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 Monday morning, a cool, bright one here on Cape, and after a long week end of travel, from Nantucket to Boston and back, it is good to be back on land. The week ahead will be sizzling with hundreds of millions of dollars crowding the airwaves with advertisements paid for by people in India that you will never meet (but they are grateful to all the republicans who have shipped our jobs to their shores), nor will they know the pain of what you or someone you might know is going through. Nor, for that matter, will the republican party, or RTP, the ‘republican tea party’, know, for they don’t really care what happens to this country, in fact, what IS happening to this country right now is by design, making it even more horrible. There is no doubt that Karl Rove, former aid to George W. Bush and lead point guard on bringing in foreign money from multi-national corporations, has earned his spot in American history and, more to the point, what he and his handlers have done and plan to do with what is left of our floundering democracy. It is no longer a democracy when big business demands an 800 billion dollar bailout, most of it going to banks and insurance companies, all the while paying it’s puppets to vilify the TARP/stimulus that kept this country from going off a cliff in the first place, that was, after all, established by our former President and his Secretary of the Treasury and former Goldman Sachs executive, Hank Paulson. Now, the very same people have hidden their real agenda (Plutocracy), which is to raise as much money from outside “sources” as they possibly can this cycle, disguised through the “US” Chamber of Commerce, in order to buy elections and thus policy makers, all beginning from the US Supreme Court ruling in January, “Citizens United”, an ironic case name if I have ever heard one, that allows corporations to donate as much money as they wish, being deemed as “private citizens”, to the candidate of their choice. This opening of the flood gates (secret foreign monies) has nullified the very notion of one person equals one vote and thus, there goes the democracy that we have fought and defended with our lives, for over 235 years. When are we going to wake up and smell the proverbial coffee, or tea if you prefer. With less than two weeks before the mid-term elections, please vote on November 2, the American public has a clear and distinct choice facing it and, more importantly, it’s future. Do we as a country want to go back to that failed policy that rewards the rich and subjugates the poor to humiliation and despair, through no fault of their own? Or do we want to stay the course, although tough, and come out the other end of the tunnel, being stronger for something (the BUSH years) that did not kill us? The choice is yours and the lack of transparency on behalf of the right wing (nut) puppetry is sickening, for these are the same people who speak of fiscal responsibility, loving thy neighbor as thyself and the constant (fake cry) of jingoism that echoes from sea to shining sea. Food for thought. Have a beautiful day everybody and pray for a miracle, for these times, these drastic times, call for drastic measures, and if voting amidst a sea of pessimism counts for that drastic definition, then so be it. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
October 18, 2010
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