Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! So good to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the twelfth day of July, 2011, high noon, a rather humid one at that, as the warm winds are whipping up the Sound, seen above, on the south shore of Cape Cod, the little sand bar created by the Last Great Ice age over 11,500 years ago, a blip in “time” really, considering the earth has been around for billions of years, with human beings only coming on the stage of THE creative intelligence latest LIFE form experiment roughly 100,000 years ago, with recorded history and civilizations historically coming into focus only 5000 years or so before the most famous man, at least from the West’s perspective, to ever walk this earth, Jesus Christ, whose death marked the end of one “time” period, as in B.C., ‘before Christ’, and A.D., or ‘after death, namely his’, came on the scene and changed this world, it’s ‘beliefs’ and the way we interact with each other, forever. Whether for the good, or for the bad, for the words of Jesus can be manipulated, like an electorate, for one’s own personal “Angle”. Want proof? Look no further than a country that was born only 237 years ago, the United States of America, and the country that it broke off from in 1776 A.D., England. This United States of America to many in this day and age, SEEMS like it has been around for a very long time, but, compared to the larger picture, it might as well be a toddler–a country that was created out of the necessity for freedom from the tyrannical rule of one man. Independence that was fought for bravely by men–many of whom were once an integral part of that British society, prominent land holders, lawyers, doctors, politicians and the like–who were originally sent by King George the third of England, to colonize this ‘new world’ and thereby expand the British Empire farther than it had ever been, men who risked their very lives for the divinely inspired text called “The Declaration of Independence”, prompting, of course the Revolutionary War and the creation of this great experiment called Democracy in the form of a united group of independent states, whose ties to the whole are equal to the sum of its parts. This revolutionary idea that ‘all men are created equal’, men and women, ALL having equal access to the principals of LIBERTY, JUSTICE, FREEDOM and the right to pursue HAPPINESS, should, by now, be self evident to everyone. But, alas, it is not. For the grouping of ‘blue meanies’ (credit the rock and roll band of our lifetime, The Beatles), whose battle colors are bright red, have not come to the table of negotiations, in this eleventh hour, in good faith, nor have they EVER considered their chosen religion and looked into the laughable hypocrisy many of the display shamelessly on a daily basis, as they continue to claim the mantle and speak for–in those nauseating talking points, the worst of them being Senate minority leader Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell (R-KY)--”The American People”, while they simultaneously steal their collective wallet and help them all look high and low for it…with the 24/7/365 aid of the good folks over at Rupert Murdoch’s FOX NEWS, whose poisonous Kool-Aid has misinformed, dangerously, and dumbed down the American people to the point where many have no clue as to what kind of consequences await every one of them if this great country, built on the above mentioned PRINCIPALS, not personalities, does not step up to the plate and pay it’s bills. The reality of the situation can be summed up in the mousy words of old Mitch, when he states very clearly, and into all of the world’s microphones, that his number one goal, repeatedly stated, his “number one goal is to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 elections”, and, therefore, it is my deep conviction, that the republican party, and the people that pull the strings (multi-national corporations and media moguls like Murdoch) of said political sell outs of the ‘American People’, the republican party, is hopelessly lost in the mire of muck that is greed, corruption, and extortion, not to mention their complete loss of a moral compass, taking them into an oblivion they wish upon said, ad nauseum–The American people, at least those who have been hoodwinked into believing their horse$hit rhetoric. A party that has no problem selling grandma and grandpa down the river without a paddle, with just enough money, via a lousy $8,000 voucher (to replace Medicare) to pay for two or three days in the hospital, effectively destroying Medicare as we now know it, as they attempt to raise the retirement age on Social Security, destroy Medicaid, via the concept of state block grants given to crooked governors like Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Rick Scott of Florida, or well, take your pick of 10 or so others, and, for the final SHOCK therapy, as per ordered by the Milton Friedmanites of the world and the ‘Chicago School’ of the 1950’s (credit Naomi Kline and her fine Novel, ‘The Shock Doctrine’), voting against raising the debt ceiling, effectively pushing the economy off a cliff, sending interest rates sky high, pushing up our debt even further, sending world markets into chaos, and crippling our economy, as credit, already tight, evaporates like a Nantucket fog bank, sending more people out of work, and, like a vicious cycle, propelling this nation into perhaps a real depression, the likes of which, have never really been seen. An economic disaster that it may never recover fully from, a plan designed so that the republican party, the party of LINCOLN, now REPUBLICORP (credit moveon.org), can fully implement it’s grand ‘vision’ for America as it takes over the White House, maintains a majority in the House, while claiming a competitive edge in the Senate. That grand vision, a real nightmare, will include the final chapter in this systematic attack on the United States Constitution, or better yet, it’s interpretation (see Citizens United, Supreme Court decision of 2009) of that document that, like the words of Jesus, has been manipulated for political/cultural ends for decades now, cunningly so, manipulated and presented by deep Machiavellian republican strategists like Karl Rove and Frank Luntz, presented to the saturation point where most in this nation are so battered by the decade of war, a declining middle class and culture wars that scream negativity 24/7, that many, if not most have just given up on the concept of HOPE and real change, for it seems to them, 98 percent of them anyway, that the game is up, it’s rigged, it’s over, the rat race that is, and you know what, they’re right–the rats won. Or did they? For they only won a battle, not the war, for the greatest thing about this country is the resiliency and HONESTY of it’s DIVERSE people, and if we can all concede to the fact that the plutocrats, who have been trying to buy and control this country and enslave it’s people for their own narrow minded, often times insane, ideological positions, poisoning them along the way with 596 chemicals daily from the Brother’s Koch and Dick Cheney’s Halliburton’s ‘natural gas wells’, two of the most evil corporations to ever exist on this planet, since the 1950’s, when Milton Friedman, a little known economics professor at the University of Chicago, began this march towards Plutocracy with the ‘Chilean experiment’ (something I highly recommend you Google–a brutal military takeover of the that free government of Chile back in the 50’s, and with the help of the U.S. government, killed the then President of that sovereign nation, proving once again how merciless and brutal pure capitalism can be) that is now being played out in the streets of America’s cities from sea to shining sea–cities like Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Boston–take your pick. This debt ceiling debate will not be over until the fat lady sings and we can all rest assured FOX NEWS will be there to cover it in a ‘fair and balanced way’, for I can think of no one better suited to inform our people than some of Rupert, ‘arrrgggghhhh matie!’, Murdoch’s children over at FOX and FRIENDS, those kooky kids. If you look really hard, you can see the strings that move the arms and mouth of Steve Ducey, a puppet, like some of the members of the Houses of Parliament and indeed, I’m sure, some of the members of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and someday, once again, perhaps even the White House, bringing King George back full circle once again, as Republicorp, like their “Vow on Marriage”, believes wholeheartedly in the concept of economic slavery, while that gap represented by the Grand Canyon grows ever wider between the haves and the have nots in this nation and indeed, around the world, for as we all NOW live in a global society, one would have to be blind not to see how far down the scale some men’s greed can take a nation, living in a world that grows hotter by the day, as we continue taking a big dump on MOTHER EARTH, the only home we have at PRESENT. Have a wonderful day folks and please say a prayer, should you wish, for the refugees on the Somalia/Kenyan border, all 3.5 million of them, they are dying and need the world to WAKE UP and help! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
July 12, 2011
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.