Sunday, October 12, 2008

The real problem...

Governments are in the business of maintaining power. Politicians are not elected to make changes, they are indoctrinated into a machine of power so that they will continue the needs of the powerful - i.e. an established and well-protected cabal of companies, banks, and lawmakers. Every four years we the people are hoodwinked by the false glimmer of change and hope. It's the oldest trick in the book. Given our distance from and cluelessness regarding the actual mechanations of government, do you really think they'd let us tinker with their system? No. We the people live off the scraps thrown our way and our own desperate illusions.

So my friends, this November you can hope all you like, but once the horse race is over, the only change you will likely believe in is the change you may find in the deep folds of your couch. It comes in handy as you continue to serve the never-ending cycle of debt and economic slavery this system is based upon.

"Cynical realism - it's the best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
- Aldous Huxley

(illustration by Ryan Berkley)


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