I’m In A Rank Mood Over The Clampdown On Wikileaks And The Obama-Republican Tax Deal For Billionaires. Read This At Your Own Risk

While I’ve been taking pretty pictures of downtown Regina and clearing up some other critical business for the Dec. 16 issue, Wikileaks Julien Assange has been having just a great day. He’s agreed to turn himself in to U.K. police for questioning on a sexual assault charge (do you believe he assaulted anyone? Me neither) and, alarmingly, his Swiss bank account was frozen. Which isn’t even done with baby-eating dictators, so that pretty much confirms how the world works right there.  And of course Amazon, the company that censored George Orwell last year, pulled the rug out from Assange earlier and now Paypal’s bailed on the guy.

Well, he shook things the hell up for a while and he might not be done yet. One thing that’s interesting is that the bank that shut Assange down apparently got whacked by cyber-vengeance.

Meanwhile in other news, the U.S. will extend tax cuts to the super-wealthy that the country can’t afford. All because damn fool American voters fell for Republican lies as usual and handed a psychotic and sociopathic political party control of Congress. Here’s Paul Krugman’s column yesterday on what needed to happen to salvage a bad, bad political situation. Too late now, looks like. Ugh.

Too many Americans are too stupid and too afraid and too ignorant and too soft and their stupidity and weakness is destroying their country. Idiots. Poor people with no health care voting for the billionaire bank party? No one should pretend there’s anything redeeming in that.

This is a country full of people who are increasingly anti-science, anti-culture, anti-art, anti-environment and anti-everything and they vote for politicians that hate them. I’m sorry to say it but it’s true: They’re done as a nation. They’re over. What a joke country. Morons. They’ll be burning witches before this decade is out. Too bad. They have had moments of greatness.

Well that’s a happy note to end the day on. Sorry about that guys.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.

4 thoughts on “I’m In A Rank Mood Over The Clampdown On Wikileaks And The Obama-Republican Tax Deal For Billionaires. Read This At Your Own Risk”

  1. Re: Wikileaks

    Everything will be okay. The united states is dedicated to free press…

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/12/152465.htm

    “The United States places technology and innovation at the forefront of its diplomatic and development efforts. New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information. We mark events such as World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age.”

  2. Why can’t Obama just say, that rather than going into further debt to benefit the richest top 2% of the population, he is willing to do what is RIGHT and BEST for their country and it’s people.

    If you ask me- I think a compromise has already been made – for the past decade – and this is just another money grab for those who are in power and their rich friends. Why not just put through an executive order like Bush did in the past? Enough with compromise. Too much compromise and what do you have left?

    Obama said these tax cuts are not permanent- they are only temporary. Just 2 more years. The cuts have been temporary for a decade now. Maybe we should just extend them for the next 80 years. That isn’t permanent either. Let’s make it 100 years, but then after THAT- it’s over.

    So nice of the politicians to think ahead— to their campaign season.

    I agree- they are done as a country, this is just one of the many ways- now becoming painfully obvious ways (since Paulson and Bush and the rest did it this past decade) that the rich are stealing from the people.

    Sad- and it makes me angry. If I was an American, I can’t even imagine how much angrier I would be. Why don’t they have full blown riots daily down there? I wouldn’t be able to stomach keeping quiet.

  3. I think we should be wary of a revolution–it won’t be able mostly peaceful and idealistic like in the ’60s. It’ll be more like Rwanda, with similarly-minded forming violent mobs, hacking and killing the moderates until pure anarchy reigns and only elite army militias, who’ll only protect the rich, since only the rich will be able to pay them (duh), will put them in their place. They’ll settle for dominating cities and suburbs; the rich will live in enclaves. No, in this day and age, it’s better to let them remain angrily ignorant, stupid, controlled, fooled, but under control.

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