Armadebtdon 2011 - National Bulls**t Ceiling
Editors Note: Jason Jones reports that the bulls**t tolerance level has reached our necks, and that there is a threat that it 'seems likely' it will be over our heads in one month. Jon Kyl (R Arizona) is used as a truly exemplary illustration of how our politicians use bulls**t to mislead and/or misrepresent realty to support their beliefs, and/or agenda, in line with their constituencies, and/or corporate supporters.
In truth, it's important that America be aware that not only are we swimming, and/or drowning in bulls**t, it is overwhelming our capacity for rational thought. I think Harold Ramis said it best in the movie 'Ghostbusters', when he saw a giant 'Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man' walking toward him in New York City. In assessing the situation Venkman (Bill Murray) asks Egon (Harold Ramis): "Egon... what've you got left?". Egon replies, "Sorry, Venkman, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought."
When people begin to get angry about what they are hearing, because it is 'not' the bulls**t they are 'expecting to hear' that feeds into their pre-conceived notion of reality, then something is truly wrong. The fact that this is even a topic is relatively absurd. Until we have politicians and journalists willing, and able, to call it like it is, we will continue to evade reality.
Wouldn't it be nice if it were only the 'Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man' that we were facing..., how thankful we could be?
Instead, it's a tidal wave of bulls**t large enough to overwhelm Manhattan and restructure the power-base worldwide. The Republicans are playing with fire in order to keep the money for corporations. The Fox News engine is revving on high RPM to continue generating the BS, but there's more to it than that... Some Americans may not be aware of the ramifications of 'not' raising the debt ceiling.
A Dose of Reality
If it is not raised, we get a credit downgrade. Worldwide, loans and investments become higher risk loans. Anyone that has ever maxed out a credit card knows what that means. If you were having trouble paying your debts before, it may just become impossible as the interest rates rise in lock step with the risk factors.
That would certainly lead to recession and pressures that could mean depression and/or increased bankruptcy risks. Bankrupting American business, families, individuals and/or even America would be disastrous for us, but would also destabilize the global economy, and global security. Realistically, the Republicans with their rhetoric are risking 'all our' futures so they can continue 'their' free lunch, at 'our' expense, in order to fulfill their political agendas.