America Isn’t Awesome

Entertainment is King. In the United States, game shows are prime. Answer a series of questions correctly, and you could win hundreds of thousands of dollars–maybe a million. Okay, so most game show contestants only walk away with thousands before taxes, depending on the game show. It’s fucking gross though; we have politicians fighting over which programs to cut and save, but if Joe Street answers a series of random questions correctly, he may never have to work again. Why the fuck do these networks have so much fucking money that they can pay these people when our entire country is in debt? Is there is a secret storage of money to pay game show contestants? Why is it okay that some random fucking asshole wins more money than he’s ever seen simply because he could name the correct recording artist of a shitty song, while our U.S. Veterans are fighting for their right to receive prompt and adequate medical care? Why is it okay that a single mother has to pay $1,000 a month for family heath coverage?

I’m just fucking disgusted. Nothing makes sense to me. Kids are losing their band and art programs–and its been proven that kids who are involved with band and the arts perform better on tests.

Tests. Don’t even get me started on standardized tests. That’s for another blog post.

I am absolutely disgusted with the treatment of our veterans. I’m disgusted with the treatment of our U.S. citizens in general.

And I’m totally fucking OVER the deficit. As far as I’m concerned, the deficit doesn’t fucking exist, given that it seems like the ceiling can lifted on a whim, ffs.

Seriously, I don’t get these politicians. Why do they deserve better than the average American? If I’m not mistaken, their job is to serve US. US. Me, and you.

They have the power that they do because we ALLOW it. Get that through your heads. For fuck’s sake, I learned that in middle school.






Published by Kindra M. Austin

Author of fiction, poetry, and very sweary social commentary. Editor, and co-founder of Indie Blu(e) Publishing. Co-founder of Blood Into Ink, and Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen.

18 thoughts on “America Isn’t Awesome

  1. Let me add, I STILL think America is great. It’s a nation that was founded on ideas, and those ideas and values still hold true. The issue is that we’re not holding true to our charter, we’ve failed the ideas. We can get there though, if enough people wake up.

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  2. The problem with the deficit is that everyone wants something for “free,” which just adds to the debt as we borrow more money from our grandkids to pay for that “free” lunch. Whenever you start talking about cutting, you’re called all kinds of names by the offending side so no politician is brave enough to do it in any meaningful way. If you cut entitlements, even if you only target the fraudulent ones, you’re racist and hate the poor. If you trim the bloated military budget, you’re anti-American and don’t want the US to be safe. This leads politicians from both sides to load the defense budget with unrelated pork, because they know they can sneak it through. It’s a crying shame, a failure of the two party system. But I will end my rant and drown my sorrows in a beer, because it may be 10am my time, but it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

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  3. That’s why they are worried about
    The children in distant countries
    Instead if looking in our own backyard
    Not to get it twisted no child should go without,but let’s put that support
    Where it’s truly needed, it’s all a crying shame

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