You hear it all the time, “ALL POLITICIANS ARE LIARS!!” And it’s true. However, not all lies have the same effects. Here’s the thing: a lie that leads to the death of your child is not equivalent to a lie that leads to stolen public money or, the good LORD forbid, a blowjob.
This isn’t news to anyone. I know. Yet thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of eligible voters refuse to participate in this system because they apply a false equivalency to both political parties. I’ll be the first to admit, this system is fucking fucked. When it becomes a criminal activity to expose criminal activity, the system is fucking fucked.
However, as far as political parties are concerned, it’s absolutely clear that Republicans represent the monied interests in this country to the detriment of everyone else, while Democrats, who have their fair share of slimeball-personal-injury-lawyer-types shoving money down their pants whenever they think no one’s looking, collectively have the greater good more in focus than their openly-shittier counterparts.
That’s enough for me at this point. I’m not interested in a revolution–just a re-balancing of the economic inequalities. All the social bullshit is dressing. Culture wars are for assholes who want to sell books or who have opinion shows–and control public emotion. When economic inequalities balance out closer to normality (something like a Bell curve, but not exactly), social issues take a back seat.
It should be our number one priority, but instead we have Chick-fil-et supporters, who, in the same tone as those who can’t stand the president, but swear they aren’t racist, say they don’t mind what ‘the gays’ do, but they cannot stand idly by and watch a sincere businessman get lambasted and boycotted because his strong moral belief system condones intolerance.
Instead of paying attention to the actual economic fights we are having, and who’s actually responsible for which policies and what effects they have, these giblet-eating assholes, (who populate my family and yours), get to act like they’re taking the moral high-ground by denying services to the most vulnerable of our society, and stand behind the cutting of government jobs in the middle of an employment crisis.
(Damn, those are long sentences.)
So, yes, all politicians lie. But not all political parties are equally responsible for the collective misery of the American people. Will we ever pull our heads out of our asses?