Sunday, August 31, 2008
It is BROKEN ! So FIX IT!
We are being ripped off, our health care is gutted and we are working harder and falling behind- while our constitution is being undermined, while our own government is fencing our borders and U.S. based gun and weapons manufactures and surveillance manufacturers and the Halliburtons of America are being fed fat contracts after fat contracts paid with our taxpayers money. Meanwhile we are supposed to shut up and shop-- tune into Ipods and bipods and HDTV and get sucked into the game of DENIAL.
It isn't about waving a flag and claiming to cherish our freedoms and a right to bear arms. What good is a gun when the air is polluted, you can't drink the water and global warming is whipping our you know what. PLEEZE ...-- What freedoms? Freedoms for mortgage companies to fleece the American People? Freedom to torture animals in laboratories? Freedom to build more Nukes? Freedom for drug companies and insurance companies to lobby away our rights to health and vitamins? Freedom for Corporations to sell and swap our private information? Freedom for union busters, freedom to build more prisons, fredom for sick elders to fall into poverty, freedom for children to go hungry because most wages can't pay the rent? Freedom for Developers to charge insane prices for apartment dwellings-- and for working people to scrounge while making minimum wage.? Condo Developers in San Francisco are touting 450 Square foot Condos and charging $250,000-$270,000 per condo and calling them a perfect starter home ... for those who don't own anything they don't even have closet! Get Real -- you are getting ripped off. Put down the beer, the Coke, the Evian, get off the stool at the wine bar. OK..I am ranting...but there are some great solutions....but first I need to rant some more.And don't get me started on the oil companies! Clean Coal? Yeah right!
I cannot understand how anyone in America can watch our health care disappear, our schools go on with brain deadening testing without creative thinking without creative arts and sports programs for kids. I can't believe the youth of America buys into the $60,000- $100,000 debt to get a 4 year college education. I can't understand how we can or watch our elders and veterans suffering with inadequate health care-- and we are still sending our kids off to a war...a war that was based on a BIG FAT lie and promising them that they will be heroes and defending what? Eight years of the Bush/Cheney regime? Enough is enough! Chemical spills, oil spills, toxic spraying-- toxics in or toys and food. How did this happen?
By the same Red, White and Blue Flag waving RICH Corporate fat cats - that have made money off all working people- and ripping off your pensions plans and now telling us to invest in their STOCK Market Ponzi game for our retirement! Get Real-- this is not what America is about.
And remember we are a nation of immigrants! HELLO! U.S.A was not founded by the First Nation peoples! We all came from somewhere else-- either booted out of Europe, or as indentured workers, slaves or expats who suffered a land grab, famine or unspeakable poverty- but that does that give us a right to screw others-- heck no! Stop the pecking order and the addiction to victimhood. We are all humans trying to get away from somewhere else to make a better living except there are fewer and fewer places to go. So here we are-- calling on Jesus, Allah and Buddha and there about 167 religions in the world fighting it out for your attention and some have guns or throw bombs in the name of their God when they get pissed off at you.
HOW TO START FIXING IT?
Most people are tired of this system of economic shyster hit men and women, be it religious fanatics, marketing bozos, and etc. People are tired of war after war and violence in the hoods. It is not about upbringing or environment-- it is about mindfulness and egos and emotional baggage and FEAR that we are all operating out of. We all make choices based on our own thoughts-- from joy to anger ... So when you get home from Burning Man or Disneyland or shopping or the war go read the New Earth by Eckhart Tolle OR listen to him and Oprah discuss it--- go to Oprah's Soul Series and give your soul inspiration and take a vacation from the negative fear based news. IT IS FREE! All you have to do is get to a computer sign up for the Webcast On Demand and listen to this groundbreaking international happening with
SPEAK OUT AND FIND YOUR TEAMMATES!
At the Speak Out on 45th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech San José State University students Latu Tapaatoutai and Diana Victa spoke out about the fading American dream after Hurricane Katrina expelled hundreds of thousands of residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. While the U.S. government has squandered a trillion dollars on endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, vast tracts of New Orleans remain devastated and deserted three year later. Tapaatoutai and Victa are members of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project, which seeks federal funding to fully rebuild the Gulf Coast and enable all displaced persons the opportunity to return to their original communities and jobs. Check it out at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/31/18531443.php
Want to change the world? Stop doing the same old thing! Get a Green MBA, study accupunture,
organic permaculture farming and for goodness sakes stop shopping and giving your dollars to the very corporations that are poisoning our food, our water, our air, our environment and your mind!
And all you brillant young people -- don't fall for the same old trap-- don't let the corporate machine entice you and then spit you out after they use you. Create your own alternative economic system that recognizes natural capital and social capital not just elite capital that is sucking everything out of people, places and things until we have dead earth.
BE A HERO!
From U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich:
"On August 1st, I delivered to Speaker Nancy Pelosi; a petition bearing the names of over 100,000 Americans that, like us, feel that the President must be held accountable for abusing executive power and disregarding his Constitutional obligations.
Our voices have been heard and your support continues to send a powerful message to lawmakers. That is why I call on you again to help us in a new effort to deliver 1 Million signatures to Speaker Pelosi on September 10, 2008.
Send a history-making message to Congress:
1,000,000 signatures for impeachment.On September 10, 2008, we want to deliver ONE MILLION signatures to
Congress urging them to exercise their Constitutional authority and mandate to
hold this President - and all future Presidents - accountable."
I say JUST DO IT! http://kucinich.us/