Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this day of sleet and slush here on Cape Cod proper, although the folks, including my mom in Simsbury, Connecticut, have experienced over 18 inches of the white stuff… Well, it is just another day in “head in the sand” scenario of GLOBAL WARMING, or, rather, the more politically accepted premise of “Climate Change”. Oh well, we can just tell our grandchildren that we, collectively, had our head in the metaphorical sand on that one, that we believed men like James Infhofe of Oklahoma, and, I quote his words directly, that, “global warming is the greatest hoax ever played on the “American people”… This has been a tumultuous week in this great country of ours, full of the same finger pointing, myself included, of which I regret, that is full of hate, anger, paranoia, and FEAR. The central message that our very excellent PRESIDENT of these great UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, will most likely say , as it will come to live at 8 p.m. EST, will, again, most likely be of one word and one word only–CIVILITY. Have we seemingly lost our way to the point of no return when, in the words of GANDALF, a wizard from the very great book, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, “Fellowship of the Ring”, stated to his nemesis, “When did you abandon REASON for madness, my friend?” That is the question that SHOULD be on all of our minds tonight, as we come together, once again, in the face of yet another tragedy that ended in gunfire, putting a bullet in the head of our Gabby Giffords, who represents everything GOOD about what this country was based on to begin with, that is the question WE ALL should be asking ourselves, is this the way we want to LIVE? I have no words for what I have watched on the very great reporting by friends of mine in the media, men and women like Keith Olbermann, Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, Savannah Guthrie, Christiane Amanpour, and David Gregory–other than pure EXCELLENCE. As hard as this all is to take in, we must take a moment to realize that IF we don’t stop the madness beyond the mountains, the insane gun laws that are ripping this nation apart, via the most effective lobby in Washington D.C., today, the NRA, we will find ourselves back in the stone ages of Afghanistan, a 4th century country that believes in stoning women, killing anyone who does not believe in “their” way of “thinking”, and propelling all of those great TRUISMS expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America into the virtual toilet of history–proving that is was all just a big waste of time, this “American experiment” of democracy, and all of the sacrifices we made in World War Two and all of the other horrible wars we have been involved in for our entire history, a short history of 236 years, were in vain, and that we really did not believe in those values to begin with. I have grieved for the victims of this senseless act of violence and I can tell you this– I AM NOT ALONE. I speak for no one but myself, I have no political “agenda”, I have no sponsors, no boss, no “angle”… I wonder if the same could be said for the Rush Limbaugh’s of the world, not to mention Glenn Beck, who spread their VITRIOLIC HATE our over the airwaves on a daily basis–and it begs the question, don’t you think, WHO DO THEY WORK FOR? The man behind the curtain, that’s who, men like the Austrian owner of GLOCK Inc., providing killing machines to this country for over 50 years now. May GOD be with the victims of this memorial service in Tuscon, Arizona today and may he continue to TRULY inspire the people on the fence to SEE the truth, those who don’t understand the words coming out of OUR mouths. Have a great day and be at peace. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
January 12, 2011
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