Thursday, July 21, 2016

“Suspension of disbelief” Stops Here: Do we need the Republican and Democratic National Conventions? | Reclaim Reform

“Suspension of disbelief” Stops Here: Do we need the Republican and Democratic National Conventions? | Reclaim Reform:

“Suspension of disbelief” Stops Here: Do we need the Republican and Democratic National Conventions?

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The American Theater of the Absurd is called the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. Yes, theater – as in “suspension of disbelief.” Leave reality behind and believe what is advertised.

There is not enough money to fund public schools or Social Security or relief from student loans or keeping water free from deadly pollution or feeding homeless children or providing mental health care clinics or… But, we need conventions.
Hundreds of millions of dollars, out of a total that exceeds over a billion dollars for each of the two major parties, is being fed into the Political Campaign Industrial Complex while we Americans are deprived of the social services that are the basis of a healthy and growing nation.
“America is the greatest country in the world and will be again.” (?????)
“Look how much we have accomplished in the last eight years in spite of opposition, so let’s continue austerity measures for Americans while granting special financial sanctions to multinational corporations.” (?????)

So why have the conventions at all?
(from Robert Reich in TruthDig)
First, because they’re perks awarded to people who worked hard for candidates during the primaries — just as top sales reps in companies are “Suspension of disbelief” Stops Here: Do we need the Republican and Democratic National Conventions? | Reclaim Reform:
 Willie Nelson - The Party's Over 
 Turn out the lights

The party's over

They say that all

Good things must end

Call it a night

The party's over

And tomorrow starts

The same old thing again




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