“You show me a man that brings a rifle to a Town Hall meeting and I’ll show you someone who’s ashamed of his own pistol” anonymous
AUTHORS NOTE: I’ve spent the last decade and a half fighting against the phenomenon that I write about in the following post. This just might be my way of avoiding a future of explaining to my children (and grandchildren) how THE ADULTS allowed a bunch of vain, self-serving, power mad, greed stricken, silver spoon Con Artists to steal away the American Dream. At the very least I didn’t become one of the silly, ignorant, victimized, self-absorbed, apathetic, celebrity worshipping COWARDS who stood by and let vile, contemptible NONSENSE get in the way of my values.
The American PEOPLE are at the CROSSROADS in 2009. We can do NOTHING and let the Status Quo ruin everything America stands for… OR, we can fight for the UNALIENABLE rights and freedoms that were “endowed by the Creator”. Americans need to be EDUCATED!
“NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION” has been ingrained in the public consciousness by the recent right-wing Tea Party Movement. Once again Republicans/Conservatives took a Patriotic symbol and put their own spin on it. (These LOSERS misrepresent American HISTORY, vital issues and the Constitution as badly as they interpret the Bible, lol) I want to correct this travesty with facts that are more in tune with what the Founding Fathers had in mind.
It’s a slogan that described the grievance, people who lived in the original 13 Colonies, had with the Brits. The British Ruling Class was distant and unsympathetic to the wants and needs of the American Colonists. (sound familiar?)
Here’s the thing… The PEOPLE had BALLS back then, so they REJECTED the Stamp Act of 1765 which was repealed. In 1773, years of fermenting anger/frustration turned to violent uprisings (one most famously known as the Boston Tea Party) which led to the great American Revolution. Like I said… the PEOPLE had COURAGE back then. (and didn’t like being played for FOOLS)
MORE about this later...
Single payer health care WAS Obama’s Waterloo and he already lost that BATTLE. Our sacred Obama/Biden Administration seems to have retreated to the weakest possible version of Healthcare reform. Speaking for myself, if the politicHo’s leave single payer out of health care reform then I rather they did nothing at all. It will only end up being a failure and huge waste of taxpayers dollars.
Let me explain how this ONE ISSUE can dash the hopes of a majority of the American PEOPLE.
I have a question… When did the USA become the United Suckers of America? Here’s the average American taxpayer… basically honest, hardworking, law abiding citizens caught in the middle.
On one side are Corporations, who have all the RIGHTS of a citizen but none of the responsibilities (limited liability). The Corporations don’t REPRESENT the American PEOPLE, their only concern is profit and stock holders.
On the other side of the average taxpayer is Government. A UNION of Federal, State, County and local government workers and elected officials. Many of these government officials/workers take a sworn OATH to UPHOLD the Constitution, PROTECT, SERVE and work for the best interests of the American PEOPLE. (blah, blah, blah, yada, yada, lol)
But things CHANGED in the 1980’s. It was a REPEAT of what happened to the PEOPLE before the Great Depression. Government Representatives, of the average taxpayer, were wined, dined, sexed and bribed by wealthy powerful men who wanted the game rigged so they would ALWAYS come out on top. (Status Quo)
It was and IS hard times... THE AVERAGE TAXPAYER started to NOTICE things… On the one side Corporations spending the last few decades getting huge government subsides and stimulus while *@~/ing over the American PEOPLE every chance they got.
On the other side, government workers and elected officials (public sector) had the kind of JOB/PENSION/HEALTH CARE SECURITY the average taxpayer could only HOPE for or dream about. (pursuit of HAPPINESS)
Civil servants, my skinny Italian-American @$$… just who the #*~/ is serving WHO?
Caught in the middle is EVERY average American citizen PAYING FOR IT ALL! This while watching their jobs, pensions, prosperity, health, education and happiness FADE AWAY! They started to realize this was the price of their APATHY of the last few decades. They didn’t hold their leaders ACCOUNTABLE for their actions, they forgot ETERNAL VIGILANCE included DEMANDING ETHICS AND RESPONSIBILITY!
