Mission accomplished: How America has been slowly shutting down since 9-11

Are you planning to vote for Joe Biden?  Sure, why not, go for it.  Since 2001, you’ve already voted for Bush, Obama and Trump—so Joe is totally the logical next choice.  Like his three predecessors before him, Biden is totally willing to escort America’s oligarchs just one more giant step up their fabulous Stairway to Heaven.  Apparently Americans just love them some Deep State.

“But what’s in it for me?” you might ask.  Boy do I have a list!

1.  Since 9-11, our pension plans have slowly but surely been raided by Wall Street—with generous help from the Federal Reserve.  Sucks to be old.

2.  Since 9-11, America has become a surveillance state.

3.  Since 9-11, slowly but surely our economy has eroded—from our pockets to theirs.

4.  Since 9-11, foreign misadventures have taken us to the cleaners.  Holy shite!  War profiteers have stolen $7,000,000,000,000 from us—protection money, they call it.  “Extortion” is a much better word.  And they’ve also gotten thousands of our sons and daughters killed in the process.  Shame on them.

5.  Since 9-11, our….  Well, something to do with our infrastructure and healthcare slowly decaying and leaving us oh so vulnerable to COVID 19.  Are you in lock-down right now with no nurses to hold your hand if you are infected?  You shoulda thought of that years ago.  Somebody should have.

6.  Since 9-11, has your rent gone up?  A lot?

7.  Since 9-11, far more of us are likely to go bankrupt than to be killed by either terrorists or a virus—not to mention how many of us have lost our homes and/or now pass our days sleeping in the backseats of cars.

I could go on.  But I don’t want to.  Don’t have the time.  Have to go risk my life buying toilet paper.

“But, Jane,” you might say, “It’s the coronavirus’s fault.”  Always somebody else’s fault—never the Deep State’s.  Don’t bother me.  Go vote for Biden.  Or Trump.

PS:  When I was in Tijuana the other day, the director of an asylum-seekers’ shelter told me, “Who we are is not what we have.”  Not even toilet paper defines us.  “And we’d have a true revolution if everyone did just one kind deed a day.”

Jane Stillwater is a freelance writer who hates injustice and corruption in any form but especially injustice and corruption paid for by American taxpayers. Her latest book is “Road Trip to Damascus.”

One Response to Mission accomplished: How America has been slowly shutting down since 9-11

  1. JoaoAlfaiate

    Doesn’t matter who you vote for, on the foreign policy side you always get John McCain.