Skip to comments.In Our Banana Republic
Posted on 12/11/2012 10:54:10 AM PST by kreitzer
- In Our Banana Republic...
There is a headline on Drudge right now which reads:
Rubio: 'Tax Increases Will Not Solve Our $16 Trillion Debt'...
If the Republicans are trying to get their losing message for 2016 into prime time shape, this seems like an excellent place to start.
The people who represent the most accurate expression of the vox populi are no longer interested in such things. Rubio is talking about a problem that they don't even recognize the existence of, let alone are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to actually solve. But he's already out there wasting all of our time by fine tuning the message. We might as well just retread the 'just say no' campaign and apply it to federal spending. The voters won't listen.
The reason they want taxes raised on the top 2% is not because they think it will help in some vague fiscal way. They want those taxes to go up because they hate those F**kers with their SUV's and their golf shirts. Even the best of them is motivated by nothing but envy. Obama has nurtured that resentment and is now determined to deliver a head to them to appease them.
You want to understand the future direction of the American Republic and the sentiment of its voters? It's actually very simple. Imagine a house with a very large family living in it. There is a mother, a father, a pair of grandparents, a maiden aunt, and 8 children between the ages of 7 and 16. But instead of the people who earn the money deciding how it's spent, everyone gets an equal vote.
So there is no heat in half the house, but there are 8 Xbox 360's plugged into 10 flat screen TV's. There are multiple 1960's muscle cars in the driveway along with a collection of boats, motorcycles and jet-ski's, all bought on credit, that no one can afford the gas for. They stopped making the payments on them ages ago, but for some unknown reason they still haven't been repossessed. The roof leaks, the basement is flooded, and the pile of filthy dishes in the sink have begun nurturing new forms of life. Every other day something else seems to break, but everyone is waiting for someone else to get around to fixing it.
The working members of the family (the parents) are exhausted all the time. That exhaustion is making them earn less, but no one cares. All they care about is laying around and voting themselves a larger portion of the increasingly shrinking pie. They don't work - why work? If they just content themselves with a slightly lower standard of living they can live on someone else's dime... forever. All they need to do is make sure they always show up at the polls.
To this family, Marco Rubio sounds about as engaging as an annuity salesman with a speech defect. Imagine that salesman trying to get his message across to 13 year old Xbox player - one bloated mitt on the "Grand Theft Auto IV" controls and the other stuffed deep into an extra large bag of Doritos, and you get a very accurate image of the state of American political discourse in 2013. For Rubio's point to be compelling to them, the American public must engage in a level of thoughtfulness which they are no longer capable. (As an aside, I shall now and for the next 4 years be referring to Marco Rubio as "Republican 2016 Loser #1".)
If Rubio were to actually get through to the kid about what an annuity is and what it does, he'd probably say that he wants one. But when told that he also has to pay for the things he wants, his response would immediately be "that's not FAIR!" If a single word has become a rallying cry for an entire generation of Americans under Obama, surely that's the one. To Obama voters, connecting benefit with cost is profoundly unfair. To them it's the people with all the money who should have to pay. They never even consider that those are also the people who are doing all the work.
In the meantime there's Rubio. He's selling a product no one wants, to a group of people who do not understand it, and if they did, they wouldn't care. Collectively they can think no further ahead than the bottom of the potato chip bag. For all their talk of being "in it together" what they really mean is that everyone together should be forced to give something specifically to them - for free.
And in truth, calling them children is too kind because most children can still be taught. In reality it's the unionized baby boomer grandparents of this family who are acting this selfishly, and the kids are just learning from their example. And it will only get more perverse from here.
People keep asking me when we're going to turn into a banana republic. My answer lately is "around 1967". And a message of responsibility and sacrifice will not sell in a banana republic, unless it's 'someone else' who will be forced to do the sacrificing.
Unfortunately about 1/2 of our voters ARE the bananas and the ones we want to eat need to be imported. 4 more lousy years of unpresident OBanana is testament to that.
Then let's lay the blame at the door of the universities and colleges. Let's target the high salaries of university heads and tenured college professors who charge exhorbitant (and ever-escalating) tuition fees to pay for their permanent jobs and care-free lifestyles that seem to be disconnected from the abilities of their students to learn something practical.
Instead of being envious of people in business, let's try to turn the populace against the college professors! They're the new 1%.
Unfortunately, in reality grandparents could give it all up for the piggies in order to bring about fiscal reason, but the kiddies would take what they gave up and spend it on a new fleet of yatchs...with no gas. Buying votes won’t stop. Corporations are even on the welfare tram and GE CEO wants us to be a “superior” communist nation like China.
The parents of this family (Ameria’s elite) are more greedy, evil and crazier than the stupid and lazy kids.
Is it now in the non-fiction aisle?
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