Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Something I’ve learned in my 57 years on this earth is that the “Will of the People” is whatever the government says it is and wants it to be.
Our “Will” isn’t ours.
AND THERE ISN’T A DAMN THING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.
All that is necessary to secure the “will of the people” is to publicize the hell out of something, harp on it in the “news” everyday, take a few “polls” in areas that promise a favorable outcome for whatever view is being foisted upon us and PRESTO!
It’s “The Will of the People”…… You asked for it, you got it.
Politicians can say: See? I was only doing “The Will of the People”! Vote for me! Now, conform with the herd and go with the flow. Otherwise, you will be dehumanized and demonized. Called names. Shunned for what?
Shunned for not agreeing with a trumped-up Will of the People.
YOU, YA RIGHT-WING MACHO PARANOID GUN NUT WITH A TINY PENIS!
Shunned and ridiculed when all this time you believed the lie: “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.”
That line worked pretty good for you when you were using it to describe “dirty hippie occupiers” who were calling for an end to corruption in government and an end to Wall Street greed.
That line worked pretty good when you supported The Patriot Act and NDAA.
How’s it working out for you now, Cletus?
Here’s the latest, and you can’t spit. You’ll have to swallow.
Obama: “I will put everything I’ve got into this, and so will Joe. But the only way we’ll change is if the American people demand it.”
Obama unveils sweeping new gun control proposals
President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping new policies Wednesday aimed at limiting gun violence, teeing up a political showdown that will pit the broad public popularity for many gun control measures against Congress’s tepid appetite for approving the most stringent restrictions on gun ownership.
“While there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil,” Obama said at a mid-day announcement at the White House, “if there’s even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there’s even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try it.”
“We’re not going to get an outright ban,” Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., said of limits on assault weapons. Still, McCarthy, a leading voice in Congress in favor of gun control, said she would keep pushing for a ban and hoped Obama would as well.
Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of the shootings in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Prior to the Obama Show, there was this preview:
During his announcement Wednesday, Obama will be joined children from across the U.S. who wrote letters to him about gun violence and school safety.
One of those children, a Maryland 8-year-old named Grant, wrote: “It’s a free country but I recommend there needs (to) be a limit with guns. Please don’t let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that.”
Calico Blackie says:
Shameless and cynical exploitation of a child for a political motive. What a dick!
Uh, there already is a ban on machine guns in this country.
Where do you think an 8-year old got the idea that the average joe can walk into a store and buy a machine gun?
Now, we will have a committee formed to make recommendations by the end of the month to, you know, keep us divided amongst ourselves on the issue of gun control, instead of focusing on the main problems in our society.
Keep investing all your energy into the theater of intraclasswarfare (i.e.: gun debate). It’s for the kids, after all.
Besides, we all have to make sacrifices! Even Jamie Dimon has to tighten his belt!
Did you see this story?
JPMorgan Halves Dimon’s Bonus To $10.5 Million After London Whale Fiasco
While Dimon’s salary of $1.5 million was untouched from a year earlier, his incentive compensation of $10 million in restricted stock units is down 53.5% from 2011. The cut comes after Dimon was caught unaware by the risky trading in the London office of the bank’s Chief Investment Office.
Calico Blackie says:
The poor guy. I’ll bet he’s devastated. I bet when he gets home from work tonight he’ll have to tell his wife:
“Sorry honey. We’ll have to send our kids to public school now.”
Oh, sure. There are those of you who will say: “But he has a real tough job and a skillset that qualifies him for the salary and for the bonus.”
Don’t get me wrong. The man is smart. So is Lex Luthor, if you follow comic books.
However, is it morally right that anyone should amass more money than they will ever possibly be able to spend in 10 lifetimes?
Here’s how I see it.
To my simple mind, being rich is ok. But, being filthy rich? Well, there’s a reason it’s called filthy rich.
I raise chickens for their eggs. I feed them. I take care of them. I keep predators away from them. I allocate the space for them.
I gather their eggs too.
Would it be morally right, even though I did all the work, for me to hoard more eggs than I could possible ever eat in 10 lifetimes while my neighbors were starving?
Would it be morally right for me to trade eggs for their work if I was only willing to give each family 1 egg for an entire day’s worth of hard labor?
Would it be morally right for me to undersell and buy out or drive out the other chicken farmers in the area so that I can have a monopoly on the egg supply?
That’s what the filthy rich are doing in this country. They’re strangling us.
But, you know…..
GUNS ARE KILLING US! PLEASE UNCLE SAM AND MR. POLICEMAN…..
PROTECT US FROM EACH OTHER!
You don’t want to hear that, do you?
OK. Here ya go.
It’s a birthday for Kate Moss! Yippee! Something we all can get behind!
So, take your goddamned prescription pills and let’s look at Kate’s tits!
Take those same pills that have been actively prescribed and encouraged for us from the cradle to the grave to treat symptoms, but never to cure.
Those same prescription pills that started coming into widespread use around 40 years ago right about the same time school shootings and massacres started to become more common.
The same time the bogus “War on Drugs” got cranked-up full swing.
Do ya think maybe there might be a connection there?
But, you know……
Mr. Obama said today: “Our first priority is keeping our kids safe.”
OK, Mr. Obama. Let’s do that. Let’s start by ending the war in Afghanistan and let’s use the money we piss away on the fat cats running the Military Industrial Complex to end poverty in this country so that every kid can be taken care of.
OK, Mr. Obama. Let’s do that. Let’s start by ending the bogus and failed “War on Drugs”. PROHIBITION DOESN’T WORK.
OK, Mr. Obama. Let’s do that. Let’s start by having a fairer distribution of wealth (through better wages and health benefits) and ending the maximum profit mentality that was/is directly responsible for the offshoring of jobs and the lowering of wages in this country.
OK, Mr. Obama. Let’s do that. Let’s start by putting the brakes on an out of control Wall Street and putting a stop to corruption in government.
OK, Mr. Obama. Let’s do that. Let’s start by LISTENING TO THE REAL WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
But, you know….
Fuck you, Mr. Obama.
My head says: “Who Cares?” but then, my heart says:
Please help spread the message.
Please follow the true “Will of the People”
Calico Blackie @kidakita