Month: March 2014

Wall Street thinks it’s Our Father who art in Heaven, Howard  

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American HungerWe’re shocked when Chris Christie, more than to reporters, and Condoleezza Rice, more than to University of Minnesota students, tell the greatest lie of all – the lie we tell ourselves.

It’s like different people looking at the very same issue, TV show, or Constitution and seeing total opposites; or college Football brain injuries:  solution isn’t to increase time a player spends in medical or classroom examinations, but in increasing hours spent on the gridiron as potential paid employee.

Truthfully, Christie & Rice are innocent until proven to be less than saints preserving us with bridge limitations and mushroom clouds.  True also, neither will ever be invited to speak as defendants in a court of law.

True or False:  we get the government, business community, job and life we settle for, having been carefully taught, by spending too much time listening to too big to fail expert opinions, masquerading as facts — each basting in repetitious glaze of Koch head misinformation, until the appearance of truth is baked in us.

Following the Citizens United Money:  what so entices wannabes Kasich (Ohio), Walker (Wisconsin) Christie (bridge debunker) and Jeb (oil Dynasty) to slither their way down into the inner sanctum, deep within the bowels of a Las Vegas casino?

Were we never invited to the We Built That club, where membership qualification is still convincing us, that personal wealth builders Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Ford and J.P. Morgan did it all, only for God and country, with no working middle class contribution, until now as their Wall Street descendants work just as deliberately to transform us into underemployed working poor?

Do the power hungry, greedy for favors from super wealth, gather beneath a gambling house, below the radar of Justice, to roll the dice for America?

Are they asking a money laundering network of corporations to funnel donations from the top Right four hundred, led by recognition seeking, Sheldon Adelson, to knock out Democracy?

Or are they just an amoral organization agonizing over their definition of equal economic opportunity as the redistribution of their wealth, and thus we must be socialists?

How many times have the words:  National Security, Socialism and Communism been applied by corporate funded Republicanism to inspire wars to keep the less powerful in their place?  Continuing to believe such labeling distortion is March madness April showering tax loopholes on super rich, producing May funeral flowers for the youth dying in wars for Corporatism’s anti-America’s club – leaving We the People swimming in red ink and blood.

A Reagan fabricated welfare queen isn’t the major source of our lack of moral and legal accountability.  It’s the scripted reality show of a Wall Street flip flopping FDR’s New Deal, on the backs of millions of hard working Americans.  It’s the legacy of seeds planted by the likes of Prescott Bush, now being harvested by the Koch heads of oil spills and Coal Ash water.

Corporatism is America’s Putin:  forcibly taking what it wants from those with less, believing it’s better to negotiate forgiving settlement after, than ask permission before.  Like corporate business model, Analysis of Product Recall vs. getting caught and court ordered to pay damages:  It’s cheaper to pay damages tomorrow than correct product deficiency today – ask GM.

Whether global stewards, national patriots or damaged goods, truth is inside us already:  Corporate raped earth, Coal Ash water, the stench of oil-spill air, nature reclaiming forest fires and knowingly constructing in zones prone to sinkholes & mudslides?

Transportation, Industry, Media, Banks, income, so what’s the next domestic weapon of mass destruction?  Hunger.

It’s as close as disappeared food stamps and unemployment benefits, and that’s the God’s Truth.

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What’s the Point!?!

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Civil Rights GodmotherAre we ready to be the heroes who carry the torch of humankind’s enduring causes, who enable hope and inspire dreams that will never die, because that’s the whole point of America? 

On March 18th, the trumpet sounded roll call for twenty-four.  Standing in solidarity three represented three wars and all those who, though passed over, rose above and beyond the call of duty – a trinity of self-sacrifice, honoring the proclaimed Exceptionalism, of a many hued nation.

After decades of not being included in indivisible with justice for all, we lost many before a presidential handshake and partial national embrace – having taken the high road, three accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Shoulder to shoulder, despite religion, race and heritage, twenty-four, finally recognized by most of their nation, for their courageous service to an entire nation.

America, still two steps forward with one war down, but one step backward with judges unable to agree equality of marriage is Justice for All, online advocates and offline activists of every POV push, pull and tug at us in the American shuffle to embody the Declaration of Independence, personify the Gettysburg Address and chisel in our soul, I Have a Dream, national character.

To those who give and give through decades of wait, be patient, we salute you, for you are the reason the good fight must go on, despite fewer distinctions between the good, the bad and the ugly.  You make the rest of us the point of your mission, ever forward — to keep on keeping on.

What’s the point, can’t be imagined if we don’t recognize the uberwelt Wall Street green that is the blinding blizzard aiding and abetting the transition of black & white hats into gray.  The point is, recognizing the few who carry on, on behalf of the many, for what was parchment captured, but in the wake of Citizens United, is increasingly morally elusive:  justice equals indifference to differences.

The point is, we don’t have to tolerate GM ignitions, Toyota accelerations, harmful side affecting numbers juggled statins, murderous Halliburton/BP barons or drinking water intentionally pumped full of Coal Ash – pushed on us by corporate wheeler dealers and their political cronies.  We can join in the good fight, for, rather than against, each other, and tax the 1% who created, and still profit from America’s economic demise.

First, recognize the tomfoolery of a Paul Ryan poverty definition, the intentional upward boom of Trickle Down, the Bush/Cheney shell-game shifting redefinition and redistribution of The Poor, The Middle Class and The Right reasons for war, and news media using flight tragedy like a teaser ad for a mystery thriller.

We need voters electing government that repairs, not blocks, falling bridges; that chooses carefully construction sites with less potential for sinkholes and mudslides.

The point is, the equal opportunity for Corporatism’s Conservative 47% with Progressives’ Liberal 47% is in embracing the middle 6% in recognition of a seemingly forgotten second half:  Divided We Fall.

Second, also recognize domestic battlefield heroes, running the race against corporate dominated government and those opposed to common sense solutions for the common good, and honor them with imitation before our final roll call.

Third, don’t be fooled by any political party with a 1% agenda, whether Corporate bought Tea or Conscience Clause Terry McAuliffe appointing history destroying, anti-gay Dwight Jones.

The point:  it’s time to reject accepting the lesser of two evils!

Now, with eyes, hearts and minds open, recognize our own Putins, and insist on a budget that makes all better off.

The point:  We honor ourselves by replacing persons and programs that don’t work for Justice for All.

That’s Exceptional!

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