“Sitting on a dock by the bay, wastin’ time…” Greetings and salutations from the sand and surf of Cape Cod and the grand islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! The sunrise this morning was something to observe, with deep purple clouds to the east and clear sky above, the stars still shining although blended into the blue, as a sharp yellow light rose above and bathed Dowses in a golden orange glow… I sat in silence for a spell, with the sea crows cawing and the seagulls fishing, and took in all of the beauty that surrounded me. To be one with nature is the ultimate healing from the shrapnel of this world. Being one with nature requires no watch, no concept of “time”. For time is but an illusion we as humans seem to be chained to. Hurrying from point A to point B and back again, a virtual treadmill that so few get off and realize just how precious this LIFE is–both your life and everyone else’s, be they man or mouse. Speaking of mice, Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell has provided all the material I need this morning. The “leader” of the Senate minority and a citizen of the great state of Kentucky, old Mitch just doesn’t get it. He seems oblivious to the fact that we live in a 24 hour news cycle. On Friday, Mitch told his flock of corporate owned “reporters” that the financial reform bill that is being proposed by President Obama would lead to more bank bail outs–another lie by the P.O.N.. Later in the week end, it was revealed that Mitch has been hitting up the big hedge fund firms for cash for his campaign for the upcoming Fall elections. Can you say conflict of interest? I knew that you could… The facts are clear, Wall Street has taken over Washington D.C. to the degree that it is now seemingly impossible to liquidate these monstrosities called “banks”, with the line between traditional banking institutions and investment banks being dissolved. Moreover, the Citizens United case in the Supreme Court has virtually wiped out any chance for real reform (or electing anyone who doesn’t work for a corporation and is on the take), for the new “leaders” of the next congress will be bought and sold by the “powers that be” in the corporate milieu. They are banking, so to speak, on the American publics’ ignorance. Reforming Wall Street is as complicated as the derivatives that got us into this mess to begin with. The one ray of hope is the recent civil fraud case brought against Goldman Sachs, an A list Wall Street casino, whose criminal actions brought the whole of the banking industry into question once again…(although this is redundant). The question is this, will the Democratic party take hold of this latest egregious action taken by the casino industry and turn it into some kind of a safety net for the American people, let alone the world economy. So few are making it in America. So many are at the brink of terror. I truly feel for these people, for I can understand not having a voice. What strikes me as the most hypocritical, however, is the backstop these criminals use for their own defense and indeed, offense–Jesus Christ himself. If I could offer Mitch a little advice it would be this–what would Jesus do? Would Jesus ever consider being part of the “Party of NO?” Would Jesus consider any of this nonsense to begin with? It seems to me, one of the central stories in whatever version of the Bible you may read, is his final trip to Jerusalem and the visit to the holiest of Temples. Looking around at all of the “business” that was being conducted on the temple grounds, a holy place of worship and quiet reflection, Jesus lost his temper and took it out on the “money changers”–striking the tables that held gold and silver, spilling it all to the ground… It is “Patriots Day” here in Massachusetts, whereupon the Boston Marathon takes place every year starting in Hopkinton (roughly 26 miles to the west of Boston proper) and ending at the John Hancock Tower in the Back Bay. We celebrate this day to remember the reason this country came into existence to begin with–freedom from tyranny. The P.O.N. has twisted this pure truth and manipulated it for political gain, nothing more. The irony of the “tea party movement” is blind ignorance to fact and mission. The P.O.N. fuels the fire of discontent with their strategists and corporate sponsors, who, like King George, are only interested in profit and power, control and coercion. The tea party movement has been fooled by people who are not interested in them per se, but in regressing this country back to the 19th century. Not a country of the people, by the people and for the people, but a country of the wealthy, by the wealthy and for the wealthy. Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell meet King George and all of his outdated, political nonsense, that has nothing to do with the “God” you claim to worship, but everything to do with the God you do worship–the almighty dollar! Have a great day folks! Peace~ M
April 19, 2010
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