We think of The People as some inviolate principle of Democracy, despite its near total failure.
And yet no one is more representative of the people, than our leaders.
So the argument that our leaders rule the people is true, but they are a reflection of what any of those “people” would do in that position: take advantage.
Because that is the ultimate nature of a typical human, aside from the truly gifted—stupid and depraved.
I am tired.
And, I am tired.
Though, with Teeth.
It was worth it. Yes. Oh yeah. – Alas, there is a New York City. Still extant. And still a smart jew heckling. Thank God. Thank God for him.
There was a homeless guy on…
…On ah, on 3rd, off Third Ave there.
“Fuck the VCR!”
Then Pelted a VCR tape to the ground. His backpack, full of em. Croning over like Igore.
The tape, it’s rafting entrails, flailing near a cop car.
Wish I remembered more.
Naw, he didn’t care. Held a machine gun.
Becoming Bowie and marrying New York City.
Was like finding Katherine.
And at the same time, a Ten Year sacrifice like I never thought could happen. Of Lili, of me, of my Dad and my brother. All sacrificed on the altar of eternal hubris. But it is that Hubris that both damns and saves our souls. Because in America, it’s either one path or the other.
I couldn’t put up with the boredom.
In America, we hear the Drum of the gangs of new york. That mustached robber barron with an axe. Except we become the axe, not the axed.
We are taught that humans are commodities while explicitly endorsing its opposite. “You are what you make yourself.” Becomes.
“Just do it.”
“There’s a helpless starving child who needs you.”
The thin line between Entertainment and War.
Is what we got.
And call, Democracy.
SportsBalls is everywhere.
There are balls being thrown. And arms thrown out in embrace.
“We won!” ______________They say.
Their balls aren’t very heavy and Fenway Stadium stands, anachronism.
To hit a hard round object across a field and have motherfuckers run after it.
That’s what Boston likes.
New York kicks its ass and drowns sports in the multitudes.
The way eyes from a drowning son will scream at his mother, in wince before that final gasp.
Let me give Sports, its final gasp.
Watching Good Morning America reminds one of how truly fascist our system is.
“This is what 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS looks like!”
A commenter tells us spiraling on a literal crane far above three monolithic stacks of ‘Benjamins’ in Times Square: the epicenter of Capitalism.
Celebrities, football, product placement, monogamy and money-worship are the top themes. Animal Agriculture, being meat and dairy are pushed to the point of a total-environment.
Meanwhile, celebrities are primarily, neurotic, dysfunctional people; football stars are heroes of untold riches, while teachers are paid dirt and the cheering crowds linger as future zombies from a in-extant healthcare system.
Monogamy is touted as the omni-present standard because children are the way the system keeps people pacified and ever occupied consumers, while 60%+ cheat on their spouses and always have.
Meat and dairy while the obesity rate is nearing HALF the population.
The environment is on the verge of total collapse and the human race, according to most scientists on Climate Change could very possibly face extinction within this century.
The more desperate things seem, the more fanatical and exuberant the propaganda. Our clothes drip with the blood of slaves. But we call them: sweat shops workers.
“Oh, but they’re paid!” A Capitalist would cry.
Paid enough to subsist on bread while Bolivian children are charged for their own drinking water.
Far less than a criminal would get.
“Great deals for your mind, your body, and your soul.”
“Countdown to the Oscars.”
Drone strikes on civilian populations.
“Get fit and eat a burger with a wheat bun!”
Meat is killing with cancer with rates that dwarf cigarettes and asbestos combined
“Loose weight with Weight Watchers,” says Oprah.
And she’s still fat.
The big lotto winners crown the USA Today porn star commentators.
And this is the best system on Earth.
The Western European, U.S. and Canadian establishment.
But the reality: the people are to blame.
Not their leaders, not the system itself: but the fact, as Plato knew—that the masses themselves cannot rule their own destinies, or the world will plummet into chaos. And it has.
It is The People that fight for their rights and improve Democracy. It is also The People that tear it down for a donut and a cheaper coffee bean.
“It is the great fortune of those in power that people do not think.”
Most people are not meant to use their brains.
Because they are Dancing With The Stars to the point of a knife in the back to make sure their cars run and children are fed. They’d sell out a friend to make themselves look better, then battle the guilt while sipping a latte.
Think about the real perpetrator of the aforementioned reality: The People.