Friday, August 29, 2014

Why Can't You Think of Anything?

Thought I'd make today's post about the barren desert that is the Land of Left-wing Alternative visions. To be fair though, some of my readers actually imagine that voting Liberal or NDP or Green or some socialist fringe party IS their alternative. THAT'S the extent of their analysis and activism.

At least in that, they've got it all over bullshit poseur "anarchists" who show up at protests carrying signs that say "No Matter Who They Vote For, We Are Ungovernable!" and who then go home, back to their jobs or their student loans and their paying taxes and rent or whatever.

But still, when no mainstream party wants to tax corporations and the wealthy and thereby redistribute wealth that is either sitting in bank accounts or being lost in corrupt financial markets, voting isn't going to do anything. Corporate media dominance isn't going to be affected. The whole gamut of our society's sins have been accepted as the air we breath has been accepted, by our political parties.

I think most of my readers know this. Most of the lefty-pinkos I've associated with know this. So why don't we spend the time discussing how to actually change it? Why don't we do that? Why don't we sit down and write about what's necessary to change that? Why don't we propose alternative ways of doing things? What's wrong with us? I mean, what's wrong with YOU?

2 comments:

liberalandlovingit! said...

I hear you.

And, I don't know why.

It's a combination of external/internal factors,
that cause the human race
to behave in the most
outrageously destructive ways.

Greed. Hunger. The insatiable
need for creature comforts and
MOREMOREMORE. Rob Ford.

THE END.

thwap said...

LALI,

But it costs you nothing. Take the energy you expend thinking about how morally depraved the assault on Gaza is and try to think about what you can do to change things so that at least Canada isn't disgracing itself.

You know; is there any hope for our system, or do we need to have a thorough-going revolution? Whichever way we go, ... how do we go about doing it?