Ramblings, Gibberish, Opinions and Editorial Type Bullshit; with Overall Generalized Aversion and Contempt….from an Older Guy who lives in a heavily fortified Cabin…with a cat…and a Doberman.
Column I, Volume I
Written under constraint by: Thomas X. Foolery
To All Whom The Bell Tolls:
What the fuck is wrong with people? I only ask outright because I’m sincerely baffled by ‘Humanity’s’ ambivalence to the atrocities being imparted upon us with only a handful actually saying or doing anything against it. Fully realize I’m ‘a day late and a dollar short’ on this one…but, fuck it….roll with me here. Let’s for instance take the recent State of the Union Address…something that most American’s avoid but I’ve unfortunately watched and/or read since I was a teenager. More so out of curiousity originally…thereafter I guess it became a habit. But…let’s take a peek at 2014’s.
Okay…that teacher who helped a kid in need that “did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades…”. And, let us not overlook the young lady who apparently turned on the lights in her new “tech startup” and “did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.” And THEN….there is this:
“A farmer prepared for the spring after the strongest five-year stretch of farm exports in our history. A rural doctor gave a young child the first prescription to treat asthma that his mother could afford. A man took the bus home from the graveyard shift, bone-tired but dreaming big dreams for his son. And in tight-knit communities across America, fathers and mothers will tuck in their kids, put an arm around their spouse, remember fallen comrades, and give thanks for being home from a war that, after twelve long years, is finally coming to an end.”
“Here are the results of your efforts: The lowest unemployment rate in over five years. A rebounding housing market. A manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s. More oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly twenty years. Our deficits – cut by more than half. And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is.”
Again…I MUST ask….What The FUCK is wrong with people nowadays? Is this horrendous myriad of fucking mind numbing horseshit orated at the huddled masses by the President to be actually BELIEVED???? I don’t really care about Democrats and Republicans…as a Journalist it has always been my job (more or less, for good or ill) to be ‘objective’, not pick sides, play by the rules and just report the facts…as best as I could discern said ‘facts’. INDEED. But that was then, this is now and the whole fucking world is going to hell in a handbasket; yet to listen to the SOTUA 2014 everything is just fucking nifty. I call TOTAL bullshit. Sorry, not Sorry.
The Teacher was doing her fucking job, at about $100k a year with Union Benefits/Protection (and probably getting railed by at least one male student in the cloak room), the girl with the ‘tech startup’ did so with a ‘Minority Loan’ from the Feds that will ultimately cost her over $747,000 in usurpatous interest loans over 20 fucking years. That Farmer who saw unprecedented profits from his yields…yeah…that cocksucker sold Soy, to fucking China, Russia, North Korea and dare I say it, ‘sold’ it to the great US of A at half market value. Fucking Great.. Those lowest unemployment rates…are calculated over the last five years on purpose – because otherwise they would be triple any figure they’ve ever been since the Great Depression. Empirical Data is a marvelous thing when there are over 30, yes, THIRTY actuaries in the employ of the West Wing Spin Machine whose sole purpose is to make data corroborate the bullshit being flung from the Oval Office like an infant with its hands in its diaper. And let us all not forget the last time we depended on our own oil. Jimmy Carter was in the Oval Office taking it dry up the ass while regular folks waited in lines for 10 or 12 hours for only a limited 5 or 6 gallons of gas. He wished he was back on the peanut farm then, I guaranfuckingtee it. AND….I personally, just me, living in my heavily fortified cabin nestled in the woods south of Boston, know at least 10 fucking young men and women who are in harm’s way in this Nation’s Military RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!! I’ve been to 2 funerals for war dead in 2 years, kids I knew & worked with….but Oh, All of Sudden, Wars Over…because the Feds and Barack say so? No Fucking Way. I call Bullshit…again. The CIA, NSA, FBI, Military Industrial Complex, DARPA…even fucking UNICEF has sooo much riding on America being in a conflict ANYWHERE. As it stands now the Nation will come to a screeching halt economically, socially and fucking morally (if it ever was) if at any time in the near future poor young bastards born on Home Soil are not somewhere fighting someone. Mind you, Not defending the nation, not fighting for freedom or democracy, no furtherance of any justifiable cause I can discern from my research….yet they are fighting, if for no other reason than for the guy and/or gal next to them. Because at the end of their day, that s all they have. And it doesn’t have to be that way. As for investment in America…Of Course!! Why wouldn’t a savvy Warren Buffet type sink his whole nut into the US? The National Debt has a bigger Vig than Jimmy the Geek’s Vegas Line on the Patriots Superbowl and I’m highly confident that anyone with half a clue, access to a laptop and/or a newspaper can tell that the interest rate on national debt to China is beyond fucking insane; enough zero’s to make any Albert Einstein type as nervous as a mutherfucker with The Fear….so why fucking NOT invest in America? It’s a financially responsible thing to do….fucking DUH.
