Please, John, We’re All Socialists Now
A huge reason John McCain and the Republican Party are going to get wiped out in 15 days is because ordinary Americans are very angry the richest members of our society, who had profited so much from their demands on how capitalism should be played just for them, screwed up on a thermonuclear scale by throwing everybody in the tank. Then looted the public Treasury to boot in a nauseating evolution of necessary survival.
All these folks that have lost their homes, nobody bailed them out. All of our people with no health care, who are hungry, who have lost their jobs, nobody came magically to their rescue as their American dream, the only one given to them with their time on the planet, is smashed in ruins around them. It’s so screamingly obvious yet John McCain is completely oblivious, accusing Obama of wanting to “re-distribute wealth” with tax cuts that are a “government giveaway.”
I never expected to be swayed by racist anti-intellectual militaristic egalitarian Republican authoritarianism, such as modern Republicans clumsily practice it, but I did expect the Party to produce a functional, cognitive adult as candidate for President, who could at least know the earth is round and that America shines with socialism just like the sun rose this morning. It’s beyond embarrassing, there’s 15 days left for some Republican to tell John that if he can’t comprehend any element of reality he could just shut up socialism, please.
American socialism for the rich and greedy among us, of course, very soon Democratic leadership will get to craft an American socialism much more attuned to the little people, not gazillionaire bankers. Part of the absurdity of the whole accusation is that among industrialized democracies the United States is by far—and notoriously—the least socialized country on the planet with rampant wealth inequality.
For once I can find no fault with the American journalism on the write-up, Michael Cooper of the New York Times (within the polite professional constraints shackled upon him) did a very good job highlighting the utter inanity of it all.