A Woman’s Response To Our Current Politics
More and more I feel like crying and shrieking and rending my clothes. It gets clearer daily that our democracy has been stolen right out from under us by rich bozos who care nothing about America. They don’t need the rest of us to get richer and richer any more – which is the only thing they seem to care about. They are, after all, “World Citizens.”
Of course this view, visceral, impassioned, not neatly parsed and balanced, too damn direct, might take away my credibility for some people. Too emotional. Too like a woman. Guess that’s because that’s what I am.
Or maybe not because of that. Maybe I am simply a human being having a reasonable reaction to what is going on in today’s America.
And what else can you think, how else can you say it, when you finally come to terms with the fact that since the Eisenhower administration our democracy has been consistently and increasingly run to benefit the rich at the expense of everyone else. This trend has grown exponentially in the last 20 years until we are now a country run by the rich for the rich. We are no longer a democracy. We are a plutocracy with a vampiric aristocracy of the rich bleeding the lifeblood out of the country.
Don’t take my word for it. The information is out there. It’s finally, finally coming out in all sorts of media in all sorts of ways. And it’s not just us wishy-washy bleeding heart liberal woman types saying it anymore.
The managers of the very hedge funds that are instrumental in stealing from the poor and middle class to give to the rich know it, too, of course. They even say as much in their memos, say we are no longer a democracy. We’re a plutocracy. Heck they invented a term for it — “Plutonomy.”
So what are we to do? How do we deal with such massive betrayal of our country?
I’ll tell you what we can do. It’s really simple. We can stop taking seriously the swill that passes for “conservative” political discourse these days and look to our own friends and families.
We can organize.
We can vote these right-wingers right out of office. That’s what we can do. And we darn well better do it this time around if we want to survive as the people we deserve to be.