A Wake-up Call to Action

What a mess this country and the world are in. When you have a guy who’s president who gets into office playing the village idiot and then turns into the anti-Christ, Wow! Or are he and his buddies really space alliens who have come to earth to destroy humanity, civilization, the planet? What are their real motives and goals? I can’t imagine, but they’re sure doing a good job of doing whatever it is. Just look at the difference between today and the year 2000. Are you really better off today than you were then?

I voted for Clinton but I was disappointed by his performance in office. I don’t care about the Monica affair, but I’m really not a fan of the moderate Democrats, DLC. I prefer a much more progressive approach. Still, we were a lot better off under Clinton. Now, I’m hoping that we will see a resurgance of progressive Democrats. I see a couple of them with potential like Kusinich and Dean. Is the country ready to wake up and stop its reflexive saluting of the flag and obeying the Commander in Chief and his minons? The terrorist attacks of 2001 were the greatest thing that ever happened to Bush and company. The country immediately became shell shocked and turned over all our power to them out of fear. I’ll never forget the image of all of Congress pouring out frantically onto the front steps to sing “God bless America” everyone stumbling over one another for this great photo op.

“God bless America” what a bunch of crap. Do you think God cares more about Americans than Afganis, Iranians, Palastinians, Liberians, Koreans? I’m sure God is crying over the blood of all who are killed by senseless violence regardless of nationality. God cries over the hungry, the homeless, the poor, the ill and all God’s children who are suffering needlessly.

One of the things that bothers me most about all of this is that the agenda of neo-cons, neo-fascists and neo-imperialists is being carried on in the name of God and specificly in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, champion of the poor and oppressed. What blasphamy! What differentiates W and his right wing Christian fundamentalist fanatics from the fundamentalist, fanatic ayatolas and imams and their followers. God is on our side? We are God’s chosen people?

Get over it. Learn to get along. Accept differences. Haven’t you learned anything yet? There’s got to be a better way to resolve differences than killing one another. Maybe not investing billions in weapons of destruction but investing in a fair and equitable distribution of the necessities of life so that no one had too much and no one had too little would be a good place to start. Wake up people. We’re supposed to live in a democracy–government of the people, by the people and for the people. Don’t give up your power. Reclaim it. It’s not too late. Call for real change now!

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