Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The Ten Most Hated People in America
Last week, the results of a national poll were released in which Americans were asked to name the ten of their fellow citizens whom they most hated, and the results were really quite pathetic. Here they are in all of their contemptible glory:
1. Casey Anthony
2. Spencer Pratt
3. Nadia “Octomom” Suleman
4. O.J. Simpson
5. Jon Gosselin
6. Levi Johnson
7. Jesse James (the celebritard, not the historical outlaw)
8. Paris Hilton
9. Heidi Fleiss
10. Howard Stern
Boy is my finger not at all on the pulse of America. It strikes me when looking at this list that rather than feeling any hatred towards the individuals named, my reaction is that I just don’t give a flying fuck about any one of them. It’s incredible that of the ten people upon whom Americans choose to direct their greatest ire, only two have actually been involved in committing any form of serious crime. The others are just total attention whores, who clearly have been quite successful in getting those who obviously have nothing else better to do to give them EXACTLY what it is they crave.
Where the hell are the names of the reprehensible cretins who actually ARE destroying America? For example, how about our two most recent Presidents, each of whom is responsible for the deaths of countless thousands of innocent civilians overseas as well as many American soldiers in the mindless pursuit of the big business war, and empire agenda? Where are the names of Wall Street titans like Lloyd Blankfein, whose insatiable greed crashed the economy and caused many millions of Americans to lose their jobs? Where are the names of the corporate CEOs who have been transferring American jobs overseas for more than 30 years in pursuit of ever larger profits? Where are the names of the forever preening and posturing Congressmen and women who do nothing but pass legislation enabling the transfer of the nation’s wealth from the working and middle classes to the wealthy? Where are the names of the central bankers who are devaluing our currency and causing food and energy prices to explode just to save their Wall Street buddies?
What this pitiable list shows is just how effective the American Hologram has been in distracting the masses from noticing who is really destroying their livelihoods and utterly wrecking that which so many of those same masses proclaim is “the Greatest Country in the World.” At this point, I don’t know what it’s going to take to wake people up to the fact that it is not Howard Stern, or Octomom or Paris Hilton whom they should be angry at.
Instead, it’s the same sons-of-a-bitches whom they go to the polls to vote for along with the elite scumbags who underwrite the campaigns. And while recent polls have also shown historic disapproval of Congress, that likely won't stop over 90% of the incumbents from being reelected next time around, just like they always are.
It’s no wonder Americans aren’t taking their anger to the streets like people are in so much of the rest of the world. Even if they did, they’d only be howling for the blood of conveniently created scapegoats rather than the real culprits who are screwing them every day of their lives. Unless the day comes that the results of a poll like this includes names like Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Ben Bernanke, Larry Summers, Harry Reid and John Boehner, there is NO chance that any form of positive change will come to America before its too late.