Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! It is, as always, great to be with you on this Wednesday morning, a stunningly beautiful one here on Cape, and I pray that you are warm and safe wherever this message may be reaching you and yours. The world received what could be considered by some to be a miracle late last night, as the first of 33 trapped miners reached the surface for the first time in 68 days, in a remote desert town in the country of Chile called “Copiapo”. The miners have received world wide attention for this human ordeal that acts as a metaphor for the resiliency and hope that will always be an integral part of the human spirit. If one has ever felt like they were trapped, abandoned, or left for dead by everyone and anyone they ever knew, stranded in darkness and despair…they can identify with the boundless joy that is now emanating from that little desert town miles and miles away from where these images are being transmitted to. We have witnessed the best in the human condition and it serves as a reminder of what is really important–the preservation of life, a life that could just as easily been yours or mine. I wonder if the strategists, corporate moguls, or republican politicians received any of that grace that was so clear to the rest of the world? As we delve deeper in to the final lap of the 2010 mid-term elections, witnessing all of the misinformation, shady campaign contributions effectively swaying the popular opinion of who is RIGHT and who is wrong when it comes to what this country really needs right now, it is clear that the answer to that question is a big NO. We have seen it all this election cycle–witchcraft, “second amendment remedies”, bigotry, blatant lies and greed–all while the “American People” in the mix get lost in it. This election is not about the “little guy”, it is a blatant and rather obvious attempt by the right wing philosophy to hijack what is left of America, by giving it to the mindless sharks called multi-national corporations (my apologies to real sharks of the world everywhere) who will not be of the same mind set that the President of Chile IS, as they systematically take down all of the good that exists in a very fragile and vulnerable democracy that is headed for third world status if “things” continue along the path we are on. The denial of the existence of foreign funds (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars secretly coming into republican coffers) , with Karl Rove being the head cheerleader and point guard of gathering the money, that the members of the RTP now use as one of their “talking points”, all being “laundered” by the US Chamber of Commerce and groups such as “American Crossroads” and GPS, has not gathered as much public outrage as the democrats and most scholars would like, and therefore it serves as just another reminder that most of the “American People” are stuck in a make shift “Stockholm Syndrome” where they, (the middle class and working poor) the prisoners of the “system” feel sorry for their “captors”, i.e. the corporate milieu, who have waged a culture war against said “American People” (most of whom don’t even realize what is going on) and made it “seem” like it is the fault of the current administration and thus, have lead the sheep to slaughter. I am sure that after some of the “American People” read some history books years from now as to what really happened to the nation, they will come to see that big banks, big insurance companies, big oil, big gas, and big conglomerates of all stripes, bought the House of Representatives, the United States Senate and thus, all of the “good government agencies” out there, and turned the whole concept of this country into one where the “almighty dollar” replaces the hallowed statement, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, each having an unalienable right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Written by Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers, who brought the concept over from France where he worked with General Lafayette, an unsung hero of the American Revolution. The game that the republican party is playing is a losing hand, for in the end, they will not be remembered in the same LIGHT as the triumph occurring right now in Chile, but as stooges who sold out to the highest bidder and sent “the American People” down the river without an oar. God’s continued speed to those brave men 2000 plus feet below the surface of the earth, and may their days ahead be filled with the promises Jefferson gave this nation, the United States of America, so many moons ago… Have a wonderful day everybody! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
October 13, 2010
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