Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! It is great to be with you this morning and report that the sun did indeed rise again over the Nantucket sound, with great rays of light emanating from the small white clouds above. Looking out over the unspoiled waters of Dowses Beach, here in Osterville, watching a spectacular sunrise, I was filled with an incredible surge of gratitude. Gratitude for being alive and having the opportunity to look upon the sea… A sea that feeds us all– bringing us pleasure during summers, winters, falls and springs. My deepest sympathy goes out to the folks on the “front” lines, waiting for an oil slick the size of Jamaica and growing to inundate the wet lands, marshes, estuaries, streams, rivers and every living thing that makes its home by the Gulf of Mexico. The anger I have towards these “corporations”, strike that, ancient rapers and pillagers of villages cloaked in a modern day political correctness that gives them the right to destroy an entire eco-system for the low, low price of $5000, is pretty clear at this juncture. That is the going rate BP is paying the fisherman who have literally lost the catch forever, or at least a good long while, for we all know the game that is being played here. It is not a game, however, it is sinister behavior that is being felt in every segment of our society during these dark days. From the banks who have gone off the radar, thanks to America’s two minute attention span (something the strategists who work for companies like BP “bank” on), to the oil companies who own politicians like Mary Landrieu (D-LA) hell bent on putting up more Transocean rigs that will be right in the path of the devastating hurricanes to come (all due to global warming via the emissions of fossil fuels that we are ironically still drilling for), to the racist agenda of the new P.O.N. reflected in the trend set by Arizona soon to be in the states of Utah, Colorado, Ohio and Texas. And finally to the biggest problem of all–the system itself. We are no longer a “free” country, or a democracy. It was said long ago that “big” is the enemy of a democracy. As evidenced by the list that I just described, leaving out many more examples, that statement made long ago could not be more true than it is today. From Teddy Roosevelt, to his cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to Jack Kennedy– great Presidents have fought the power and blindness of big business, we too must have the courage to stand up and fight for what is RIGHT! Seeing how it can take over an economy (the concept of “big”), like the banking system that owns 65 percent of the GDP, these men of virtue had the vision to put into place legislation such as anti-trust laws that break up monopolies and allow for a fair place at the “gaming” table of modern day commerce. Those days are gone, and we are left with a non-existent manufacturing sector, with most jobs gone forever as they were outsourced by our good friends at “you name the corporation” to places like India, Brazil, and Ecuador. The common man in the United States is so underwater, psychologically, that he does not have time to come up for air and smell the stench that is modern day Denmark. This too, is well known by the “strategists” who take their orders from “the one percent”– creators of the giant ponzi scheme that has become the United States economy. Wall street owns the paper and the plutocracy and they will be happy to continue the charade of denial of this fact. If this equation is to change, and it will take a MIRACLE for that to happen, we must make our voices loud and clear via the written word–for you have no idea the power that exists behind the people. The Founding Fathers knew this and would be sickened by mice like Mitch, “the mouse”, McConnell (R-KY) who quote them on a regular basis. In fact, if Mitchy boy were alive in the latter part of the 18th century, he would most likely have been a butler–for that is what he truly is, a servant to his corporate master–whoever it might be today! God speed to the people on the Gulf, and may we have an Apollo 13 like moment in this country, where we figure out how to save all of the birds, fish, otters, whales, dolphins and most of all people who live and breathe in a place that is still part of the United States of America, even if the oil monsters see it as nothing more than a bump in the ever lasting montra of “profit over people”… Have a blessed day everybody! Peace~ M
May 11, 2010
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