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The REAL American Way! [Dec. 18th, 2015|06:44 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
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We're going to inaugurate a new series/theme here on Hurtling Butt-First Through Time called "Defer to the Despots!"  It's going to be all about how in America, as in many parts of the world, we talk a good game, we bluster and strut (like that?  "bluster and strut?"  That's a keeper!) and proclaim our principles and lofty intentions and then we . . . defer to the despots every time.

The despot may be a Koch brother, Wayne LaPierre, an ISIS don, an industry (Big Pharma comes to mind), a mob of mouth-breathing imbeciles (the Tea Party comes to mind) or anyone else who wants to control our thoughts and rule our lives to their own advantage.  The only sure thing is that we Americans will roll over and let them have their way, that's what we do.  We've become a nation and a society that is OK with twenty first graders and their teachers being shot in the face with an assault rifle.

You say you're not OK with that?  What have you done to keep it from happening again (and again and again and again)?  Did you even raise your voice?  I didn't.  I defered to the Despots, 'cause that's what we do here in America.  Even if we make a noise, it's all theater.  What we actually do . . . is . . . nothing.

Film at 11:00 . . .