Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the still soggy, cooling and misty island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on yours on this 1st day of October, 2015, a chilly Thursday, late morning here at the Hyannis/Hyannis Port Waterfront(s). Here’s hoping all the folks up in Maine dried out after a record amount of tropical moisture poured down from the skies yesterday, dumping massive amounts of water all up and down the eastern seaboard, with a cold front right on it’s heals, and perhaps a hurricane as well…
With the 2016 election cycle not slowing down one iota, rather, picking up pace, Sea Cape Cod would like to look back at 2012 for just a moment in ‘time’. After viewing the documentary film entitled “Mitt”, this simple reporter felt compelled to make a few comments regarding the man who lost to OUR very fine 44th U.S. President Barack Obama, who has, under no false illusions, done an outstanding job as this nation’s Commander-in-Chief over the course of the past seven years or thereabouts. After reviewing the work, one must come the conclusion that this honest, bright, warm family man would have made a good president, it was just his polices that were in question.
As the country hurdles towards yet again pivotal election come November of 2016–the 45th President of the United States, and indeed every other world leader on Earth, will be faced with epic problems the human race (and every other form of LIFE on the planet), has ever experienced, seen or dealt with before, i.e. the coming cataclysm of GLOBAL WARMING–one must look back at our most recent history to get a clue as to where WE may be headed.
For make no mistake about it. The Republican brand of ‘no new tax pledges’, via plutocratic puppet/henchman Grover Norquist, and the blindness of most every other policy position that favors the status quo of this rigged monetary-market system is not sustainable for this country and the world at large. Unless, the whole point of this greedy exercise is to destroy the very Mother that gave US milk.
Mitt’s (Mitt Romney, 2012 U.S. Republican nominee for president), story was touching in many ways. Utah, Michigan, Massachusetts, both home as well, so there was a commonality there, and if I were a betting man, I would lay down “10,000 bucks” he and I both agree that in both locales the ‘trees are all the right height’! He must Love the Wilderness as much as this author does, the very reason for this odd, and I am sure to many people annoyingly daily ‘message in a bottle’ from a popular sand bar on the southern New England coastline. Mitt has many other fine traits, none so much as the way he treats his wife (God Bless her!), the fact he is a gentleman, most clearly loves and has great compassion for his big family, and the fact he loves this country as much as his father did, something a president must have locked deep in his or her heart. Not to mention his Faith, which is both admirable and honored. The problem with his political philosophy is simply the problem with the philosophy of our ‘Civilization’ as a whole in this early part of the 21st century.
It is true that 47 percent of people in this country do not pay income tax. Hence Mitt’s downfall, as that was caught on tape back in that same year he lost the general election. However, the real question is why don’t they pay ‘they’re fair share of taxes’? Because the wealthy plutocrats/oligarchs/industrialists who have created this ’system’ in their fancy, have sold this country down the river without a paddle. Globalization is just another word for cheap labor, hence, more profit. Corporations like GE and many, many others pay nothing in Federal corporate income tax, via loopholes one could drive a Mack Truck through the center of, moreover, the majority of those making the big bucks are paying 25%, while their secretaries pay 38%, because their ‘compensation’ is coming from yet another loophole those working at Burger King are not invited to participate in. Although, one must query, ‘…how many folks working those slave wage jobs ($7.25 an hour), yes, how many of those poor slobs are investing their vast funds wisely? Indeed, are they using their stock options to the peak efficiency of return?’ Obviously they don’t have my broker, or my lawyer.’
The fact that most corporations are GLOBAL in scale now, no minnows left in the deep, big, blue SEA, only us sharks, yes, with the vast majority of world commerce so tightly wrapped in a riddle, enveloped by an enigma–some would say delivered by the Devil himself–one must wonder out loud if man has any hope at all. Mitt looked the part all right, down to the same darn clothes I wear. But something was missing. Like it is for this next grouping of Republicans, for if this nation were to elect a Republican to take the helm of a massive bureaucratic machine like the United States of America–most tax money bubble wrapped up in Homeland Security/Military Industrial Complex, not “Planned Parenthood” that helps poor women in poor areas of the country with basic female health issues sir!–it would not be long before the country was completely drained of money, it’s citizenry left to fend for themselves, with no jobs, no education, no health care, no retirement, no social safety nets, no mercy of any kind, lo, left to starve and twist in the ever growing winds of our ‘time’ on this precious planet that WE, the human race, are destroying daily for short term bloody PROFIT.
If you can square that with your maker Mitt, then you are a better man than I. Mankind has an biblical challenge ahead, not only with human caused climate change, but with this growing gap between those with ungodly sums of ‘money’, and those who live in the mud, with little to no food, no clean water and no hope of any kind. We all came from the mud, and it looks like that is where mankind is headed back to if do not wake up and embrace the change technology and a greater Universal Consciousness gives US ALL.
I put it to you Mitt, is this the kind of world we want to leave OUR children? For we are ALL children of GOD. Not just those who attended ACS Cobham, Surrey or Phillips Academy; Andover, Massachusetts. Corporations are nothing more than a thought. They do not possess a soul and do not have a voice in a democracy with that little letter ‘d’… No more so than does a ghost. And yet, the pesky ghosts of Paul Revere, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington are whispering through the willows to this not your grandfather’s GOP,
“…you’re killing us over here!”
God Bless Mitt and Ann Romney and his Family for going through that gauntlet almost three years ago. It must have been exhausting. Sea Cape Cod wishes you only the best. Go Blue!
Take a look into the future people of America! In the immortal words of Chevy Chase–via an oft mentioned film circa 1980, a date in ‘time’ some say marked the final construction of this massive GRAND CANYON gap between the haves and the have nots in the ‘New World Order‘; “Caddyshack”–
“…don’t be obsessed by your desires Danny.”
“E pluribus unum”
‘out of many, ONE’
Have a good Thursday!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M