Thursday, December 26, 2013

I hope this isn't correct

But I fear that it might be:
I could keep myself up all night and into tomorrow by listing different groups of royalty and the ways they scam the system.

…except "scam the system" is a misnomer. I am not listing defects in a perfectable system. I am describing the system.

It is corrupt, corrupt, corrupt. From Ted Kennedy who killed a woman and yet is toasted as a "lion of liberalism", to George Bush who did his share of party drugs (and my share, and your share, and your share…) while young yet let other youngsters rot in jail for the exact same excesses instead of waving his royal wand of pardoning, to thousand of well-paid NSA employees who put the Stasi to shame in their ruthless destruction of our rights, to the Silicon Valley CEOs who buy vacation houses with the money they make forging and selling chains to Fort Meade, to every single bastard at RSA who had a hand in taking the thirty pieces of silver, to the three star generals who routinely screw subordinates and get away with it (even as sergeants are given dishonorable discharges for the same thing), to the MIT cops and Massachusetts prosecutor who drove Aaron Swartz to suicide, to every drug court judge who sends 22 year olds to jail for pot…while high on Quaalude and vodka because she's got some fucking personal tragedy and no one understands her pain, to every cop who's anally raped a citizen under color of law, to every other cop who's intentionally triggered a "drug" dog because the guy looked guilty, to every politician who goes on moral crusades while barebacking prostitutes and money laundering the payments, to every teacher who retired at age 60 on 80% salary, to every cop who has 50 state concealed carry even while the serfs are disarmed, to every politician, judge, or editorial-writer who has ever used the phrase "first amendment zone" non-ironically: this is how the system is designed to work.

The system is not fixable because it is not broken. It is working, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to give the insiders their royal prerogatives, and to shove the regulations, the laws, and the debt up the asses of everyone else.
Happy holidays, everyone.


JPD said...

+100% Agree. Two things amaze me. First, that most remain blissfully ignorant, until the system falls on them.

Secondly, those that DO know (at least part) do, or say nothing.

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ASM826 said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, my brother.

drjim said...

Scary but true....

Goober said...

Read it over at popehat yesterday. Very true, except I disagree with "burn it down" until we know what we're gonna replace it with, because bad as it is, its still better than most other things we've tried.

I think the best way to combat it is to educate our kids to the truth. Tell poor kids it'll go rough on them if they don't toe the line. Let rich kids know that there are other penalties other than the charges you'll walk on if you kill people while driving drunk, then make them stick.

If that rich kid killed my family while out joyriding then walked scot-free because hes rich, the least of his concerns would be the authorities.