Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the twenty-fifth day of October, 2011, another sunny start to another beautiful mid-fall day on Cape Cod, and, as the U2 song indicates, ‘right here, right now, is the only place I want to be, right here, right now, watching the world WAKE UP from HISTORY…’, for this is, after all, a very exciting time to be alive. The world is moving at faster and faster speeds, just look around you, does it not feel as if things are quickening, as if you don’t have enough ‘time’ to get ‘it’ all done? Coupled with this very real phenomenon, is the fact that the TRUTH is beginning to see the LIGHT of day once again, as that TRUTH always has a funny way of coming out and rearing it’s either beautiful, or ugly head, depending on your personal perspective and relationship of and with ‘it’. Take the big banking institutions in this country for example, (please, I beg ‘ya) they are, according to the New York Times, sitting on an unprecedented amount of CASH that they literally don’t know what to do with, while the typical American family struggles to just survive another day…something does indeed stink in Denmark. To quote our friend from simpler days, a man who graced the big screen and made us all laugh, the great Dudley Moore, who, among his many appearances on that silver screen, offered perhaps his most memorable performance in the classic film, circa 1981, “Arthur”, ironically shot during the same time period when this current system of ‘government’ veered violently away from ‘the American People’ and began heavily favoring the top one tenth of the top one percent in this nation along with all of those ‘too big to fail’ institutions that WE bailed out in 2008 and have since been treating as if they are holier than thou, sacred cows that should never be monkeyed with, let alone dismantled and restructured back into a SANE way of doing business. Yes, to quote Mr. Dudley Moore as he waits for his future, almost, father-in-law, Burt Johnson, to join him in the ‘drawing room’, speaking to the butler who just navigated to him that point, “…you’re a funny guy, are you sure to be a nightclub comic?” As the butler leaves the room, Arthur is all alone and begins talking to the stuffed moose that is hanging on the wall as some kind of ‘trophy’, saying, “this must be awfully embarrassing for you…” Suddenly, the intimidating ‘Burt’ Johnson strides into the room, with Arthur saying in a rather meek way, “Well, hello there Mr. Johnson, would you like a drink?” “I never drink Arthur, it makes a man indecisive”… “Oh, that’s great, you probably never ran out of ice your whole life! Where’s the rest of this moose?” Yes, where is the rest of this moose indeed Arthur… The rest of the moose, or ‘rest of the story’ as to how this country arrived at where it IS right now, will be poured over by historians for years to come, showing, date be date, event by event, decision by decision, just who has PROFITED from this rigged, corrupt system of free market economics, as the various plutocratic special interest groups have literally taken over the Legislative branch of our 236 year old Republic, toying with taking over, once again, the Executive, and clearly, with the Citizens United ruling of 2010, part of the Judiciary, leaving ‘the American People’ with nothing but a bag of IOU’s and no future. Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell (R-KY), is a perfect example of what I speak of here, stating it perfectly yesterday when he explained why he, and the rest of the ‘not your grandfather’s GOP’, has rejected President Obama’s American Jobs Act, a plan that WOULD begin to put Americans back to work, including keeping many Americans on the job, such as teachers, firemen, policemen and other state and local employees, many of whom are waiting for their pink slips any day now. To quote Mitch himself, ‘we don’t want to bailout these folks, it is not the job of the federal government, that is the job of state and local authorities…’, in other words, the man who uses the phrase, ‘the American people’, ad NAUSEUM, just another Karl Rove talking point in all reality for these literal clowns, could not, by virtue of his OWN words, care less about said AMERICAN PEOPLE< even the first responders, and thus, is saying, in effect, if you are one of the 99 percenters, you, your family, your community, and anyone else you may care about–ARE ON YOUR OWN! Just ask presidential, fingers crossed, Herman, “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em”, Cain, who recently came out with an advertisement for his bid to become our 45th President, an ad complete with a man speaking into the camera with a lit cigarette and Herman Cain, sporting, at the end of the ad, a creepy, maniacal smile on this face. YIKES! You know on second thought honey, let’s not order Godfather’s Pizza tonight, OK?, I don’t want to have any more of those nightmares… As the race heats up this week even more, a race that is going to go on for the next year or so, we can just sit back and realize that it is, after all, a big illusion, for none of these ‘comics’ have a leadership bone in their collective bodies, unless you are talking about leadership in regards to ‘restructuring’ companies, by taking them over, hostilely, breaking them apart and selling off the assets in order to make a HUGE profit for the company and oneself, leaving the employees high and dry, in fact, firing them all and renaming the ‘company’…oh, wait, we do have a candidate like that, it’s old, Willard, “corporations are people too”, Romney, a former Massachusetts Governor, who, before becoming this state’s governor, made millions at Bain Capital, by doing that very thing I just mentioned, who WOULD, as President, drive that final nail into the coffin of our failing democracy, by handing over the reigns of POWER to the multinational corporate entities that will attempt to end all regulations on the big polluters, like Koch Industries, Halliburton and Exxon-Mobile, not to mention the mild regulations on the financial community that did not go nearly far enough, i.e. ‘the Frank-Dodd bill’, as well as gutting education, the tax code, ah, the list goes on and on, and as these faceless, heartless, ENTITIES take over the nation’s highest offices, courts and the Presidency itself, this country will fall from the grace that was bestowed upon it so many moons ago, shamefully swaggering into the collective boardrooms crying out, ‘we are not making enough money!, we NEED MORE!’… When is it enough, one might ask these ‘titans’ of industry, moreover, one could ask, ‘why are you stealing our Christmas tree Mr. Grinch?’… Little Susie Who may get her answer sooner than she thinks. Have a nice day folks and keep on avoiding those wooden nickles offered up by FOX NEWS, they are, as I have said many times before, not meant for HUMAN consumption. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
October 25, 2011
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