Thursday, February 18, 2010

State of the Union (IMHO)

Cell Phones << >> Decision Time

I’m so sick of stupidity and lies. No one is excluded: Politicians, political pundits, and the general population (yes, that means us!). I’ve not been as active in politics as I should have been through the years, but I have been paying close attention since 2000. I figured it was time to find out how things are run. After 10 years, I am totally disgusted by the politicization of the Supreme Court, the outright lies that are coming out of our elected officials’ mouths (at LEAST all of the lies that can be backed up by witnesses, emails, video, etc), the bullshit that the “talking heads” are spewing, but worst of all, the lack of interest in political issues by the general public. The GENERAL PUBLIC are the ones who put these liars, cheaters, and thieves in charge of running this country. That means YOU and ME put them there with our blessing!

The last administration broke uncountable laws and no one is going to be held responsible for it. Man, if I tortured anyone, my ass would be fried. If I illegally wire-tapped someone, my ass would be fried. If I lied to Congress, my ass would be fried. There is so much that has gone on that we don’t even know about because its “top secret” and the GENERAL PUBLIC doesn’t care! That’s us common, ordinary American citizens! We seem more interested in the fucking Super Bowl commercials or what happened on our Soaps than the Wall Street Debacle; Unemployment; National Debt; Health Care; Crazy, racist Tea-Bagger Rallies; Republican Obstructionism; Democratic Caucus Chaos; Out-right Racism because we have a black President; Radio, Television, and Internet “pundits” showing disrespect to the President and OUR country along with down-right lies and fear-mongering aimed at getting the public (us, remember?) riled up enough to get “their” people into office and/or the “other” people out. Etc., blah, yada, yada.

Well, people, you NEED to start caring about what’s going on. Our CIVIL LIBERTIES have been eroding since 9/11 by the past administration in the guise of “National Security and Terrorism” and it’s not improving much under this one. I hear a lot of people saying; “Since I’m not doing anything illegal, then I don’t care if the NSA (or whatever government entity) wants to read my email or listen to my phone calls.” Well, with a Supreme Court that rules that Corporations have the same rights as individual citizens and Google looking at joining with the NSA for so-called “internet security”, how long will it be before no matter what you say or do, someone might find it “suspect”. Hell, this BLOG may be suspect, since I appear to be criticizing the government. I say “appear” because I am really bitching about the stupidity of the citizens who don’t give a shit or care enough to educate themselves on what has happened, what is or isn’t happening right now, and what that may mean for future generations.

I’m not a “conspiracy nut” or trying to inspire fear. I’m not a crazed liberal or fanatic conservative. I’m just an American citizen who cares about the futures of our kids and grandkids. I don’t what the NSA and Google shutting down my blog. I want my guns. I want to raise my own food without the USDA’s NAIS making me microchip all my critters or Monsanto forcing me to buy their GMO seeds. I want to buy my vitamins without the FDA saying I can’t because the pills I want to take are above the government’s RDA. I can’t afford to pay ¾ of my limited savings on medical bills and insurance premiums since I am still too sick to go back and work and the money tree died a long time ago and I don’t want to have others pay for me once I go bankrupt, either, so I NEED HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW. I want regulation of ALL corporations and Government Agencies, like Health Insurance and Big Pharma monopolies, greedy Wall Street practices that the public (that’s us, again!) have to bail out while they get their billions is bonuses. I want us to stop giving government subsidies to Corporate Agriculture and Big Tobacco, etc. The list goes on and on as we, the people (lemmings), don’t pay attention and don’t fight against these people who are taking everything from us and giving nothing in return. I want my tax dollars doing something for the People, NOT the Corporations. Come on, People! Wake UP! This is no different than fighting off someone who is mugging you, except that it is the people we elect that are robbing us!

All of the information on our Supreme Court decisions and Congressional Bills and legislation are free to find out about from reputable sources:

Supreme Court , THOMAS (Library of Congress) which has federal legislative information freely available to the public.

Some TV “news”, bloggers, political “pundits”, newspapers, radio personalities and the like are NOT necessarily reputable sources of unbiased journalism. Every news outlet has the potential to bias its information and lots of the propaganda that they spew under the guise of “news” has been proven false by many other (actually reliable) sources. I never sign a petition without finding at least 3 outside sources to confirm the information given in the petition materials, even though I “trust” the groups that send them to me. I never ever believe only one source, even though I do trust some more than others. Knowledge is power. If we vote, we should be sure we “know” who or what we are voting for by educating ourselves and by NOT relying on what some “talking head” tells us to do or because of some knee-jerk reaction on one issue or another. We have to learn to THINK about the consequences of our vote and look at the “whole picture” before we go into that booth. That’s IF you have the time or inclination to bother. You know that if you don’t vote, you have no right to bitch about what’s going on. When less than ½ of the eligible voters in this country turn out for elections, it just shows how much people don’t give a shit about how they are treated by these elected officials, so why should these elected officials give a shit about what we want?

1 comment:

  1. You have so beautifully said what I feel, Thank you