Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the super island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday morning, a rather drizzly day here on Cape, temperatures still in the 60’s, with some big changes on the way soon… Well, what can I say. The ’song remains the same’ in Washington D.C., as deaf, dumb and blind republican politicians, giving politicians of all stripes a bad name, continue to thwart any effort by this President, Barack Obama, to do ANYTHING to jump start this floundering economy that is only hurting the 98 percent of Americans who are quickly falling beneath the cracks in the social system that was set up during the age of the New Deal, by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Globalization has taken on a new meaning for Americans as they begin to wake up to the FACT that large multi-national corporations care NOTHING about the health and wealth, or lack therein, of the average man, woman and child in this once great and proud nation, as they laugh all the way to the bank, shouting out as they make a deposit for say 3 billion dollars at one of the ‘too big to fail banks’, making out like bandits in an unregulated casino parlor, “anyone without health insurance, or those who can’t afford to pay into the PONZI scheme that IS the ‘for profit health insurance industry/scam’, can just go ahead and DIE”. Alan Grayson, the former Florida congressman, and great American, put it best a long time ago on the floor of the Capitol when he defined the ‘republican health care plan for anyone in America’, you know, the ‘little people’, yes, anyone who gets sick, again, defining the republicans REAL ‘heath’, ‘care’, ‘vision’ for the majority of our fellow American brothers and sisters–“If you get sick, DIE QUICKLY.” In the debate on CNN the other night, in Florida, the ‘republican strategist plants’ in the audience showed their (the plutocrats who invented the ‘tea party’) true colors to all the world, as Wolf Blitzer, the CNN moderator of that debate, asked the simple question to Ron Paul, a Libertarian, or is it novelty figurine? I can never get that straight, “what would you say to a man who was thirty years old without health insurance, who, say, did not purchase it because it was a RIP OFF, and unfortunately got sick and went into a coma, and without proper medical care would most certainly die, yes, what would you say to that, should WE just let him die?”. As Ron stumbled around his rather programmed brain for an answer, members of the rabid audience, in their medieval thirst for blood, screamed “Yeah!” Paul, of course, gave some lame answer bringing forth his medical degree as if that give him some authority on par with GOD. The republican party is doing a whole lot of funny things in the name of Jesus, who they lay exclusive (ironic, because the very definition of ‘Christianity’ is INCLUSION) claim to, and state, unequivocally, ad nauseum, that they follow devoutly (it will be amusing when he shows back up and asks to see their REAL credentials, i.e. their DEEDS on planet earth, so as to pass through the Pearly Gates and into the Kingdom of Heaven, asking questions like, ‘what part of what you do to the least of me, you do unto ME did you not understand?’), yes, follow devoutly and ACT on everything the man instructed so many moons ago. Ed Shultz, of “The ED SHOW”, only on MSNBC, was in Toledo, Ohio last night, go Mud Hens!, broadcasting LIVE from a little watering hole with a tiny representative portion of the millions of Americans who are all in the same boat, in the same boat in so far as they are all under the thumb of corrupt Governors like John Kasich of the great state of Ohio, who would rather bow down to the creators of this great disparity in America today between the haves and the have nots, animals like the KOCH BROTHERS, polluting your rivers and streams, estuaries and reservoirs since their Daddy, who lives in Osterville, right here on Cape Cod, gave them the business only a few short years ago, than TRULY changing this sickness that IS one of the seven deadly sins–GREED. For money is not the root of all evil, the LUST for it is. You see, hypocrisy runs deep in this new Republicorp of America, a small minority of morally bankrupt wealthy industrialists who are above the law, because they have BOUGHT congress and hope soon the Executive, for the laws of man do not necessarily transcend the new global plutocracy, thus, these “men”, can re-write the laws to fit their new very lavish lifestyles, as the common man and woman who made this country great struggle to feed their kids, put gas in the tank to go off to a slave wage job every day and pay into a health care system that is more about providing a shiny card, empty promises and collecting money than it is about providing effective health CARE, propelling them into a life of poverty where Vermont Senator, an Independent and all round great guy, Bernie Sanders, recently claimed that poverty actually equals death, with statistics backing that statement up, proving that people who live in poverty live on average six and a half years less than those with money, bringing the whole debate full circle as Presidential hopefuls like Rick, “they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into, I say, let ‘em crash” (credit the classic film, circa 1979, Airplane! Starring, among other greats, Lloyd Bridges), Perry expose their unbelievable hypocrisy by holding pray rallies at baseball/football stadiums in Houston all in the name of a man who walked this earth over 2000 years ago, whose words still reverberate today…something like a reading from the Holy Gospel, the words of the man himself, Jesus, according to Matthew–a little parable that kind of sums it all up. ~Peter approached Jesus and asked him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘”I say to you, not seven times but seventy seven times. That is why the Kingdom of Heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount. Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of his debt. At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’ Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave the loan. When the servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’ Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ But he refused. Instead, he had the fellow servant put in prison until he paid back the debt. Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported on the whole affair. His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’ Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.~ I wonder if the likes of a player such as Rick Perry ever really read, let alone applied, the teachings of the man who was at the center of a prayer rally in Houston just a few moons ago? Have a nice day folks and keep the ‘little people’ of this country and the refugees on the Somalian/Kenyan border in your thoughts and prayers–to help a fellow American who just may need to see a doctor somewhere in the U.S.A., visit FREECLINICS.US and to help the victims of one of the worst FAMINES in world history, Google OXFAM or visit savethechildren.org...knowing that, in the end, it is the giving to our brothers and sisters in need that GOD is interested in, not your stock portfolio. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
September 15, 2011
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