can someone please help me to understand america. i know i rant on about america a lot. it has a magical fantasy land attraction for me, a bit like avatar and i do lean towards the blue team. although not all of the blues are worthy, as with all politicians, i’ve noticed that some are just beyond support.
i’m not going to post an endless list of linked examples or videos, but please just become aware of the current goings on in america, and i’m sure you’ll see what i mean. some folk who seek a simpler time, will deride barack as being responsible for the current economic quagmire that country is in, but if you look at the facts, what he inherited, ( thanks w and the disgusting banker network ), and what he has tried to do, i think you might just change your mind.
idiotic states rights over the good of the country. over public health, human rights or even a right to vote are, in my humble and far away opinion, dragging america into some kind of puritan quaker, mormon, fundamentalist christian time capsule.
rather than videos and links, here are some examples that rattle me loose.
- unfair voter registration requirements, seriously penalising the less fortunate and heavily marginalised population. no surprise to learn then that these people would be less likely to vote for the republicans or tea party buffoons.
- racially motivated policy created under the scared reactionary nonsense of strengthening borders.
- fringe dwelling imbeciles getting themselves elected to state education boards and slashing any real knowledge from the school curriculum. teaching that science is bad and wild reactionary man made versions of scientific knowledge is best.
- determining when a life begins, not based on medicine but from the date of the women’s last period. wtf is that ? sure it gives fanatics a date from which to set draconian anti abortion laws, how can you just make that shit up ?
- slash funding for family planning and women’s health because you think that the sensible aspect of women’s health is in stark contrast your own fairytale view on modern living.
- a wish to reduce the all ready obscene minimum wage if you earn tips while doing that job. the wage is third world level and should be raised. various governments have failed to lift this insulting pittance to any decent level over the last two decades. it has to be lifted.
ok, you get the picture, i have issues with the issues i see being sprayed on ridculous right wing, republican biased ( no matter what they say ) media and a blinkered regression to an obscene level of general ignorance.
is there hope for america ? well the bankers won’t provide any, the madness behind the military ( not the troops of course ) won’t provide any, the party of tea drinkers won’t provide any, the fundamentalists or even the stupid scientology weirdos won’t provide any. nor will a mormon multi billionaire who claims to be in touch with middle class america. he can’t even spell america for fucks sake !!!
america is stuffed and i’d suggest that it’s in need of urgent help.
can you help ?