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July 24, 2012

Open your heart…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:59 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the white lightening, stormy, now sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this ten a.m hour., eastern standard of course, on this fair sand bar created 11,500 years ago by the Last Great Ice Age, an age We, right here, right NOW will perhaps never SEA again…  The thunder and lightening I witnessed only a few moments ago, on “Loop Beach”, here in Cotuit, ‘where the ocean meets the wood’, was something to behold, as it was quite early, perhaps 6 a.m., and a few witnessed it, as those lightening strikes brought forth cooler air, that ushered in a nicer air mass that brings a smile to ALL of OUR faces.  Now, at this late morning hour, the sun has made it’s return, and with it, more smiles and a sense of Love, calm and a hopeful future for the hours to come.   This is, of course, the 24th day of July, 2012, and as we look forward to more of the same with politics as usual, except, of course, for those who speak the TRUTH, i.e., President Barack Obama, we may think of man who made this “Affordable
Care LAW” more in focus.  I wish to quote one of the greatest books of history this author has ever read, and I am not even through yet, for it brought me to tears.  From this point forward, I will be quoting from “The Last Lion of the Senate”, former, and the late, great Senator, from the amazing state of Massachusetts, Edward M. “Teddy” Kennedy, who wrote in his memoir, “True Compass”, a must read, if you like REAL history, the real TRUTH about what really happened many moons ago…and on page 218, in the middle of that page–here is one of those passages, speaking of what happened on Friday, June 19, 1964, “…the same evening that we passed the Civil Rights Act, the Massachusetts Democratic Party was opening its annual convention in Springfield.  But, before that occurred, this is what he said, …”My brother (JFK) was the first President of the United States to state publicly that segregation was morally wrong.  His heart and soul are in this bill.  If his life and death had meaning, it was that we should not hate but love one another, and that we should use our powers not to create conditions of oppression that lead to violence, but conditions of freedom that lead to peace.  It is in that spirit that I hope lead to conditions of freedom that lead to peace (I am sorry, but I needed to repeat that very holy point) .  It is in that spirit that I hope the Senate will pass this bill”.    On June 19, 1964, a year to the day after my brother sent his civil rights bill to Congress, it passed into law on a vote of seventy-three to twenty-seven.  “We knew that the Democratic Party would pay a price for this achievement.  Lyndon Johnson (President Lyndon Johnson) himself put it most succinctly when he remarked, “We may win this legislation, but we’re going to lose the South for a generation.”  And he was right; this marked the onset of the transformation of that region from Democrat to Republican.  Other Democrat leaders knew it as well, yet they acted to pass the bill nonetheless.  I’m convinced that they acted, as had my brother in his speech, beyond political calculus:  this was simply the right thing to do.  Lyndon Johnson underscored his own progressive aims on May 22 when, at a commencement address at the University of Michigan, he described his vision of the “Great Society.”  His ideas, transformed into action by a Democratic Congress, produced a constellation of programs, laws, and agencies for social reform, ALL conceived by Jack and Bobby Kennedy, but eventually championed and fought for by LBJ, due to the fact their lives were cut short by cowards who no nothing other than hate, yet, somehow, need to be forgiven.  They included the War on Poverty and the Economic Opportunity Act, the Jobs Corps, Project Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities, VISTA and others.  ALL were Landmarks in AMERICAN HISTORY.”  God Bless the Last Lion of the Senate, and may WE, all pray, someone, some along, and I think WE know who that already IS, to continue these great achievements, for there IS not going back and WE ALL are part of this great land, created 236 years ago by men far greater than any of US can possibly imagine.  God Bless you all and have a wonderful week ahead.  SEA you tomorrow, and may God be with the families of ANY senseless violence of ANY kind, for as we are all one and in the end, we all go HOME together. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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