I have been writing a lot about politics
Lately, I have been writing a lot about politics. I know that for some people that this gets old. A blog about Suburban Insanity, from the suburbs, should not always be about politics but it should be about the mundane issues facing everyday suburbanites as they attack the world. I understand this line of thinking. I look back on some of my older posts and I’m amazed at how many times I write about politics and what is happening in Washington DC. I do this for one simple reason, and one reason only. Politics matter. People like to pretend that what happens in Washington will not affect them, but that is not true. It has never been more important than now to become engaged, to understand what the president is doing to this country, and to try and fix it the best we can. If you continue to have your head in the sand and ignore the politics of Washington, your lifestyle will change in a very significant way in the near future.
The United States is at a precipice. We are standing at the edge of a financial cliff that most people in this country do not understand. The world around us, especially the countries in Europe, are collapsing one after another like dominoes lined up on the table. It will kill us if we pretend that the actions of Greece, Italy, and other Eastern European countries could not possibly happen here the United States. Unfortunately this is not true. The president and the Democrats have taken politics and have racked massive amounts of debt down our throats. President Obama in his three short years in office has increased the debt by $9 trillion. People cannot even imagine how much $9 trillion actually is, so it is easy to let these politicians get away with it until it the politics of Washington continue unabated. If we do not fix the spending problem in Washington, and it is not a problem of not taxing the rich people enough, this country will default on its obligations and go bankrupt. This means a lot of people in this country will be out of work, struggling for food, trying to make ends meet, and wishing things were like they were in the old days. It will happen if we continue down the Democrats path, but most people do not realize it.
Politics bores a lot of people
I know politics can be boring to a lot of people. The main news sources for the past 50 years have been mainstream media outlets like CBS, ABC, and NBC in the television world, and papers like the New York Times in the print world. For the longest time in our country’s history we only got information from these news sources. In the past the mainstream media did a somewhat reputable job in reporting what was going on in Washington and helping ordinary citizens understand how the politics of the country would affect them. Over time, as colleges were putting out graduates who toed the party line in regards to the Democrats, the tides have turned. Suddenly we got article after article that refused to challenge any Democratic candidate in the United States. Since the colleges were putting out students who are liberal, biased, and unable to comprehend critical thinking, the articles and information that they produced for us were biased. This was done by design by the progressives in this country. This is the politics of persuasion.
The one thing that the mainstream media did not see coming was the Internet. Suddenly anyone with a computer and Internet access could write information about what they knew what was going on the world. This meant that the mainstream media did not control content and do not control the slant of the stories that were being put out to the American public. At first they pooh-poohed the idea that the Internet would be a driving force in this country. They did not think the Internet would be a challenge. This comes from two different ways of thinking about things, the first being that they consider themselves so much smarter and more intellectual than any other person in America. It is simply arrogance. The second reason this happened, was because they were willing to rest on the laurels of the past and think that the New York Times could never be undercut by this thing called the Internet.
Matt Drudge and politics
Suddenly, there was a new player in town and his name was Matt Drudge. The Drudge Report, found at www.drudgereport.com, simply scoured the Internet for stories that would probably be labeled as conservative by most liberals and in stream media. Yet studies have been done showing that the Drudge Report is one of the most unbiased news gathering organizations out there. The Drudge report would link stories that do not always parrot the mainstream view of politics. They do not parrot what the Democratic Party wanted them to write. Suddenly people were becoming aware of different viewpoints and different opinions, and they were able to see what actually was going on in the world. People became informed.
After Matt Drudge came along talk radio suddenly sprung up. Actually Rush Limbaugh precedes this but that is another story. With talk radio average American people were able listen to people who put conservative thoughts and ideas on the air. We were not spoon fed the dung that came out of Washington. Because of this the government wanted to shut down talk radio. They wanted to put limits on free speech. The Liberal elites tried to launch a liberal radio network called, “Air America” and this experimentation was a colossal failure. The shows came off as government sponsored propaganda. And that is the way most people view the mainstream news media nowadays. The newspapers wonder why they lose readership year after year, day after day, and week after week. They always blame the Internet but never look at the content of the articles that thy produce. If they would simply take on the roles they have in the past and be proactive against government and against more government in our lives, I think the newspapers would be thriving still. Unfortunately this is not the case.
