Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Things I Believe But Cannot Prove

1. Campaign finance reform would solve many things.

2. Almost all politicians receive graft monies offshore where it cannot be traced or taxed because it's always party-time in Dubai via the Cayman Islands.

3. Serious political debate should by its nature exclude folks like Dick-Liz Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Mancow, etc. The idea of "serious" is the key: if the intent is to be meaningful then frivolous, inflammatory and uninformed rhetoric entirely for entertainment purposes has no place at the table.

4. The U.S. electorate are marks who deserve what they get because approx. 50% of them believe the lies told by cartoon characters operating as experts on politics.

5. The U.S. is an idea for something that doesn't actually exist - it's a fiction. There is no "land of the free" or "home of the brave." There is only an old world style oligarchy with an excellent PR campaign. This is the best "democracy" money can buy!

6. Thousands of military bases worldwide and the subornation of torture are the legacy of this grand-scale fiction.

7. Average U.S. citizens are no more to blame for the whole nonsense than are the powerless members of other societies for the faults of their own governments. After all, do we control our governments or do they control us?

Welcome to Room 101 - it's the worst thing in the world. The truth. Even when you can't prove it.