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Opinion: ‘The Clock is Ticking’



This news story was published on October 3, 2019.
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People always wonder how Hitler managed to get into power: “How could the Germans vote for him, how could they let that happen.”

Those are the words of people who have never been hungry. Those are the words of people who’ve never had to worry about passing a winter in the street with children you can’t feed.

The words of smiling middle class worker bees who believed Obama when he preached “Hope” and “Change.” Meanwhile he was cashing his Wall Street pay checks faster than you can say “Our first African American President!”

You’d be surprised the things people will do when their desperate. You’d be surprised the things people will believe when they’re freezing to death. It’ll be an interesting little experiment to see how fast suburbanites can go from being tolerant to hating people of color and the LGBTQ community when all the grocery stores are boarded up.

We’re nowhere near the level of desperation the German people were at during the rise of Hitler; and we still ended up with Trump.

Just you wait. Just you wait til the real economic collapse that’s coming in the next few years hits. It’ll make the Great Recession look like too long a night at the local dive bar. “Drinks are on the taxpayers Mr. Merrill Lynch!”

Remember that student loan bubble? Who the fucks paying that tab? “Were looking at you 30-year-old millennials working at Applebees!” You guys noticing anything strange in this “boom economy?”

How about all the shopping malls and retail outlets closing out. Maybe a little worrisome that the majority of young people are working as “freelancers” huh? How about that fact that CEO pay has skyrocketed over the last three decades while wages have flatlined? All I’m saying is I ain’t heard one mother fucker my age say nothing about owning a house.

Oh.

And just you wait til the climate crisis causes ecological collapse and mass migration towards the northern hemisphere. That’ll be the real kicker boys and girls. Who would’ve thought World War III would be over water and arable water instead of fossil fuels and tech minerals?

I won’t be surprised to see the same people who are crying over Trump now, foaming at the mouth; begging a mad man to dissolve democracy in exchange for work and shelter.

“Please! Please! You can fuck America in the ass all you want just give me something to eat!!!”

Let’s wait and see. Like you’ve been waiting to see for the last thirty years.

Let’s play the “its the status quo game.” Let’s sing the: “elect corporate democrats who say pretty things about minorities song.” Let’s keep the feel-good train rolling just a little while longer.

“We got at least another five years, right? Maybe even a decade!!!”

Tik tok my friends…

I’ll see you when the party’s over.


Dillion Daniels is a local writer, activist, and podcaster native to Mason City, Iowa. He has developed his career as a political commentator and activist by covering a variety of subjects through this podcast, as well as through columns and editorials. As an author, his poetry and short stories center around the plight of the American working class; tackling subjects of poverty, addiction, abuse, and systemic oppression.

For more political discourse from Dillion Daniels check out his “Here We Are” weekly podcast or subscribe to his Patreon, here.

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29 Responses to Opinion: ‘The Clock is Ticking’

  1. mint Reply Report comment

    October 12, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Hitler was placed – the agenda then is still the agenda now including the same players/lineages – my recommendation is find a bar of soap place it in the mouth, using the f word one needs to consider alternatives such as – frikin, figgin, freakin or possibly fruit-loops.

  2. mint Reply Report comment

    October 12, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Hitler was placed – the agenda then is still the agenda now including the same players/lineages – my recommendation is find a bar of soap place it in the mouth, using the f word one needs to consider alternatives such as – frikin, figgin, freakin or possibly fruit-loops

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 5, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Is Daniels a podcaster or a pud puller? Its hard to tell with the vulgar language he used in his rant.

    Mr. Daniels is free to write or speak whatever he feels, but I won’t be checking out anything he is a part of.

  4. TDS Reply Report comment

    October 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Trump 8 more years !

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 4, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Trump is the new Hitler.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Guy..go buy some KOOL-AID and read the Japan trade agreement..idiot.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 4, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Give it another 20 years than write another one. Doom and gloom. That’s the news

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 4, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Scary loon who forgot to take his daily schizophrenia medication.

  9. Curries man Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    MAGA 2020!

    Problem solved.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    How misleading can you get? Everyone knows the reason malls and retail stores are closing is because if internet buying. More B.S. to stir up the sheep.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    The only way the economy is going to collapse is if hell turns over and Sanders or Warren gets elected. Which will never happen, so there is nothing to worry about.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    The goal of the democratic party!—Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. Harry S. Truman!!

