Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Apathy Sets In | Politics as Usual

He hasn’t waved his wand and fixed the economy! He hasn’t gotten us out of Iraq and Afghanistan! He hasn’t fixed the health care system! Jeez, Barack Obama is such an asshole!

Only in our overly-medicated, A.D.D.-plagued society of wishy-washy idealists could you be so hysterical (double meaning there) and impetuous. If I hadn’t seen the above pic shared by nearly all of my Google Reader contacts, I probably wouldn’t be so peeved about it since I catch a good whiff of anti-Obama rhetoric just about every day. But I get pissed off by this shit.

The problem lies on both ends of the spectrum. On the right, you’ve got Reagan-worshippers who mourn their long-gone flag-bearer of conservatism. They resent the fact that Barack Obama is the left’s own Ronnie Wilson. They call him a Messiah to mock his followers – sometimes they’re right – while hypocritically dumping undeserved praise on Reagan as if he’ll rise up from the dead and take them to the promised land. Then on the left, you’ve got folks who aren’t really hip to the game of politics and the machine of Washington, D.C.; these people got caught up in the hype of the ’08 election and expected the world to change in January of ‘09. Well, it did change! Obama is popular all across the globe and Americans don’t have to throw a red maple leaf button on their traveling bags anymore. But it didn’t change that much. How drastic did you expect it to be? In just ten months? Really? I could never understand the basis for this blind flock of sheep’s otherworldly vision of the future. And that goes for the left and the right.

Here’s the scenario: Right-wingers are going batshit, hollering “gimme back my country” at town halls and left-wingers are down and out because they expect more from Obama. Shit. Meanwhile, Barack’s carrying a steady pace through the middle, just like he said he would, just like rational voters (thaaaat’s me!) anticipated from the get go. If your hope is fading already, you didn’t have much to begin with. That or your head was wedged so firmly up your ass, entangled in the t-shirts, bumper stickers, that catchy O logo and the plethora of celebs who showered their support. And now, to show your dissatisfaction with the Prez, you’re gonna buy another t-shirt. How… fitting. Wake your ass up to your own ineptitude, please!

When it comes to politics, I’m an outspoken guy. I’ve brought a lot of conservative friends and acquaintances down at otherwise cheery events (i.e. house parties, etc.). Sorry ‘bout that (really). I wear my political heart on my shoulder. Fuck a hipster douchebag t-shirt. For what it’s worth, I’m also one of those sorry saps who’s waiting on Barack to turn the heat up and put the pressure on. But I recognize that he walks a fine line on some Philippe Petit type shit. You should too. And if you knew what this game will do to you (whattup, Big), it’s that it crushes your spirit. So keep hope alive.

Have you called a local representative about health care? Have you shown your dissatisfaction with them? You know, the politicians who openly ignore the majority of their constituents who are crying out for the public option, bowing instead to big business. No? Of course not. You’re too busy buying an overpriced t-shirt.

You could be one of those Alex Jones-listening conspiracy theorists (*cough* Bol *cough*) who have valid issues to raise against Obama and how he’s continuing the policies of his predecessor. Hey, I fux with you more than the apatheists because at least you’re digging for truth. But I still think it’s too early to seal the book on the President just yet. The angry left does a great disservice to people who actually need affordable health care and folks who want to see their loved ones abroad come back home when we’re as hostile to the president as the right-wing is.

That’s how the right-wing always gets us when a Democrat is in power. They attack. We back down. But when they come to power, they stick together and put up an iron curtain. We attack. They attack us back. They don’t eat their own like we do. We should change that. The only thing fading is your own participation. Change that too.


  1. Word the fuck up. My man...
    My dad's been hollerin this "Obama's honeymoon is over" shit since a week after the inaguration.

  2. I've been reading your site for over a year now, and that by far is the realest shit you ever wrote(whatup Pac). Thanks for the great article.

  3. I'm just gonna come right out and say it, I ♥ you, Ivan. You are so fucking on point. Always.

  4. Call a representative? That's not how politics works bro. I just want my freedom, the good ol' America that I grew up in. Not this neo-socialist communist Lenin-marxist [insert another idealogy that contradicts the others] inspired stuff.

    It's a tough deal for this administration, because I doubt any great amount of success can come within the years. Considering how long it too from near the end of the Clinton administration up until the middle of this year for the economy to work it's way down, they have a tough road ahead of them.

  5. What America did you grow up in??, also be happy we have socialized education. If a person wants their freedom, then they must speak up and be heard. I am not attacking you, but people love to bash the president until you ask them "what would you do to fix these problems in America", props Ivan.

