Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the clear, cool, dusky and soon to be star lit island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Saturday evening, the twenty-fourth day of May, 2014, coming to you LIVE, right here in Hyannis Port, home to, of course, the 35th President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy and the rest of that extraordinary family, who lived in the house, compound rather, you can SEA above...Happy Memorial Day Mr. President! And one to our current President, Barack Obama, heck, one to all former presidents, may you look down upon US now!
WE all pray that this country can regain it’s common sense principals once again and live up to the standards men like you fought and died to preserve, leading many an American soldier into battles against the darkest evils man has wrought upon his own kind… God was with you then and may he be with US now. May we remember those who have fallen this week end, reminding ourselves of their sacrifice, while we demand better treatment for those returning veterans, many suffering from invisible diseases like PTSD and substance abuse as they cope to adjust to life outside of a military conflict they had nothing to do with. WE had no problem sending them to war 13 years ago, spending TRILLIONS; let US honor and rehabilitate them now that those pointless wars are for all intents and purposes (whatever the hell those were) over. TRULY caring for our veterans with MONEY and counseling– for God’s sakes man!
The world does not need another billionaire buying yet another politician/judge/police chief/dog catcher, no. The world needs leaders whose real eyes look to the needs of the PEOPLE and the environment they will be living in. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or at least they count for something, while you spoil their water, air and soil in the never ending pursuit of fossil fuels that are taking down the planet–an exercise of pure folly!
Riches come and riches go, but in the eyes of historical 20/20 perfect hindsight, let alone Divine Judgement, it will be the leaders showing mercy and kindness to those with little, those who are vulnerable, those who have been exploited, that will be heard… Leaders who rise above the petty politics of the ‘time’ and witness, then communicate the higher purpose of LIFE itself, life for all, not just a chosen few, and thus tackle the issue of that time, GLOBAL WARMING. This task will be for the millennial generation and beyond as they grapple to create safety and ingenuity in the face of ever changing climate creating a chaotic place for all living things to survive, let alone thrive. It will be our response, and the response of future leaders that will echo our destiny as a nation, either one ‘…of the people, by the people and for the people’, or one of “…Of the Corporation, By the Corporation and FOR the CORPORATION”. Men and women much better than you, fill in the blank, upholding the fabric of this young democracy with a little letter d, lo, let it be known that those TRUE PATRIOTS laid their lives on the battlefields of our bloody history for that flag representing real freedom–a democracy that equals one man and one vote, not one billionaire to one billion votes, no sir, that is not what those men died for. Thomas Paine authored the first notion of a break from the tyranny of a King, thus creating the grand nation called America we all take for granted today. But rest assured she must be defended, especially from those who cloak themselves in legal loophole language, e.g., “patriots”, while simultaneously robbing it of that very essence–wolves in sheep’s clothing in 1776, or in 2014, “Americans for Prosperity”. Have a great week end America! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M