The Psychopathic Corporate Person

The GOPers are busily mashing together their Wealth Transfer Bill. Whether they get it signed into law or not they’ve shown what their dream of dreams is: To make the psychopathic corporate person the master of our country. They don’t even have the decency to hide who their masters are anymore:

Republicans Admit That CEOs And Donors Really Need The Tax Cut Bill To Pass — Or Else

Not only that but the GOPers are down right contemptuous of the the non-corporate beings among us. Senator Orrin Hatch can barely contain his disgust at poor children who won’t bow down to the corporate rich:

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America Is Doomed

America is doomed, and watching this is torturous and exhausting. Every day is a new Trumpian rabbit hole of toxic tomfoolery.  But Trump is just a symptom of the illness. Getting rid of the symptom is not a cure. It will get worse. Much worse.

What is the root cause of this madness? Why can’t we have a relatively sane, functional government? Why is it so difficult? As a nation we have a lot of serious problems to address, but really, in all honesty, which of these problems is unsolvable? Take any one of them. Take the debt; take climate change and environmental issues; take campaign finance laws; take racial inequality and tension; take any goddamn issue that we now face– None of them are beyond our ability to solve, so what’s stopping us from solving them?

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American Cyber Jackassery

So, here’s a funny story: An NSA employee takes home highly classified documents about America’s offensive cyber tools, and, actually you can stop right there because–Wow… but okay… Then he loads up the document on his home computer– Again, f*cking WOW! but okay– His home computer is ‘protected’ by Kaspersky anti-virus software so it’s all good, right?

Kaspersky cyber security company was founded by Yevgeny Kaspersky, who, as a completely unrelated aside, is a former Russian Intelligence Officer. Oh, and spoiler alert: There is no such thing as a ‘Former Russian Intelligence Officer.’ Oopsie.

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Capitalism Is Toast — BS degree, $50K in debt and a $15/hr job, oh, and the tap water is poison

It’s crumbling. You know it in your heart. As Richard Wolff remarks in the below podcast, ‘Capitalism had a good run’, but it’s just about over now. Capitalism is taking us down a path of human suffering and environmental havoc on the express route now. Time to seriously think about what comes next. The podcast below is definitely worth your time. Listen to in while you’re commuting:

Capitalism vs. Socialism: Richard Wolff

Profit first, before all else, is making our lives miserable and will kill our children. Capitalism has become a form of rabies.

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