Tonight I watched Obama give his State of the Union address. It struck me as just words, written systematically, spoken routinely -- and accomplishing nothing.
Is it just me? I don't believe Obama has any capability to get his agenda through. Maybe noone does. The Republicans are ogres who would oppose him even if he wanted to give lollipops to schoolchildren; they don't give a shit about the average American.
Even Obama seems more interested in making sure insurance companies and the unions approve of what he's doing. He's just another rubber politician -- and why did I really expect anything else? The people stopped mattering in American at least 20 yrs ago -- if they ever did. Now it's all about the bankers, the big corporations, Goldman Sachs, K-street.
And American's are now so stupid, so addled by television and Tiger Wood's sex life, that they just back while the elite screw them deep in the ass. (Crass, I know -- but there are no other words for it.)
Americans are now to dumb, so passive.... that... ah, who cares.
I honesty think it's time to leave here. I am seriously thinking about it. Frankly, I think my life literally depends on it. I can't purchase any health insurance here, which means I can't get anything beyond the elementary care offered by (bless them) community clinics -- a blood pressure check, and a prescription or two for the cheapest drugs possible. No comprehensive care. No blood tests. No annual checkups. No investigation of chronic problems. You just live with them.
I know we're all supposed to be proud and loyal Americans, but fuck that. This country is on the way down. Why stick around?