A note to my 6 or 7 readers: Sorry for taking so long, this is a huge subject and I fell that if I post everything I write in one sitting you will not read it. I tend to write 2,000-3,000 words at a time and this seems like a little much. I have already amended this post and it stands at almost 1800 words and I feel like I haven’t scratched the surface of what I want to say here. Let me know your thoughts on the subject of the length of my posts; please, and thank you for reading. (Update: this post is 2,567 words…oops)
In part one we explored the precarious position of our economy and we discovered without a doubt that our government is lying to us. Not only is our government lying to us, but it is spying on us. We now know that the NSA has been keeping tabs on our phone calls and records. FISA can suspend your constitutional right to due process and privacy and tap your phone or put your home under surveillance. The Patriot Act strips many rights from US citizens. Drones can drop out of the sky and blow you and your kids up while you are on foreign territory. Yes, I know, that guy was Al Qaeda, and he deserved to die; but he was also an American Citizen, and if they are willing to kill him, they are willing to kill you. If they are willing to suspend his right to a fair trial, they are willing to suspend your right to a fair trial. What about Osama Bin Laden, he deserved to die too didn’t he? Did he deserve to die when he was working for the CIA to undermine Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980’s. Oh is that too tin foil hat conspiracy theorist for you? Well I will save all of that foreign stuff for another post. Have you been stopped by the cops lately? Check this out —->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUT2uPVlvg I will warn you, the foul language is not the most offensive thing in this video, not by a long shot.
If you watched the video it shows cops abusing their authority. It seems there are more and more cases of cops absolutely abusing their authority all around this country. The killing in Ferguson, followed by the choking in New York, followed by the killing of the little boy in Cleveland, it is all ridiculous. I believe all of these situations resulted in the unnecessary deaths of these two black men, and little boy. However, these are not isolated to the black community. White people, Hispanic people, all Americans are subjected to out of control cops. This has to stop.
How about Ferguson, Missouri? A whole town, erupted because, well um, because, you see, they uh…why exactly is all of that going on? Some white crazy ass cracker cop shot a poor innocent African American kid six times execution style. Now I will not pretend to know all of the details of this issue, I don’t, but for some reason everyone who is participating in the riots in Ferguson knows exactly what happened. They can burn and loot and kill because they are angry. They are angry because the Grand Jury refused to indict the cop that killed Micheal Brown. The fact is I was not there, you were not there, only the cop, the dead man, and now the Grand Jury know w hat really happened, and the Grand Jury refused to indict. Then we have the whole Eric Garner situation in New York. That man was also unarmed, also killed by a cop, and he also allegedly committed a minor crime. Both of these killings are tragic, and shameful, but that does not justify rioting; but you best not say anything against them or you are a racist.
You are also a racist if you think George Zimmerman was innocent. You are also a racist if you think that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not great reverends. You are also racist if you say anything against His Holiness Barrack Obama. You are also racist if you think that private companies and churches shouldn’t pay for birth control and abortions. You are also racist if you think there is something wrong with gay marriage. You are also racist if you think those folks from Mexico and Central America don’t have a right to come here in any way they choose. You are also a racist if you think Katie Kouric is an air head, and you’re sexist too. You are also a racist if you give a stupid award to a white girl instead of Beyonce. You are also a racist if you use the word black in front of African Americans. You are also racist if you call African Americans black. You are also racist for reading this paragraph. You are also racist if you don’t have black friends. You are also racist if you do have black friends but they are not your best friends. You are also racist if you have black friends and you say you have black friends when trying to defend yourself against the charge of being racist. You are also racist if you think Eric Holder is a criminal. You are also racist if you are a Republican. You are also a racist if you listen to Country Music. You are racist if you listen to rock music. You are racist if you listen to classical music because there has never been a great minority composer of classical music. You a are also racist if you are white and listen to rap music. You are also racist if you are a white rapper. You are also a racist if you listen to conservative talk radio, or if you have an AM dial on your radio. You are also a racist if you own a gun. You are also a racist if you don’t find all of this racist. You are also a racist if you like fried chicken and watermelon. You are also a racist if you don’t like fried chicken and watermelon. You are also a racist if you use fried chicken and watermelon in the same sentence. Congratulations you are a racist.
I konw, I konw, I went overboard, but hey, that is what I do. The fact is we are all, everyone single one of us, racist. I know what you are thinking, I am not racist, to which I will reply, yes you are a racist. Here is a simple test. Which racial group is the smartest? Which racial group has the highest achievers? Which race do you prefer to be your leaders? Which race do you feel more comfortable with as industry leaders? Which racial group make the best on-air personalities? Which racial group is best at math? Most Americans would answer their own racial group for the first 5 questions, that makes you a racist. All of us would say Asian for the sixth question. You just laughed, and that makes you racist, but I am more racist because I wrote it. After all these years we still have a problem with race, and it is getting worse not better. Our first black President is hated because he is black, and he was also voted for because he is black. The reality is he is only half black, yet he has managed to further divide this country over the color of our skin. Insanity. Prior to Obama racial tensions were easing and things were normalizing. Black people and white people were finding common ground and things were improving. Now the wheels are coming off the cart.
