Trout Fisting In America #11 – Questions

 

I am consumed these days by questions that will never be answered. Not to my satisfaction anyway…

Does Paul Ryan remember getting social security money after his father died?

How many congresscritter chucklefucks does it take to change a lightbulb?

If you insert a provision into a health care bill that says pregnant women can be denied healthcare, but not the men who impregnated them, does that mean you hate women?

If you insert a provision into that same health that says domestic violence victims can be denied health insurance, does that mean you’ve beaten up a woman?

If you insert a provision that says victims of rape can be denied health insurance, does that mean you’ve raped someone?

Is there any scenario in which someone who voted for this healthcare bill isn’t some kind of amoral monster?

If you had an infinite number of Paul Ryans sitting at an infinite number of typewriters would they eventually write an infinite number of suicide notes and put an infinite number of bullets through their infinite number of skulls?

Why is the assassination of a republican more ethically defensible—in terms of quantifying the amount of inflicted suffering and death—than voting for one?

When we kill people through direct violence, we call it murder. When we kill people through indirect public policy, we call it government.

If a handicapped child falls in the forest does a republican congressman even give a fuck?

Baby, baby, where did our love go?

What becomes of the broken-hearted?

What is the sound of one hand clapping because the other hand had to be amputated after you tried to treat your staph infection with over-the-counter antibiotics instead of going to the doctor right away because you couldn’t afford it?

If a plane crashes and half of the plane is lying in Canada and half in the USA, how many of the passengers get free health care and how many are left to the marketplace?

How many demons can dance on the head of a state?

What’s higher than the highest infant mortality rate in the so-called civilized world?

And what does it mean that the people who voted for this healthcare bill included a provision to insure that they and their staff would get to keep their healthcare, i.e. they would not be affected by the bill they were voting for?

The state I live in, Georgia, voted this week to allow guns on college campuses, but guns are forbidden in the buildings where these lawmakers voted. Are they hypocrites? Are they stupid? Am I?

Is it really just because they get campaign contributions from insurance companies? From the NRA? Is it that simple? That corrupt? You give a congressman money and they vote the way you want them to—the same way you hand the cashier money and they give you a cheeseburger?

If jesus was right when he said that love of money is the root of all evil, then why do jesus lovers love money so much?

What the fuck does it even mean to call yourself a christian in this country?

Is this all just spitting into the wind? Shitting into the din? Flitting into the spin?

How do you talk to people who refuse to listen, who have their responses, no matter how ill-informed or inaccurate, provided for them ahead of time and take great delight in reciting them to you?

Are we flooded with so much information, so much noise, so much chatter, that it becomes impossible to to hear anything clearly?

Why do the people I agree with politically act like hysterical neurotics on social media, constantly fighting amongst themselves? If this society, with all it sick injustices, makes them crazy, is it really their fault?

And why are most democratic politicians so spineless? Why can they only define themselves as ‘not-as-bad-as-the-scray-republicans’ (which to be fair, is more than enough the past 25 years, to get me to vote for them—because republicans are scary as fuck)?

Is being only slightly less corrupt than the congressman sitting across from you really something to be proud of?

Why do democrats campaign behind banal platitudes and double-talk? Who the fuck is supposed to be inspired by ‘Stronger Together’ or ‘I’m With Her’? Do democrats think the voting public is made up of stupid, shallow, ill-informed children?

Let’s forget I asked that one.

Capitalism’s going to kill us all, isn’t it?

There’s only one thing I know for sure. The republican party has one guiding principal: tax cuts for the wealthy, needless death & suffering for the poor. And to vote for them—for any reason—is to go through this life with blood on your hands and death in your heart.

And when you hear the word freedom, it means that someone is about to die.

 

Trout Fisting In America appears every Tuesday right here at this site. We’re going to keep going until we reach #50, or until the Trout begs for mercy. Check out previous installments HERE.

 

About ScottCreney

Scott Creney lives in Athens, Georgia. He is the author of "Dear Al-Qaeda: Letters to the World’s Most Notorious Terror Organiztion".
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