Shut the Door on Your Way Out and Don’t Forget to Turn Off the Lights
When is enough, Enough? When do we, meaning Americans, hit bottom? A major city left underwater didn’t do it. Neither did Bullshit Intelligence that started a War. We fretted a bit about an outed CIA agent, an act of Treason, but we got over it, and went about our business. Our Government can spy on us whenever they want, but other than a Murmur here or a cry of “Big Brother” there, we don’t mind so much. We elected an “Opposition” Party that is more like the Sister who keeps loaning her Crack Addict brother money. Or maybe she’s a Crack Addict as well, and they split the Rocks.
We signed away our Privacy in order to preserve our “Freedom and Security.” We are gladly salvaging our future, and the futures of our children to pay for a War that Cannot Be Won, for Tax Cuts we cannot afford, and a Sham Education Plan that does not Work.
We handed over Complete Trust to a Government that None of Us Believe.
Some will ask, “Well, what Freedoms have you lost?,” which is an Illogical Question. If and/or when the day comes that we lose our Freedom, it will be both Impossible and Unnecessary to answer such a question because Sir Wingnut of Estonia will be standing beside us in the Cell. By then, it’s too Fucking Late.
So, do the American People have a Proverbial “Bottom?” Is there a breaking point or are we all so conditioned from having pile of Shit after pile of Shit heaped upon us that we can pretty Damn well take Anything?
Did we already hit bottom, possibly years ago? This might explain it. We simply gave up, and declared, “Fuck It. I Give Up, You Win!” Is that what happened?
Maybe, when you break it down, we really don’t give a Shit. After all, I don’t live in Iraq or New York, and by the time this Spending catches up my life will almost be over.
And the Loss of Freedom? Well, that’s a gradual process. Tyrants, believe it or not, learn from History. They know if they truly want to maintain power they have to take their Time. Oppressive Regimes that force themselves into place overnight inevitably crumble because they didn’t give themselves enough time to Indoctrinate the Populace. But if they take their time, and Bleed Hope from the Populace day by day replacing it with their Bile, then they have a chance to rule not just for today or the foreseeable future, but Potentially Forever.
I know, I’m being Paranoid. Let me get out my “Tinfoil Hat,” and my “Vote for Kucinich” Button.
Anyone with a Brain knows life hasn’t really changed during the last 30 years. Why, when I was young I remember reports of Celebrity Clit Piercings regularly Trumping Real News.
And I remember everyone worked for Mc Donald’s or the local Department Store, and that the “American Dream” was about “Just Getting By,” and making it to the next day or week or if you were really lucky the next month. In fact, no one had Calendars back then because thinking about a year or two down the Road was “Insane.”
Now that I think about it…
I clearly recall staying Inside on Halloween Night because my neighbor’s wanted to Poison or Kidnap Me.
I loved those nights sitting in front of the Television hearing about how Bozo and Captain Kangaroo just got busted for Operating a Child Pornography Ring.
And if Bozo didn’t get me, surely some horrible Virus would. Or maybe a new Deadly Strain of Bacteria or People who didn’t speak English or Practice “Our” Religion.
We were always at War then as well. Every few months we had new “Enemies.” Crazies who needed to be bombed into Submission. Barbarians who didn’t “Love Freedom” like we Civilized Folk.
And Americans Hated one another. My first day in Geography class our Teacher showed us how America was divided into Colors. One part of America was Green, and the other part was Yellow. The Greens hated the Yellows, and of course the Yellows despised the Greens.
Whenever my parents planned a vacation, we made sure to stay away from any Yellow States even if it meant we had to drive a thousand miles out of our way. “Can’t give those Yellow Bastards any of our money,” my Dad used to say.
“Damn right Pop. Yellow Sons of Bitches!”
I spent the first 15 years of my life Indoors. My friends and I never went outside. Not with all the dangerous people out there waiting to Get Us. Besides we had Movies to watch, and Video Games to play. Outdoors was a place poor people played.
And we were careful to never get too Hopeful. “Hope is for the Naive, and the Bleeding Hearts,” is what Mom told us. “It’s dog eat dog out there, and you better get your killin’ face on.”
Mom is who inspired me to become a Counselor. I didn’t actually want to “Help” anyone, that’s for Pussies. No, I wanted to look in their eyes as I twisted the blade, and to laugh as they sank into Oblivion.
“See you in Hell Mother Fucker!”
When I went to College, I majored in Social Darwinism, and I learned about “Responsibility and Consequences.” I wholeheartedly supported the idea that other people were Completely Responsible for the Consequences of my Actions, and in Return I was Responsible for Nothing.
“Don’t want to get run over Bitch? Don’t stand on the Fucking Sidewalk!”
I learned that America is in fact not a “Society,” but a series of Individual Corporations. Each one Independent, and Utterly Disconnected from the Other.
“You went Bankrupt? Tough Fucking Titties, Asshole. You should have Invested More Wisely.”
During my favorite class, we’d sit for 50 minutes straight Clinching our Fists and Gnashing our Teeth. I felt so alive. They were preparing us for the “Real World.” And Goddamn am I forever Grateful.
To think some people dream of “Love” or “Marriage” or “Raising Children” or even “Helping Others.” Who has the time or even the Inclination for such trivial matters?
Don’t you know there is no such thing as “Love?”
Sure, you call it “Love,” but you’re only Deluding yourselves.
“Where have you been? Who’s that you were talking to? Why weren’t you home at 7:00? When will dinner be ready? Do we have anymore Scotch?”
And why should I help you? No one helped me. Do you honestly think that I, meaning me, am going to give more than I receive? Are you Fucked in the Head?
I’ll tell you what. You sign this Contract, and then I’ll see what I can do. But remember, I own your Ass.
Yes, yes, it’s all coming back to me now.
You’re right America, nothing has changed. We remain the “Great and Free” Country we always were. I admit, I had a moment of weakness, and that voice started up again.
You know the one. The one that pushes it’s way into your head, “What are you doing? Where are you going? What is happening? Why aren’t you doing something to stop it? You have to try. If we don’t have something worthwhile in which to believe, then we have nothing.”
Christ, I almost let it get hold of me. Thank you America for setting me straight. Just ignore the first part of this post. Mark it down to residue left over from the days when I was exposed to the “Liberal Media,” and the Commies who hang out in front of Grocery Stores waiting to take people back to their Morally Depraved Hideouts. Without you I may have succumbed to their Evil Temptations.
The pleasure is not in the Means, but in the End.
You’re right, I need to get my Ass back in Church.