Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Revolution Isn't Coming...

"...Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville  Junction will no longer be so god damned relevant, and  women will not care if Dick finally screwed  Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people  will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
The revolution will not be televised...." Gil-Scott Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
 "Tranquilizing ourselves with the trivial" as Becker argued... having our strings pulled to believe the trivial matters more than the profound.  It's a remarkable situation where the bottom 90% are fighting over the scraps thrown down to us by the 0.1%...

And we're unwilling to fight for what matters due to apathy, ignorance, and our fear of losing Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars:
Were the Democrats to actually become serious advocates of the poor and downtrodden and denounce the destructive forces of late stage predatory capitalism and imperialism, people would turn out to vote in such numbers that no amount of dirty money or voter suppression could overcome it. But then again if my aunt had a pair of balls she'd be my uncle. The Democrats - under the current leadership - will never eschew corporate money nor take a moral stand on anything outside of their phony identity group politics. It is always easy to preach the message of equal rights for all and then proceed to sh*t on every last one of those who were gullible enough to believe it after the votes have been counted. It sure as hell didn't work out on Tuesday and it won't work in 2016 either. Enough people are now able to see through it as the dishonest horseshit that it always was. Just ask Hispanics who were counting on serious immigration reform from Obama and his party. - Donn Marten - The Democrats Got What they Deserved
So we're stuck with this situation writ large:
 "A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, 'Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.'"
 And unwilling to take to the streets to fight for a better day...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New Reality and Old Bullshit

What percentage of jobs in 2022 will require education below that of a high school diploma?

What percentage of jobs in 2022 will require no more than a high school diploma?

What percentage will require a college education?

What percentage of jobs in 2022 will require previous experience in a related occupation?

What type of on-the-job training will jobs in 2022 require?

Below is a link to a chart, which I've alluded to in a couple post over the last few months, that provides the answers to these questions.

Given this as a new reality, why do our politicians and corporate and media influencers continue to try and peddle the same bullshit they've been peddling since 1980? 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Some old quotes describing modern politics

  • "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell 
  • "You can't reason someone out of something he didn't reason himself into" -Jonathan Swift
  • "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." -Alejandro Jodorowsky

Hitchens on Libertarians