  6. The president doesn't have that much power domestically. Domestic power lies in congress and with the states, so anybody expecting Obama to change anything really has no idea how the system works. Politicians promise things they have no power to actually make happen and idiots keep believing them because they haven't educated themselves enough to know how things actually take place. The government is set up to make change very difficult, you know, the whole point of checks and balances. It takes time like Ivan said, people need to be patient. But, this ain't Mr. Smith goes to washington, so expecting one man to change anything is pretty naive, especially if you think he isn't corrupted in some way (cuz they all are, its the nature of the beast, but i admit there are degrees). Personally, my governor has way more influence on my life than the president every will, so Imma focus on that. Now, where the president does matter is in foreign affairs, thats where his real power lies, so lets hope he moves on from this whole afghanistan business

  7. cheers Ivan! good post

  8. You people are in the dark! Its not about LEFT AND RIGHT. Obama is a puppet for the wall street financiers and the new World Bank. Reagan was a hollywood actor, gone puppet as well. War on Drugs is what Reagan "started", do you remember that success? You should its still in your face everyday - CRACK hit the streets during the 80's. Dig deeper - We have more Heroin on our streets today than 10 years ago, from Bush's Afghanistan war, that ironically, your boy Obama is supporting by sending more troops as we speak. MORE HEROIN ON THE STREETS since 2002 - MORE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN. can you connect the dots you morons? Watch Fall of the Republic on Youtube. Better yet WATCH ROTHSCHILD'S CHOICE. Better yet, START a new political party unbound by the chains of the Left and Right. Right now, the administration is selling off what is left of our country to foreign banks. WAKE UP PEOPLE. WE ARE CHANGE. Do not let these assholes wipe their ass with our CONSTITUTION.
    You will finally wake up when your dollar is worth nothing. Compare to the price of gold . $1200/oz!!!! 4 years ago it was only $350 /oz ... yes that is correct. 4 years ago!! It is not the price of GOLD going UP it is the VALUE of the US DOLLAR going WAY DOWN!

  9. By the way , that SHIRT ROCKS! Where can I get one? Please don't withhold the source!

  10. Reagan fucked America up more than possibly any president before or since. He sold his people out and shortchanged America in the process by massively migrating jobs to other countries and by condoning and bringing in cheap labor in the form of illegal aliens.

    On top of that him and his VP Bush Sr financed terrorism by supporting Bin laden and Al Qeda in their fight against our former enemy the USSR.

    America stopped being a producer of goods and became a consumer.

    All this lay the groundwork for the cheap, shallow, over-materialistic lives we live here in America now in the 21st century.

    You'd think that in 2009 a real leader would learn from not only the history of this country, but the history of other nations around the world. But alas, that's not the case.

    So am I one of those people shitting on Obama for not fixing anything yet?

    Hell fucking yes.

    For the simple fact that he knows what needs to be done and doesn't do it.

  11. all things take time... its harder to destroy then build... he's gonna need two terms to do what needs to be done

    you guys are fucking pieces of shit who are fare weather if i didnt like this site so much i might say fuck it

    obama is a first step he gave us hope dont be so quick to shit on what you help make...things could be worse

    man i wanna kick somebody in the nuts

  12. this was a great post, newly found your website looking for greaetest hip hop albums 2002.. pretty random liked some of the shit you said earlier in other posts, but this one was great and i thank you again for this blog.

    but as far as the comments go everyone can suck my dick because you have to realize that this system, system meaning demoracy and capitalism, and them together not beinig synonomous (what up tech), has built everything we hold dearest, i.e. petty bullshit, and technology. we have an addiciton to technology and rely on it like no other fucking generation or culture has before. our generation is the mtv generation, we worship myspace celebs and are controlled by iphones and pda's, this has made us into a superficial society that has lost touch with itself. these corporate giants have successfully fucked us blind with aids and no lube in this age of information, ironic. we are unable to create real human relationships and look at the world through the eyes of money making machines that are racist and sexist, turning everyone apathetic and careless. as our morals and ethics dissolve in a soup of our own stupidity the right wing fuck heads jack off to kiddy porn and laugh at obama really being a fucking prisoner of the system. yeah i agree with his whole shit about wall street anyone can watch fucking youtube, but the end result is everyone thinking "well then wtf do we do", my suggestion is to keep doing all the shit your already doing, go to school get a job pay for college how ever long it takes and live life as insurance, but the reality is to arm yourselves and save food and water cuz the NWO is fucking coming