An old friend emailed me tonight wanting to know what I thought about the state of the Union. I didn’t intend to write a diatribe, but it just flowed out of me. My thoughts are what follows, with a few edits.

These are certainly scary times and we are in desperate need of serious people that can lead and make changes to our bankrupt society. Both of our parties (unified, as I see them, under the umbrella of the Corporate party) are fear mongering, saying that this will cause another great depression, starting this coming Monday. Wasn’t it just 10 days ago that McCain said the economy is fundamentally strong? That is indeed a rapid decline.

Freedom doesn’t come without some pain and we need to be free of these banks and corporations that feed off the masses. To get free of these parasites, it will take a cleansing. We need to live honest lives and we simply are not honest as a people.

We pretend that this country is capitalist when in fact we are the largest socialist state in the world. We are in fact the worst socialist state in the world. We indenture or enlist our young in exchange for their education, only to bankrupt them later with “free market” health care. We then have the audacity to expect the public to bail out trillion dollar corporations? Read the rest of this entry »

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