With the world fixated on the allegations of CIA torture laid out in a Senate Intelligence Panel report released by Democrat panel members, tonight’s midnight deadline for Congress to authorize the funds needed to prevent a government shutdown has received none of the attention of the 2011 version.
That year – with an August 2nd debt ceiling deadline rapidly approaching – Congress looked poised to either pass a deficit reduction bill targeting the poor and middle class, or to shut down the government.
I had hoped for the latter. We got the former.
Obama and the Democrats, as per usual, completely adopted the framework laid out by the Republican Eight Families minions in the debate on raising the debt ceiling. Instead of advocating the repeal of the Bush tax cuts ($4 trillion in revenue over 10 years) – which have allowed the hallowed “job creators” to hire plenty of serfs (in China and India) while stashing their ill-gotten loot in Cayman Islands tax havens – the cowardly Democrats chose to start yet another negotiation with the party of the whining rich and climber classes by spotting the bent-over Republicans four touchdowns before the game ever began.
Americans have no one to blame but themselves for this fiasco. While the idiocracy this country is fast becoming piles the blame on Congress, they seem to forget that it was they who voted for the current batch of ignorant banker shills whose IMF-sanctioned mission is to destroy every vestige of government for the people and replace it will with rule by oligarchy.
Thomas Jefferson referred to government as a buffer between the aristocracy and the peasants. It is that buffer zone that the banker-funded Grover Norquist pledge-pin robots are out to destroy.
Yet the idiocracy grows, each day more inclined to bash “government” and thus democracy. Better we should have a King and a Queen and their East India Company. Let’s go medieval!
The Koch Brothers-funded and Orwellian-named Tea Party nut jobs, politically and economically much more aligned with British Empire mercantilists, are in fact a treasonous Anglophile lot who seek to destroy the United States as we know it.
They are backers of the class war which the aforementioned job destroyers have waged for decades on the American working classes. They defend billionaires because they lack a moral compass, because they have no values, because the only thing important to them is the banker-inspired money grab. Their ideology only exists to justify their exploitation of fellow human beings. They hold no higher values. They are not capable of empathy. In short, they believe in nothing.
Many are of the opportunistic contractor crowd and dependent on a government check each month. Thus, it is time for progressives to call their pathetic, ignorant and hypocritical bluff. It is time for the US government to default on its debt.
Yes, it would be terrible that the elderly, poor folks and veterans will not get their monthly checks. But think about what would happen to the rich and their climber whores, who feed covertly and incessantly at the public trough and whose government checks are much larger.
Lockheed Martin could go belly up. Blackwater would be out of business. Cargill would get no more government subsidized grain from wealthy farmers, who would get no more big welfare checks to pay off either Monsanto or their local fat cat banker.
The Four Horsemen of Oil would get no more subsidies. The Four Horsemen of Banking – who hold billions in US debt – could conceivably all go under.
US overseas military bases in 192 countries would need to be shut down. NSA, CIA, DEA, ATF and FBI thugs would be home watching CSI. Private prisons would go bankrupt. Local police departments would get no federal money. Their ranks would thin and their patrols will cease. Wealthy neighborhoods would grow nervous. Black folks could relax a little, with less cops around to hassle them.
Would the ostensibly fit rich folks survive, or was their advantage that their million dollar McMansions received extra “evil government” protection?
Medicare and Medicaid payments to Big Insurance, Big Pharma and Big Hospital would cease. Wealthy surgeons would have to sell their Mercedes, since legions of old white whining Republican hypochondriacs on Medicare would no longer get their government check to abuse.
Wall Street would crash and the 401K climbers wiped out along with the bondholders. The Federal Reserve – by far the largest holder of US debt – would see its power drastically diminished.
Most gratifying of all, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul and rest of the “can’t do” return America to the Stone Age contingent, would be cut off the “evil government” dole.
Better to shut the “evil government” down, watch the heavily-subsidized rich squirm, and teach the climber idiocracy a hard lesson about the role of government, the merits of democracy and the lost virtue of empathy for those who have less than your whining white well-fed self.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries,Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com