What’s your opinion regarding your family, community, schools, political party and government’s priorities? What are you for, for the good of America? Are you for ALL Americans or do you pick and choose? What’s your opinion about Secret Service, Military and Wall Street Traders’ involvement with drugs and prostitution? Which is your priority: who you’re against or what you’re for?
Are your priorities, Education, Women’s rights, an equitable tax code, stopping Backpage.com American sex-slave trafficking, OR Scott Walker, government vaginal probes, Paul Ryan’s budget and anti-abortion without exception?
What public opinion frightens the elite white guys’ Viagra club most as they reach for the Depends, fearing an aromatic future that fails to fertilize maximized Wall Street priorities that crush Main Street thinking? Your opinion? The good ol’ boys should reap what they’ve sown for the multi-ingredient 99%: we the mixture of the complacent, the duped and the enraged, OR that Corporatism’s post WWII money making machine is so ensconced by our fears, vigilante gun toting is our new normal?
Corporatism: The elite protectors of Romney’s financial masters of war manufacturing or GW’s “so called rich?” Are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi-Group, GMAC, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs Dylan Ratigan’s “Greedy Bastards,” or GW’s “job creators?” Extreme conservative capitalism at its self-serving worst, oppressing the Middle Class into the depressed poor; akin to the straight and narrow world view of C Street House; OR leftover Reaganomics trickling down blessings and prosperity from the puppeteers behind smoked glass board rooms atop skyscrapers of the power addicted?
Myan opinion is, time’s running out to be all we can be, so if not now in this 2012 election year, when will we prioritize human decency over corporate personhood, and resurrect our “Out of Many, One” opinion to let freedom ring again?
Twitter, Facebook and email are today’s Town Criers, Telegraph and Paul Revere, but abusing “The Marshall Plan” to create what Eisenhower warned was a dangerous “Military Industrial Complex” is as un-American as war profiteering from their new and improved product: financial empire through perpetual war.
Between Nixon and Reagan we were lulled into expecting less of industry, government and ourselves, so “Government is the Problem,” could then easily dictate opinions. Thus “The Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” became wed locked to Corporatism’s priorities: rigged elections, voting machines and U. S. Supremes: the dawning of the age of America’s diminishing returns.
Perhaps if we tempered our opinion of being the world’s best in every way, we might learn the Titanic lesson: nothing’s too big to fail, and recapture our path to glory, instead of settling for being all of the people sheep herders Rush, Rove and Kochs can fool some of the time.
Uniformed or civilian, President or wannabe, 1% super rich or 1% volunteer warriors, those who wave the flag to raise the finances to fool “some of the people all of the time,” are neither patriots nor American. Fortunately most of us have little in common with the wealthy few who “had other priorities” when American sons and daughters were maimed in battle, spilling their blood in desert sands to fill the opinionated coffers of Conservative Oil Men.
If the insulting lunacy of “Guns don’t kill people, people do,” proves anything, it’s the bottom-line: personhood of corporations like the NRA creates lobbyists, CEOs, CFOs, Boards and politicians who are the people who kill people.
Your votes, boycotts, bank withdrawals, petitions and blogs set national priorities, express personal opinions and define your humanity.
Answer: recapturing America. Ah but which America, the America of 1776, black & white 50’s, embattled 60’s, Watergate 70’s, the 80’s Trickle Down & CIA “Team B,” NAFTA 90’s or the dawning of the age of “drill, baby drill wars? If only we could agree on which America to elect.
In 2012 we vote about the Right to Work, Corporate Personhood, Voter Suppression and a politically compromised Supreme Court. It’s about “show me the money:” those who have it, those who used to and those who never did. It’s about K Street lobbyists transforming both Congressional political parties into a posturing puppet show of American regime change.
It’s about the new slavery, reminding us that neither North nor South engaged in a great Civil War for great moral changes and because the reasons for the Civil War survived: Ted Nugent’s “You see, I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan,” black lynching as late as the 1980s or Zimmerman vs. Trayvon Martin, America’s internal uncivil war continues its battle over wages, and the fear of losing something to those “different” ‘guys and dolls.’
We vote because of ALEC laws, the Blunt Amendment, Ryan’s anti-Middle Class budget, PIPA & SOPA and Romney’s desire to eliminate the Dept of Education, knowing the uneducated are more easily manipulated into fighting among themselves.
It’s about over consumerism, oil power gaming at the pump and Grover Norquist tax residue. It’s about Rush power and Roving over the unprotected and unsuspecting.It’s about control of millions – not just dollars, but lives. It’s about Davids standing their ground before Goliath Robber Barons.
We vote to count against ‘those who will pay any price, impose any burden, ignore any hardship, support any 1% tax cut, oppose any healthcare reform in order to assure the survival and success of corporate rule’ through rigged elections favoring the most extreme Reactionary Conservatives of a Grand Old Party and its Governor minions like Florida’s Rick Scott, Indiana’s Mitch Daniels, Virginia’s Bob McDonnell, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Mississippi’s Phil Bryant devaluing women who can simply “close their eyes” during a government imposed vaginal probe. Since a ‘Scarlet Letter’ seems insufficient, then let us brand all women in the color of rage, shame and Communism: GOP RED.
Boycotts against offending banks and corporations, accompanied by calls insisting Congress investigate and regulate them, is a wise vote filled with the vision of the Golden Rule exemplified in the “Buffett Rule.” Voting is the greatest patriotic act of protection for a truly democratic people.
It’s about every voting age American voting for the good of every Red, Black, Brown, Yellow, White American. Such voting will ‘speed up that day when all of God’s women, children and men, black & white, Jew & Gentile, Protestant & Catholic, Muslim & Mormon, will be able to join hands in civil debate in the halls of justice, the voting booths, houses of worship and educational institutions to vote for human decency.
Voting is about saving the Mocking Bird from those who would kill it.