Slavery was a horrible institution, but it has been over for 151 years. Think about that. I am 43, my mother is 66, my grandfather is 90 almost 91. My grandfather was born 61 years after slavery ended. I have never asked him, but I am guessing he never knew any slaves, but he possibly could have. Shelia Jackson Lee Democrat congresswoman from mere feet from where I am sitting in Houston, TX claimed to be a slave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5qR8w2LEtc PREPOSTEROUS, she is only 64 years old! I have a theory on race that I will not expound upon here, but suffice it to say, we are all descended from Noah. What color was Noah? Who cares, there are no races except the human race, and as soon as we all begin to realize this truth, there will no longer be racism. However, there will still be cultureism which is what racism really is.
There is however, something worse than racism. President Obama has spent tremendous amounts of political capital on dividing this country through class envy. Remember the “Occupy” movement? In the Occupy movement the 99% were fighting for their piece of the pie. The idea was that the 1% has the overwhelming wealth in this country while the 99%ers, you and me, do not have hardly any wealth at all. Why should I fall prey to the ideal that another man should share his wealth with me? What have I done to merit his wealth? If the top 1% hold 25% of the nation’s wealth is that truly a problem? Why does the President constantly bring up the subject. Why does he continually try to pit the wealthy against the poor? Why are his definitions of wealthy and poor so obscure?
I have several uncles and they are all successful in their own right, but none of them are rich. They pay their mortgages, car payments, some of them have multiple houses, one or two have boats, four wheelers, classic cars, etc. None of them are suffering under any kind of poverty, but again, I have no rich uncle. Why should they feel anxiety because the guy down the street has more? Why should they feel like they need to catch up to the millionaire or billionaire down the street? I don’t have that stuff, and I struggle every month to pay my bills. Perhaps my stinkin’ uncles should kick in and support me. From each according to his ability, to each according to their need. Hey uncles, I have needs…I need a boat, I need a four wheeler, or a fifth wheel, shoot, I would even take a classic car or two.
Let’s make it a bit more personal. Do you have a hard time paying your rent? Phone bill? Cable bill? Electricity bill? Bar bill? Kids soccer bill? Ballet lessons? Baseball lessons? Car payment? Xbox Live subscription? Do you? There are hardly any Americans left who know what it means to go without. When I was a kid my family was not wealthy, we were for the most part lower middle class and both of my folks worked. I did not wear Nike shoes, I didn’t have the cool long sleeve OP shirt, Girbaud jeans, not even Guess jeans. I did however have a pair or two of parachute pants…please don’t judge me. I didn’t even get Wrangler jeans, I wore Rustlers. I had the knock off Zips tennis shoes. I didn’t play little league, or soccer except for one year of each. I wasn’t in ballet…I promise, I really wasn’t. The point is I had to go without, and my kids have had to go without. Does that mean that George Soros or Bill Gates owe me money. Should these two fine upstanding American multi-billionaires send some cash my way? HELL NO! Do you want to know why? Bill Gates and George Soros earned their money. Even if they didn’t earn their money I am not entitled to it in a free market capitalist society.
America employees a free market capitalist model. That means that individuals and corporations have the right and responsibility to own and conduct business in an open and free marketplace. Through the years our government has done what they could to stifle and dismantle this system. The government has increasingly taken control over businesses and industries. Think about this, almost all homes have mortgages payable to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA, or FHA. Which one or ones of these are not government entities? If you said none of them you are correct. Fannie and Freddie are both Government Sponsored Entities. Government Sponsored Entities are created by congress to help people get credit. Even if you received your loan from Wells Fargo or Bank of America they still use the Fannie and Freddy guidelines to approve your loan and will eventually sell your loan on the secondary market. What about the radio industry? Television? Electricity, coal, oil, medical, real estate, the National Football League, and Baseball? All of these industries suffer at the hands of confiscatory government regulation. The coal industry has suffered greater loss due to regulation than any other industry in history. I will not bore you with the minutia, but the coal industry has been devastated. You Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania Democrats had better re-think your voting strategy. Coal has suffered a greater than 60% decline in the last 5 years due to nothing more than government regulations at the direction of the Obama. Certain areas of the country are and will continue to experience brown outs due to lack of adequate electricity because of this overreach by the government. All of this is conducted at the will of a rogue government agency known as the Environmental Protection Agency. How can this be in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
We are becoming a third world nation. The gap between rich and poor is increasing. The middle class is beginning to disappear. Small business are being driven out and taken over by large corporations. We are all suffering because of the policies of the ever increasing oligarchy. There are a few who hold and or can manipulate the power, and they are wielding it against us. We are losing this country one family, one small business, one vote at a time.
One last quick point. What is the number one profession of our presidents? Answer: Lawyer. We keep electing Lawyers to be our president and things keep getting worse. A lawyer is like a prostitute, they will sell themselves to whomever puts up the money. They will argue to win, not because they necessarily agree with their own arguments, but because this is their only tool to gain success. Lawyers are not leaders, they are manipulators. If we want real change in this country we need to stop electing lawyers and start looking for candidates who are servants of the people.
There is so much to say about the domestic front I do not think I can ever finish, but this is a start. It seems like at this moment these are the most pressing issues on the national scene. Of course there is healthcare, and immigration both of which are important and I will try to get something posted on these soon. Feel free to share your thoughts.