So absolute austerity doesn’t seem to be working in Europe and ridiculous over spending doesn’t seem to be working here in the States. The fact that everything is a choice between one extreme or another extreme in politics is more than a little fucked up.
It’s like saying that for dessert we can choose between red jello and green jello. Well, what about chocolate pudding? Chocolate pudding is delicious too. Nope. The Democrats want green jello and the Republicans want red jello. How about apple pie? Good American dessert right there. Apple Pie? What are you a fucking libertarian or something? Only a Ayn Rand reading piece of shit wants apple pie. Okay. How about strawberry shortcake? Terrorism’s favorite dessert.
The thing is, the very people who tanked our economy are now claiming they are the only ones who can save it. I’m not saying we should automatically go super-Hayek all of a sudden. But is a discussion about economic theory such a bad idea? And now the masters of the European Union think that democracy is the problem. Democracy isn’t the problem.
The woman working the drive-through at McDonald’s didn’t tank the economy. The banks and Wall Street did. The guy working at the gas station didn’t spiral the national debt out of control. Congress did. So why is democracy the problem? All of a sudden, the problem has become too big for the little people to have a say in the solutions and the running of their own country.
The Intelligencia wants to save the world so that they can feel good about themselves. Yet they think in two dimensions where the world works in three. So now we are at a crossroads between austerity and insane over spending. And all that the real people can think is: “isn’t there something somewhat in between.”
Think of an Average American family that Rick Santorum thinks of while he masturbates before crying in shame and begging Jesus for forgiveness. More than likely, Santorum is thinking of Tim Tebow but we won’t get into that right now. It’s family meeting time and the family budget has to be ironed out. A normal, sane family would most likely come to this conclusion:
“We probably need to skip buying five new cars this year but let’s go ahead and get that new stove before the old one sets the house on fire.”
You see, social security, public education and public programs are good for our little society, but does the sheriff’s department in Cornhole Iowa really need a tank and high-tec military gear? The answer is of course no. The people of Iowa can’t drive for shit and giving anyone from Iowa a tank is a threat to our national security.
Do we need to bomb the shit out of every Muslim country in the Middle East at once? No. We can save some money just by bombing the shit out of Israel. Iran will think that we’ve completely lost our shit and piss their pants at the mere mention of our name. It will confuse the enemy and then we can send in Agent 47 to fiberwire a terrorist or two.
The point is, we need to chill a bit on the spending but not to the point where we start cutting off our noses to spite our faces. Coming up with new ways to kill the shit out of people is cool and all but best left to comic book villains like Lex Luther. War is so last century and laughably out of fashion. I’m not against an American Empire, but let’s be smart and forward thinking about this. An empire based on endless war is doomed to failure. Now, creating an economic empire so vast and massive that no other country dares to attack you because they need you to lend them twenty bucks…that can work in the 21st century.
Which is what China is doing. The other Chyna is doing porn. But hey, where is that American can-do spirit? Russia was the first ones to space but we completely blew their shit away but landing on the moon. Or at least pretending like we did.
Now if the US government wants to spend 70 billion dollars on teaching everyone in Iowa how to merge onto the highway properly…
That’s money well spent.