Month: March 2011
Finally enough! Though it seems a bit like old time, it took us long enough to rediscover our indignation at government suppression and corporate oppression. The former first launched in 1775 and the latter in that far away time known as the second sixties. For those too young to remember the Vietnam on the home front, they’ll just have to believe the visions of young women and the memories of older men. Their stories haunt our submission to an unelected Ford and an appointed Bush in league with energy CEO’s swaggering with the swinging Dick Cheney, and the two faced Addington and Wolfowitz two stepping us into the oily waltz of Iraq.
dick’s energy company CEO’s picture s of women and stories of older men, of young American National Guardsmen firing on your college Kent State students.
Questions for the “Tea Party”: What took you so long to get angry?
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
You didn’t get mad when Dick Cheney allowed energy company officials to dictate energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed for political reasons.
You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.
You didn’t get mad when we invaded a country that posed no threat to us and spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said war.
You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.
You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.
You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.
You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.
You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.
You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combine d b budget and current account deficits.
You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.
You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creation in several decades.
You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.
You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement and home values.
No . . . You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.
Illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but . .