Forum Post: The Devil Isn't In The Details. The Devil Is In The Dollars.
Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 27, 2011, 2:36 p.m. EST by smellywetdog
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In 2008, we elected Barack Obama to stand-up, not take it up the ass without the courtesy of KY, spit or at least blood.
Barack must have forgotten. How else do you explain it? Besides surrounding the Oval Office with Tim Geithner, Larry Summers and Bill Daley. Criminals who surely echo the thoughts of Alessio Rastani.
If you haven’t yet heard of Alessio, trust me when I say this, you fucking will. It’s taken me an hour from hearing the thoughts of Alessio Rastani to calm down enough to write. I was beyond angry, pacing in circles, ranting at the walls, chasing cat hair around polished wood floors.
Google this thought: “Governments don’t rule the world. Goldman Sachs rules the world.” You’ll see what I’m talking about.
The hubris of the Assholes on Wall Street. Didn’t we do them a favor? Didn’t we bail them out? Didn’t the government use our tax dollars to save these suckers of Satan’s cock?
The devil isn’t in the details. The devil is in the dollars.
I’m pro-torture. When it comes to Wall Street, let’s toss aside enhanced interrogation techniques, let’s call it what it is: torture. Drag them behind pick-up trucks; shoot them with AIDS Blow-Darts; sentence them to a lifetime of sucking Bernie Madoff’s cock on C-SPAN. Then have Rick Perry sign the order of execution while a conservative audience wildly applauds.
If you’re wondering what Occupy Wall Street is all about, this is it. The anger has reached a point where only V, the fictional character from “V for Vendetta,” seems real. With a neutered president, only V has the balls to stand-up to such monstrous greed. The story, however, isn’t Occupy Wall Street not getting proper coverage in the mainstream media. Why would you expect that? The story is Occupy Wall Street seems to be spreading. Now there’s a movement, right here in Chicago, called Occupy Chicago.
The corner of LaSalle and Jackson, where the sidewalk ends, literally and metaphorically, has become Ground Zero. Where the sidewalk ends for adulthood is where the debate of 2012 will be framed.
It won’t be on MSNBC. It won’t be on Fox. It won’t be parodied on SNL. No matter how amusing the debates have been, they’re not debating the real issue.
Here’s the real issue: Accountability.
There’s all this talk of the American Dream. It’s been dangled in front my nose since I was a kids. The America Dream is within reach if you play by the rules, live with a sense of personal responsibility, pull yourself up, go to school, get married, work hard, pay-off your loans, buy a house and save. You’ll be fine. Let me tell you something, you won’t be fine. You’ll be fucked.
You’ll never pay back your loans because you’ll never find work. Your house will be upside down, so it won’t be a nest, it’ll be an albatross. Your retirement will be raided to go to war because the pussies in Washington are more comfortable killing your kids than raising your taxes.
As for your marriage, it’s a sham. Sorry, it’s a sham-wow. If you’re married, you bought into an exclusive club, the last gasp of separate but equal. Congratulations, you’re better than someone else simply because you were born straight. What an accomplishment. Wear your marriage band with pride.
Why is this? Why did this happen? Why the fuck? I’ll tell you why, because there’s no accountability. Without accountability, the American Dream is a fantasy.
So march for jobs, march for justice, march for accountability. Show-up. Unlike President Obama in Madison, when the unions were getting bashed, show-up. Unlike the cowards on stage at the last GOP Debate, who were silent when an openly gay soldier, Stephen Hill, who's currently serving in Iraq, was booed, show-up. Unlike Alessio Rastani’s conscience, show-up.
Please, show-up. Pretty please with Splenda on top. Occupy Wall Street!
show up and do the work of actually running open source think tanks and facilitating a paradigm shift. I'm not going to join you all in a futile and absurd ongoing proof that pigs are evil. There is only one outcome to protesting in the streets. You can prove over and over and over again that pigs are evil. Thats it. Until and unless you all grow up and face the evolutionary work load which merely protesting is really a means to evade and ignore, no serious change can happen.
I actually own a business and still manage to find time to show-up. It's important. You can change the world with cardboard and Twitter. Yes you can! Of course, you might also need a pack of smokes. Listen, gawdoftruthiness, last time I checked, Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon are incredibly successful, and they made the time to show-up. So you can, too. Yes you can! By the way, "Open Source Think Tanks" is a fancy way of saying "Disruptive Group of Overpaid Spoiled Assholes." Run a business. Make payroll. Enjoy paying your taxes, like a grown-up. Then we'll talk. One more thing, on a blog post, don't say "Paradigm Shift." Save the pretentious talk for the next gathering of your Disruptive Group of Overpaid Spoiled Assholes.
its pointless for me to show up where they are. They need to show up where i am. on the net. You seem to have missed the entire point. You are being kept as a slave, and no matter how much you think its better for you as it is or that your doing fine, your life as it is sucks because of the corporate oligarchy. I will say whatever i want and use big words and if you or people like you have a problem with that, too bad. I use science, science has big words. its not pretentious, its me- being quite real. You have serious issues, which are yours, and your noise is not interesting and your ad homs are not relevant.
