And this day is different from any other day in America…how?
Will someone PLEASE tell me why I should celebrate this day any longer? Independence from England and its tyrannical rule? To be thankful we replaced one tyranny with another run by craven, heartless unimaginably avaricious representatives of Corporate America?
People we elected and trusted stood by as Bush/Cheney raped the country and now the Democrats under Obama, Reid and Pelosi are denying a morning after pill.
When a fascist regime decided on ethnic genocide, we were appalled. You can’t simply kill of millions of people. It’s bad for publicity donchano? But if you deny those people food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and the basics of life with the excuse that “people have to make some sacrifices for the good of…” who; then you no longer represent the people who elected you.
In the 20s, our parents and grandparents fought to eliminate child labor and sweatshops so their children could enjoy an American Dream, and that’s all it was, a dream that disappeared as we awakened to a new century.
The party of the people has entreated Americans to a country run by corporations, for corporations and supported by callous, cold-hearted unsympathetic sycophants.
So what DO you call someone who surrounds themselves with bootlicking, ass-kissing, covetously cannibalistic, remorseless examples of the dregs of humanity? The answer seems to be, “Mr. President!”
So go out and celebrate your independence:
Where your American government can:Tell you what you can watch,
Tell you what you can listen to;
Tell you what you can read;
Tell you what religion you must accept;
Take your property without your consent;
Enter and search your property or your person without due process;
Detain you for indefinite periods upon (their) suspicion that you MAY be a terror suspect or know someone who knows someone who thinks that someone may be a terrorist – but allow men whose wives have filed for Protection From Abuse to freely walk the streets;
Require that deadbeat Dads (or Moms) pay support for their legitimate offspring but then not enforce that law;
Tell you with whom you can sleep;
Tell you that you can’t use contraceptives and that you must have children if you have sex with your spouse;
Tell you what position or positions you can and can’t have sex in;
Tell you that sentient life begins at the moment of conception and must be protected with all rights; then refuse medical, financial or any help or support for the mother, father or child AFTER a fetus is born;
Tell women what they Can and Can't do with their own bodies;
Tell women that they can’t abort a fetus even if the woman’s life is in danger because a MAN made that determination based on his religion;
Allow you to commit crimes and not be punished if you are a Conservative politician or Corporate CEO;
Allow threats, libel and/or slander of any liberal if you are a conservative media host;
Allow unsubstantiated stories to be reported as fact if you work for a conservative newspaper, radio or television station;
Promote hate in the name of a Christian Deity;
Imprison a bartender if he serves too many drinks to a stupid person who then causes a death or injury operating a vehicle – But not litigate against a firearms manufacturer for knowingly providing guns to kill people;
Rule that if you kill someone you could go to jail for as little as 5 years – but rape will get you 25 years to life;
Rule that if you commit a sex crime and do your time you’ll still be branded a potential criminal for life by having to register with local authorities so they can tell the neighborhood you ARE a convicted sex offender – but not require that police inform you that a murderer may live next door;
Attempt to sterilize female repeat drug offenders and as they deem necessary, unfit mothers - but only chastise male rapists because the “woman asked for it” and men need sex;
Pay a man more money than a woman to do the same job;
Allow business execs to steal millions from worker's retirement accounts and be exonerated but can get you hunted down and jailed for stealing food – no, wait, that was Jean val Jean, but of course it doesn’t apply to CEOs;
Rule that if you run up huge medical bills and not be able to pay them you can NOT be able to declare bankruptcy to start fresh while Wall Street loots pension plans and the government forgives their debts;
Rule that if you suffer a catastrophic medical condition at the hands of an inept physician that you only be allowed a pittance in compensation in order to reduce frivolous lawsuits while man-on-dog politician’s wife can sue chiropractors for some pain from a back treatment knowing ahead of time it to be potentially harmful;
Allow you to bring home a dead fetus for some macabre ritual if you are a fanatic religious U.S. Senator and keep it in a jar but not allow you to bury your dead on your own property;
Lie to the public and Congress such that the president can start a war based on those lies to help fill the coffers of his wealthy friends;
Rule that you must pay a fine or go to jail for littering while big corporations pollute rivers and the air with toxins and carcinogens and continue unpunished;
Allow you to have the right to free speech as long as it’s away from gathering crowds or as long as it doesn’t conflict with any administration views;
Tell you that freedom should be limited…for those not in power;
Tell you that laws don’t pertain TO those in power;
Tell you that you have the right to life and the pursuit of happiness as long as you can pay for it unless you’re upper middle class and in debt, then you can get help to reduce your debts because you’ve “over-extended”; but you can’t get help if you’re poor because you can’t manage your money properly;
Tell you that you DON’T have the right to liberty because of national security;
Tell you that you no longer have any right to privacy because of national security;
Allow credit companies to ruin your future while charging outrageous interest even though the Constitution expressly forbids extreme usury, and at the same time protect those same credit companies from public suits by “harmed” consumers;
Change laws and penalties to reflect differently on portions of society that are well off;
Treat you differently because you’re black, brown, red or yellow skinned even though the law says differently;
Treat you differently because you’re a woman;
Treat you differently because of your ethnic background;
Treat you differently because of where you live;
Treat you differently because of your job;
Treat you differently because of your intelligence or ability to function in life;
Treat you differently because of your political affiliation;
Treat you differently because of your religious preferences;
Treat you differently because of your sexual preferences;
Refuse to help you because you are handicapped in any way;
Refuse to feed the hungry because there is no hunger in America;
Refuse to make employers pay a minimum livable wage to Americans but allow illegal aliens to work for big businesses at below minimum wage to help increase their profits;
Allow you to work over 40 hours per week for minimal wages with no benefits, many times in dangerous conditions;
Refuse to help you or help feed you or your family if you are chronically unemployed because of job outsourcing or because some politician thinks everyone on unemployment stays that way to avoid finding a job;
Pay farmers NOT to grow food because that may cause an excess of food that would drive prices down and hurt big business;
Refuse to help the homeless because the homeless want it that way and don’t want to help themselves;
Increase taxes for the majority of middle and lower class workers while at the same time give massive tax breaks to big business;
Allow religious organizations tax breaks and public partisan political views while disallowing dissenting opinions;
Require your relatives, after your death, to pay any expenses that you may have incurred in life and confiscate yours, your spouse's or your children’s property or wealth if they aren’t paid;
Require you to reach an arbitrary age before drinking alcohol but require military service including the possibility of losing your life at a lesser age while serving in that military;
Exempt dependents of Congressmen, Businessmen, Religious Leaders and certain politicians from having to defend their country by serving in the military and possibly subjecting them to dangerous situations;
Invade your most private life; listen to and record your conversations, emails and any private communications with anyone all without due process;
Ignore the Constitution of the United States of America in any part or in it’s entirety and fulfill the wishes of one man however corrupt, deceitful and mentally deranged that man may be.
Take your Social Security to pay for illegal wars.
All of these things and more are yours for being an American.
You must remember that according to the current Government of the United States of America, that while you have NO say in whatever it wants to do, you are obligated to do what ever it says.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Henry Kissinger:
"The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer."
Henry Kissinger NYT Oct 28,1973
Happy Independence Day, y'all!