Before I post tonight I want to comment on the political cat and mouse game going on in Washington. Rethugs lost the battle to block the O man's stimulus package yesterday, and now the spinners from both sides are out in full force. Folks, let me ask you a question: If you hired a builder to build your home and he fucked it up so bad that you had to bring in a new one to tear it down and build it up again; would you allow the builder who fucked it up to tell the new one what to do? Of course you wouldn't, that's my point.
So now to my post:
I saw a story today out of Michigan (no, not the one about the World War II vet who froze to death because the scum bags at the gas company turned off his heat) which made me think of one of those futuristic movies where the world is but a shell of what it used to be. It's a world fully populated by scavengers and barbarism rules the day.
There was this frozen body in a Detroit warehouse, and even after three 911 calls were made it took two days for the city to finally remove the body. No one knows who he is, and no one knows how he died, but it doesn't matter. It's Detroit, so who gives a damn. At least his death might have been swift. The city around him has been dying a slow painful death for years. Detroit, like so many places in A-merry-ca, is not what it used to be. Unemployment is high, the home foreclosure rate is sky rocketing, and businesses are leaving faster than Hussain Bolt in Beijing.
I am trying to remember if it was like this before 2000. Before the presidential jacking in Florida, and that horrible fall day the following September. I am pretty sure that it wasn't. Yeah things were still bad in some places, but at least we had hope. You could still look over the mountain top (sorry Martin) and see a beautiful valley down below. Not now. All we see now is more pain and despair. More layoffs, more downsizing, and more desperation.
Yeah the "motherfucker from Midland" (sorry to steal your line Chris) really did a number on us. And I am still pissed at my fellow citizens who voted for that son of a bitch, TWICE. Honestly, the more I think about it, is the more I want someone, anyone, from his administration to be prosecuted for one of the crimes that I know they committed. At first I was thinking just let it go, why relive the past in the age of Obama? But seeing that frozen body today made me rethink my position.
I want to hold someone accountable for what they did to our country, I want some neo con heads on a platter. I don't want some low level flunky, I want someone who had a seat at the table. Someone who was eating from the frat boy's five course meal while we ate scraps.