Friday, January 30, 2004

Yeah, good question.

In typical BLM fashion, I have a simplistic answer: we, the people, are fucking stupid. We put up with this shit. There's no outrage, no calls to action. Nothing substantial, at least. Things seem to be improving a decent amount with election season, but I still wouldn't call us "fired up."

I have a theory as to why people don't act, and why people don't get fired up. You see, the powers that be have, over the years, built up a nice little system that brings them ever expanding power and wealth. Meanwhile, they've rigged things so that the middle class, which makes up the bulk of this country, has it just good enough that they're not going to risk fucking it up. They're on the brink of where if things were to tip ever so slightly one way, they might get pissed. Those in charge do a good job of management, making sure that the middle class stays on the side of the fence they want them on.

I'm pretty sure that there is a good percentage of people who don't trust the government. They know that it's corrupt. It's owned by corporations and special interests. I'm pretty so no one has ever said "I trust politicians" who wasn't fucking lying to themselves. This is just how it is. We know it, and we accept it. Why? Because we have our nice houses in the suburbs. We have our gas guzzling SUVs.

Surely, voting for Nader would fuck all that up.

With the middle class placated, that leaves the lower classes, which are often a breeding ground of rebellion. They're too busy just trying to fucking survive, though, that they don't have bloody time to even think about revolting in any fashion.

I always have a begrudging respect for evil genius, and I've got to hand it to them on this setup.

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