Because of this error in judgment and lax standards (deregulation), an orgy of waste fraud, abuse, scandal, corruption, arms dealing, war profiteering, violations of the Constitution HAPPENED! (which the 4th Estate mostly ignored or diverted attention from)
Vain, self-serving, power mad, greed stricken silver spoon Con Artists ravaged, off-shored and expatriated most of our nations wealth and resources… AND THEN GOT THE GOVERNMENT to force the DEBT of these criminal actions ON the average taxpayer. (while the Con Artists got multimillion dollar salaries, golden parachutes, $150,000 speaking engagements and police/secret service protection)
PLEASE! Someone tell me WHERE the REPRESENTATION IS in this whole scenario? What did the average American taxpayer get for their tax dollars in the last 13 years? You dumbass numbskull mother#*~/‘s really need to learn that a con is a CON! No matter in a back alley or from the Ivory Towers, the trick is to RECOGNIZE IT and not get played for a FOOL…
Whether one believes it or not… Single Payer Health Care WAS the Waterloo of both Obama’s Presidency and rights/freedoms of the American PEOPLE. Y’know, all that about “Of, By, For, Life, Liberty, Happiness, Equal Rights and JUSTICE”. Single Payer was the most efficient, cost effective way to start down the path to the American Dream. This ONE issue can rock the foundations of the Status Quo much like the Tea Party did at the start of this great nation.
Not in the way Conservatives think, though. Single payer is not government control over our lives but a way to get out from under the thumb of this Corporate/Government fascist police state. This ENTITY that uses strong arm tactics resembling ORGANIZED CRIME to get what they want. Single Payer was a first step to bring POWER back to the PEOPLE. The kind of CHANGE most American taxpayers really want (whether they know it or NOT)
Can anyone tell me with a straight face what it is Insurance Companies DO… beyond creating a pool of people they can profit from? Is making outrageous profits from the suffering of your fellow man/woman a RIGHT or a PRIVILEGE?
Single Payer was a way for Progressives to get rid of the evil middle-men between YOU and your Doctor. That’s all it was, pooling all Americans so we could watch out for least of our Brothers...
I don’t know about what the knuckle-heads think ...but sick people being denied because of pre-existing conditions or contract fine print and 47 MILLION Americans WITHOUT health care is all the proof I need that our present system is G-damn failure. I’d even go so far to say it’s one of the MANY crimes against HUMANITY our government/corporate entities have gotten themselves involved in.
WHAT! You Progressives and Liberal Democrats going to TALK… some more? COME ON! Talk, TALK, whine, talk, bitch, talk, moan… and NOTHING gets done. Why can't you people UNDERSTAND... sometimes you have to get plain mad dog mean to get CHANGE? (class war)
Maybe you too can spend the next 40 YEARS of YOUR life trying to get healthcare passed like Ted Kennedy… WELL I’M NOT THAT PATIENT, motherfuckers! Not in THESE times. A time of scandal and corruption of historical proportions and implications. The Conservatives are pulling ALL the “dirty tricks” out of their fascist closet. (I’m surprised HEALTH CARE hasn’t died in a mysterious plane crash yet, lol)
The average American TAX DOLLARS have been used to ARM/FINANCE every savage fanatic or degenerate dictator on the planet. Doesn’t THAT BOTHER YOU? (heartless bastards) Why is it when some devil motherfucker wants a WAR or all the other VILE shit that happened over the last decade and it’s easy as American Pie… but just try and DO SOMETHING for the American PEOPLE… ahhhh, I mean suckers.
(If you fools don't start DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY from your leaders then you don't deserve the RIGHTS and FREEDOMS you're letting slip away... pussies)
12/1/2000 - Leaked CIA document Case# F-2001-00009:
“International Crime Threat Assessment” defines “Kleptocracy,
…rather than serve PUBLIC INTEREST, top leaders use nations resources solely to enrich themselves and their cronies. To cover up crimes the stage is set for social and political upheavals…”
Sound familiar America? The CIA will never admit they included USA “top leaders” in that report. I say anyone with half a brain already realizes something is just NOT RIGHT! One news story after another about waste, fraud, abuse, incompetence, corruption, etc. due to the LOW GRADE THOUGHT PROCESSES of our top leaders.
Am I mistaken, isn’t the job of our top leaders to protect the PEOPLE from “upheavals”? The problem here is NOT ENOUGH American PEOPLE had the COURAGE to DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY from those in power. Elected officials and public sector officers in general get away with the same things those of us in the private sector would be fired and prosecuted for. There’s NO incentive to be VIRTUOUS.
Not only top leaders in government but also those from the business world that have INFLUENCE over America’s future. I think this phenomenon was best described by Benito Mussolini:
“… fascism might more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power…”
And we all know how badly THAT turned out THEN and what the consequences are of history repeating itself NOW!
