’s words. I encourage you to go to You Tube and watch the video; it’s hilarious and tragically true at the same time.

GEORGE CARLIN: There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason that will never,ever, ever, be fixed…
It’s never gonna get any better!
Don’t look for it! Be happy with what you’ve got!
I’m talking about the real owners now, the big… the wealthy…
The real owners are the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.
Forget the politicians, they’re an irrelevancy.
The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice.
You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything.
They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations.
They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls. They’ve got the judges in their back pockets,
and they own all the big media companies, so that they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.
They’ve got you by the balls.
They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying – lobbying to get what they want.
Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.
But I’ll tell you what they don’t want
They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking.
They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking.
They’re not interested in that! That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.
They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago.
You know what they want? Obedient workers – Obedient workers.
People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept
all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime
and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.
And, now, they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money.
They want it back, so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.
And you know something? They’ll get it.
They’ll get it all, sooner or later, because they own this fucking place. It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.
You and I are not in the big club.
By the way, it’s the same big club that used to beat you over the head with all day long and they tell you what to believe…
All day long, beating you over the head in the media, what to believe, what to think and what to buy…
The table is tilted, folks! The game is rigged!
And nobody seems to notice, and nobody seems to care!
Good honest, hard-working people! White collar, blue collar… Doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on!
Good honest, hard-working people continue…These are people of modest means!
…continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them!
They don’t give a fuck about you!
They don’t care about you! At all! At all! At all!
Yeah! You know?

—Rob DeLoss, August 26, 2011

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