I’ve been ignoring Mitt Romney. I suppose I shouldn’t be doing that since he stands a fair chance of becoming the next President of this collapsing republic, but he’s such an asshole that it’s painful to watch.
The guy has a number of nasty habits, including referring to people he doesn’t like as “my friend.” To Romney, ‘friend’ has a different meaning than it does to you and me. It’s used in a condescending way. To Romney, “my friend” is the same thing as “you insignificant piece of shit.”
Dear Mitt: we can tell.
One thing about people like Romney. They really do believe they’re smarter than everybody else. They base this on the size of their bank accounts. Seriously. In their world, God confers cash upon those most deserving.
Of course, there are other ways of looking at it. One is, if you want to know what God really thinks about money take a long look at those He/She gives it to.
I’ve known people like that. They carry around a malignant sense of entitlement. It’s a mental illness, and ordinarily I’d have more compassion, but this type of sickness is one which wrecks the lives of others.
Romney is a poster boy for the worst of capitalism and the arguments for his election suffer from the same ignorance. They conflate private financial success with the ability to create public good, profit with sound public policy. In other words, these people are among the most stupid on planet earth.
Doesn’t stop them from grabbing whatever’s within their reach, though.
Let’s face it, the worst of capitalism is as bad as it gets because the worst of capitalism is fascism, the abandonment of the pretense that there’s a wall between government and hard cash. That’s what the FEMA internment camps are for, in case people object.
Nobody talks much about Romney’s dad, George Romney, who was Governor of Michigan and a legitimate candidate for President in 1968. What did George in was his willingness to tell the truth. He told the nation that on a fact-finding trip to Viet Nam, the military had ‘brainwashed’ him. Then he took a tour of the Haight-Ashbury to find out firsthand what was happening. That was the end of George. After going to all the trouble of shooting the Kennedys and King, the country’s owners were not going to let anyone else near the presidency who might not be easily-controlled.
That sort of thing would never happen to Mitt. He’s sold every square inch of his reptilian hide, his heart, his liver, his balls, and his ass. Goldman Sachs may have rented Obama but they got a 99-year lease on Romney. Such is politics in America, 2012. Strange you can count on.
I certainly could prove to be wrong, but I think Romney’s going to win. Obama’s served his purpose, knocking over several countries, establishing police state surveillance procedures and authority for the government to kill anyone it wants to. The Democratic Party is ruined and stands for nothing. His job is done. I figure Romney is a better fit with the world’s bankers, even if Barack runs more easily with the CIA. It’s a matter of priorities, and that’s a conversation you and I are not part of.
Sort of reminds me of the great George Carlin talking about how it really works. “It’s a big club,” he said, “and you’re not in it.” You’re not in it, my friend.