Single Payer Health Care is only a representation of a much bigger STRUGGLE. An uprising of 40 MILLION AMERICANS struggling BELOW the poverty level… OR the 47 MILLION AMERICANS without health insurance. Don’t THEY DESERVE the government subsidies and stimulus MORE than the wealthy, powerful entities who’ve been sucking the lifeblood of the American PEOPLE?
A bit of factual history so Americans don’t make the same MISTAKES of the past.
If our economy is failing it’s because of low grade thought processes involved with long range fiscal planning of the Republican Party since 1980... THAT NOT ONE OF THEM WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR NOW!
Republicans believe Corporations have a right to do as they please. Most card carrying conservatives are so ignorant they don’t even know their own ideological CREDO. “Limited intervention in the economy. Substantial intervention in morality”. This means let the RICH/POWERFUL do whatever they please while finger pointing and preaching to the average Joe and Jane Schmuck.
Reagan/Bush killed ANTI-TRUST and any regulation that kept industry HONEST. When Reagan/Bush came to power, the USA was #1 on the planet in exporting goods and importing raw materials. This is the very definition of a prosperous economy. In 2009, it is the exact opposite. Why? Years of Republicans selling out the American PEOPLE, that’s why. Oh and let’s not forget Reagan union busting and DEREGULATION. The root of ALL future Corporate scandal.
A long list of legislation starting with “fiscal conservatism” and “trickle down economics” led to the decline in federal aid to local governments from $64 per resident in 1980 to $29 per in 1992. To REPLACE the lost funding, a mandate for LAW ENFORCEMENT and Criminal Justice (sic) System to generate revenue for itself, State and local governments. PROFIT margins created a government VS. the PEOPLE mentality.
NOTE: (Sunday, April 16, 2000 Press-Enterprise B-1 article titled “San Bernardino County leads nation in forfeitures” WHAT? Joseph D. Mcnamara, a research fellow at Stanford University and former police chief in San Jose, said: “I think in general it’s a BAD MISTAKE to have the police interested in anything other than the pursuit of justice”)
Add all the special interest pandering which further separated the PEOPLE from “LIFE, LIBERTY, HAPPINESS, EQUAL RIGHTS and JUSTICE”.
As a mater of fact, JUSTICE became a commodity bought and sold by the wealthy, powerful and well-connected.
NOTE: (Robert Ito in Los Angeles Magazine writes: “…YES, the $40 BILLION dollar private prison business is recession proof. The Corrections Corporation of America controlled 52% of the domestic market. Net income grew 75% in 1997, it’s stock doubled…” YEA! Ask Bob Barker about investing in the jail/prison industry. Bob Barker plastic soap dishes, jail shoes… and how can one strip down, bend over and COUGH without thinking of Bob Barker latex examination gloves?)
Then we go to the 90’s with Newt Gingrich/Tom Delay/John McCain/etc… controlled Congress... Republican’s busy selling out the American PEOPLE. I wanted to ask the Grich about all the hidden legislation such as the “Expatriate Clause” in Clinton’s Family Leave bill. It allowed the super rich (multinational Corporations, Saudi royals, drug trafficers, etc) take their billions out of the country PENALTY FREE!
While President Clinton and the American PEOPLE were MISDIRECTED by the media, fake Christian morality and the famous Monica Lewinski blowjobs… Newt oversaw legislation/policy that paved the way for outsourcing of American jobs, off-shore accounts scandal, media consolidation, predatory lending and the “Corporate Crime Wave” (Enron, etc.)
While Republicans were waving the American flag and professing love of our great nation, behind the scenes they were busy selling out our children’s future. Explain to me please Newt, what good came from insuring the venture capital of Corporations that move American jobs to Communist China?
And what were the TOP OFFICIALS doing while all the so-called representatives of the PEOPLE were breaking their sworn oaths and ignoring the SIGNS from the turbulent Middle East? Well, they were hanging out in the Halls of Congress with Larry Craig, Mark Foley and Ken Starr MASTURBATING to Monica Lewinski testimony…
THEN... the biggest insult to the American Constitution conservatives could possibly come up with… these pathetic morons elect George W. Bush (not once BUT TWO TIMES) and there is the death blow to the US economy.
