Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the warm, sunny island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Tuesday morning, the 20th day of March, 2012, another post card kind of day here in the early a.m. on Cape, as you peruse the ship above named ‘The Grey Lady’, watching her steam out of Hyannis Harbor for the fifty minute, thirty mile ride south/southeast, taking one all the way to Nantucket, the fabled island where anything can happen. This week, again, God willing, seacapecod.net and it’s author, Michael Mosier will finally be putting “Taking Fog to Nantucket” on ye ‘ole sight, a book that centers around a horrific incident that took place on that super rich island way back in the dark years of 2003. It is an intriguing story for it seemed to have foreshadowed events to come, events taking place front and center in today’s US of A. Police brutality, imprisonment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD and that spectacular fall from grace when finally departing from the corporate milieu, experiencing that stark reality that IS homelessness, or what it feels like, despair and hopelessness. It seems the two America’s I elude to in this book, on many different levels, could not be more apparent than it is NOW in today’s 2012 America. With the mighty battle for domination and ultimate control of our ‘democracy’ waging on all the way until November, when WE will finally find out if this country is going to take a big step forward or hurtle ourselves off the cliff for good, accepting we are going to live in a 19th century feudalistic society. This all taking place, largely under the radar, for most Americans are not paying attention because a) they don’t have the time, or, b) have already cast there lot in with the ideologues, or zealots, who own the air with thousands of radio and television stations all over the country, and intend to use those to keep a good portion of the voters brainwashed, i.e. believing that global warming is a hoax, as WE all, 311 million strong, slowly, painfully recover from the abuses done to real American people by Wall Street banking institutions, who, as we all know by now, are still ‘too big to fail’. Couple all of that with the fact Dodd-Frank (the new ‘rules’ of the road for Wall Street and other financial institutions, put in place to stop future meltdowns that require U.S. tax payers to bail them out; not to mention a new consumer protection agency staving off predatory lenders like “Payday Loans”, Ich!), has fallen short in implementing over 70 percent of the new rules for that dark street called ‘wall’, as well as the equally disturbing reality that Glass-Steagall (1930’s legislation put in place by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt designed to separate investment banks from commercial banks–putting an end to the abuses that led to the Great Depression) is still dead, leaving the Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase’s of the world free and clear to continue betting against it’s own clients, while it buys every politician in Washington it can, playing craps with OUR money, for WHEN another bubble bursts, perhaps ten years or less if new laws are not enacted, the even poorer 99 percent of ‘The American People’ (credit again, our pal, the turtle, Mitch McConnell, R-KY), as they slave away at jobs that have no way of pulling them out of the now ‘new middle class’, a group of people that are living hand to mouth, while the .001 per-centers out there like Mitt Romney get on their high horse and tell us all about it…yeah, right–those same Americans will be called upon once again to bail them out, with that metaphoric gun held to their collective heads, screaming out words like Armageddon and the like, as they get their way once again. My greatest prayer is this…–save from JUSTICE being served in the state of Florida where a young black male, only 17, walking back from the corner grocery store with a bag of Skittles and a soda in his hand, was harassed by some vigilante wanna be cop, a ‘Neighborhood Watch’ thug with nothing better to do, yes, this thug stalked that young man to a back alley, and as the youth cried out for help (we all could hear the 911 tape in the background) with many witnesses explaining what they were hearing but at the same time stating, “I’m not going to go out and help him”, eerily echoing those last words by an innocent member of OUR society, and then, BANG!, a loud crack sounded out, as another witness stated to the authorities, “…he’s dead”. That young man’s name is 17 year old Trayvon Martin, and he could be anyone one of our children, for if this country is all about the abuse of power, via the sword that comes in the form of way too many handguns flooding this nation, as well as an eternal push for a plutocratic society, it will eventually fall, such as it did in England in the year of our Lord 1688, during the Glorious Revolution, where King James the II was deposed and replaced by King, William III of ‘Orange’, along with Mary II, as they were ushered in under the auspices of a new, morally sound, social agreement suitable for the majority of it’s PEOPLE, A BILL of RIGHTS, thereby assuring another dictator would not take out the baby with the bath water. Absolute power CORRUPTS absolutely, history has proven that over and over and over again, and the United States of America is no exception. The more rights you try and take away from people, even when you speak in doublespeak to the concepts of ‘freedom’ and ‘the pursuit of happiness’, the more they will rebel, as in OCCUPY!, even with the vicious attacks prevailing on that noble and peaceful group last night at the hands of the NYPD, bashing faces into glass buildings and so forth, creating that battle line in the sand of what is truly right and just in the eyes of any casual observer, and what is horribly wrong with our society in general, where you have those generals of ‘policy’ breaking heads in the name of ‘law and order’. Where in that code of police conduct does pepper spraying innocent student protesters, peaceably assembled to exercise their First Amendment rights, lay? Yes sir, by the virtue of the Document YOU all swore to defend and uphold, the Constitution of the United States of America, where in God’s green earth, or rather how does that give you the right to purposely HURT innocent civilians? Where in your by laws of ‘ethics’ does bashing a man’s head into the cobblestones equate to your so called motto of, “To protect and serve”? Two America’s indeed Reverend Al, two America’s indeed– and good luck in Florida, as that great man and host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation”, airing every week night at six sharp, takes up this horrific case of the departed, may peace be upon him, Trayvon Martin in Seminole City, Florida, along with thousands of others, demanding JUSTICE, while we ALL take a long, hard look at this new law in Florida that allows a person to ‘open fire’ on someone else if they feel threatened in any way…yes sir, that is one law that should be taken to task! Have a nice day and God Bless US everyone! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
March 20, 2012
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