Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! I awoke early this morning here in Osterville, around 4:30 a.m., and sat outside in my back yard and listened to the birds, as they are numerous here on Cape, as they also awoke early. Their calls echoing the sound of LIFE and all of the creatures that share this wonderful planet with us, as we wait for the rest of humanity to catch up… The Sunday talk shows provided some insight as to the partial “truth” being offered on the corporate owned media outlets these days–sifting out the true from the false is always the game being played, as the “pundits” banter back and forth as to what is “right” and what is “wrong” with this great country of ours. Joe Biden, our Vice President, and all round good guy, gave an interview on “This Week”, where he expressed his strong support of what the Obama administration has done in the past two years. To quote Mr. Biden, “If I had been elected President, I could not have accomplished what Obama has done in a single month.” The Obama administration does not get enough credit for truly turning a foundering ship around and preventing it from going over the waterfall and into the abyss, for the “sins of our fathers” have certainly caught up with us all, and, if we are to succeed, we must face the truth of what is really going on and work together as a nation to rekindle the pride of what the United States of America really stands for–Liberty and Justice for ALL. That sentiment, as well as the KNOWLEDGE available to all who seek it, however, becomes distorted and muddied by the p.o.h.n., the right wingnut media and the corporate interests who see the United States as a big Wall Mart–a place to make money for “number one” and to hell with the rest of the population, especially the poor, the environment and the next few generations of Americans. Biden made the eloquent argument that the upcoming elections in the fall are all about “choice”. Do you want to go back and relive the policies under George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Halliburton? If you vote for a republican, that is what you are voting FOR. For the p.o.h.n. is now a unified front against social progress, tax breaks for the middle class (they want to extend, forever, the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy that will amount to 700 billion dollars), health care, social security, medicare, financial reform of any kind, regulation in dangerous industries such as oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear and, really, any industry whatsoever, stating that the “free market” will police itself, just like the MMS and oil industry did with the Deep Water Horizon disaster. Electing a republican congress and senate will mean just that, a trip down memory lane and into the land of plutocracy, where the “small” people are relegated to an after thought, with no real relevance and certainly no power to effect change of any kind. If I didn’t know any better, I would say the p.o.h.n. wants to repeal all the way back to 1964, where the Civil Rights Act was born into reality in this country. Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, said this about the ever volatile “Tea Party” movement, “The Tea Party members have called congressman the n-word, have called congressman the f-word. We see them carry racist signs, and whenever it happens, the membership tries to shirk responsibility…If the Tea Party wants to be respected and it wants to be part of the mainstream in this country, they have to act in a responsible way.” The old argument that the NAACP, as George Will, baseball expert, would have you believe, is irrelevant, in light of the fact that we have a black president is, and I quote Mr. Mark Twain, “greatly exaggerated”. Not since the Civil War have two political and social entities, the Tea Party and the NAACP, been more diametrically opposed–on every issue, philosophy and demographic. To quote my dear friend George Will, baseball expert, once again, “there’s nothing like name calling in a kind of left wing McCarthy(ism) to enable the NAACP to make a desperate lunge for it’s vanished relevance (if you live in West Chester County); there’s not a shred of evidence that these racial slurs took place.” That’s right George, the congressman, the President of the NAACP and intelligent people who watch television for something other than to melt the brain with programmed nonsense, are all lying and out to “get you”. Well, George, again, you have had the opportunity to gain respect from people like me, but choose to hide in the ignorant fear of the p.o.h.n., and more importantly, their corporate masters who ARE the ones who promoted this onslaught of racism that we have not seen since the days of Martin Luther King Jr., where African Americans finally were seen as equal, just as the CONSTITUTION proclaims and demands…were the founding fathers lying too? Ask yourself this question Mr. Will, what defines a leader? Hate? Intolerance? Fear mongering? Greed? Lust for power? To listen to the flagrant hypocrisy that comes out the mouths of “men” like John Cornyn (R-TX), along with his side puppet, Pete Sessions, an up and coming mouthpiece for the idiot ‘party of hell no’, who spoke on “Meet the Press” with David Gregory, you might think these politicians developed amnesia or had a lobotomy… The fact that we, as a “nation” need to live within our “means” is lost on the fact that “W” put this country in a hole with his out of control spending on 2 wars, 2 tax cuts and a prescription drug plan that were ALL unpaid for–amounting to over 3.8 trillion dollars… Oh, that only applies after we permanently extend tax breaks for the wealthy, continue to inflate an overweight defense budget, perhaps start a few more wars (that are not paid for) and take away successful social programs like social security and medicare, funneling them to the ‘honest’ insurance industry. When the p.o.h.n. says the “American People” want to “live within their means”, they are exercising the words provided by strategists like Frank Luntz, (of word doctors.com), who, translated, imply that we continue along the path towards plutocracy–rule by the wealthy–and as soon as we have the Supreme Court, the Executive (again), and majorities in the House and Senate, we will crush any movement that resists this ultimate goal. I think Tracy Morgan, of SNL and “30 Rock” fame, said it best, and you can substitute “Cosby” for the “p.o.h.n.” if you wish, “The Cosby Show LIED to me!” That’s right Tracy, they did LIE to you… GOD’S SPEED, continued SPEED, to the GULF, all of the people, SEA TURTLES, DOLPHINS, WHALES, BROWN PELICANS and marsh lands therein…may the miracles keep coming. Have a wonderful week folks! Peace~M
July 19, 2010
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