Hello Old Friends, it’s been a while. Various personal and health issues took me away from blogging at least a few times a week, so as you can see the muse hasn’t inspired me from April till now. In the interim I received some nice comments by folks who were mistakenly directed to my site and found it interesting. “Funny how MSN works” said one reader; another was directed here while looking for cookie recipes. How that managed to happen is beyond me (although my Kitchen Chronicles series from two years ago might have inspired her. The point is, I need an outlet again, a means to vent off steam, just like I did during the 08 election. Unfortunately the discourse and tone of the political game has become so OPENLY corrupt that it is disgusting. What is even more sickening is our will to have both Republican and Democratic rhetoric shoved down our throats. It’s like that scene in Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” where a member of the elite society goes down into the bowels of the city and decides to live as a worker for one day, just to see what it is like. He he shown that he has to push and pull levers at certain times. When asking about why this is done and it’s purpose, the response is “No one told me and I don’t care”.
I am afraid we have become this society, a society where 10% of the population controls 90% os the nation’s wealth and we just accept it. We vote a Democrat in hoping for change, only to be profoundly disappointed by his job performance; he is a continuation of Bush II. Next time it will be a Republican. What these people who so-called are the caretakers of this nation are in fact themselves a class unto themselves: The Political Class. Now, it’s pretty tough to break into this elite club, but when you do you are pretty much set for life…so long as you play the game by their rules. In an incredible show of hubris and the biggest fucking pair of balls ever, these guys who are behind indicted for crimes don’t blink an eye when they were caught misappropriating funds, or rerouting dollars for their districts….because they’re going to get off. And they have the balls and the temerity to say on TV, “Yeah…so what?” and we as Americans have sat back for far too long and watched this happen behind closed doors…but the fucking GALL to do this in the open now is just incredible. Judge is invested in companies that invest in BP and they are the largest shareholder…and he doesn’t recuse himself from the decision he KNOWS he is making the following day and had already told his broker to dump the stock.
This is America? This is what we have become; what farce of a democracy that would listen to any word coming from Governor Moosebrains or Glenn Beck (who gives recovering alcoholics like me a bad name). THERE ARE NO LEADERS on EITHER side of the aisle. We are being taken for a ride ladies and gentlemen…a ride on the biggest ponzi scheme called the United States Government. You want to blame folks for this mess? Look on TV, they are there BRAZENLY FLAUNTING their wrongdoings in your face,
At least years ago they had the decency to cover it up. Now this is an everyday occurrence. Funny how all these people worry about Socialism, because quite frankly…that may be the very thing that save the Republic. More next time…and yes, I’ll be writing a LOT more…mid-terms coming up. PERSONAL NOTE: Rich, thanks for this poem:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.