On The Money
Financial Advice for the Working-Class
The Difference Between Democrats and Republicans
The difference between democrats and republicans is like the difference between Shop Smart in Redway, and Ray’s Food Place in Garberville. They are the two main grocery stores around here, mostly full of the same corporate death food, one slightly more “hippie friendly” the other, slightly more “redneck friendly”, both overpriced, and both owned by the same greedy, murderous, creep.
That’s capitalism. And, that’s democracy. With the exception of Chautauqua, a tiny health food store, cafe and supplement shop, Ray’s Food Place, and Shop Smart are the only grocery stores in a 50 mi radius. So, what choice do we have, really? What makes you think we have any better choice at the national level?
That’s why we get Pop-Tart Presidents, Cheatos Congress and a Supreme Court as dark as Coca-Cola. It doesn’t get any better than this, folks, and it goes downhill fast from here. There’s no “taking back this country”, no “reclaiming the flag”. We should remember that “this country” was founded on slavery and genocide, and has caused far more violent human deaths than any empire in the history of humanity. We should never forget what this country stood for, and what it did, and we should never let it happen again.
The Germans didn’t need the swastika to rebuild, and we don’t need the “Stars and Stripes” or the Constitution to reclaim our freedom. We need to think beyond capitalism, beyond the Constitution, and beyond democracy. We need to face the fact that they’ve never worked, and that they never will.
This is not a land of one people. This is a land of many people, and many sovereign nations with many distinct cultures. Only as many peoples and many nations with many diverse cultures, can we look forward to anything but slavery and oppression, because our current system only knows how to do one thing well. That one thing, is reducing all of the world’s natural wealth, including 100,000 sustainable, indigenous human cultures, and the very contents of your life, into money, and concentrating that money in the hands of a very few.
So, no, I really don’t care anymore about which republican candidate gets the nomination, than I care who is the manager at Shop Smart. Until we find somewhere else to get our food, we are pretty well screwed.