The net is merely a place to go once you've gathered your thoughts, by showing-up. There's no other way. It's how the Abolitionists found their voice. It was the river of feet on the ground pushing Susan B. Anthony. Dr. King spoke on behalf of the slaves who were free but still far from the mountaintop. You can dismiss Tiananmen Square, Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park (AKA Liberty Plaza), but that's where it starts. The noise is music. The argumentum ad hominem started with you calling this genuine outpouring of emotion "futile and absurd." It's pretty clear you hide behind big words because you don't have the discipline to be clear: the devil is not in the details, the devil is in the dollars. Wall Street will pay. Of course, you're right about 1-thing, I do have serious issues. But I'm working on it. I really am. Thanks for your concern.
sorry, no. the order of operations would be to get on the net, create a forum, create a wiki, organize sub forums according to topical lists of main problems and sciences, do the research, do the work, arrive at a very detailed evolutionary position platform- and THEN take to the streets. I'm not the only one pointing out. There are thousands of people on wall street and no clear message what they want. "kill money" or etc is not a meaningful demand and most such demands are silly including the ones i have generated myself as examples. without the backing of solid science fact based solutions across the board, significant change won't happen, and protesting is just making noise and sliding down the giant toilet as civilization flushes.
Mr. Hankey lives in the toilet, so I have a lot of faith in the truth dwelling in the sewers. The techinque, in the exact order you described, was used by The Bush Administration from the ruling in Bush v. Gore to the implementation of the Patriot Act to yanking Habeas Corpus to drumming the war drums using the "WMD Chant." It worked. Until it didn't work, when George W. Bush flew over the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina and we all saw what what Compassionate Conservatism really was: Compassion at 30,000 feet. Democracy, like comedy, ain't pretty. It doesn't follow the scientific method. Which freaks out control freaks, like you. But that's okay, your shit stinks just like the rest of us. Welcome to the bowels of freedom, gawdoftruthiness.
that technique was used by them, because its obvious as an order of operations. just because evil people use a strategy does not make that strategy wrong. calling me a control freak when i am the one proposing open source democracy is ironic and out of touch with the reality of what i propose. I am not a control freak. It would be nice to hope that its not an accidental confession and projection.
When someone says, "I am not a control freak," I can't help but think about Richard Nixon saying, "I am not a crook," or Bill Clinton saying, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." I like the mess, it feels like home after eating pot brownies and having sex. I enjoy the noise, even shouting from the Pepper Spray sounds like the lead singer in a punk rock pop band. I'm a control freak in that after I publish this thought, I'll check it, a couple times, for spelling and other mistakes. But otherwise, when I show-up, things take me in an unexpected direction, like Einstein in his search for a Unified Field Theory. He didn't find it, incidentally. I'm both pleased and not the least bit surprised he didn't find it. But I'm sure Albert enjoyed trying, which, at its best, is what Occupy Wall Street is all about. Strategy, like Scientific Method, must allow for mistakes because that's where the truth lies, in the Fuck-Ups. Speaking as a world class Fuck-Up, I would like to formally thank everyone who makes the time to march.
we don't have time for that kind of slow motion learning curve. All of civilization and probably human fate is on the line here. It makes more sense to learn the lessons the smart rather than the hard way.
"Human fate is on the line" said the brat from the cushiness of Santa Barbara. You wouldn't know what it looks like to stand on the edge of the line. There's no other way to learn your lessons than the hard way. Ask Barack, our super-duper intellectual president, who found out that even with a fancy-schmancy hellicopter, if you want to change the world, you gotta step out of the sky and onto the hard, unforgiving, motherfucking ground. Even when you're doing good. Especially when you're doing good.
you keep having problems with ad homs. This shows your position is weak and that you are immature. I'm already on the ground. In fact i'm the grounding principle here. Your just ad homming and making random noises, with next to nothing to contribute. Even your name tells us your here to troll. I'm not interested in what you think is real or true, you have in essence undermined your moral authority and can not be taken seriously. Your pov is wrong, your approach is wrong, and your communications tactics prove you are an azzhat moron and a troll. If you want to change the world there are meaningful tactical and strategic ways to go about doing that. I am pointing at those things while everyone else spins their wheels in circles. There are plenty better ways to learn those lessons, for instance, people can LISTEN to people like me, instead of trolling us.
Be careful not to break your arm patting yourself on the back.
its a bit early for the back patting, still trying to save the humnz. but thanks for amusing us with another cheap ad hom.