Mid-Term Election Series
What will us political junkies do now? With enough coffee we can do anything!
The American voter has spoken….personally I think that they are WRONG….but they have spoken..(finally) and the people that they either elected or re-elected makes me think of a speech I heard in the not so distant past…..
Good evening, (America). Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of the everyday routine, the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration – whereby those important events of the past, usually associated with someone’s death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, are celebrated with a nice holiday – I thought we could mark this November the fifth, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.
There are, of course, those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now orders are being shouted into telephones and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?
Cruelty and injustice…intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance, coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who’s to blame? Well certainly there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told…if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War. Terror. Disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you and in your panic, you turned to the (GOP). They promised you order. They promised you peace. And all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.
…….remind the world that fairness, justice and freedom are more than words – they are perspectives. So if you’ve seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest that you…. (continue to sit on your ass and wallow in ignorance…all will go to crap around you….as it always does)
First of all, I wish I said said this….but unfortunately I did not……
Second, words in parenthesis are my add on……
Third, an excellent summation of the crap Americans are doing to themselves..
So, now….who made the speech above?
Welcome to the results of the 2012 election…and you thought the two years leading up to this point were silly and absurd….oh, brother…you have NOT seen anything yet…..we still have a couple of months before these newbies are official and the weirdness begins in earnest…..but that never stopped a meglo-manic before and surely will not deter the new ones we will have to contend with in the next Congress……
Now that the Repubs have the House…..where are the jobs?