Is it any wonder why everyone hates liberals? What an effete and worthless bunch of fops they have become. Liberals used to have fire under their asses. Think 1968. Think the golden era of unions. Think the New Deal. Whatever ever you think about these topics is irrelevant. The point is that liberals used to stand for something. But liberals like their conservative counterparts have become fat off the land so to speak. Liberal elites are now Hollywood types, academics, musicians and old hags that sit at city council meeting right up front knitting hemp sweaters for their adopted Asian grandchildren and chiming in about recycling, hate free zones and rubber sidewalks. No one…and I mean no one takes these assholes seriously. Look its great what Bono is doing for starving African kids but it’s nothing but charity, a hand out to make the wealthy less uncomfortable with their excess. It doesn’t address the systematic issues that cause people to live in such brutal poverty and it completely ignores disparity issues right in his own backyard. But this is the way of the modern liberal elite.
Conservative elites are fairly straight forward and obvious about their agenda. They want more at your expense. If it was entirely up to these ass clowns we would be slaves or at best serfs and they would rule as if that was the natural order of things. For the last 30 years they have slowly but surely inched their way towards this reality. Pensions gone. Unions gone. Middle class close to gone. Access to affordable education gone. They won’t be satisfied until there are two classes in society- tramps and millionaires…or make that billionaires. Maybe then the masses will finally shut the fuck about their fair share of the pie. At their very hearts these are cold and vicious people absolutely indifferent to the suffering and plight of others. They are thugs with soft voices and even softer hands that have been looting the American Dream for the last 3 decades. Think the Koch brothers.
In my opinion liberal elites are worse because they purport to be concerned about topics like inequality but they really have no concept as to what that is. Someday soon I am sure we will get Chelsea Clinton as a potential leader of the people. She will have all the liberal talking points down but how in fuck’s name could a person like this ever understand what it’s like to work for a living and struggle from check to check. She will do what her predecessors are doing now which is basically nothing because when liberals talk about inequality they don’t understand what it means. How could they? What would be their frame of reference? That they didn’t get early admission into Yale and had to settle for Brown? Aristocrats have never had anything to offer the common man and they never will. They would like their life to remain exactly as it is and at the same time make life better for everyone else by holding some grand charity event in Manhattan. This is why when they talk about inequality it has nothing to do with income. Oh they might pay it lip service like Obama does but then they deftly dance backwards away from the issue like they were at a ball at the Royal French Court.
You see when a liberal elite hears the word inequality they think women being barred from golf clubs, glass ceilings, Spike Lee griping about gentrification, access to abortions and of course their favorite cause homosexuals. Have you noticed lately that you can’t read a paper or watch the news without some sort of homosexual propaganda being thrown in your face? Homosexual ball players and the never ending quest for homosexuals to cram their marriage initiative down the throats of people in fly over country seems like a constant stream of white noise. I don’t care about homosexuality either way and I never will. Bruce and Lance can butt fuck all they want for all I care. They can get married and do whatever else anyone else wants to do as far as I’m concerned. I really don’t fucking care about their issues and I don’t begrudge them for pushing these issues. If I was a homosexual I guess I would be rooting for a national initiative on kweer marriage.
I think it’s great that kweers no longer have to live on the margins of society. Its peachy keen as they used to say but when it comes to the really pressing issues of inequality in this county or better yet the world acceptance of sodomy is not exactly a headliner. In the scope of the world’s greater issues in terms of inequality “gay rights” is a country club issue. Too bad if that pisses you off. It’s the fucking truth. The only inequality that ever mattered in the history of humanity has always been and will always be economic inequality and liberal elites are on the winning side of that equation. This is why they are so flaccidly effete on concrete issues that matter. To address the issue is to look at their own reflection in the mirror and that’s the last thing that this self righteous lot wants to do. It’s much more fashionable to blame it on the Koch brothers or esoteric economic postulations about trickle down or whatever. God forbid that they ever admit that they are part of the problem.
