Monday, March 11, 2013

Excuses for the inexcusable ...

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This particular expression of frustration is interestingly common across the less refined and more vocal segments of our culture.  Don't Google it unless you're ready for the flood of anger and imagery.  The real world we live in is a little rough around the edges.

Curious why such thinking might be so prevalent?

From Washington to Wall Street, folks find themselves fed up with excuses for the inexcusable.  One more reason for banker bonuses, one more excuse for Congress failing to pass a budget, one more reason for the multi-trillion dollar debt, ... none deserves a considered response; profanity seems the only fitting answer left to us.  Congress doesn't represent the citizenry, Wall Street doesn't serve the marketplace, our votes no longer count, and corporations own our government.  It's the answer they deserve; that's why.  At least that seems to be the thinking expressed.

These are interesting times from which we'll eventually emerge, of course, but popular culture informs us.  There are many things which will need to be dealt with, one way or another. 

Considering government's recent record, the anti-Christ would be an understandably popular alternative for many, as has been humorously pointed out a few times.

Dissent and change, frustration and protest, government and the governed, all are wonderful players in the human laboratory.  Our hope is that such conflict and the inevitable change it provokes will be beneficial.  Will it?  Judging from today, what are the best options available?

Comparatively speaking, our country is young still.  Following its first throes of shaping and learning, it finds itself troubled by the same issues which brought down great nations and empires.  Overspending at the expense of the citizenry, a rapidly rising gap between rich and poor, power serving itself, hubris and megalomania, we've seen it all in the history books.  

So what's next?  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the American people should see that the corporations abandoned them long ago.

The corporations belong to no land, no country, no people. They have no loyalty to anything apart from their profits, and the profits today are on an unimaginable scale; it has become criminal, profits extracted at the cost of life.