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Just another idiot with an opinion. The sky is falling. Oh my god.

  14. Allen Reply Report comment

    October 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I’d say that there is some truth in that opinion.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 3, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HOAX. Anyone who believes other wise is a fool. The climate has always changed and always will. There is nothing we can do about the tilt of the earth bringing another ice age. By the way, 20 years ago they were screaming the world would end in 10 years through global warming and yet here we are. You fools are being played by the crooks making money off their lies.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2019 at 5:42 pm

        Do you really believe the billions of tons of CO2 mankind pumps into the atmosphere each year has no effect on climate?!?!?!

        • John Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2019 at 6:33 pm

          You mean the CO2 that we exhale every time we breath in oxygen? This CO2 that we exhale and the CO2 is absorbed by all trees and plants to grow. If there was no CO2 we would have no grass, corn, beans or any other plant. CO2 is very useful and essential for ALL life to exist.

          • John

            October 3, 2019 at 6:35 pm

            All this plant live is also what creates the fresh oxygen that we breath.

          • Anonymous

            October 3, 2019 at 9:41 pm

            you really do not understand the carbon cycle. Stop listening to conservative talk radio and take a few science classes at your local community college. We are extracting carbon rich fuels that store BILLIONS of years worth of carbon and then burning them and sending the waste back into our atmosphere. We’re undoing a cycle that took mother nature billions of years to accomplish by our fossil fuel use. Mankind is UNQUESTIONABLY changing the climate from our use of fossil fuels.

        • John Reply Report comment

          October 3, 2019 at 6:46 pm

          Anonymous,
          The climate always changes, we used to be under a glacier here in Mason City. That was before any factories were pumping emissions in the air and before cars, so how did that all melt away? Climate change, not man made. In the 1970’s, this same media said if we don’t do anything, we are headed to a new Ice Age. We can’t create weather and we can’t change weather. It will do what weather does, it will change

          • Anonymous

            October 3, 2019 at 9:44 pm

            The difference is the glacier melted because of natural processes over the course of tens of thousands of years. Our current situation is caused by mankinds use of fossil fuels and has changed the climate over the course of about 70 years. Stop listening to conservative talk radio and actually take a few college level science courses bozo.

          • Anonymous

            October 4, 2019 at 8:31 am

            70,000 years ago the ocean was 57 feet higher and it changed. Now the cycle say it is going up again. Nothing we can do will stop it. It is call axis tilt.

          • Anonymous

            October 4, 2019 at 10:19 am

            axis tilt?!?!?! and what is the basis for your science??? CO2 levels have UNQUESTIONABLY increased dramatically over the last 70 years (co2 is a greenhouse gas). Do you REALLY think =warming temps are because of axis tilt of the earth changing or do you think maybe there is a correlation between the BILLIONS of tons of CO2 mankind has pumped into the atmosphere during this same time period? Please stop listening to conservative talk radio as the source of your information. Enroll in college level science courses immediately!

          • John

            October 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm

            Anonymous,
            Why are you always saying stop listening to conservative talk radio shows? I don’t, I listen to country music and have common sense, and also a little science background.

          • Anonymous

            October 4, 2019 at 8:31 pm

            John, nice try, but you have no meaningful science background. The billions of tons of CO2 we pump into the atmosphere has unquestionably altered our climate. If you had common sense, you could put 2 + 2 together: A rapid increase in global temperature has occurred over the last 70 years. Mankind has a proliferate use of fossil fuels (carbon rich fuels which contain billions of years of carbon accumulations) over this same time period. CO2 is a known greenhouse gas. Seeing any sort of pattern here John???? Please Stop listening to the conservative talking heads who have no science credentials and actually listen to atmospheric scientists.

      • Allen Reply Report comment

        October 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        It seems as if you have posted that before. And you are telling me that, why?

    • Dillion Daniels Reply Report comment

      October 4, 2019 at 12:47 am

      Thanks for the feedback Allen; come check out our channel on YouTube; we do a political and current events discourse podcast that might interest you!