In its mortally dangerous and crumbling state, the global capitalist empire temporarily headquartered in the USA is showing more signs of ruling class behavior which would make that of a cornered rat seem passive, humanitarian and reasoned. The year begins with an American terrorist attack killing a popular Iranian leader seen as heroic by many of his people, ever more feverish stories of an alleged Chinese capitalist menace to humanity worse than Mao’s communism, and Russian capitalist threats to the multi-billion dollar perverted circus that passes for democracy in America. As these tales approach hysteria, we are also given wonderful economic news by our ministry of mind management showing a booming national shopping mall and ever expanding stock market, financed by increasing and staggering debt, while growing numbers of Americans are reduced to poverty and homelessness. Things are looking great to those of us who eat soup with a fork or rely on corporate media for trying to understand material reality, but a growing number are aware that we are caught up in a national act of political economic suicide. What is to be done?
While too many college educated Americans are convinced by corporate media that “our” democracy is under assault, first by Trump and then by evil Russians, the un-college educated majority are probably better informed by working class experience that referring to this thing as “ours” is like a domestic slave family in the old south referring to “our” plantation. The packed field of democratic party candidates for the November attempt at democracy are regularly rated by, first; their adherence to what is called moderation, which means keep doing everything we’ve been doing on the path to collapse, and then; how many millions of dollars they have raised in order to partake of this historic democracy which rhymes with hypocrisy but costs even more. So far, our collective fundraisers who are not billioaires have come up with more than 650 million dollars in pursuit of the subsidized housing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and there are still 10 months to go. It will take more than a billion dollars to succeed in “our” democracy.
And as the nation prepares for that election in November - unless it's canceled by an even greater war in the middle east than the one that's been going on for most of this century – we’re reading scare tales in the NewYorkTimes-WashingtonPost about ballot meddling by foreign invaders and fascist anti-Semitic racist misogynist bigots ruling everywhere in america but in enlightened communities which read the NewYorkTimes-WashingtonPost. Meanwhile, MSNBC-FOX-PBS keep us all up to date on the terrible treatment dreadful China is giving it’s Islamic minorities by sending them to re-education camps to learn how not to be Islamic rebels. Forward thinking America tries to accomplish the same task by destroying their nations and killing hundreds of thousands of Islamic people in joyous, enlightened democratic action to transform their bodies into ashes so as not to need worrying about their minds. Earlier in our history of freedom and democracy and after slaughtering hundreds of thousands of indigenous people in building this great nation, we compassionately took their children away from their families and sent them to schools where they could un-learn their culture and values and instead of hunting animals and gathering vegetables they could learn to hunt for money and gather commodities, thus becoming civilized, democratic, freedom loving citizens of the greatest democracy the world has ever known. China may be trying to do something like that but without first slaughtering their Islamic people into not becoming terrorists. Can any graduate of an American institute of consciousness control imagine anything more horrible? Keep reading those profit making glorified “free”press businesses and watching those profit making glorified you-tubers and they’ll soon come up with more bloody, horrifying, and menacing to all we hold sacred acts of foreign brutality enough to make our blood run cold, our tears run wet, and our minds dissolve into further moral sewage.
While a small minority of a relatively privileged class have only recently discovered that despite their good fortunes the nation is in dreadful condition, they tend to think everything was just fine until the born rich real estate genius who became the political pinhead in chief somehow twisted our sacred and biblical constitution – a document written by and for the original 1% and many of them Indian killers and slave owners – taking out all the good parts about peace and love and democracy and justice and replacing them with hateful racist bigotry and turning good old everyday sexism into grad school misogyny and other big words for small minds. Under these terrible conditions, what’s a nation to do?
Spend more than 700 billion dollars for defense, that’s what. And said defense of our sacred shores and holy documents and enlightened citizenry means we need hundreds of military bases in foreign countries, which is like allegedly defending New Yorkers by sending the New York police department to Seattle, Oakland, Toronto and Berlin in order to protect them from the menacing inhabitants of those places while New Yorkers contnue to suffer from the same American free market political economic idiocy the nation enjoys.
We especially need to surround Russia with bases and missiles all around its borders to stop it from, uh, meddling in our cherished democracy by perhaps tossing a few million bucks into the coffers of a candidate who might cut the military budget, stop menacing them, and begin housing and feeding its ever divided and expanding “minorities” who need to wake up to this malevolent hustle and become a real majority to end this colossal death trip before it ends all of us.
The murder of the Iranian military leader will create far more danger to the world, but possibly even more to Americans, and blaming it on the white house pinhead while excusing the congressional boneheads who have previously set-up the imperial global forces that have murdered millions long before the current brain-dead and Israel manipulated egotist took office compounds the felony. The boneheads may think they can offer safety to Netanyahu and perhaps put him into the white house if they can just impeach Trump. Those of us paying the price of this failing-by-the-minutes social degeneracy need to bring about a radical reformation of American society before the worst happens.
The best would be to make this the last year of the destructive forces of international capital and the first of a global move towards a democracy to transform reality into something based on the value of individual human life, and not on a profit based individual rush to disaster. This horrendous murder of an Iranian leader, mistakenly labeled a “war crime” by some of the well meaning, as though the usual war slaughters are not also representative of disgusting evil only conceivable by the lowest form of social degeneracy imaginable, may bring the world closer together to fight the menace of America’s minority rulers who think themselves a master race of self chosen people. We’d better start acting as a conscious social and truly democratic force and not leave it to the rest of the world to transform our nation or it may leave us only slightly better off than before. If that. Happy New Year.