Just left this comment on an anti-obama, anti-“collectivism” blog, thought it worth sharing:
I don’t think the post office not being PostalCo is what’s destroying america. I think it’s the people with the money and the power that can actually do major damage writing the laws that govern themselves. I think it’s the culture of screwing ourselves over in the long run for short-term, immediate benefits (political and financial). In fact when I think of all the things that are really screwing the country over, obama’s name doesn’t even come up.
Obama isn’t some mad marxist ideologue bent on making us a communist country – that’s the BS caricature the conservative media made up. In reality he’s a very moderate president. Conservatives use the specter of communism to justify pushing the country further and further toward the opposite extreme of becoming the united states of walmart where everything is owned by a handful of companies, everything is brand name, nothing is local, and there is no such thing as an american entrepreneur anymore, the only way to get ahead is to work for a big company.
We went in about 2 years from every gas station in my home town being owned and operated by just some dude with a gas station to every gas station being run by someone working at minimum wage making money for some oil billionaire prick who half of the time doesn’t even live in this country. They just muscled out everyone like a big corporate tidal wave crashing over the whole damn country. We’re fast moving toward a country where the only bit of prosperity anyone will be able to carve out for themselves and have control over is in some tiny little niche that isn’t big enough for any company to bother taking over.
Conservatives are so worried about government tyranny when corporate tyranny is just as fucked up and has the entire country by the balls.