"One of the points about distractions is
that everything that they do is destabilizing. "
The main point about the current distractions is that as we are caught up in them there are dozens of other things going on that we are missing. I think that's by design and even when it's not, opportunists are quick to pounce.
In my own locale there are a couple of examples that due to distractions few are taking heed of the creeping fascism soon to overwhelm us. This time it's a Republican dirty dance but only because they have the majority. The Dems will betray us next time if they get the chance.
Voting is kabuki theatre but should we just give up and let the fix be in without even putting up a fight? Some will say we ought to just walk away and not feed the false system but that's a debate for another time.
The Tennessee legislature voted in 2008 to use paper ballots, got it delayed for the 2010 elections and now ...
State representatives are trying to reverse most of a 2008 law that called for the replacement of electronic voting machines across the state with paper ballots read by computerized scanners. The move would kill off a plan that supporters say would create a verifiable record of votes but opponents say will be costly and open to tampering. morePaper ballots can be scammed too, there's a long history of it but I would rather take a chance on my neighbor counting and recounting the votes than Diebold or ES&S and their 'friends.' It's not about the costs. It's about ease of fraud.
Running for office is about to become even more of a corporate adulterous affair than it is now.
In the wake of the 2010 Citizens United v Federal Election Commission decision by the US Supreme Court, which ruled that corporations have the same right to free speech as citizens and should be able to directly fund independent political broadcasts, the Tennessee legislature has gone one step further and decided that companies should be able to give money directly to candidates – and that includes foreign companies! morePoliticians may as well get corporate logos and foreign flags tattooed on their ass so that they can just drop their pants, bend over and show us what to kiss. No words needed. For some of them it would be the most honest thing they've ever done.
Obama visits 'ground zero' in New York this Thursday, the theatre of the absurd will go from bad to worse. He couldn't get Bush to join him in this perverted orgy of the success of death and lies but possibly Giuliani will be there to silently smile about his role in mass murder and cover up.
Maybe Obama will finally explain to the 9/11 families just how Bin Laden blew up the towers?
Nah ... now I'm being absurd.