13 January 2010

Jane Austen knew her shit

"The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it."

I'm afraid I will have to agree with our dear friend, Miss Eliza Bennet. I have had a habit as of late to watch documentaries online through Netflix. Food Inc. and Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story are two recent ones. Both of which make the point that corporate CEOs have basically taken over the government. In the realm of fiction, I watched Idiocracy with Darren. I don't even know what to say about that one, it's quite scary how prophetic it could be.

Sometimes it makes me wish that America's economy would just collapse already, like it's been threatening to do. Yeah things would be bad, but then maybe we'd really be free -- without a bureaucracy dangling the keys to the mythical American Dream.

What's that? Not a good idea you say?
Oh, okay then.

I'll just go dig myself into a deeper educational debt hole and wait it out.


  1. I would argue that it's corruption on all levels...a majority of politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, play the game. And what makes it difficult is that the very people you want to change government are THE CORRUPT ONES. And while we the people are kept busy bickering with each other over whether he's a Republican and elitist or she's a Democrat and communist, the corruption in government continues. It's so much bigger than one party is good and the other is bad...we're past that. Both parties are corrupt, the system is corrupt, and the only way to fix it is for a majority of Americans to come to their senses and act. But hey, what are the odds of that happening...

  2. Yep. Though how the American people should "act" is a big question.

    What I find ironic is that our votes in our lovely democratic system seem to matter less and less these days, but where we spend our money seems to get their attention.

  3. Funny how it all comes back to money, isn't it? Here's a radical idea...take the money out of politics, completely. Make it so that being a politician is no longer a career in the traditional sense, but rather an obligation such as jury duty. Because really, early Americans like Washington saw it as an obligation...something to be done for the good of the country, but certainly not a lifetime pursuit.

  4. Maybe try watching different documentaries like...Planet Earth :P

    Then maybe it won't all look so grim...

  5. But that would be the sensible thing to do...

    (though you are right)