Budget Is Red Republican Herring

Joshua Bender
3 min readMay 28


One day the word “Republican” will be bleeped, unless they stop bleeping curse words.

Why does anyone, including the media, take them seriously? If they can use the word “unprovoked” before every mention of the Ukraine invasion, they could certainly label “political” when talking about hypocritical Republican concerns about funding benefits for people but not war or tax cuts or banks.

The media is owned by power addicted sociopaths who would destroy the world for the chance of having more control. They make heroin addicts look like heroes. Anyway, when the media quotes Republicans statements about financial priorities without qualifiers, it whitewashes their ideas and goal of inequality and brainwashes the more uninformed to believe that their concerns cannot be addressed.

How uninformed can we be? Do we have a mental block on the outrageous and unaudited military budget? Do we forget about what taxes do and the unholy amount of tax cuts given to those who need it least?

To be fair, there are some human billionaires who believe they should pay more tax.

They are not celebrated by the media.

The propaganda machine is taking Republican attacks on benefits for those in need seriously, ignoring their cruel impracticality. This is how inequality grew in the shadows.

Arkansas Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders on cutting people from Medicaid:

“We’re simply removing ineligible participants from the program to reserve resources for those who need them and follow the law,” Sanders wrote in an opinion essay in The Wall Street Journal this month. She added that “some Democrats and activist reporters oppose Arkansas’ actions because they want to keep people dependent on the government.”

Hey man, got any government? No? How about food or health care?

We all depend on the government, even those anti-socialists who have done well but continue to take advantage of the system that made them.

So what’s with the cruel, impractical trend toward financial materialism? What happened to the human values behind our success as a species? We know that the metaphysical power of intellectual strength is invisible, but it’s not even heard of, let alone celebrated for the miracle that it is.

If a disorder disables a significant enough percentage of the population, it may not be noticed as an anomaly and harder to recognize as a disorder.

Hatred is a disorder. Right now it’s looking like the bane of humanity.

Let’s label hatred as Non-Borderline Personality Disorder. We might try to treat it like we are treating PTSD. The pharmaceuticals have a chance here to reform. They should self-medicate, rehabilitate themselves and manufacture the appropriate drugs by the truckload.

Time to change sides. We need a war for drugs.

Thank you for your time.



Joshua Bender

Recognizing hatred as the bane of humanity, Non-Borderline Personality Disorder, and coincidentally the literally first sin.