The U.S. is going full Disneyland. Even the Tea Party is no more than a phony apparatus for billionaire interests, masquerading as a throw-back to Little House on the Prairie. This metamorphosis is a very cautionary tale for any country that doesn't assiduously separate private and public interests and otherwise allows itself to become 100% corporatized.
The cult of private interest led to a self-interested presumption on behalf of the nation's corrupt elites that conflict of interest no longer needs to be assiduously avoided - that somehow, industries will regulate themselves without any proper oversight. Unfortunately, profit-seeking takes many forms, many of which are at the broader public's expense. Now, in this age of overwhelming greed, it should come has no surprise, that the fox has taken over the hen house. Apologists for the status quo constantly try to explain away the exploding economic and political dysfunction as solely a failure of government. Yet the U.S. government has been systematically compromised by special interest groups and the pervasive culture of greed, on a scale unmatched by any other country this side of the Third World. Pseudo-libertarians who are really just apologists for greed, blame "government" for everything, even though government and regulators have been systematically stripped of power to enforce regulations. The cult of deregulation created a jumbled array of laws on the books with so many loopholes that none of them are even enforceable.
Fuck Agribusiness and Everyone Who Looks Like Them
Speaking of monocultures, I was watching 1970s music videos last night, which is what I do when I'm too drunk to blog, and I noticed how thin the people were back then compared to now. Then it dawned on me that that's how people looked in the 100,000 years before corn syrup. It's been only the past 30 years or so since corn syrup replaced sugar that human beings started looking like overstuffed glazed doughnuts. Meanwhile, reading the book "The Blood Sugar Solution" and they tell us that almost everyone who is exposed to modern food-like product either has diabetes or will get it at some point in their lifetime. Thin people are no more immune from blood sugar inundation than obese people, although it may take them longer to succumb. On a related note, I also recently read a long article on the disappearance of the honey bees and the colony collapse disorder. Scientists believe it's occurring either due to new and more powerful forms of pesticides that are now being baked into every food substance known to man, or it's due to the crop monocultures - aka. corn and soybeans that define modern-day agribusiness. From the corn field to the box of food-like substance on the grocery store shelf, this society is now polluting its own children with diabesity and chemicals, at a catastrophic rate.
Conservatives Unite and Fight for your right to Diabesity !!!