The fact it that liberal elites need inequality. It defines what makes them liberals. They love to point out inequality and blame it Halliburton or Christians as if that’s enough. Marriage equality, gender equality and equal housing opportunity are all worthy goals but they entirely miss the mark because none of these things would even be an issue if there wasn’t such a disparity in income and that my friends is really what we mean by inequality. The topic scares the shit out of the elites because over the last 30 years they have worked tirelessly to see that the rules of the game were stacked in their favor and the left leaning elites are just as complicit in this hoodwink as the right. They might not be as shameless about it but they have reaped benefits from the collapse of the New Deal, labor and antitrust laws, deregulation, the rise of Reganites and the insufferable cheerleading for the rich and hate mongering of deluded right wing populist groups like those Tea Party assholes.
If they ever do pay lip service to income inequality its’ with Negroes in mind or at the very least the permanent underclass. Their concern for the poor is strictly patronizing. There’s really not a whole lot one can do with this lot other than up the ante on their handouts and that is all this crowd is ever interested in. It’s a convenient group to advocate for because there really is no solution to their dilemma. This is a class that has opted out. They have no stake in the game and they don’t want one. Low rent politicians can easily curry their favor with a slight up ticket in entitlements such as they are. I mean if someone has accepted this lot in life who is of able mind and body you’re not going to get them into the work force with a job training program or something. It’s wasted effort.
The heart of the America that we all idealize is built on the foundation of a strong middle class and despite the mythology this began in the 50s and ended sometime around the time Regan took office. Prior to the 1950’s in was paupers and princes. There were many factors at play during that era but one thing is certain. We made things. We made TVs and cars and steel and household appliances. Our economy was based on productivity and the dollar was based on the shit we made not speculation and manipulating interest rates. A man could buy a car with cash and 20% down on a home was standard operating procedure. To live the lifestyle my father lived in present day Boston I would have to make $200,000 a year. Adjust for cost of living where you’re at but you get the picture.
The cost of everything has been driven so out of control because we are now a speculation based economy. We have to manufacture markets and manipulate prices so as to make people almost entirely dependent upon the financial sector to purchase the things they value the most. What are those things? Homes, cars, higher education, a retirement and healthcare. Hey everyone wants these things so let’s up the prices and what a coincidence we just so happen to have the money you “need’ to “purchase” that home or whatever. This used to be called usury and it was a criminal offense. Jesus threw them out of the temple but now they are celebrities featured in Vanity Fair, appearing on Fox News lecturing the masses on the evils of class warfare whatever the fuck that is. One hundred years ago Lloyd Blankfein from Goldman Sachs would have been tied to the back of a horse and dragged over 100 miles of gravel and broken glass for what he personally did to the people of this country. His crimes are 100 times worse than any mass murderer we have ever had yet he not only walks free but he is the toast of the town. He’s one of the winners by golly. The cream might rise to the top but the mold rises over the cream.
So what’s my solution? I don’t have one per se. My solution is no solution. It’s like a marriage that is rotten to the core. The only solution it to let it disintegrate and make the best of it in the meantime. The beast is so big and well fed that there is no challenging it and there is no reforming it. Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan it doesn’t matter. You may as well have Paris fucking Hilton or Lindsey Lohan in the White House. At least it would make for good fodder. Nothing changes but the rhetoric and every god damn year we’re a little worse off than the year before. The challenge the elites have now is to pretend that they are concerned about wealth disparity while keeping the money rolling in hence things like the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Ever heard of it? Of course you haven’t. It’s like when a wave of violence that goes through a city and the mayor sets up a 10 point coalition or a blue ribbon panel of egg heads to put on an elaborate dog and pony show replete with nifty websites, photo ops with the powers that be, Power Point presentations and press feeds about gun buy backs, midnight basketball and other worthless drivel designed placate the masses. Our government is merely a façade designed to divert our attention to the inane while despicable shylocks loot the money drawer. If you’ve ever had the feeling that you just been cheated then you know what exactly what I am talking about here.