Please Wake Me Up / I Am Having A Nightmare


As we go to the polls let us not forget what the Tea Party really stands for and vote as you see fit. Try to remember this we can no longer vote for war and want our children safe at home.  Mamma grizzlies may protect their own young, but they will feed themselves and their young on your young and sick; this is their way.

 We no longer have the luxury of voting politically wrong and wanting to do what is morally right.  Remember what you know to be right and what this country stands for.  The future is ours to make let us not let the past mistakes of our fathers. Let us not let old fears and prejudices drive us to a life of war abroad and despair at home.

We went to war based on a Republican lie and it put the world and even the United States into a recession if not a depression that we are still feeling at this very moment in time. The Republicans have tried to blame the Democrats for everything that happened on their watch; like we are blind, deaf and dumb. If they think that all of the problems are not their fault then they have learned nothing. If they have learned nothing what is to stop them from doing it all over again?

This is a little something I wrote a while back, but will repost now, lest we forget who irresponsible for the death of our children; the death of our economy, the death of our respect a round the world and most importantly the death of our humanity.  Please remember!

Somebody wake me up please!    I thought we had made some real progress in the United States of America when it came to civil rights, but what a crock.  I would suggest that what we saw at the demonstration about the Health care reform Bill was not just a couple of mal-contents, but just the tip of an iceberg.  

They called Carson and Lewis the N word 15 times, is how it was reported I think downplaying the severity of the language.  They were calling the president of the United States and members of our democratically elected government niggers and other racial slurs, spitting on them and threatening them with bodily harm and we as a nation played it down.

These were not some terrorist trying to bring down the government! These were our so-called Christians; your everyday Americans and with the way media is today our representatives around the world.  These are the people; Osama Bin Laden likes to point to as a shining example of American hypocrisy.

 Are we to understand that all the racial slurs; the spitting on people and violence that took place was because of someone’s suggestion that health care needs to be made more fair and some people like it the way it is? Is this the democracy at work that we are trying to force feed to other nations?  Or is the United States of America; the boiling pot with the lid on too tight ready to explode?

 Please someone tell me how and why we are trying to force nations to be like us when we seem to be so clearly divided as to what us is?  We do not seem to have the political will at any level of government to deal with our own bigotry, or our own blatant disrespect for our own democracy.  Should we not be making America a safe place for all of our citizens regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual preference at home 1st if not then at least at the same time as we try to export our values abroad?  

We as a nation scream foul when the world says we are fighting for things to happen in their countries that we do not even uphold in ours; that our only interest in their countries is what we can take from them in terms of oil and other things.  After certain events like the demonstration against the Health care reform bill and the reaction in the press and the statements by some of the other government officials, one must at the very least start to listen and take a closer look.

Why has every bill become a race issue? Is the president 100% responsible?  Is it the black people in the United States who are at fault? Or is it the gay’s fault?

When I see papers depicting the president and his wife as apes and we as a nation holler freedom of the press when people become outraged; when we really we should be hollering hate literature tells me a bit where some of the blame should fall. 

When we allow people of this great nation to openly spit on people for any reason, with no arrests; I think I know where some of the blame should go. 

How long and how often are the underprivileged, the sick, the people of color and the gays, all of them citizens of this country supposed to turn the other cheek?  We are the admired and praised as peaceful and patient citizens but all too often ignored.  We are a group of people with little or no representation in their government and country, for the most part only acknowledged in an election year.

We are a nation that is beginning to implode. Our foundation is cracking and we are going to be torn apart. No longer is the patriotic rhetoric and empty promises going to be enough to hold this nation together.  Everyone wants to believe in the American dream, but we are starting to see what happens to certain people who have beat the system and dared to live it and it is an ugly reality to be sure.

 We are a nation that except for our military strength would not get any respect at all, because we do not practice what we preach.  We as a nation are becoming the school yard bully and we know that to be a bully is not to be brave. It usually means that you have the biggest stick and that is rarely the case for long.

 We hold ourselves above international law in all things from trade to war. We interfere in the affairs of sovereign nations and the world has become our chess board.  We have refused to be judged by the world court and we ignore the United Nations when it rules against us and just about any other world arbitration board or system that we were instrumental in starting. 

I love the United States of America and we could truly be great, if we would just practice what we preach and do what we expect the rest of the world to do.  

I have borrowed a few quotes and the headline from the article shown below to illustrate my point. It is not the whole article. For the story in its entirety go to (msn.com) MSNBC   Politics / Capital Hill. This story was headlined March 20-21, 2010 in the early morning it was updated later in the day.  It truly was a shock to read and well worth the time to read it.

 

Associated Press headline reads

Ugly build-up to House health care vote

Demonstrators hurl N-word, spit at black members of Congress

 

Same Associated Press Article says that

 

Rep Andre Carson, D-Ind., told a reporter that as he left the Cannon House Office Building with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights era, some among the crowd chanted “the N-word, the N-word, 15 times.” Both Carson and Lewis are black, and Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones also said that it occurred.

“It was like going into the time machine with John Lewis,” said Carson, a large former police officer who said he wasn’t frightened but worried about the 70-year-old Lewis, who is twice his age. “He said it reminded him of another time.”

Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of the U.S. Capitol Police said in an e-mail later: “We did not make any arrests today.”

Clyburn, who led fellow black students in integrating South Carolina’s public facilities a half century ago, called the behavior “absolutely shocking.”

“I heard people saying things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus,” Clyburn told reporters.

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who is gay, said protesters shouted “abusive things” to him as he walked from the Longworth building to the Rayburn building. “It’s a mob mentality that doesn’t work politically,” he said.

Well when both sides walked across the street to vote arm in arm I think we took a small step in the right direction.  I think though as in some other cases it should be clearly defined what hate propaganda is and it should not be tolerated. The courts and the law makers must make it clear that they take all and everyone’s civil rights seriously. I love the gesture but more needs to be done more often.

I found the media coverage on Sunday still trying to downplay the events of Saturday’s protest. Some reporters seemed hesitant to even mention the goings on of Saturday unless it was pulled out of them.  Most reports seem to be saying the alleged racial slurs when all know too well what was said.  Both sides did not walk across the street arm in arm because there might have been something said. 

The media needs to tell it like it is and stop cleaning things up so people can see the whole ugly picture. This type of thing is a big story and needs to be told.  They may not sell as many papers as a celebrity cheating spouse, but it just might save a life or two.

Is this an example of Palin’s middle ground?  Is this the sensible choice, Tea a Party she is so proud of? Is this what the mamma bears are standing up on hind legs to protect? Is this what Sarah Palin means by taking America back no matter what they have to do?

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