Month: March 2012
I’m Roman Catholic but that’s not why I’m against abortion, for that would be like saying I’m Jewish because I’m against adults sexually forcing themselves on children, like some in Afghan tribes believing “boys are for pleasure and women are for children.”
The equalizing truth is, there is no difference between the Afghan in Toulouse, France who shot Jewish children, the American Sergeant who massacred Afghan children and the Floridian vigilante who, in “self-defense,” gun downed a seventeen year old on a TV sports break for Skittles.
They were all self appointed avengers who cowardly attacked those who were defenseless against assassins. Yet these acts of terror are but the understandable extensions of the bullying of Corporations, Financial Institutions, the Military and Government.
New Rules are needed for how we demonstratively express our beliefs in right & wrong, Right & Left and Black, White, Red, Yellow & Brown. New Rules that reflect more the old Golden Rule of ‘Love thy Neighbor as thyself, and there but for the grace of God’s gift of “Free Will,” go I stomping on the head of a Rand Paul protester.
We need new rules to expose the new reality of bullying, for like the Blunt Amendment, bullying is those with the gold dominating those without a voice.
Coaches, who pay players to “take out” opponents and those who do so, are bullies. Bullying is a brutal offence to humanity whether assault with intent to steal smart phone or profit protecting AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as accessories after the fact. Whenever the stronger intimidate the weaker, it’s bullying, and dorm room prying cameras spies prove bullying can be deadly.
Whether the sanctimonious supposedly sacrosanct Richmond State Assembly of GOP (Gang of Probers) led by Vaginal Probe Bob McDonnell, “The Land of the Free” opposes government that opposes “The Spirit of 1776” by imposing their cultural, sexual or religious beliefs on any other American’s political, sexual or personal choices.
First we must recognize bullying in all its forms, like Religious: the Inquisition, violent resistance to construction of lower Manhattan Muslim Community Center and suicide bombers; Political: elected officials imposing limitations on voting rights and branding a woman’s right to choose with a scarlet letter; Financial: Paul Ryan’s budget strike two and traders working for Wall Street institutions who chose to sacrifice America and Americans, on their altar of greed, prostitution and cocaine consumption.
Whether we serve our children Pink Slime or market them to death with fast fatty foods, cigarettes and overly caffeinated alcohol laced energy drinks, it’s bullying.
As America is taken over by Corporatism, Conservatism and K Street Lobbyists, the poor are buried further, melting polar ice ignored and attempted murder of Middle Class depletes targets so much that Goldman Sachs has no choice but to eat its own — but must Muppets be given a bad name.
We are better than the bullying vaginal probing, abortion murderers of personal freedoms, eroding reason in conservative state houses throughout America.
So when standing up in self-defense for Justice, against the residue of Jeb Bush’s Florida, remember: lead by the example of “One Nation Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for ALL,” especially the children.
I’m told I have only 250 milliseconds to get your attention so: recently I spent some time with Tommy Lee Jones in Richmond Virginia’s State Assembly, and at 2:30am on Leap Day 2012, my Mother died.
The tie that binds these two personal historical moments to you: when a low life calls a college “snob” a “slut” for increased ratings, gets more TV time news cycles than Virginia’s Women’s Strike Force, a new PAC of women who are fiercely united in their progressive independence to resist any attempt of Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Virginia State Governments to launch a successful national campaign to make 157 million Americans second class citizens with fewer constitutionally guaranteed rights, personal liberties and freedoms to pursue happiness, just because they were born without a penis, then I think it’s time to acknowledge that a 250 milliseconds evaluation, is likely to leave you in the dark ages.
March is Women’s History month. Why not, black people have February. As the other ten months go to the highest bidder for white guys, don’t know where Asians, Hispanics, Jews and original Americans get celebrated or at least acknowledged — perhaps when returning veterans get parades again.
Can’t help wondering if we spent as much time & money and gave as much attention to caring for one another between birth and death, as we legally and financially burden death, and try legislating birth, perhaps more of us would have a healthier and happier life on earth.
We might discover the stability and security that a life filled with peace, love, happiness, communicating ideas offers: listening to the birds and the bees instead of condemning them, smelling the roses with each other instead of destroying the healing potential of the rain forest; uniting in true friendships that produce solutions, rather that proclaiming loving God and country is a license to prosecute those with whom we disagree; putting more blacks in jail for drugs while 20 million hang on every twisted word of radio talk show druggie; expressing institutional religious freedom by insisting pretty boy wannabe VP Bob sign himself into Virginia law as Vaginal Probe McDonnell.
Supreme Court sanctioned Corporate Personhood needs our regulation, not the personhood of those Americans continuing the procession of Pocahontas, Sacagawea; Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Amelia Earhart; Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Anderson, Rosa Parks; Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor; Geraldine Ferraro, Olympia Snowe, Hillary Clinton and of course Anita Hill.
Somethings worth pondering longer than 250 milliseconds:
• Perhaps it’s better to define Personhood by the kind of person, husband, mother, soldier, government employee, community leader, and family or board member you are
• Buffett and Gates are not the only good people in the top 1% income bracket, but if you’re not one of them, you’re the 99%
• There have always been rich and powerful people like the Koch brothers craving more at the expense of others, but they can’t rule us without our voting, listening or silent consent.
• The Civil War never ended. Only the target victims have increased. Now it’s women like my Mother, your sister,Sandra Fluke and you