Fantasyland

Santa Claus is watching you. He knows when you have been naughty or nice.

The Tooth Fairy leaves money under your pillow.

Jesus died for your sins and, he too, knows when you have been naughty or nice.

People dying in the gutter bring it on themselves. Babies and puppies die for no reason. God’s plan is not always clear to us. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Heroic men and women go off to fight wars in far-away lands to keep us safe and free. (Or, do they do it to get out of the grinding dead-end poverty of the ghetto? Perhaps they are really fighting and dying to protect the investments of the ruling elite?) “Thank you for your service.”

The only way to combat a bad man with a gun, is a good man with a gun. Our “thoughts and prayers” go out to the families of the victims.

Young people, who live in a sea of sexual hormones, should not be given birth control or abortions. They should be forced to have babies they don’t want. “She should have thought about all this before getting in the back seat.”

If the 1% pays zero taxes, they will have more money to do good things. We call this trickle-down (or voodoo) economics. The Republican tax plan will help the middle class and the poor.

Even though many Congressional politicians are lap dogs for the ruling elite, they say they have our best interests at heart. We are returning to the feudal system of medieval Europe. We are the serfs. ¬†From the NYT, 11/17/17: “GOP congressman, Chris Collins, gave the game away: ‘My donors are saying get it done (tax reform) or don’t ever call me again.'”

Stop questioning everything. Be glad you have a job working for the lord of the manor. Remember, “the meek shall inherit the earth.”

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The magical thinking we teach our children produces magical thinking adults. Religious beliefs are not innocuous. They have real-world consequences and lead us to people like Trump.


Recommended:

Fantasyland by Kurt Anderson

The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills

Sam Harris podcasts

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Footnote

People like Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich talk about the 1% paying “their fair share.” According to Reich, S.F. Chronicle, November 19, 2017, “They have a patriotic duty to take on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going.”

News flash! Dear Bernie and Robert, there is zero chance the 1% will wake up tomorrow and say, “Oh, my god, I had no idea all of this was so unfair. I need to pay my fair share.” Ha, ha, ha.

If Congress cannot or will not force a redistribution back down to the poor and middle class, it will be done through violence. It always has been: the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution. Class warfare is ugly. Where is FDR when we need him?

 

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