Friday, August 11, 2017

Drift Tracts, Issue #4

Behold, a Tip Jar!


trgahan said...

and as someone born and raised in one of the three Rust Belt states where we've been told of the tales of a mythical Economic-Anxious-Working-Class-Abandoned-By-Democrats voters...

....I can assure you these voters had long abandoned Democratic Party since, oh around say around 1964, and embraced those dark impulses as their deepest political/social beliefs all the way back when the factories were open; public schools were for football, drinking, and screwing; 3/4 of the jobs were union; and everyone damn well knew their place.

Anyone who didn't like could moved to New York City, damn it!

RUKidding said...

Frankly, that's been my experience - as limited as it is - of the so-called Heartland, like trgahan.

I lived in Ohio in the way back machine, when Union jobs were aplenty with good pay, benefits, the whole nine yards. Dad could work and earn enough for mom to stay home, while saving enough for the kids to go to college, at least at the local, pretty decent, state university.

My memories of those times were that I had it pretty good as a white person. However, the absolute racism was over the top. Example: I made friends with a black dude who played basketball for the local black school (wrong side of the tracks). I was familiar with his skills, and we struck up a friendship. When I was out at a bar w my whitey white friends, they were literally appalled, mortified and ANGRY that I was, you know, talking to this guy.

Yeah, Ye Olde Goode Olde Dayz. where it was A-OK to be a White Male, but not so much for the darkies, the wimminz 'n such. And then those White Entitled Males done gone and voted down the Unions and now they wonder where all the good times went.

Those people all voted Republican back in the day, even when they had it made in the shade. And they ranted and whined about the blahs and the browns and the poorz ripping them off back then.

Frankly, imo, nothing much has changed other than that the Oligarchs have worked tirelessly to make them more stupider, more racist, more everything in order to pit them against the gawd-awful Libtards. Ye Olde Usuale Divide & Conquer.

And guess what: it works.

The billionaires could give a stuff what Trump says, does, how he behaves, as long as he brings in the mopes' votes, which make it easier for them to Rip. Us. Off.

And so, on it goes...

Robt said...

How GOP maintain the hate and rage and enemy mojo is undeniably successful.

How they can convince some that they are patriotic just for voting Republican and their fellow Americans are not patriotic and therefore the enemy. Forget ISIS, Al Qaida.

The desecrating of the words of Jesus, to those that have been fed a steady diet of false pride that they (because of their religion) are superior to other Americans that do not subscribe and succumb to the minion Horde of "better than thou. The difference between a "Christian" and a "True Christian".

The institutional insemination of extremist right mentality that "believes" it cannot do no wrong. man is salable but conservative ideological extreme believers are pure and perfect. lost the ability to read and understand the very Biblical truths they sit on while defalcating.

Those that perpetrate the fraud and those that willingly accept the fraud (and those that cannot recognize they are living a fraudulent existence).

Have no time for considerations for anything but their enemas.

The fraudsters or those fraud recipients. Both appear to be interlocked without a key to seperate.

dinthebeast said...

From "Heavenly Bank Account" by Frank Zappa:

He makes it easier for
Them to screw
All of you...
Yes, that's true!
'Cause he helps put
The Fear of God
In the Common Man
Snatchin' up money
Everywhere he can
Oh yeah Oh yeah
He's got twenty million dollars
In his Heavenly Bank Account
You ain't got nothin', people
You ain't got nothin', people
You ain't got nothin', people
Thank the man.. .oh yeah

-Doug in Oakland

Robt said...

Got to love the Arts (the liberal arts). What the right always say they want to defend or ban. Haven't heard a Zappa point in a long time, thanks.

If I might, one time only. Not to take away from the Zappa.

Compared To What lyrics / Album: Swiss Movement -Jazz

I love to lie and lie to love
A-Hangin' on, we push and shove
Possession is the motivation
that is hangin' up the God-damn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut (everybody now!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? C'mon baby!

Slaughterhouse is killin' hogs
Twisted children killin' frogs
Poor dumb rednecks rollin' logs
Tired old lady kissin' dogs
I hate the human love of that stinking mutt (I can't use it!)
Try to make it real — compared to what? C'mon baby now!

The President, he's got his war
Folks don't know just what it's for
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason
Half of one doubt, they call it treason
We're chicken-feathers, all without one gut. God damn it!
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what? (Sock it to me)

Church on Sunday, sleep and nod
Tryin' to duck the wrath of God
Preacher's fillin' us with fright
They all tryin' to teach us what they think is right
They really got to be some kind of nut (I can't use it!)
Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

Where's that bee and where's that honey?
Where's my God and where's my money?
Unreal values, class distortion
Unwed mothers need abortion
Kind of brings to mind ol' young King Tut (He did it now)
Tried to make it real — compared to what?!

(Music break)

Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

Written by Gene McDaniels
Vocals: Les McCann

Donald Dean, Leroy Vinegar, Benny Bailey, Eddie Harris