Saturday, March 11, 2017

We're Too Stupid To Live

I'm here to disrupt the dishonest establishment!

“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains."

"Autoimmune diseases are where your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body." And that, my friends, is how America is falling. We are doing it to ourselves. Many historians look back in history and point out foolish mistakes that could have been easily avoided. But few understand why those mistakes were in actuality unavoidable. Just like now, there's no mystery to curing our ills. Healthcare, infrastructure, legal justice, whatever - the solutions are waiting, but are not being implemented. It's not because we don't know what to do.

It's because we do know what to do: give up our greed. We live in a fantasy world of false hope that we can have our greed and life too. We increasingly contort our minds to avoid facing this self-betrayal - and that of our children's future. That's why we propose "solutions" that do not solve.

She voted for Trump. Now she fears losing the Obamacare plan that saved her life.

Kathy Watson was anxious about her health coverage even before she woke up gasping for breath last month and drove herself to the emergency room with a flare-up in her heart condition.

Watson also voted for Donald Trump, believing the businessman would bring change. She dismissed his campaign pledges to scrap the Affordable Care Act as bluster.

Now, as she watches the new president push to kill the law that provided her with a critical lifeline, Watson finds herself among many Trump supporters who must reconcile their votes with worries about the future of their healthcare.

After struggling for years without insurance, the 55-year-old former small-business owner — who has battled diabetes, high blood pressure and two cancers — credits Obamacare with saving her life.

Passage of the Affordable Care Act finally offered some relief, thanks to a small temporary program created in 2011 for people like Watson who had been denied coverage.

She was able to get on a plan that ultimately cost $363 a month and is now cancer free.

“I would have lost everything without that,” Watson said.

But Watson is getting irritated by what she hears from the new president. “I’ll give it a little more time,” she said. “But I’m not really sure about Trump anymore.”

She said she’s ready to go to Washington to tell lawmakers not to roll back Obamacare.

“Walk a mile in my shoes,” Watson said.

Who the fuck is she to get up on her hind legs and protest her own destructive choices? Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything. There's not a person alive who honestly believes President Nero is a force for good. Now we get this idiotic role-playing of acting all innocent like so many of these Trumpette morons. What did Nero say? "Who knew healthcare could be so complicated?" Gosh darn, how was anyone to know starting a fire would burn down the house!

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."

If only that autoimmune cell were an anomaly. You can call it love growing cold or the dying of the light but it is most certainly happening on a large scale. You see, we hate living the way we do: dog-eat-dog, mutual blackmail, denial of truth. We do desperately crave change. God knows I do. But we have no true faith, thus making us unable to move out of the miserable house we've created. That leaves only burning it down and putting arsonists in charge at whom we can point our fingers while conveniently forgetting who placed them there. What foolish games we play accomplishing nothing.

The corruption by the rich is understandable (though no less lethal). But does that mean the proletariat will rise up in moral indignation at their oppression? Don't count it. Money's freedom exposes people and since most people don't have money they do not get exposed as someone who's out there openly lobbying for corruption. But if you look, you will see.

From Immigrants and American Day Laborers, Two Views of Trump’s Stance on Deportation

Coleman and Sanders are day laborers who see the effects of U.S. immigration policy first hand as they compete for low-wage temporary jobs. From where they stood outside Plano’s day labor center on an early morning last week, help from Washington can’t come soon enough. Since joining the Trump administration, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has called for a stricter stance of immigration enforcement and deportations.

“They still outnumber us three to one,” says Coleman, 55, of the Hispanic men who gather at the center, many of them, he assumed, in the United States illegally.

Coleman knows what he sees daily, and having to compete with non-citizens at the bottom of the job market leaves a bitter taste in his mouth.

Coleman once had a regular job at the Pilgrim’s Pride chicken processing facility in Dallas, but the company shut down the plant in 2011. The company said the closure was a cost-cutting measure prompted by the high-cost of chicken feed and an oversupply of chickens.

But Coleman believes there was another reason. The Dallas plant closed about three years after Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided four Pilgrim’s Pride factories nationwide, including one in Mount Pleasant, rounding up hundreds of undocumented immigrants.

Another name is called, and a few of the Spanish speakers climb into the car with their new employer for a day.

“They’re still sending them out even before they send the whites out,” Coleman says. “We are citizens, so we have to go last.”

Sanders, who at age 35 towers over his older companion, claims it’s just another form of racism based on a stereotype people hold: that undocumented Latinos are harder workers and more docile. What the Trump administration is doing with stricter enforcement, however, isn’t racism, he says. It’s putting Americans first.

“The law has been on the books,” he says. “It’s nothing new to us or new to them either. They knew it, but it just wasn’t enforced. It’s nothing new, and it affects everybody, not just the Mexicans, but the Africans and whoever is illegal. You’ve got to go.”

“Last seven presidents never even thinking about deporting them,” Coleman says. “Now you’ve got a president who is saying there is something wrong with this. You’re taking money away from our citizens. You’re not paying taxes. You’re not [seeking citizenship]. That’s the American dream.”

“I’m not all that dumb,” Coleman adds. “I’ve got two years of college. And you know, I don’t like it. I’m not racist, but I just don’t like non-Americans living the American dream [at the Plano day labor center!].”

Wonder what Heckle and Jeckle would say if informed Obama deported more immigrants than any President in history? He's mad he lost his regular job but not mad at the employer whose illegal practices destroyed the company? More simple-minded scapegoating that keeps the peasants at each other's throats while the rich get richer. So hard to find a good proletariat these days! Ah, to be there when the full price of denial is upon them without recourse. It is said when the end comes there will be mounds of dead bodies and they will be looked on with contempt, for their fate was a product of their choices.

“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel — let the reader understand — then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again."

The instinct for self-preservation, however, must surely be alive and kicking in the immigrant community. Right? Their lives have been turned even more upside down as they escape the living hells of their homeland - hells so great that even to die getting here is a preferable outcome. (See "El Norte") Let us listen to one man describe life for undocumented workers today (from same article as above).

Jose Pacheco, a 56-year-old Mexican immigrant who’s been living in the country illegally for 22 years, says this fear of separating families is hitting his community especially hard.

Standing in the yard at the day center not far from Coleman and Sanders, Pacheco is smaller in build than the two men and more weathered from working in the sun. He says everyone is talking about Trump all the time. “They talk about being afraid to lose their kids,” he says in Spanish. “A lot of them have families and houses, and they don’t want to lose them. They’re afraid of leaving their home. Everyone who’s Hispanic, who’s Mexican and undocumented are all afraid right now.”

Pacheco mentions that immigrants in the apartments over near the Springdale Street often talk about the police lingering around the apartments. “They’re all on alert all the time,” he says. Many people are trying to leave before the federal government takes all their possessions when they’re deported. They’re also writing notes to their American children so they’ll know what to do in case they are deported.”

Pacheco supports Trump even though he’s one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who could be deported. “Trump for me is a good president,” he says. “He has to fix things here. There’s a lot of drugs being sold around here. A lot of people sell drugs. And they hide within the workers. They even come here, or hide other places around here. They hide among us.”

Jesus said as a whole we're too stupid to live. I recently saw that dystopian classics are flying off the shelves with the election of Nero. Regardless, many will speak of some magical political or economic phenomena that will right the ship, thus saving us from our decisions. Well, it's certainly pleasant to think so. It will be a rough and tumble ride to hold onto our love. It's OK to curse God along the way. Even Moses got pissed at the Fucker. But always come home in the end. Once you realize all they'll have is your dead body while you your soul, you'll die with a smirk on your face - which will piss them off even more!

“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time."

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