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I haven’t heard the death rattle yet…

Home - by - June 10, 2012 - 23:00 America/New_York - 8 Comments

Here’s an essay by iOTW’s pal, iOTW’s fifth Beatle, Snarky Basterd

I am an expatriate  in reverse. I left America to find America. When I returned, I found America a writhing, swollen, tumor infested beast, wriggling in the throes of death.

That was nearly 20 years ago. It takes a long time for a bloated bureaucracy to die.

Now I sit on my front porch and monitor the decay from an iPhone, like some detached scientist, keeping data, talking notes, bookmarking doom, plotting charts that prove my hypothesis: We’re all going to die.

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  1. Billy Fuster

    June 10th, 2012

    The road to correction is simple though not for cowards. It’s called tax revolution.

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  2. MaryfromMarin

    June 10th, 2012

    Fight or give up. Those are the only choices.

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  3. Corona

    June 10th, 2012

    The other choice was “we’re all gonna live forever”? Never gave that much thought. Don’t be a friggin’ retard, m’kay?

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  4. Bad Brad

    June 11th, 2012

    Mary, Fing A, fight. It’s kinda fun.

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  5. Jayne

    June 11th, 2012

    well that was depressing. I’m still clinging to hope and change this November. It’s a start.

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  6. Darth Vader

    June 11th, 2012

    I’m afraid the Emperor does not share his optimistic appraisal of the situation.

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  7. RosalindJ

    June 11th, 2012

    I spent nearly as much time in America, looking at America through a different lens, but outside the stream of a regular life.

    Obligated as I am to attend that which I would rather not, I too observe the malaise affecting the country. I have bookmarks, downloaded videos and articles captured that stuff the computer.

    I also have art, music and writings that inspire me, if not bring me proof absolute that justifies an optimism that carries me through: the grace notes of life.

    If all a medical examiner does is deal with death and doesn’t get out into the world, every situation is an autopsy. I don’t think we’re heading for end times. I do think we’re headed for a major shift that will be painful. For whom, how so and on which end any of us will find ourselves probably depends on the strength of individual convictions.

    This brings to mind a mini-essay I’ve read elsewhere this weekend: “that it is a moral necessity to be happy and cheerful – not for ourselves, but for others.”

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  8. Nunya

    June 11th, 2012

    Good article. Depressing, but good

    Amerikkka is so far gone now it would be far easier — work smarter not harder — to let the pr0gs have her and finish her off, so that we self-sufficient patriots can instead invade move somewhere else, somewhere better, to build our own country. And any pr0gs who try to invade our new country will be shot on sight and the bodies used as bricks in our border wall

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