I am going to warn you that this is going to be an angry blog post and I am writing it to get a load off of my mind. This morning I awoke in a real McGrouchy mood and I feel nothing but enmity towards America because of all of the things we do wrong. I simply cannot muster any gratitude that isn’t propaganda so I am not even going to attempt it. The only real freedom we have is the freedom to be exploited by the wealthy. Americans continue to vote away their freedoms, but it is all good, because the people we vote in profess to be religious and god-fearing for whatever little that’s worth anyway.
I tweeted this morning that Joe Biden is just like the used car salesman that gives himself a quick squirt of breath freshener before trying to sell you a jalope as a cream puff. The victory dance that he, Kamala Harris, and the other centrist Democrats are doing around a 1400.00 stimulus payment is positively nauseating. Not only is it not deserved, but its vastly over-celebrated. This 1400.00 stimulus payment, which was supposed to be 2,000.00, does not even cover the rent in many places. For just about all of the recipients, the money is already spent before it even hits their accounts: there is no saving this money. The democrats are taking a victory lap and saying how this will cut child poverty in half. How about this: Why do it half-assed? How about eliminating poverty altogether through Modern Monetary Theory?
As if this is not enough, I have to struggle with mental health and wellness. There are more effective and less invasive treatments than ECT but they’re not covered by Medicare. Medicare calls them experimental so I have to put up with the misery of an induced seizure and two days of utter exhaustion and wasted time because I am too tired to do anything else. How is sending an electric shock to the brain a good long term treatment for depression? The antidepressant effect is short term anyways so most people need ECT on a monthly basis just to live without crippling depression. Who knows how many brain cells are being killed by ECT?
I am also tired and weary of hearing how we cannot increase the minimum wage to a measly 15.00 per hour when even 15.00 per hour was a good wage almost 20 years ago. Human beings in America aren’t worth living in dignity and grace. We have to work ourselves into an early death for our capitalist overlords. I am tired of being called entitled because I dare to demand better for myself and my fellow human beings. That’s not entitlement, you slave driver, it’s called wanting a fairer and better life.
Finally, and for the grand finale, I am sick of seeing all of the pawn shops, payday lending, and auto title loan companies in my neighborhood. I just want to vandalize these businesses as they are the blood suckers of the community. They take advantage of desperate and needy people through usurious business practices and lending terms. The owners of these fine (sic) establishments justify their existence as providing a service to the community. What service!? If you’re poor, you pay more for everything, making it impossible to save. And then the wealthy blame you for not saving money that you cannot save because you’re not paid a reasonable salary for your labor. It’s your fault that you’re poor! Ugh, I hate this fucking country.