Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the warm, cloudy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the thirteenth day of March, 2012, a mild one expected on Cape today, with temperatures ’round these here parts expected to reach into the upper sixties when it is all said and done, or, if you prefer, ‘at the end of the day’… Speaking to that notion, the beat goes on in the always entertaining republican primary fight between Gingrich, Santorum and front runner, now a cliche, Mitt, “get those effing grits away from me”, Romney who will be happy to get the hell out of Alabama and Mississippi soon with a good portion of the delegates offered up by those fine southern states, whose populations apparently still believe that our current President, Barack Obama, is a Muslim. That’s right, 52 percent of residents polled recently in Mississippi alone state that without reservation, with another 25 percent stating, “I don’t know”, raising the bar once again on the old saying ignorance is bliss. Mitt has been doing a decent job of pandering to the white voters in the south, white knuckling it if you will, as the corporate gravy train just keeps on barreling down the tracks, throwing out empty promises and deeply flawed policies that would–should he, God Forbid, be elected into the highest office in the land–gut regulations and programs that stand as the last barrier between this country remaining a true democracy and it being turned over to the plutocratic vision that goes contrary to what Thomas Jefferson had in mind when he envisioned what that true democracy would look like, and, moreover, ACT like towards it’s people, the very reason for it’s existence in the first place. It is so obvious what has been going down over the past thirty years, economically, environmentally, militarily, and most importantly, socially, that 5 year old could nail it, as that gap between the two America’s grows ever wider, creating an impossible GRAND CANYON between the two, making it all that much more difficult for say a poor African-American lad or lass to survive the hell that IS the inner city public education (a department the republicans would do away with!) system for kids, gain access to a good four year college, without going into soul crushing debt, graduate said university with a decent GPA and then secure gainful employment, all without the aid of ‘connections’ and a ‘network’ used by affluent boys and girls who come from the ‘right side of the tracks’. Kids like myself many moons ago who did not have to struggle to find work, as it was already set up FOR THEM, thus, continuing the cycle of unfairness inherent within a society that rewards pedigree over pencil power. Eventually something has got to give, and as this nation grows browner, in more ways than one, the voting blocks that were once overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon, such as the suburban rich white guy and gal vote presently, will take a hard left, due to those changing demographics, and thus, will begin to realize this dog and pony show the republicans are presenting now all over the country, blasted 24/7 on the corporate owned airwaves (can you say Clear Channel? Sure, I knew that you could…), via the national media and Citizens United advertisements, created by Madison Avenue wizards, is only interested in keeping the status quo afloat, perhaps even adding a little more to their plate, thereby rejecting the party in the long run, bringing this country back in line with what OUR Founders intended 238 years ago. At least one would assume that, but hey, history has shown us just how vicious mankind can be to one another–just take a good hard look back at the 20th century, or go back even further, when in this fine state of Massachusetts, ‘Puritans’ burned women at the stake in Salem, claiming they were witches. Despite all of the horrific things we all hear on the news everyday, from around the world, thanks to social media, the world is actually becoming MORE peaceful, ever shifting away from the false echoes of ego and into the oneness that represents every one’s best interests, not just those whose homes have a skylight that takes in the whole of the Big Dipper! Have a wonderful day folks, steering clear of the wooden nickles offered up by FOX NEWS, they are not worth anything and side effects of viewing say, Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly, can range from blurred tunnel vision, nausea, body aches, diarrhea, bloating, hives, nightmares, night sweats, sleep walking, and an overwhelming belief you are becoming Ethel Merman…‘you’ll be swell, you’ll be great! gonna have the whole world on a plate! startin’ here, startin’ now–Honey, Everything’s Comin’ up Roses! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
March 13, 2012
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