Note: This is a US specific rant, please insert the mad moves of your native land as well!
Someone comes up with the idea of impeaching a democratically elected president for lying about sex (something most people in the country do), and the
Congress goes ahead and does it.
We have millions upon millions of people uninsured in this country, but when someone comes up with a real solution to this problem, some scaremonger
screams that we would become like Canada (a country that doesn't have our health care crisis), and the plan is nixed.
A right-wing propaganda mill that finds every foolish Republican idea worthy of support declares itself news and fair and balanced, and people believe
A dimwitted frat boy with the skimpiest of resumes runs for president, and he wins the nomination of one of our two major parties.
The Supreme Court decides that counting votes in an election would pose too great of a hardship on the candidate that lost, and so it hands the
election to the loser. Then the people who actually expected to have the votes counted are told to move on and shut up about it.
The Congress is asked to give up its constitutional powers by giving a deranged and out of control executive branch the right to wage war, and the
The very week that a report is issued saying that the gap between rich and poor is growing and that a million more people have joined the ranks of the
poor in two short years, the president announces yet another plan to give more money to rich people because the poor are always ganging up on them,
and this idea, like all the previous soak the poor ideas, is taken seriously.
Our country is viciously attacked by 19 men wielding box cutters and taking over airliners, and the government decides to take away my civil rights,
none of which were used in the attack. If I or anyone complains about this and defends the Constitution, we're called unpatriotic and told to go wave
a flag and cheer the unelected president.
The administration, against the wishes of the UN, decides to reinvade a third world country that has virtually no infrastructure, no way to defend
itself from our massive military machine, less of a connection to Al-Qaeda than the U.S. government itself, and no declared intention to attack its
neighbors or the U.S., and our media and representatives decide that this is a good idea and anyone who disagrees is un-American.
All of this is insane, absurd, and farcical.
So, my question is, when did we go collectively insane? When did we reach the breaking point where we became so accustomed to psychosis in our
political life as a nation that we no longer even saw the sheer lunacy of what was being proposed?