Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Imperial Presidency

Do you remember Nixon...He too had grand designs on those who lived in the United States...Like the man in the White House today.

This charming man, Nixon, laughingly created a uniform for the palace guards (The palace being the W.H.) for those of you who hadn't been born yet, the uniforms had bright golden buttons, blue jackets with cravats and blue trousers with red stripes down the outside of the leg. Their hats had gold braid and patent leather bills with a blue serge crown.

Pretty impressive. Except the American people rebelled against this feudalism. Our papers the New York Times, the grandfather of all papers known for the truth in their articles, and the impartiality of their correspondents. This paper was known world wide for the depth of their analysis and commentary, not so today. They have succumbed to the level of "Tell me and I'll put it in tomorrow, verbatim.

Next month the First Lady leaves for Spain with 40 others and surprise, without the President. You would think that they could keep their marriage balanced for at least 4 years, but then perhaps not. They too are subjected to the stresses many families share. Differences in ideology, college instructors, books read. You get my drift, they may suffer from a clash of ideas. I should think their dinner table is quite interesting. I always loved the combat of ideas.

Of course their discussions are so above ours. We deal with Mortgage payments, Dentists, "you lay around all day, get a job.", disruption of families by encroaching inability to secure our future because we are told Jobs are there yet we can't find them.

Unfortunately the President is naive Hell Bent on imposing these ice palaces in the sky on a Nation. Ours, us! We in this time and place have been chosen to prove or disprove the concept of Utopia from the sixties.

I remember that a few years ago I'd heard that the Congress and the Court system could become irrelevant. I thought no we are a Nation of laws and then this Democratic Congress comes along and proves me wrong, they give unelected heads of agencies the power to decide the framework of the laws that govern us.

Poor sad, old men, owners of 7 million dollar boats, rent controlled apartments, millions in the bank, options that they set in place knowing they would prosper. Options that made them, rich richer and richest. The true elites.

So my friend do you think I am off the mark? We are no longer governed we are RULED. You know I was happy that our President had a darker skin color than mine. I am sorry that no one in the media or the Democratic Party choose to show us who he was. They knew his mind set, yet they chose to hide this dangerous man.

As a citizen I didn't look into his soul and see the anger and the meaning of his words, he told us what he wanted to do and so many people didn't understand the truth of what he said because we are so use to the silver tongues of our representatives in the halls of the Legislature that we can no longer recognize truth.

We vote for someone because he or she has the beauty of form and face. Because the leading light of a party posses the gift of speech, they are charismatic. Magic words of safety and compassion for us. Words flow from their mouths. Enough, I have learned. One bad apple and I am exhausted, consumed by fear. I listen and feel we are betrayed each and every day by our fine friends in the Congress.

So now my dears, as I've said, I am tired and have to go to bed. Tomorrow I'll wake up and listen again to the words that describe the downfall of this country by people who have Imperial designs, either by way of costumes or the richness of politicians misguided political philosophies.

November, 2011 and November, 2012 can't come soon enough to rid our halls of government from the self seekers, the playboys with too much money and not enough wisdom and return it to the people who have a soft spot for America.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hate and Those Who Spread It

So, today I saw the news. It seems an elected official of the great state of which ever hadn't heard of the fire and brimstone speech of a leader of the Shebaz family. A speech of hate and destruction from a member of a minor fundamentalist ideology. The speaker of these words is a New Black Panther person.

Anyway, this congressional person had no idea Shebaz (It seems this is a collective family name) called for the destruction of cracker whites and babies. I refuse to believe this member of congress hadn't heard anything about this Panther's hate speech. If its true that the government official didn't know, then he should not finish out his term. A man that ignorant shouldn't hold the reins of government for a moment longer. Why is it that a man at the pinnacle of power doesn't even read a newspaper, as thin as they are today. Now for the hate speech itself.

Black Panthers, do I fault them because they seek my death? No! Never. I believe they are confused. They have been scalded by the self seeking representatives who have kept them captive with the dialogue of, "You'd be further along in life and the treasures that life holds if the white devil hadn't kept you in the lock and key of slavery. These New Masters of anger say you have never been allowed to succeed in your own God given right. The Whites have held you back. Personally I don't think I've done that to anyone. If I did I didn't mean to.

I see this tension from another direction, I'd say, the men and women at the apex of the organizations founded to help black progress have grown fat and happy at the expense of those they say they represent. Look at these paragons of civil rights. They have diamonds on fingers, smooth skin, fancy clothes, cars, even helicopters. They have seats in congress, on boards of commerce and are the heads of churches. All the while they stir us up saying that the white man is out to destroy the man of color. They point their fingers and raise their voices to make us cower. They cry into the microphones that racists are everywhere. Are they? Is racial injury as bad as they say?

I say these paragons of racial strife are trying to keep the sixties and racism alive because that time and those philosophies are their bread and butter of trade. Enough, we the American people are Black, African, Spanish, Irish, English, Scottish, Swedish, Russian, Polish, French, German any combination of the world's geopolitical spheres.

We live, we breathe, we produce children, we seek peace, have homes and love those who are important to us. Why is it that the hate of people who live off hate cause the world so much strife. There should be no room for hate in this world. Each man or woman is responsible for the way they are greeted by others, if you are friendly, friends will surround you, If you hate or are angry you will attract anger like a lode stone.

I fear for US, I have intentionally used the abbreviation for the United States because that is our country. I fear for US because I am hearing so much hate and division, not brought on by national movements, but by out of date organizations and socialist political forces that have their hand out to collect from us while they throw hate speech, and say they are only repeating our speech; when nothing could be further from the truth.

Think, my friends, why is it necessary for us to to listen to the voices that are amplified, from persons of power who mean to sway us, to make us angry only to add coins to their pockets. Do we need to really listen to people who give hate speech from the podiums of power. Why is it that 48 years after Martin Luther King they say America is no better. I say because these harbingers of hate and racism can't allow racial strife to die. They intend to make sure that people, Black as well as White will never move beyond the mid eighteen hundreds.

You've heard what they say. Why is it that in two thousand and ten those in power still see the devil of race still in the shadows. Because that is their bread basket, that's why.

This is my opinion, I've marched, I've built and I still believe we are one, creatures of God and bonded with one another no matter our skin color. Thank you for reading my attempt to procure racial unity.