Americans and American families are the cells that make up the living, breathing body that we call The United States Of America. Commentators like yours truly are the amateur physicians of politics who give the body politic of the U.S.A. its annual and many times daily physical. My political diagnosis is that the United States Of America is afflicted with toxic big lie syndrome with complications of denial and indifference, which were brought on by a mass infection of corporate unfriendly bacteria. The commonly used over the counter temporary pain reliever for this malady is sold under the brand name of Idiotic Mainstream Media Programming which only provides symptomatic relief and has severe side effects like mass ignorance, a false sense of well being, political amnesia and ultimately a loss of freedom.
Since I didn't take the Hypocritic Oath that was given to many of my mainstream media brethren by the one percent, it is my duty as an amateur physician of politics to prescribe my cure for the previously mentioned mass illness.
Prescription #1: Special Home Litmus Test – How does it affect me and my family?
Whenever you see an elected official or a politician running for office or a mainstream media commentator promoting or attacking a proposed law, existing law or issue, ignore any patriotic rants, partisan blathering or appeals to your personal fears or biases and ask yourself this question. How does it affect me and my family? Since what's good for the American family is good for the nation, that one question is very powerful and will put America on the road to recovery.
Prescription #2: End Job offshoring!
Job offshoring is toxic to American working families and to the future of America! It allows greedy corporations to shop the globe for slave labor to assemble what used to be American products, displacing American workers who can't work for third world wages. The side effect of job offshoring is that it depresses the wages of people working in every sector of our economy by causing a glut of displaced labor. The corporate owned electeds of both parties have supported lowering trade tariffs and have promoted, passed, signed and are still attempting to sign “free” trade agreements that enable job offshoring! They are undermining the American way of life and should be replaced with labor friendly, family friendly electeds who put America's future before the profits of their corporate contributors.
Prescription #3: Cut war spending by ending frivolous and costly wars!
Our corporate owned electeds seem to jump to the tune called by the military/industrial complex, instead of the other way around. Bush used 9/11 to ramp up our global military involvement to an insane and I might add, unsustainable level. President Obama and our current crop of electeds may have disengaged slightly in some places, but have ramped things up in other places. When I last looked, engaging in wars all over the world isn't “defense”, it's blatant aggression and hegemony! The cost in lives and dollars is too high and is destroying our country by sapping its lifeblood. Think of what we can do with that money to build our country here instead of tearing things down overseas. Besides, it would give us mere taxpayers a break.
Prescription #4: Carefully examine who the elected's appointees are.
What was their last job? Are they regulators from the same industry that they regulate? Are they corporate CEOs, Wall Streeters or banksters? One glaring example would be an elected appointing a job offshoring CEO to a council that is supposed to create jobs in our country! Gee, didn't President Obama do that? Come to think of it, most of his appointees are CEO/Wall Street/bankster types. If an elected appoints any of the previously mentioned types, he doesn’t have your interests in mind because he is too busy looking out for the bigwigs who financed his campaign, support someone else!
Prescription #5: Beware of incursions on your Constitutional rights.
If your electeds support laws that violate your constitutional rights, they are unworthy of their office! This is your freedom and what makes America the land of the free we're talking about, vote accordingly!
Prescription #6: Beware of the social issue trap and smokescreen:
While many social issues are important, most politicians use their support of or opposition to various social issues to distract you from the fact that they are harming the future of you and your family on fiscal issues. They do that because they know that social issues are highly emotional issues that tend to polarize people, you're either for them or against them. So when the corporate owned elected of your choice wants to make you forget that he or she wants to cut your Social Security or help corps offshore your job, he or she will come out in favor of or in opposition to birth control, abortion, gay rights or environmental issues to get you worked up enough to make you look the other way while you get shafted! The interesting thing about social issues is that they cost the corps. that own our electeds nothing. The next time your elected springs a social issue on you, look for the hidden weenie.
To sum it all up, always ask yourself this question. What has my elected done for me and my family lately? Make no mistake about it, it's not selfish, but honorable to look out for your family and your fellow Americans. What's good for Wall Street and corporations isn't what's good for America, what's good for American families is what's good for America!
I find it ironic that our corporate owned electeds are in a dither about Edward Snowden and are accusing him of being a traitor because he revealed information to China. If by those standards, Snowden deserves to be called a traitor, then our electeds, who over the years lowered trade barriers that enabled U.S. corps to offshore manufacturing to China, giving them trade secrets in the process and generating a negative balance of trade, deserve to be called mega traitors. If you are as fed up with the hypocrisy of our corporate owned electeds as I am, visit my Listen Here! page.
I feel that the subject matter covered by my previous article is too important to just be addressed by the written word which can't express my outrage at the liberties that our electeds have taken with the Constitution. As proof that even a short form radio program is worth a thousand words, just consider the latest show on my Listen Here! page to be a sidebar to the previous article!
If you are like me, you realize that the
Constitution and the protections that it affords U.S. Citizens is what sets our country apart from the rest of the world. If you take away the Constitution, the U.S.A. is no longer the U.S.A. and has the potential to devolve into a
dictatorship rather quickly. Whether you realize it or not, our Constitution is under stealth attack by an assortment of self-serving people and interests that are willing to sacrifice your future and the future of the United States of
America for either short-term profits or political gain. These snakes in the grass are traitors masquerading as respectable corporations, elected officials and wealthy elitists that are more than willing to use fear, uncertainty and doubt to trick you into going against your own, your family's and our country’s best interests!
