Power is Given. Don’t You Forget It.

In this video, Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks), pretty much repeats everything I’ve been saying in this blog about the economy, and then adds a lot of points I hadn’t even thought of or else couldn’t prove to my satisfaction.

He seems to predict some real trouble (not teabagger trouble, but REAL trouble) ahead if those in our government — not just Republicans but Democrats as well — fail to address some basic truths.  What are those basic truths?  You know, stuff like the fact that the economy we have now cannot support more than a few people.

The only thing I have to add is that those in power need to keep one basic thing in mind: power is given.

The teabaggers, that collection of woefully frightened muttonheads, talk of revolution but have no idea what they are talking about as they only seek to keep things the way they are so those nice millionaires/billionaires running the teabagger show can remain comfortable and happy.  The truth is far uglier than teabaggers hurling grammar-and-logic-free platitudes around and indulging themselves in feeling hurt and angry because a black man is in the White House, then electing a bunch of morons who can’t think past stuff like eliminating Medicare/Medicaid, getting rid of unemployment insurance, saving Christmas (from what is not clear), starting more wars, supporting the status quo in healthcare, totally outlawing abortion, and protecting guns — all to appease their angry god and all, of course, in the name of freedom.  That kind of faux revolution is about as viable in the real world as a video game.  It only produces sound bites and takes our eyes off the real problems.  It’s a snow job, a smoke screen, or whatever other cliche you want to call it.  I prefer “waste of time.”

What Cenk is talking about here is far more serious than any teabagger can imagine.  He’s talking about falling through that fragile U.S. “socialist” safety net and into the giant black hole. That, my friends, is real.

I think it’s only when that starts happening to enough people (and it will if the Republicans have their way and Obama keeps tiptoeing around with blinders on), that the point I make — that power is given — will become painfully clear.

That is to say, I agree with him.

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