Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the foggy island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Sunday morning, the fourteenth day of August, 2011, a cloudy one out on the dunes of this tiny seaside village named after the Oysters that are still harvested to this day, as you look out upon Dowses Beach in the early morning Light… I took my own advice on Saturday morning, the true day of rest, and watched a good movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, by far the preeminent feature film about the level of greed and corruption that existed then, back in the latter half of the 1930’s, as it does now, in the year 2011. And as we patiently listen to our friends, and I mean that in all sincerity, on the right side of the aisle of our political system here in the good ‘ole US of A, yes, we may look to that 1939 movie, that should have won an Oscar, and see truisms that transcend the ‘arc of time’, sending US ‘back to the future’ in a muddled mess of hypocrisy, denial and outright deceit, bordering on an uncomfortable level of betrayal to what the founding father’s of this nation truly wanted for ALL it’s people, not just the lucky few, namely the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness… I give to you the last words spoken in that movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, by the late, great Jimmy Stewart, who gave, perhaps, the performance of his career, whose goal seemed to be raising the level of consciousness of ‘the American People’, via HOPE, FAITH, and above all CHARITY, attempting to convince our brothers and sisters to come together once again as one nation, under GOD, indivisible, with Liberty and JUSTICE for ALL. Take it away 1939 CBS correspondent! “Senator Smith has now talked for over 23 hours and sixteen minutes, what he lacked in experience, he has more than made up for in FIGHT.” Jimmy Stewart’s ‘Senator Smith’: “Just get up off the ground, that’s all I ask, get up there with that Lady, that is up on this Capitol dome, that Lady that stands for Liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something… And you won’t just see scenery, you’ll see the whole parade of what man has carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting… I guess this is just another lost cause Mr. Payne. All you people know about lost causes. Mr. Payne does, he said they are the only causes worth fighting for, and he fought for them once, for the only reason why any man fights for them, because of just one plain and simple rule–LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. And in this world today, filled with hatred, a man who knows that one rule, has a Great Trust. You know that rule, Mr. Payne, and I loved you for it, just like my father did, and you know that you fight for lost causes harder than any others. Yes, you even die for them. Like a man, we both know Mr. Payne… You think I’m licked? Well, I’m not licked! And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies, these (holding up fraudulent papers sent to destroy Smith), and all the “Taylor’s” come marching in with all their armies, somebody is going to listen to me. Somebody is going to listen to me… Somebody is going to listen to me.” WE hear you loud and clear Mr. James Stewart, and WE, at least here at seacapecod.net, salute you and thank you for bringing US full circle at this late hour of 2011. Have a wonderful Sunday folks and keep the FAITH, tomorrow is just a day ‘a way’. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
August 14, 2011
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