A long time ago the states decided that there was a strong need for a strong central government. That strong central government is what has made us the strongest nation on this planet. Why these idiots are trying to tear all that down is beyond comprehension.
~some random internet comment i read somewhere
out of context, which idiots could he possibly mean, right? yeah, the very idiots who are literally, intentionally, doing just that. it's what the sequester essentially is, isn't it? are we even sure this wasn't someone's plan, all along? it does seem beyond comprehension, until it occurred to me, maybe it is exactly what they're going for. this isn't political incompetence anymore. they're pawns in what appears to be an outright attack on the very foundation of the country.
so much talk about small government, washington's "spending problem" and how it needs to be downsized, yadda, yadda, but what does that mean, really? a lot of them are just gullible tools, and i know what they think it means, but it's utter bullshit. they've been duped. large countries do not balkanize because it's in the best interest of the people. they do so, because they fall apart and local leaders are power hungry. they'd rather be at the top of a small hill, than merely helping build a much larger hill. a barbaric antisocial urge for power that has nothing to do with what's best for anyone.
small governments do not make for great nations. they don't become superpowers. they languish and fall way behind the rest of the world, while their general populace wallows in inescapable poverty. but, if you're born rich in one, you can pretty much do whatever the fuck you want, because the whole system is too broken to do anything about it.
maybe this is what some of the more influential among them might actually want. the wealthy puppeteers who've chosen sides based entirely on which one is more easily bought. they may not have any sort of plan to obtain it, it may not even be conscious, but somewhere in their crazy heads, this is what just might be motivating them. especially now, that they've 'lost the country' as glenn beck put it. they literally do want to tear it down.
i know how it sounds, but i'm starting to think, this might be what this country is really up against.
for now, they're just chipping away. trying to make it smaller.. it all feels way too stable to even consider things changing all that much. hopefully, they'll just marginalize themselves and fade out of relevance, allowing our big government to get back on track.
..but i get to thinking, what if this goes the other way? seems like it'd be political suicide, to keep going the way they've been going, but that could take a while. they're poised to do a whole lot of damage, in the meantime, if they just keep obstructing everything. to my knowledge, this country has never completely failed to pass any budget at all, before. just how badly could this go?
especially considering global warming. climate change. such gentle sounding terms, but it's going to get a lot uglier than most people realize. we've also got increasingly partisan politics driving people into marginalized desperate corners, fear mongering media inciting extremism. if i'm right, all too soon, we're going to need a strong government more than ever. it could become an issue of opportunity, and lately, not only have those idiots been sabotaging our economy and infrastructure, but they've been stockpiling guns like they're expecting another civil war or something.
i know, i know, but i'm just saying.. some of these trends i'm seeing are a little scary. otoh, bill o'reilly is endorsing marriage equality these days, so who knows.