Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! It is very good to be back with you on this fine summer morning here in Osterville. The weather looks as if it might break into some kind of cooler jet stream, offering some cooler Canadian temperatures in the coming days… With oil, “well tapped”, off the Gulf coast and a hopeful “solution” coming in the way of a relief drill, a hopeful reality after a weak tropical depression slips into the Gulf to disturb efforts at present, bp going bye-bye on so many different levels, and, thus, off the hook, general prosperity in the air for the corporate suck ups and the p.o.h.n. hypocrites who want their cake (the United States as we all know and love) and eat it too (Bush tax cuts of 2001, 2003 unpaid for and rewarding the top 2 percent in this country who could care less about creating JOBS in the good ‘ole USA, rather, creating more wealth for themselves), we have seen that nothing has changed in a week long cable news cycle, or should I say cyclone? To John, “Billy Bob”, Boehner (R-OH) and the rest of the puppets who claim to speak for the “American People” who are starving, literally, especially those “99′ers” out there, GOD BLESS YOU!, I have a message from our good friend and all round great guy, Mr. Tom Hanks, via a classic film circa 1990 and his role as Mr. “Joe Banks”… Title? “Joe versus The Volcano”. A basic statement to all of the greedy corporations who stole so many jobs from Americans in the past ten to thirty years, and, dare I say, ripped off grandma and grandpa with the swill that is Wall Street….. Enjoy. Characters: Joe Banks and Mr., “Wahoo”, Waturi. Scene: A horrible industrial office with rotten work conditions and bleakness everywhere… AND ACTION! W: “What are you doing Joe, maybe you should just leave…?” J: ” This Life, what life, what a joke, this situation, this room…” W: “Maybe you should just leave Joe…” J: “You look terrible Mr. Waturi, you look like a bag of sh$t stuffed in a cheap suit, not that anybody could look good under these zombie lights, I can feel them sucking the juice out of my eyeball, suck, suck, suck…for $300 bucks a week, that’s the news, for a lousy $300 bucks a week, I have lived in this sink…if these lights don’t give you a headache, then you must be dead already, so let’s arrange the funeral… Why, I ask myself, why have I put up with this for so long? But, I KNOW that it is just fear, it’s yellow freakin’ fear. To afraid to change my life, so I SOLD it to you for a lousy $300 bucks a week….Do you know what I could have done with that time? The time it took to do this job? I could have done in a month. It was like GOLD in my hands…GOLD. I outa knock your head off, but I won’t, I am going to leave you here, Mr. Wahoo Waturi, and what could be worse than that?” As we filter through the rest of the fable, facing tough questions posed by the late, great father of Meg Ryan’s character, who asks the question of Tom Hanks, “Joe”, who was a decorated fireman, rescuing three kids from a burning building, and wishes him to “jump” into a Volcano at the behest of “tradin’” (a.k.a. middle eastern oil), “does it take more courage to thrice jump into a burning building to save some kids or to jump into a Volcano, I don’t know Kimosabe, but when your making those calls, you’re in the high country…” The Truth of this simple message is this, first, face those fears and face them down hard to realize they are nothing and cannot or will not hurt you if you don’t let them. Second, don’t believe everything you read, see or hear on FOX NEWS… To quote Mr. Tom Hanks one more time, allow me to leave you with this, when asked by his driver in New York before he flew to Los Angleles, “Don’t you have anybody?” Tom responded, “No, but maybe, there are certain parts of your life where you’re not supposed to have anybody, certain doors you have to walk through alone.” The kind and wise driver simply responded, “YOU’RE going to be alright KID.” And to Lloyd Bridges, Meg Ryan’s father in the film, I wish to offer what he said to this once daughter in the fable extraordinaire, “almost the whole world is asleep, everybody you know, everybody you talk to… there are only a few people who are awake. And they live in a state of constant amazement.” GOD’S SPEED to the GULF, all of the people on the Bayou, the SEA TURTLES, DOLPHINS, WHALES, BROWN PELICANS, SEA BASS and marsh lands therein. Have a wonderful evening folks! Peace~M
August 11, 2010
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