Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crotch Pullers

Anxious citizens hold signs with one hand and pull at their crotch with the other.  They understand what pulling on their crotch does, but have less of a clue about that sign they so boldy raise.  Standing in large groups, their anger multiplies with each fool who joins their fray.  They say they know why they are unhappy, but cannot put a finger on the cause without the words and ideas fork tongued agitators pound into their tiny brains.  Blind to anything beyond what their own hands can grab, these anxious citizens turn ugly when they realize that they have consumed their way into the Asian Giant's arms.   And instead of owning their responsibilty, they pass the buck up or down.  It makes no difference as long as they can return to the safety of their own denial.

They blame those with less.  They point fingers at those with more.  The mistrust that once lingered on the fringes now directs their focus and they refuse to admit their culpability in the downturn of their own lives.

The bosses know this about these anxious citizens.  Using sleazy pseudo slogans, they embark in  subtle campaigns to first turn the anxiety into anger and then collect it into mass movements that will enhance their bottom lines.  They employ ministers, politicians, and the guy down the block to carry their message of hope without substance.  They promise nothing other than change.  They assure us that by tearing down what we have built will magically build something new and better.  "And it won't cost you a dime.  Matter of fact, we will give you some money back."

From where this money will come is not explained.  For if we are to believe the redfaced ringleaders, there is no money to give, yet somehow they will give it.  And the anxious fools do not see the contradiction.  All they have is their anger and a desire to tear something down. 

And so it goes.


Keep it 'tween the ditches.....................................................

5 comments:

Four Dinners said...

Hope without substance pretty much sums up politics these days old bean.

Our terror threat isn't a problem now. They've given our police officers bigger guns.....uh?

...I've stopped whining now as well...;-)

PipeTobacco said...

Mike:

The lack of substance is indeed very disheartening as is the excessive polarization. Where are the leaders who know and wish to employ the art of compromise... so that we and our society may progress instead of just snipe and snip and crab at each other?

Thank you for your comments on my site. I greatly appreciate them and I do think you are on to something with the idea of the 24/7 whirring of analytical machinery going on in my head. It is a major challenge to stop that at times. Sometimes because I am not even aware of it myself.

BBC said...

Well, I'm doing just fine, that works for me even if I'm not getting any pussy with it.

Chef Cthulhu said...

Tell me about it. Pulling your crotch is supposed to be fun, or at least have a happy ending.

You know, it seems like a couple of decades ago we finally said "Okay, we're going to make us a place where we'll just print money, lie so we can have it earn more money while it isn't and tell everyone not to worry, just buy shit. Oh, and you don't have to think about where the money's coming from, and you don't have to worry about whether or not this will work, and you don't have to worry about having to stand up or fight for what you hold dear.

And too many of us bought it.

And by the time they realized it was all a pile of shit, they're all too fucking stupid to be anything but angry.

Randal Graves said...

After Obama takes away your guns and Palin takes away your right to masturbate, then we'll see who's complaining!