Like the proverbial raising the temperature on a giant pot of water a degree at a time experiment, the aforementioned scoundrels were hoping that you wouldn't notice what they were doing when they attempted to take away your rights incrementally. The 9/11 tragedy handed the opportunity that they had been dreaming about to those who would use the power of government to thwart the will of the American people by undermining the basic protections, checks and balances that are built into the Constitution. Our cataclysm became their chance to implement their evil and double-crossing agenda at a warp-speed pace. What better excuse could they have for wiping out some of those pesky constitutional rights that are interfering with their profit making or promoting of one particular ideology over another than by using 9/11 as a post-modern version of the Reichstag fire to implement undeclared wars and write a number of laws that sharply diminish your constitutional rights?
The “Patriot” Act is both an exercise is Orwellian Doublespeak and to a lesser degree, the post-modern version of the German Reichstag Fire Decree and the German Enabling Act of 1933 both of which used the fire as an excuse to effectively neutralize the German constitution and turn that country into a dictatorship. The Patriot Act was originally designed as a “temporary” expediency, destined to sunset years ago, since it was continually renewed through two administrations, we must assume that either the act is an abject failure that didn't serve its intended purpose or more likely, once our rights are given up, corporate owned, drunk with power electeds are reluctant to give them back. Emboldened by their “success” at tricking us into accepting The “Patriot” Act, our electeds either passed or attempted to pass a litany of constitutional rights stealing bills with names like The National Defense Authorization Act , The Real ID Act , SOPA , PIPA , FISA and probably many more that I left out.
All of the above raises some very interesting questions:
If you are looking for answers in this article, please realize that the reason that I wrote it is to stimulate some thought on your part and shake everyone out of their collective complacency before it's too late.
For the sake of our country, I hope that I've succeeded.
Denial will only take you so far. You can spend your time immersed in the illusory world of the mainstream media, following meaningless “reality” shows and what passes for “news” or you can spend your time with alternate media in search of the truth.
If you don't actively seek out the truth now, the truth will be seeking you out later. - Jack Wade 5/22/2013
Well it looks like the Republicans have latched
onto yet another scandal to hold over the Democrats' heads. Digging up one scandal after another, seems to be the only way that the GOP can engage its base. That technique has a long history and usually is very effective in turning the Democratic party into a bunch of babbling apologists. Remember the Lewinsky scandal? The Democrats have used a few GOP scandals like Watergate to their advantage too. They could have played hardball with the GOP on many recent occasions, but for various reasons, chose not to.
I have a few scandals that make the Benghazi, IRS and AP scandals look small by comparison. Don't hold your breath for either party to use any of the following scandals against each other, because both parties are guilty of all of them.
Both parties are guilty of:
At this point, I think that you realize that there are real scandals going on that have nothing to do with the mainstream media's scandal du jour. The real scandals can only be undone by voting most of the electeds from BOTH parties out of office. We need to supplant both parties with organizations that field candidates that truly represent us, not corporate and super wealthy contributors.
Grover Norquist intimidated most of the GOP electeds, forcing them to take a pledge to not raise taxes under any
circumstances. That's an example of government being hijacked by a few people. We can make the pledge concept work for us by taking a pledge of our own. Let's
call the pledge, the 99% voter's pledge. Here is the way it can be worded:
Since virtually all of the candidates of both
parties have passed legislation and supported policies that are not in my best interests and contrary to their lofty and apparently exaggerated campaign promises, I -YOUR NAME HERE- hereby pledge to withhold my vote from both major parties in the next election. My vote will be cast for a truly worthy candidate from a yet unnamed third party that is more responsive to the needs of the average American. The candidate that I, not the corporations and the wealthy, who apparently back both major parties select will support issues that I care
about like keeping jobs here in America, putting worker's rights before the rights of Wall Street gamblers and not cutting Social Security and Medicare. My chosen candidate will not raise false flag issues like fixing the deficit with austerity, when the real cause of the deficit was the lack of tax revenue due to the unemployment and underemployment created by the off shoring of jobs due to
lowered trade tariffs and “free” trade agreements that the candidates of both
major parties supported! I want a candidate who will listen to what I have to say 365 days per year, not just on election day and not spend all of his or her time catering to the demands of corporate lobbyists. That isn't possible under the current “two” party system, because meaningful campaign finance reform can't be passed when the electeds of both parties have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. To sum it all up, I'm on to the scam perpetrated by the politicians of both parties and I'm going to do something about it because this time around, the lesser of two evils is unacceptable!
So there you have it. Please take a close look at the pledge and let me know what you think. Let me know if you have any additions that you want me to incorporate into the pledge. By all means, please let me know if you have any ideas of how we can get this document widely distributed. Let's make it a living document that can be a catalyst for real change in our country. Our future is in your hands.
There are some self-serving blowhards out there who are now second guessing Boston's powers that be asking residents to "shelter in place" during the Marathon bombers' murderous rampage. They have chosen to compare the handling of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing with the days following 9/11. I have a few choice words for anyone who thinks that the way Bush handled post 9/11 was the gold standard and you can hear them by visiting my Listen Here! page.
Chained CPI Helps The "Children" Of This Neighborhood.
What makes even less sense than the standard GOP "lets do it for the children" sales pitch for Social Security cuts? How about some Democrats who insist on coming up with rationalizations for every single wrong move that Obama makes. I thought that I've heard everything from those hopeless sycophants until I heard some defending his proposed chained CPI Social Security cuts with "let's do it for the children." To hear what I have to say about that nonsense, visit my Listen Here! page.
Much to my frustration and disgust, it looks like Barack Obama is continuing to use Social Security cost of living adjustments as a bargaining chip to induce (read that grovel and beg) the GOP to return to the bargaining table. The sad thing about the whole situation is that Obama is using inflation to effectively cut Social Security, hoping that no one will notice. Well, I notice and I hope that you will notice and speak out about it before it is too late. To protect your future retirements, I ask you to ignore the brainwashed and just look at the raw facts. To be enlightened, visit my Listen Here! page.