Month: August 2013
Can we finally demystify this man called Obama who so arouses the raging horde against the good of justice for all? Is he neither Messiah nor demon, but a man believing yes, we can, daring us to courageously face, as nation and individuals, the need to re-evaluate our economic inhumanity toward one another?
Why elect government to make everything affordable for all Americans? First it’s healthcare and college tuition. Then what? Requiring 1% of a corporate CEO’s Billions of dollars bonuses, be donated to pay off student loans?
Next, ignore Judiciary Committee Immigration reform murderers, and instead, welcome and educate Dreamersto contribute to our national I have a Dream?
What is it about this tanned, graying, Lincoln lean President that scares little minds and frightened people?
Could it be in post bushwhacked by Cheney oil wars America, we begin to see the premium taxpayers must still pay for being vulnerable to emotional manipulation after September 11, 2001?
Is it division and derision to prove my point’s bigger and shoots further than the NRA’s or America, Right andwrong, so sequester it or leave it gridlocked in the gutter of exceptional extremes?
When did it become American to break our promises to each other, replacing acceptable insurance deals with unacceptable healthcare cash deficits? What’s wrong with insurance institutions debiting salaries, betting enough won’t get sick, so they’ll never have to cover our hanging out of hospital gown butts?
Is it Jefferson’s University of Virginia and UPS, fearless of class action suits wrecking-havoc on healthcare plans, while state and federal governments largely ignore decades old, ever increasing gouging by behemoth Pharmaceutical and Insurance Companies?
Shall we gather at the river and consider: addiction invention to cigarettes, fast foods and credit cards simmer us frogs in the pot, for corporate dope peddling of prescriptions, insurance and college debt?
You didn’t miss their seamless transformative maneuver of, what’s in a name marketing, did you? Like the subtle combo of religious and military might in BlueCross BlueShield, or the sense of oneness in United Health Care and Humana; or the aloof detached superiority of Aetna?
Don’t forget The Usual Suspects of Kaiser Permanente or the 17 year old Hilda Sarkisyan denied to death as CIGNA insignia.
Well, isn’t the 1% point a 21st century special with well-placed wellness plans protecting corporate beneficiaries of Congress, from We the People, with well-appointed medical plans like, WellPoint?
After the Supreme presidential politics of 2000 can we, without public surveillance, expect our Judiciary to always protect us and our Bill of Rights from the “Oops” NSA and anti-voter Right?
Should we ever believe people with bullhorns, surveillance cameras or pickup trucks, blaming inefficient government agencies and corporate compromised EPA for the loss of jobs?
Are our secret keepers over classifying record breaking volumes of informative documents, to protect corporate government marriage from transparency of the Freedom of Information Act?
Mightn’t we trust our secrets with a Manning and Snowden, since we’ve entrusted them to J Edgar, Nixon and Congress?
Do we need more journalists like Nellie Bly and healthcare like Henrietta Lacks or just a revitalized focus on the elimination of the love of money from politics, student loans, health insurance and of course, NSA surveillance accidents, before the Hawaiian bids Aloha?
Just how shall we overcome, without becoming one?
Should you choose to accept this Mission, we can rediscover, reconnect and recharge what links our mixed past to our promising future.
We’ve been here before so must know, our past will continue to return as our prologue, or worse, epilogue, until we change globally and reform locally.
2013 is a big year for anniversary celebrations, presenting excellent opportunities for renewing The American Dream. This time, however, let’s selectively choose, what is past is prologue. Otherwise, we’re just like a tiny plastic flower that’s only able to wave happily when the sun shines.
Many names we’ve chiseled in monuments to the past for future adoration, weren’t building America the Beautiful for all. Names like J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller were building personal empire, as much for the thrill of accomplishment as amassing tremendous wealth, so beware celebrating Ayn Rand disciples.
Without some rules and regulations, international games of the super-rich, can leave humanity in a Roaring Twenties economic imbalance, which much like today, indiscriminately deposited all — mid-west farmers, city merchants, frivolous club Flappers, even Wall Street philosophers – on the bridge to the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Arguably, October 29, 1929, was prequel to the avoidable 2007-2008 “Too Big to Fail” betrayal of “Checks and Balances.”
Thus it will always be: when anything, including markets, becomes top heavy without a foundation to sustain it, instability topples, and ‘all the king’s horses’ asses will still refuse the moral compass of Emancipation, New Deal, New Frontier and “I have a Dream.”
We began 2013 celebrating 150 years since Emancipation Proclamation, mostly overlooking the un-emancipated women who were spat upon as they marched for the right to vote in 1913 Washington, DC.
Most memorialize June 6, 1944 with May backyard barbeques, but who remembers D-Day for Susan B. Anthony, who just 72 years earlier, was arrested for voting for President?
We celebrate the 4th of July with rockets’ red glare, but with a deaf ear to omission by Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence of those without a penis, but with a pigmentation.
On Saturday August 24, 2013, many will march in honor of the Dream of more than the 250,000 people who, on August 28, 1963, crystalized a Civil Rights movement for a President and nation, with a King’s Dream.
Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I too have a dream that one day all Americans “black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics” and women and gays will together, revitalize our moral core, and with civility and respect to all, stand our ground, for all.
Perhaps now with the rise again of past voting restrictions, prologue of “Stop and Frisk” and re-run of denying women the full equality of having the right to choose – one day, we might yet be made worthy of celebration, if we resurrect the dream acts of Congressman John Lewis, Pennsylvania’s Viviette Applewhite and North Carolina’s Rosa Nell Eaton.
Let us march on, in Madison Wisconsin, Austin Texas, Richmond Virginia, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Raleigh North Carolina, Tallahassee Florida and all states where Conservative Governors and Legislators play Nero while their struggling cities are left to die on the vine of Congressional Sequestration.
Let us reverse the revolt against our U. S. Constitution in Lansing Michigan, where Governor Rick Synder hasclothed with immense power his unelected emergency city manager to sell the cultural soul of Michigan cities, as on auction blocks of old — all while demoralizing public schools, legal abortion clinics and urban neighborhoods.
Now, let the Lesbians have their wedding cake, so we can all sit at the table, and eat it too!