The American dream...what a concept right? Unfortunately for many Americans, their dreams are not dreams at all...they're nightmares! For many Americans, their hopes and dreams have been dashed by corporate/wall street's insatiable greed, joblessness, a piss poor economy, and a government run by carpet bagging, corporate owned representatives who are the puppets of big business, big banking, wall street, and foreign interests. The writings of our forefathers are filled with references to tyranny. A word we don't hear much of or use lately but describes EXACTLY what is taking place in America today.
The right wing oligarchs are looking to destroy hard working Americans by taking away their workers rights. Yes, the repuglican party, guided by the hands of the likes of the Koch Brothers and other corporate giants are now working day and night to break unions all across America. Wisconsin is only the first step in their "Final Solution" for the middle class. And while their plan is obvious, their ulterior motive is to destroy all unions because the union is one of the strongest voices of the hard working middle class and a supporter of everything corporate America despises....anything that detracts from making obscene profits on the sweat and sometimes blood of hard working Americans.
The recent ruling by SCOTUS relative to Citizens United is viewed by many as an act of subversion. Imagine, our country's own supreme court undermining our political system by classifying big business' as persons, thus allowing untold millions of dollars to flow into the coffers of elected officials to do their bidding and thereby undermining Americas' political system.
Main Entry: sub·ver·sion
: a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system by persons working from within; also : the crime of committing acts in furtherance of such an attempt —
And now, we have a wave of tea bagging, republicans who under the guise of balancing the budget, undertaking an endeavor to break up every union across this great land! They want to balance the budget on the backs of the American poor and the middle class, but continue to provide BILLIONS of dollars to corporations and the richest 2% of America in the form of tax breaks. They want to cut social security, retirement funds, and desperately needed social programs. The American middle class is being pushed into extinction by the rich corporations, all at the hands of their paid for, minion, government officials.
Some famous quotes to think about:
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. "
C. S. Lewis
"Under every government the [last] resort of the people, is an appeal to the sword; whether to defend themselves against the open attacks of a foreign enemy, or to check the insidious encroachments of domestic foes. Whenever a people ... entrust the defence of their country to a regular, standing army, composed of mercenaries, the power of that country will remain under the direction of the most wealthy citizens."
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."
"The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction." - (no more evident than last November's elections giving republicans the majority in the House)
"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!"
And finally and most dangerously quoted...
"Arms in the hands of individual citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defence of the country, the over-throw of tyranny, or in private self-defense."
America, after reading the quotes above what say you? Is it not time to break the grip of corporations on America's political system? Is it not time to DEMAND that the people we elect do the bidding of "We the People" and NOT the will of big business who fund the coffers of this perverse government of corporatist carpetbaggers?
Do not allow this country to fall at the hands of tyrants, to the lies and destructive and divisive rhetoric of the right wing, teabagger/republican party...for in the end, the fate of America is truly in the hands, and the will of "We the People"!
I pray for the survival of America...and the return of the real American dream...Freedom from Oppression...and a better life for our children and future generations of Americans...or is it really just a dream afterall?
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
(Created several months ago as a thought...and "forced" to go public today)
I've known Billy since the 60's...we went to the same church...we were in the Boy Scouts together...and today..I simply could not take it anymore...I'm sad because I HAD to remove him from my friends list on FB. It seems Billy has been overcome by the rightwingnut rhetoric of hate, war, division, and everything anti democrat and especially anti Obama. He has become a war monger. He stands for everything I do not. I wonder how a once nice young Greek kid, could have become so corrupted by the rightwingnuts....how he can continue to proliferate their lies, rhetoric, hate, and division...
I would never have thought that possible had I not been a witness to his posts on FB. What is most puzzling is that in almost every post, he claims to believe in God...He claims to be a servant of God...He claims to be a Christian....The real truth however can be seen in his heart through his posts....there is NO correlation between God and his posts...It's such a shame to see someone who used to be such a good person....become so dark....but I guess that's what is to be expected from those who have a hole in their heart...and allow that hole to be filled with neocon hate and division....he was slowly poisoned by the right...and I fear for his soul...
He has never been in the military...yet he is the first to rattle sabres...to call for putting American lives in harms way...for unnecessary, illegal, and immoral wars. He likens our president to hitler...something right out of glenn brickheads, flush limpdogs, and shun handily's play book. His mind has been poisoned by the rightwing vile that is spewed daily on faux news and similar neocon supporting news agencies...and yet he continues to claim that he is a God fearing Greek Orthodox Christian....The degree of how much he has been blinded by rightwingnut hate and rhetoric is both tragic and appalling..
I don't pray much anymore...and probably by most standards....I'm not a very good Christian...but..at least I know where I stand....and I have no delusions about where I may end up relative to the "eternal life"...That being said....I will pray for you Billy...I owe a once very good friend that much. I will pray that your son NEVER has to go to war..in spite of your many saber rattlings...made by someone who has NO CONCEPT of what it's like to actually be in or experience war/combat.....I will pray that no one in your family is put in harms way by mad men who are blinded by war and destruction...and deep hatred for any and all who do not believe as you do.... I pray that you never get that call or letter from the military informing you of the loss of life of one of your family members..I pray that one day you will come to understand that no matter what the neocons preach...THERE IS NO GLORY IN WAR...WAR IS ANTI GOD!
I pray that if there is a God...he or she forgives you...(because I can't)...and that he or she rescues your soul back from the neocon wackjobs and purveyors of hate and division you seem to lovingly embrace....You think they offer you the solution to a better life....but all they offer you is empty promises, hate, bigotry, division, war, and violent, seditious rhetoric....yes...it is indeed a sad day for me....and a sad day for America...because people like you claim her as their country.....