“He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.” ~Ben Franklin.
I am so tired of my patriotism being slammed and put on the line. I am tired of having to defend my position to those who are dizzy from the inhalation of verbal fumes emitted from Rupert Murdock and friends. I have to swallow the creeping vomit that fills the back of my throat when I listen to what some people truly believe. They argue, with Fox News as their source, and I cringe, gag, and throw up in my mouth a little, every time I hear the incredible garbage that is pushed, and worse, believed.
I am lost at what tools to use to wake up a sleeping people. Though, the alarms have sounded, they have been misinterpreted. If I try to explain, I am ignorant, I am unbelieved, and I lack patriotism. Are you kidding me? The problem is, I am not strong enough to remove what seems to be an invisible blindfold, instilled by nano technology or something, that causes one to lose sight of reality without research or reason.
I am an American. I am tired of my people being too weak to face what the powers that be have been doing to us for years. I am not going to allow our government, or any other government or power, to push me to my knees and cry uncle. I will not settle or beg for the morsels of freedom that are left behind, when real freedom was once my guaranteed right as an American. I will not fall or stumble in my beliefs of what my Lady of Liberty stands for. I will not, not for one second, fall to American tyranny, fed by our nation’s leaders, with words meant to make us believe it is for our own good.
I will never cower to sacrifice my liberty, or the liberty of my people, to false claims of terroristic threat. I will not spit in the face of the young, and not so young, American soldiers that have shed blood, lost limbs, suffered from post traumatic stress, and gave their lives so not only I, but all of us, could remain free.
I will not wave a white flag and surrender, because I am an American that stands tall and believes with all my heart in the true meaning of the word: American.
I refuse to eat the Monsanto and DuPont genetically modified food, which is honored, without labels, by our Supreme Court. This is the same Supreme Court that benches Clarence Thomas, who once was the head counsel for Monsanto. I refuse to stand quiet as this food, again unlabeled, is pushed down the throats of my people, poisoning them without a choice. I am not going to shut my mouth about the farmers that are sued and put out of business by the atrocities of Monsanto, and their lead competitor, DuPont. I will not fall victim to state governments, like Vermont, that fear court proceedings if they go against Monsanto by passing legislation that allows for labeling. I will spit in the face of the U.S. Congress for denying its people, our people, the right to know what is in our food when they vote against bills meant to protect, not only our choice, but our right. I will not allow my children to eat school lunches that include pink slime, ordered by the President of the United States. Ammonium is not a healthy choice, though it is favored by the Walton’s.
I am not going to fall victim to the preconceived notion that there are foreign terrorists that bombed the World Trade Center. I never have taken that bait and I surely am not going to take a bite of it now. I do not believe that our government is above such action.
Let’s remember who we are. Operation Northwood, in 1962, the CIA wanted to begin bombings and terrorist attacks on the U.S. Military and the American citizens. It seemed easy to trick the American people into believing there was an attack on our home front by Fidel Castro, which would give the American government the backing of the people to attack Cuba. President Kennedy was the only one against it. Do we have men with that honor today in our government? No, we don’t.
I don’t think it’s the conspiracy theory approach as I have been accused of, many times, I think it’s the common sense approach. After reading all the information, the data is pretty clear. I resent the government, both sides, for standing for the nonsense that allows for the massive loss of American rights under the premise of security. With the false threat to our people comes false security. The laws that are sold to the public, via biased and controlled media, are not protecting us from any terrorist, foreign or domestic. Laws like the Patriot Act I, II, and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), are laws that have robbed us of what stood between us and controlled nations. We are no longer free.
Sad thing, I know many of you don’t even know the rights we have lost as a people, as Americans, in the name of terrorism. They have it wrong. We shouldn’t have to give up our freedoms to give our government more power over us, that is what made us stand above everyone else, we should penalize terrorism, real terrorism, not penalize the free citizens of our country as the government has done to us. I am not going to allow the laws to gag my freedom of speech. They can call me whatever they choose, I don’t care,
I am an American. I was raised at a time when there was honor. I was raised in a public school system that taught us that we had to stand, fight, and even die, if need be, to protect those freedoms, and today we live in a land of police brutality during a simple peaceful protest. I hang my head in shame.
Our government, even censuring Google now, talks about how special it is to be American, then again, I know Hitler talked the same talk, thing is, neither government, not Hitler’s Germany then, or Bush/Obama America, now, can walk the walk. Freedom, as Janis Joplin said, is just another word for nothing left to lose, and after over two hundred years, this time she may be right.
I am not the sell out. I am not the one whining about who is gay and who is having an abortion. I simply don’t care. It isn’t my business. I am not buying into the smoke blown in the American faces about the economy or the jobs it lacks right now. I am not going to allow our billionaires, our David and Charles Koch’s, our Waltons, and the powers that be, to continue to emotionally molest my people of their common and basic rights through rampant commercial lies generated to protect or grow their assets.
I am an American. In America we vote for the candidates with honor and respect for our nation. We vote for those that will protect our rights and help us progress to a better place. Our politicians are people we can stand tall with and be proud of, aren’t they? Isn’t that how it used to be before everyone was sold out to the highest bidder with the biggest anti-American agenda? Didn’t we used to vote with a freedom and respect for our democracy before voter suppression? Didn’t we, at least at a time long gone, have candidates worth more than a lobbied dollar? Wasn’t our democracy special and different and worth the sacrifice of death to preserve? Wasn’t our democracy what all of our wars have been fought to protect? It’s been a long time since America knew a moral and decent leader. It has been a long time since there was dignity in our senate, congress, or presidential house.
Mitt Romney, and what his party did to Ron Paul is disgusting. Barack Obama, and what his party did to Hilary Clinton was horrendous. George W, our first Supreme Court president appointee, began the rapid decline into total shame and degradation of the entire American system. The three of these men, with their lobbied dollars and their crooked party power, took away the precious American dream.
Thanks, Mitt, for your lies and outwardly showing what a coward you really are. You couldn’t speak the truth if it hit you in the face, you disgust me on so many levels, but you shame the Mormons with your past Bishop status. How does it feel to be bought by the Koch’s? You are strumming their drum and we know it.
President Obama, how can you stand as the President of the United States of America, and after claiming you would veto NDAA, you signed it, knowing exactly what a slam that is to our nation and our people? How could you not reverse the Patriot Act I and II? How could any real and just American president sit idle knowing the freedoms you signed away?
I am done with your agendas, guys. I am done with your lies. I am not on your road to global assery. Because of you three, I am ashamed, and I will remain so, until a real American can stand tall, free of lobbyists, free of fear of bucking the rich, free of Stepford governing, and free of Koch addictions. I will hang my head in shame until one person, one qualified American, stands up and leads with dignity and honor. Can any politician remember what that is? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was just one politician that could pass through the cut throat party games and survive to lead with something this country has lacked since the beginning of the George W. Bush regime? Patriot? Yes, I am a Patriot. I am not bought or sold. I am not easily led. I am informed, educated, and an American. I am leaving you with this quote: “The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences, was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism, but the theory of necessity on which it is based is false; for the government, within the Constitution, has all the powers granted to it, which are necessary to preserve its existence; as has been happily proved by the result of the great effort to throw off its just authority.” ~Exparte Milligan, 71 U.S. 2 (1866) Till the next time, Peace. Pam