Month: June 2014
Struggle has many faces and is multi-cultural. Struggle has empowered Justice for All, Freedom of Choice and religious murder. Struggle can lead to a Freelance Nation or its Feudal System.
As we commemorate the Civil War fallen 150 years later, remember, one hundred years ago conviction for The War to End All Wars, produced a cause and effect World War in response to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, on June 28th 1914 in Sarajevo — when Over There was divided primarily between the Ottoman Empire and Monarchs related in one way or another to England’s Queen Victoria.
The War to End All Wars failed a cease and desist of struggle — vengeance is mine saith me Lloyd George and Tiger, Clemenceau — choosing instead a Hall of Mirrors that reflects still in 2014, the gerrymandering effects of to the victor the spoils.
Power’s inhumanity to those made hopeless is a tie that binds Middle East to our Middle Class. Investing, not crushing, the consumer gives hope some sense of balance amidst struggle. Arguably, wealth is determined by starting point and finish line, but dissolve the middle of anything, and top heavy topples on top of employment.
Our problems come not from the likes of Steve Jobs, Bill & Melinda Gates, Starbucks & Chipotle CEOs Howard Schultz and Monty Moran respectfully, or even Warren Buffett, for it is not wealth, but the avaricious love of it that is evil.
The culprit gutting our middle since January 2001, remains self-serving corporate sponsors of regulatory weak self-righteous Conservative government, enabling the 2008 investment bankers induced economic crash while politically obstructing our current financial struggle for a balanced comeback.
Aren’t we weary of hearing all Republicans are crooks and Conservatives, stupid, and leery of claims from Wall Street CEOs, and their political cronies, that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 is dangerous for the economy.
Who at Sachs knows anything about a $10.10 hourly salary?!?
The successful outcome of our multi-leveled struggle for equal economic opportunity, needs to be an outreach union between equal efforts by private enterprise, governments and individuals.
Very best wishes for all receiving microloans from Opportunity International, while I hope Carly Fiorina may yet recall, charity should have begun at home before 2008: her disconnect from Walmart & Amazon sweatshops; Her limited understanding of what a $10.10 minimum wage can consumer ignite, is mind numbingly predictable and as unoriginal as her twisting the reality of Wall Street induced Main Street struggle into Main Street entrepreneurial responsibility.
Government cannot and should not do it all, but if Wall Street bankers had not abandoned their role as middle man at the sacrifice of the Middle Class, we would not now need to be stimulated by the top levels of private enterprise to enable those of, by and for, they left behind, unemployed.
Struggle can produce uncompromising good and ill: Mississippi’s 1964 Freedom Democratic Delegation and its 2014 Chris McDaniel Tea Party.
Give the Middle Class the education, the infrastructure and the equal opportunities and they will rebuild the lives of 99% of Americans, before loss of income evolves into loss of hope, resulting in a loss of rational patience and reasonable expectation – where logical response erodes into blood in our streets.
It is most unfortunate that as a people we tend to return to the source of our problems, for our solutions. We must learn, to learn from their mistakes, and like creative artists, imagine both future castles in the air, and our foundations under them.
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Take a break from being framed by those for whom we are merely dollar signs? Hit our pause and we stop their clock. Breathe, listen to the children, and rediscover our common decency and sense.
With all the selective superficial information overload swiping past our noses, we deserve some major child within time to re-center, before the perception: we’re more Walker & Rove than Jack Schlegel and William “Kyle” Carpenter, defines us.
Let’s let go of the mouse and give our brain time to enlighten our mind:
Since 2000 we’ve been pushed off balance, but it’s not so much the sixty-percent of us caught in the middle between twenty-percent empty barrels to our Left and Right extremes. For a Time Out from screaming, turn off the screamers, to recapture why children run to, not from, America. Could this be confirmation that our best is yet before us?
It’s not We the People trying to live while making a living on the outside of state houses and beltways that are fueling domestic disruption and international terrorism. It’s we the elected people, fueled by the desperate for status quo Fossil Fuels’ people, pumping us away into divide and conquer states of oil spills.
Why should we fear people whose faith is in inedible cash flow, while living in terror of a gentle breeze empowering American energy? Why fear people who live in the past, while failing and a little child shall lead them.
It’s not that the 19th century centered, intellectually ill-equipped members of Congress are stupid, or even that all Supremes have Dinosaur brains, like Scalia and Roberts, it’s just that, they are paid to talk that way.
Altering our balance and balance sheets makes us vulnerable to bankers investing in private prisons for minorities, believing that separatism can be institutionalized and then, education, so debt ridden, that ignorance will allow Wall Street the power to turn on and off, our children’s energy resources, to infinity and beyond!
We need a time out from supporting our local political criminals, answering opinion polls without an informed opinion, V. A. management bonuses and Issa IRS losers.
Let Health Insurance Companies fight with Pharmaceuticals over their exorbitant prices, the Drone master respond to ISIS militia and Cheney regurgitate Mushroom Cloud foot in mouth disease. Isn’t mishandling of CDC Anthrax and Justice Department giving a pass to 22,000 tax dodging one per-centers, enabled by Credit Suisse, enough to swallow with our pizza?
Remember, the target is not only those people living in urban blight. Financial terrorism is an equal opportunity corporately offered to every man, woman and child, who wittingly or not, has become a partner in the most tremendous Wall Street undertaking to undo our American Dream.
Back, before preferring empire, when Republics like Rome at its most feared and America at its most admired, there were joint ventures between adversaries, applying their combined genius of foresight, ingenuity and creative imagination to build an American arsenal of Democracy, like Olmsted’s Central Park, that no Koch head corporatism could master.
We owe ourselves some time to remember the difference between right & wrong and that love thy neighbor as thyself includes immigrant children.
Make time to think, while our votes still outnumber the galactically stupid and the dollars of the insatiably greedy, whose primary path to victory over us, is redirection to distraction, or worse, apathy for the children.
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