I SPIT on the kind of FOOLS who took pleasure in Bush bragging about his TAX CUTS? What you idiots don’t realize is he’s had to borrow TRILLIONS of dollars from foreign entities to pay for his WAR in Iraq. 12 billion dollars a week going to the Iraqi money pit, arms dealers and war profiteers... AND OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND-CHILDREN WILL GET STUCK WITH THE BILL! How’s that for fiscal irresponsibility? (explain THAT to them, they've have to pay for YOUR mistakes, ignorance and apathy)
THE DOLLAR ISN’T WORTH THE PAPER IT’S PRINTED ON! (and that's NO JOKE)
Tell me, PLEASE TELL ME one damn thing the George W. Bush administration DID for the American PEOPLE? And don’t give me that bullshit about he “protected us from terrorism”… LIES! You people are so #*~/’n brainwashed, reality is right in front of your EYES but you failed to SEE! If one does the slightest bit of research into the subject the facts are there SCREAMING AT YOU TO LISTEN.
The questionable election of Bush/Cheney in 2000 was everything a smart strategic planner like Osama bin Lunatic could have hoped for. With a handful of terrorists he has succeeded in taking DOWN the U.S. ECONOMY!
He knew a cheerleader cowboy like Bush and all his sniveling, greedy, conniving cronies would break the bank to show they were tough guys… The basic plan of bin Laden was to 1) get the USA in AN expensive, never-ending WAR. 2) take down the economy of the Great Satan and the infidels.
I’m convinced economic among other POLICY of the last decade will hurt the United States of America MORE THAN ANY TERRORIST ATTACK! (read: Vanity Fair magazine article titled “Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush”)
Reagan didn’t bring down the Soviet Empire... IT was that War in Afghanistan that broke the Soviet Union. Osama Bin Laden just used the same method counting on the right-wing hawks to bring down the USA! AND IT WORKED! Really, our economy was fucked! Bush traveled around the world getting his wealthy handlers to PROP UP THE US ECONOMY UNTIL he left office… now he can blame the Democrats who were sure to WIN BIG IN 2008.
Also it was a good excuse to initiate the Conservative wet dream of what Reagan called “Starving the Beast”
Americans who want single payer health care (among OTHER Progressive vital issues) are what Conservatives consider the BEAST! Which proves just how brainwashed, ignorant, misinformed and un-American the RIGHT-WING REALLY IS!
A displeased critic (such as myself) jeopardizes the good life the Ruling Class and public sector set up for themselves. Boat-rockers must be stopped at ANY cost. Better to slap some uncomplimentary labels of terrorist threat or conspiracy nut than to EXAMINE the opposing viewpoints or alternative thought processes.
Well I say, it’s the height of hypocrisy shown by a Ruling Class that holds up core American values like they’re were actually proud American patriots. NO FREE THINKERS ALLOWED! It seems many government officials/workers have taken on the contemporary manifestation of the Neo-Conservative.
“…highly skeptical of the PEOPLE’s ability to analyze the complexity of historically developed society or the capacity for correctly planning desirable conditions…”
My readers can take this information any way they want… But I’m not so sure even the most open-minded, enlightened individuals among us UNDERSTAND just how IMPORTANT the next few years really are.
Everything is in place for true CHANGE. We have all worked so hard to elect Obama/Biden and a Democratic controlled Congress... WHY LET IT ALL SLIP AWAY NOW?
Nothing has really CHANGED! The Pentagon is STILL spending OBSCENE amounts of our nations wealth. Banks, who everyone cried about being too BIG TO FAIL, are even bigger and more powerful, the SEC and other so-called regulators are STILL understaffed and demoralized. (listen to “Keep Hope Alive” Radio show 8-30-09)
The Republicans are STILL silver spoon, limp dick assholes and the Democrats are STILL unwilling to DEMAND ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY. And what I consider the height of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a DIFFERENT RESULT. I’m talking about the old timey “trickle down economic” theory that if we help the big shots of Wall St, financial institutions, multi-national Corporations and arms dealers that they will share the wealth. (they’ll share the PAIN but NOT the PROFIT)
If the American PEOPLE don’t have the imagination, will or COURAGE to fight back NOW… then we might NEVER (in our lifetimes) get ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET WHAT WE WANT ...WHAT AMERICA NEEDS!
I swear to the ALMIGHTY, if you apathetic, dumbass m#*~/ers don’t take this shit seriously then one might as well wipe your @$$ and flush down the toilet everything we hold dear about this great nation. This is one of those RARE moments in the history of humanity where average PEOPLE can actually affect CHANGE for their own good. NOTHING is more vital to the USA than THAT!
viva la revolution... ahhhhh, I mean Class War
© 2009 by Frank Esposito