I stood in line at the bank, unable to drown out the howls of the young woman screaming at the bank manager.
$20,000! FUCK YOU! I SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PAY A FUCKING PENNY! YOU BETTER FORGIVE THE ENTIRE LOAN YOU STUPID FUCK!
She wanted everyone to hear.
She had apparently run up about $80,000 in student loans, may or may not have a job, and had absolutely no intention of paying a cent on all the money she had happily borrowed.
THIS IS GODDAM BULLSHIT! I KNOW OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD ALL THEIR LOANS FORGIVEN! AND THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A JOB! FUCK YOU! I’M NOT PAYING YOU NO $20,000!
Welcome to America.
Welcome to America, 2015. Bizarro America. Where only suckers pay their bills. Where everyone is entitled, literally entitled, to whatever you have — and maybe then some. You got a job in Silicon Valley after getting a aerospace engineering degree from University of Illinois after working your ass off.
FUCK YOU YOU MOTHERFUCKER.
You took that job from someone entitled. Racism, sexism, all the other -isms, oh, and culture. Those all benefitted you — and robbed them. Give up your job — and don’t you dare think you deserve a new one. Oh, no.
You got a nice house? FUCK YOU YOU MOTHERFUCKER. I DESERVE A NICE HOUSE.
That you worked your ass off for that house, pay your bills, that don’t mean shit. Well, it means you’re a stupid fuck cause in Bizarro America, only stupid fucks pay.
Turn on the television. Or that “radio” thing in you car. Any channel. I guarantee you will hear all manner of ads encouraging you to “take advantage” of that “extra equity” in your home. Or take out more credit, more loans than you can ever possibly afford.
Which doesn’t matter. You’re not gonna pay them back anyway.
Time and again we are told the current President “saved” us from a “Great Depression.” This saving required all the rest of us pay for the profligate spending of the people society once viewed with scorn — those who take, take, only take, then get outraged when you dare ask them to repay any of it. This saving required more loans, loan forgiveness, easy money and spending more — way, way more — than we have or ever will have.
You thought he would go after the bankers.
Yes, if by go after you mean plays golf with.
How did this happen? Why?
That’s harderto say. I mean, America’s enemies, China among them, are happy to lend us billion after billion, trillion after trillion, watching us get hooked on every service, every program, not pay anything back.
Until we all have to pay it back.
Watching the young woman at the bank, or listening to our own elected representatives howl should we dare cut a penny from the firehose of new entitlements we all receive, I can only think that China et al loan us all this money we can’t possibly pay back because when it’s time to actually attempt to make good, the only possible way of doing so will be to gut our entire military and hand over the keys of global democratic leadership to folks that may not necessarily think and behave as we once did.
Pretty damn clever once you think about it.
Not that we spend much time these days thinking about anything, it’s all buy buy buy, never stop buying, oh this is cool, this is revolutionary, buy BUY!
And yet you scorn Apple and other giant tech companies for not paying their taxes?
They seem pretty damn smart to me. In Bizarro America, the rule is clearly stated: take take take and never ever ever pay back what you owe.
This recent Breitbart piece documented Apple’s tax dodges:
Big tech companies are safeguarding billions of dollars in offshore tax havens, according to a new study. Apple alone, the biggest offender, is stashing $181 billion in revenue with an estimated tax burden of $59.2 billion.
This is America 2015. Fuck you for even fucking asking that I pay my motherfucking fair share you stupid fuck. I’m owed.