Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fun With Julia

The Obama-Biden campaign online site has posted this new "The Life of Julia"  which is sad and creepy at the same time.

All the wonderful things this fictional woman, Julia, will experience as she ages under the policies set in place by Prez Obama.It's sad to me because it plods along for 67 years with the least amount of risk or change or goal-settings. She goes to school, goes to college, goes to work at 23, decides to have one child, after working full-time for 19 YEARS!!!! she takes govt. money to start her own business as a web-designer and works another 25 YEARS as a business owner (presumably) and retires.

Julia retires. After years of contributing to Social Security, she receives monthly benefits that help her retire comfortably, without worrying that she'll run out of savings. This allows her to volunteer at a community garden.

(The community garden. You know, you gotta love it, even Michelle gets to massage Julia's life.)

So to me it is sad because Julia has lived a life of such limited scope. She didn't get married. She didn't travel. She didn't break any hearts along the way. She went to school for 5 years to do the same job for the next 44 years. Then she got farmed out to slave in a garden that produces vegetables that other people get to eat.

It's creepy because everything she DOES experience: school, higher ed, surgery, pregnancy prevention, medical care, business, retirement and volunteering, is processed through the ever-watchful eye of someone else. Someone else gives the seal of approval.

And BTW, how can ANYONE in 2012 tell me what Julia can live comfortably on in 2076? So, 300 years from the founding of this great nation, this administration has Americans' lives all sorted out.

All we have to do is not vote for Romney? Do we live in a vacuum? Will absolutely nothing happen between now and oh say, 2058 to make a slight hiccup in this Master Plan?

Oh dear, Well, let's lighten things up with Iowahawk; the repository of fine writing blended with hilarious whacky.

This is what the Hawk envisions for Julia

I especially love the last line.  C'mon Julia!!! Let's garden!

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