Politics are tricky. Over time institutions like newspapers and media tend to gravitate towards one political party or the other. This is because they see this political party is the Savior and of all things good and fair and equal and true. It happened this way throughout history, throughout time, throughout other governments in other countries and other institutions throughout the world. The first thing that dictators do when they take over countries as they try to control the media, films, books, anything having to do with output that feeds into the public. Never once have the mainstream media in this country looked at their articles and admitted a bias. Yet, we know it is there. The average American reader and Internet cruiser quickly figures out that the mainstream media’s biased and they force-feed them a bunch of drivel. And we’re tired of it. So he simply quit buying the newspapers, we quit watching the network news, and we get our information on the Internet what is largely unfiltered.
So how does the government react all this new information coming from new news sources and the Internet? It simply tries to enact laws to control content on the Internet and claiming they’re creating these laws in the interest of piracy. That is a lie. The government wants control over you. They do not rule for you, they rule for themselves. It is both parties doing this but the Democrats are much more adept at it. The Democrats, the party that has had a long history of racism, oppression, and who did not want us to free the slaves, give black people equal rights, has suddenly become the champions of the poor. Every position they stand for, the Democratic Party has had a history of being against. It is like a flipped switch, from one to the other; from off to on. Yet the minions in the party continue to believe their drivel. I do not understand how reporters are so fucking stupid.
The politics of Washington are as such: Obama claims he wants healthcare for all but he gives waivers to unions and other organizations that have always supported the Democrats. Now he wants to jack up the price of healthcare for all the people who have served in our armed forces. He wants to jack the rates up extremely high. The groups he leaves out of jacking up the rates, are his favorite Democratic contributors, the unions. It is disgusting. The people who go to work fighting for this country, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, and the Army, need to be compensated as part of our agreement with them, by having cheaper healthcare than the rest of us. Obama wants to slash their care and raise the rates that they pay. Obama though, has to pick sides because he’s a Democrat and Democrats always make deals with the devil. The devil seems to be the unions because they always get what they want and they never get what is for the best of the country. This means the politics of Washington have not changed. The real influence coming to Washington and pressing down upon the politicians is not one of big business, or rich high rollers, rather it is the pressure of unions and the Democratic Party who hound them at every turn.
Because of this collection of corruption in Washington DC this country is going to fail in a monumental way. People who are poor now have seen nothing yet. There’ll be mass starvation, mass hunger, people will be committing suicide by the thousands every day, and the Democrats will continue to rip on the rich. It is not the rich who are the problem; rather it is the corruption of the politicians that we elect into this government. We have to stop spending now. That is the only way we’re going get out of this mess. That means cutting all social programs to the bone. That means taxing everyone equally and a low-end flat rate somewhere around 20%. That means doing things different than the way we’ve done in the past, because doing things the way we did in the past does not work. We have history to prove this to us. It is time to fix it right, fix it now and it is time to fix it for good.
If we people the suburbs did not stand up and pay attention to what these crooks, thieves, robber barons, scumbags in Washington DC are doing to this country, then we are doomed to fail Most the people living in the suburbs will be extremely poor, extremely hungry, and extremely despondent. In Greece there are bunch of middle-class people now digging through garbage bins to find food. It is pathetic, abhorrent, and morally reprehensible what the Democrats have done this country, and to a lesser extent the Republicans. It is time to take the politics out of Washington, and return these elected officials back to their home lives. They do not know what they’re doing. We have to follow the Constitution United States, behind the men who put this document in place for us to survive and thrive in use in the future. We have to get back to this, and quit doing politics as usual.