They failed. The poorly named, Super Committee. Duh! Just what the Dublin odds makers predicted. As well as we predicted, of course, as well as most of America. It was just a ruse played by a dozen charlatans, pretending to ‘care’ for The People. Right. Care for The People?? Since when? The People are never at the center of concern for politicians. Rather, it’s the next election, the next large campaign contributor.
We The People are merely the pawn in some Grand Scheme of power. I have come to the firm conclusion that this 230 year-old experiment in democracy has failed. Miserably. And, even more pathetic is the realization that it cannot be fixed. The partisan divide is now a canyon and no bridge can connect to two sides.
I was discussing this point with two of my college roommates the other day and each of us came to this exact same conclusion.”It’s hopeless,” said one of them. “Agreed,” replied the other. Hopeless.
So I asked, “What’s the next step?” Protecting your family was the response. Look out for your children and grandchildren, because things are going to get much worse. One of them, the history major, said, “Read the fall of the Roman Empire to see how this all plays out.”
I said at the deepest part of our common despair, “Maybe the Occupy Movement?” We agreed that this may be the only hope of moving any agenda forward.
Imagine, we’ve come to this point: the barbarians at the gates as a remedy.
Yet, surely, not barbarians, but, rather, The People longing to be free.