I am NOT anti-American nor am I anti-Military….in fact quite the opposite…I am a DIE HARD, GO HARD American Motherfucker. Name Taker, Ass Kicker and all that type horseshit…but, unfortunately, I am also anti-bullshit whereas I’m not brain-dead and can fucking read. And therein lies the entire point of this lengthy montage of gibberish….where the fuck is everyone? Those few handfuls of animalistic folks are persona non grata…and its they who typically bark, snarl, cry and bellow at the inference of any wrongdoings in the Nation’s Capital, yet the silence is deafening…like a herd of cotton wrapped bison going nowhere and doing nothing. Even the typical skeptics are tapping out, old school hacks are throwing in the towel and the ‘new’ journalism will nary print much more than an obligatory box of inflammatory and/or thought-provoking government stuff because of the indefinite fear they might lose the almighty advertising money. It’s a vicious cycle, no less so than the circle of life in all its kill or be killed splendor, but all the same so fucking important. Does no one with any clout whatsoever even give a shit any more? I’ve searched…reached out…grasped at any straw whatsoever that might lead me to someone, fucking anyone, that could lend a guy a hand and explain to me how the fuck are we supposed to keep going on with our days, the trivial routines, the insanity that is life – knowing full well that the Bastards Who Are In Charge have fucking run away with the country.
Thus, Its been a few months now…have had exactly three responses (out of some 21 odd inquiries sent. Letters, emails, etc). Unfortunately two were from Congressman’s Aide’s that deferred comment “until more tenured and specific research could be done before proffering an answer”, which to me essentially means “Fuck Off you impotent fool and how dare you question us”. Maybe I’m wrong. Don’t matter to them.. Therefore the only one single response that remotely make sense is from an old Political Science Professor of mine at UMASS Boston. He mailed me a note from Italy, in response to my inquiry of how I felt about the SOTUA (essentially most of the above). In his hand written note it just said:
“Well Thomas, you are certainly quite spun up over all this aren’t you? Apparently the twenty plus years since you were in my lectures hasn’t tempered your spirit, that makes me happy and I’m glad you haven’t lost your ‘zip’ as they say. As for your answer, or plural to that: Answers, I can only offer you this for now my friend: “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in it’s worst state, an intolerable one.” – Thomas Paine”. So ponder that a bit and send word if you get where I’m coming from…”
So….In closing, being accepting of the fact that – for now – it’s indeed a necessary evil, at what point does the intolerable part become so bad that its offensive? As I go off to ponder that and many many other questions, I offer this quote from a favorite author of mine, because it’s so insanely right I couldn’t have written anything better if I wanted to.
“Loyalty to the Country, Always.
“Loyalty to the Government, Only When
“It Deserves It…”
And that dear friends is about as loud a statement I can think of, bellowed by Mr. Twain; speaking volumes for preservation of Government in our times, preferably through a fucking bullhorn on Pennsylvania Avenue…whilst waiting to get tazed, maced, clubbed or shot by the onslaught of highly trained fuckers whom don’t agree with those of us that don’t agree. But…Alas…Who The Fuck Am I Anyhow?
Until Next Time………
I remain, As Always, Yours in Fear & Loathing,
Thomas X. Foolery, III, D.D