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 Sunday morning here in Osterville, the tiny, tiny, seaside village a mere football toss to the town of Hyannis Port, former home of our thirty-fifth President of the United States of America, Jack Kennedy, his beautiful wife Jackie and that extraordinary family whose ‘modus operandi’, life mission if you will, was to help those who could not help themselves… A vanishing species these days, much like the many species of plants and animals that are exiting this planet by way of extinction, as mankind’s blatant disregard for this planet by way of pollution and the never ending encroachment on the wilderness is now threatening his own kind. The gripping heat that has descended upon this country should give at least surrender to some CURIOSITY about WHY we are having such extreme weather–but hey, what could men of science know about it, moreover, why should we listen when we have such fine leaders in Washington D.C. who obviously have such a firm grasp on reality? The talks regarding the deficit, and raising that all important ‘debt ceiling’, broke down over the week end, only to be picked back up again by Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House and ‘lady leader’ of the Democrat party, Harry Reid, the fine Senator from Searchlight, Nevada, John Boehner, current Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader in the Senate, hailing from the great state of Kentucky, who were still speaking when I went to bed last night, at the White House, trying to hammer out a deal before we, as a nation, default on our obligations to the world, our senior citizens, our soldiers, and last, but certainly not least, let us not fail to mention, ‘the American People’… It is hard to imagine what this country would be like if we had reasonable, sane, generous, kind, modest, and intelligent individuals running the show in D.C., as opposed to the puppet show now playing on Capitol Hill. “We’ll be here all week folks, don’t forget to tip your waitresses!” With so many ‘agendas’ out there, it is hard to keep them all straight, with lobbyists outnumbering lawmakers by a large number (just like Blackwater–sorry Xe, the softer, more feminine side of that machine gun hand–mercenaries now outnumbering the 50,000 ‘regular’ soldiers in Iraq) and it seems that none of these ‘agendas’ have anything to do with improving the lives of 98 percent of the human beings who live within the man made geographical ‘lines’ that divide our world into ‘US’ and ‘them’… Stay tuned, for today will be an interesting one for sure, as the Asian markets have already expressed concern, as well as the ratings agencies, and I don’t use that term lightly–turning this crisis from a one alarm fire to a five alarm barn burner. One thing IS for sure, “The American People” are going to WAKE UP to the TRUTH as to what is really going on with big corporate interests that compete directly with the interests of the crumbling middle class, the working poor, the elderly, the children who were not born with a silver spoon in their collective mouths, minorities, women to a large degree, the disabled, the indigent and soldiers coming home from wars they didn’t really ’sign up for’, badly wounded, both physically and mentally, with many living on the streets because “we have a spending problem in Washington D.C…” NO, Mr. Speaker, we have a staffing problem in D.C., where our priorities have become so far out of whack that I believe Jesus himself may just come down from ‘on high’ on August 6, and say a few choice words–arriving in Texas at Rick Perry’s (Governor of Texas and possibly running for the highest office in the land, God help us) Prayer whatever being held at some football stadium–bringing the crazy with all sorts of “Christian” folks who, when leaving that prayer fest of hypocrisy, will be accosted by one of ‘the least of us’, coming in the form of a homeless man, possibly Jesus?, asking for a buck to buy some bread, and then scorned, rejected and repudiated, as they take their high and mighty road/cause to the bank, donating only to “WORTHY” causes such as Rick Perry’s “super pac”, whose mission statement reads like the back of a typical Fortune 100 corporate annual report. Looking forward to hearing you speak for Jesus Rick, but remember this–WHAT YOU DO TO THE LEAST OF ME YOU DO UNTO ME. The tragedy in Norway has grown over the past twenty four hours, with 92 people, mostly young campers, dead–gunned down in cold blood by some right wing fundamentalist whose motive is still unclear. In Oslo itself, the massive bomb that went off downtown took 7 lives, presumably an attempt on the Prime Minister’s life as the blast was centered on the government building, the Prime Minister being a member of the Labor party, and left that Scandinavian city looking like a war zone. The attack, the most loss of life since World War II in Norway, was carried out by one man, as reported thus far, although there is speculation that more may have been involved. The man, a member of an extremist right wing faction of Norway’s political spider web, dressed up as a police man, heavily armed with automatic pistols, and began firing away at innocent children at an exclusive island camp for young political minds, teenagers, attending an annual labor party camp for intellectual thought and discussion, taking out ninety of the reported 350 or so attendees, as survivors of the ordeal explain the two hour massacre as hell on earth. There are no words to try and explain this horror away and make some sense of it–for hate seems to have no political affiliation and should not be categorized as such. However, we should all take pause and remember the Tuscon tragedy that occurred only a few months ago in this country, and remember that it is nice to be important, but it is far more important to be NICE. Be nice to one another, love and cherish one another and just let go of the hate, for in the end, it is only the LOVE you make that you take–all IS LOVE, and LOVE IS ALL. Have a nice day folks and keep the refugees on the Somalian/Kenya border in your thoughts and prayers, if you wish to donate to their FAMINE relief, please visit www.savethechildren.org or care.org. Thank you. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
July 24, 2011
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