Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sultry, sunny, warm and windy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Monday afternoon, Labor Day here in the U.S., and it is the first day of September, 2014, all over the world as well as right here in Hyannis/Hyannis Port, the hub of Cape Cod and the Islands, who will once again bid a fond and fine farewell for yet another season, as we bid this summer of 2014 goodbye and thank all of those who visited our fair shores and remind them that even though they had to go back home to wherever that is, a little piece of this sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age remains with you all year long–’till next year, when you and yours can return again like the Osprey and enjoy all this hamlet has to offer--RESPITE from a mad world…
Speaking of madness, I am sure you can wait another day for that, as the networks all try and outdo themselves regarding the ‘imminent threat’ of ISIL. Really, in the grand scheme of things, just another group of people who want to kill Americans, Europeans and westerners in general. The beheading of journalist James Foley was horrible and should be condemned by all. However, the broad based media effort in this country and in England over saturated this one giving ISIL what they wanted, more media coverage and the hawks an excuse for beating the military industrial complex war drums (please excuse the mixed metaphor–apologies to Jonathan Swift especially). Go John McCain, go Lindsey Graham, go Steve King–you go girls! All while authorities in one of our allies’, the uber wealthy oil nation of Saudi Arabia, behead people they don’t like at will, killing many just this year–with almost O reporting on the subject. Thanks Aljazeera’s “The Listening Post”! p.s. What was the 4 million bucks you guys over at NBC paid out to former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory for? Inquiring minds would like to know… Good Luck David!
This same limited view reporting is going on in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, thankfully now a truce situation, with the corporate U.S. media, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX all covering it, but acting and reporting like the fight was a real one, underestimating the REAL story of Israeli bombs hitting U.N. schools, with some paid stooge going on all the networks on behalf of Israel, muddying the waters so the masses would ‘know’ who the ‘enemy’ is.
The ‘enemy’ is anyone the national corporately minded media giants SAY they are, and anyone questioning that say in Russia or Syria, Mexico or sometimes here in the United States of America, is labeled a ‘radical’ or outside of the ‘mainstream’ and are many times kidnapped or killed for their heroic efforts to shed light on the dark corners of our world, along with the actors who are not doing it any favors… It is very interesting what we consider ‘the main stream’ these days, is it not? For who really knows what is in that stream? The EPA is mostly in bed with the oil and gas industry now, so they sure as hell won’t tell ya (at least the fracking polluters). But I can assure you of this, the 596 deadly chemicals used in that fracking process (which is now going to explode with ‘dirty growth’ as liquid natural gas, or LNG, has it’s first shipping station for export all set up, so watch out America!) is legally secret and off limits to our ‘brave’ EPA, due to the “Halliburton Loophole” of 2005, a Dick Cheney special, allowing these fracking wells to go up on public lands (with that dangerous drilling practice not under the auspices of the Clean Water Act of 1972 or the Clean Air Act of 1970, both signed into law by former President Richard M. Nixon, a Republican!!) with the public being completely in the dark about what kind of deadly chemicals are going into their drinking water and in and about the air they and their children breathe. Not to mention what it is doing to the soil.
Your drinking water, your air and your soil is under attack (as well as your democracy folks, please vote this fall). Not from a foreign terrorist group, but from the ‘legitimate’ oil and gas industry. You know, the nice folks at bp, Shell, Chevron, Koch Industries and of course ExxonMobil, who are all (please, for the Love of God, Google “The Heartland Institute”, an ironic name if I have ever heard one) running for the United States Senate this November. Energy corporate monsters who are systematically taking control of the entire country, very quietly, and very ‘legally’, all for said corporate profit model, serving the wealthiest among us, while the country’s environment pays the ultimate price–for generations to come.
“…Hope it’s a wonderful coffee shop Jack.” (credit the classic 1988 film, “Midnight Run”, starring Charles Grodin and a young man, new to the Hollywood scene, that’s right that little known and rising star, Robert De Niro). This election on November 4th of this year will be pivotal for ALL in this nation. As our very cool headed, intelligent, thoughtful and very fine President Barack Obama carefully counsels the crazies on the right not to put that cart in front of the horse (reason) and blindly go back into the definition of insanity–boots back on the ground in the Middle East, most know would be FOLLY, the media continues to attack a GREAT U.S. President (history books will show years from now), mostly because they have nothing better to offer. Regardless of what a FOX “NEWS” ‘man’ or woman would say, or anyone who watches that Joseph Goebbels like show, the TRUTH is the TRUTH and to most leaders in America, that is as dirty a word as welfare.
It would be just as foolish to allow the Koch brothers to add another 100 billion dollars to their bottom line by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, just another great metaphor for billionaires using America (in this case holding the Ogallala aquifer as ransom) for their OWN greedy profit motives, while leaving the rest of US twisting in the wind–a vicious, wicked and wild wind–man made–that WILL blow hard and cold this coming winter–right in the face of these tea party knuckleheads that continue to act like Ostriches, sticking their collective heads in the proverbial sand on just about everything from climate change to the poisoning of the earth’s vital resources for their master’s PROFIT. Food for thought in this upcoming week ahead folks–have a good and safe one–as we look to REAL leaders to bring US back to prominence, not back to days of the pilgrims… PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M