I was cruising Reddit Montana when I came across a post from an EMS worker who said he’s making $26,000 a year and it’s tough to live here.
There were some comments blaming others for this.
I think there’s some good points there.
When I hear ‘GOP and celebrities’ I think of how terribly Dr. Oz is doing against the Dem who can’t even talk because his stroke was so bad.
Americans grow tired of celebrity. This will really show as the food shortages start this fall and winter.
But back to Montana…
I think about the legislature and how it’s controlled by Republicans and how this doesn’t really help common, working people.
I think about how the legislature could be controlled by Democrats, but how their laser-like focus on transgenders, abortion rights, and other issues of the 1% don’t really help the people struggling with bills.
You’ve got the GOP in this state focused on the 1% that are rich and powerful, and the Dems focusing on the 1% that aren’t.
The other 98% of the population is ignored by the political parties and the media that props them up.
And we put up with it.
I think a big reason for this is that we don’t have effective communicators.
There’s no good talkers.
We don’t have people that can get the message out.
Not effectively, at least.
No one that can whip up a crowd or bring people to their feet, just with words and how they’re delivered.
We just don’t value oration anymore or the people that can deliver it. That’s why large swaths of people are not swayed by the current messaging.
And it doesn’t always take finesse or good grammar or even manners to be an effective communicator.
Sometimes you can just use brashness to shut someone down. Oftentimes, when confronted, the rich and powerful and politically elite will run and cower and hide in a corner - or elevator - while their followers and handlers look off into space, hoping the threat goes away on its own.
I think of all the rich and powerful people in the world that are making the big decisions today and I think of scared bunnies.
Because that’s what they are. At the first sign of a verbal confrontation between regular people and themselves, the first thing they look for is a place to run, or for their security detail to whisk them away to the safety of their armor-plated SUVs and gated communities.
You and I pay for this, in the labor they unfairly steal from us and the shoddy products and services we buy from them.
We don’t understand how powerful we are.
If we don’t like that the guy is only making $26,000…stop using that hospital. Boycott it and shame it out of existence.
I want my medical CEOs groveling in the newspapers and on the street corners, begging for us to come use their services or they’ll go out of business.
I want a government that, instead of bailing them out, says ‘Fuck you!!!’
It’s the only way they’ll change, if we put our foot down and stop buying their products.
Republicans were going to boycott Coke following the transfer of the MLB all-star game from Georgia a few years back.
How long’d that last…a week?
The last thing the rich and their media dogs want is for a real communicator to arise from the masses, one to challenge the shit-system we’re all forced to toil under.
They rue that day.
But I feel it’s coming, and sooner than they thought.
Things are getting really out of control out there. It’s so obvious.