Misanthropia: Scott’s Suggestions for a Better America

February 15, 2012

I’ve titled this post Misanthropia because I believe that I have every bit as much chance of making these improvements as I do of creating a true Utopia, i.e. none.

Still, I’m going to label each suggestion either plausible or implausible. The plausible changes will be the ones I expect never to have implemented because the Koch brothers and other multi-gazillionaires own all of our politicians and control the whole system by which they are put in place. However, I expect that I would be able to convince most of the so-called 99% that these changes would be good. The implausible are the ones I feel strongly enough about to post despite the extreme likelihood that they are so radical that I couldn’t even convince a significant percentage of the so-called 99%.

Each of the following suggestions or cluster of suggestions are meant to be taken individually. I believe each on its own could help make the U.S. a better country. That said, even were all of these suggestions implemented tomorrow, I do not expect that it would fix all of our problems. I’m not that smart.

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Corporation for Congress

February 24, 2010

This video might be hilarious if it weren’t so likely to become reality.

Thanks Parid.


Real Bipartisanship in the U.S.?!

February 18, 2010

It’s nice to see broad agreement on an important topic in America. Both left and right can finally agree on something. We all want to do away with government of the corporation by the corporation and for the corporation. 80% of all Americans oppose the latest SCOTUS ruling on corporate buying of politicians and the numbers are similar among democrats, independents, and republicans. The fact that the corps now have the ability to spend even more to buy politicians than they already did may make it very hard to do anything on this important issue. However, it’s nice to have something we can all rally around and agree upon regardless of our political labels.

Left and right united in opposition to controversial SCOTUS decision

Thanks to Jan for passing this along.

This almost brings to mind that great day when Jews, Muslims, and Hindus all found common ground.

Jews, Muslims, Hindus Agree On Chicken