Warm Southern Breeze

"… there is no such thing as nothing."

Republicans’ Wet Dream

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Abolish all “social safety net” programs along with all Progressive, New Deal, and Great Society eras’ legislation, agencies, and bureaus, including the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Clean Air Act of 1970, Clean Water Act of 1972, including reversing Roe v Wade, and repealing the 17th Amendment.

Return America to the “good ol’ days” of a dog-eat-dog, wild-wild-West, unmitigated, unregulated free-for-all.

Face it, many – if not most – GOPers think FDR a pariah, a veritable scion of the dread “socialism,” and LBJ as traitor to the “Lost Cause.”

The GOP is winning – hands down – the rhetoric game. And they’ve allowed it to be ratcheted up to 11 with the 45th president. And if things continue as they have been, he’ll cruise to re-election just as handily as he did before.

Most everyone in the world who has been paying even the least bit of attention, knows full well what he’s capable of saying… er, scratch that. He’s a loose cannon, and as unpredictable as a bull in a china shop, who’ll literally say anything, for any reason, at any time. Just be assured it’ll be an utter wreck by the time he leaves. And he’ll deny he ever did anything.

And the people are completely stupefied and stymied – frozen, like deer in the headlights – by the proliferation of it all. The multiplication of mass media, their advertising-funded talking heads – network, or not – are concerned exclusively with eyes on the set, and website click-bait revenue, and nothing more. It drives ratings, and increases the price they can ask for advertising.

For them, it’s all about the green.

Money.

And that’s the game the GOP plays… in part.

Fear is the other.

Simply let some GOP sycophant say something like “those illegal-alien loving, socialist Democrats are gonna’ take away your jujubees, make harvesting honeycomb illegal -and- raise your taxes!,” and POOF! Just like that, the lemmings are running off… to the voting booth, with a voter guide published by some coalition of religious fanatics who have jumped on the exploitation of victimization bandwagon and falsely claim that the “Big Bad Wolf” of Washington is going to take away their religious freedom, and force their children to be sacrificed to Molech.

But instead, they’ve only laid out their genuine imitation faux sheepskins to be fleeced by the wrong god – the one whose hair they comb every morning. Their shepherds are simply wolves in sheep’s clothing, living in multi-million dollar mansions, flying in their privately owned jets, and living the high life, all financed by the impoverished, and laid upon the broken backs of those whom they claim to heal – all while paying no taxes.

If the Democrats would simply STOP responding to every vacuous, puerile comment made by the pablum-puking infantile Idiot in Chief, and were to take command of any debate on matters of public policy, and explain to the people how they will either be harmed, or positively helped in very concrete ways, they would quickly gain the confidence of many disaffected registered voters who now sit on the sidelines stewing in silent disenfranchisement.

But the sway of stupidity, and the siren song of public opinion, drives the ever-shifting winds of change. And the sands of time fall through the hourglass just as timelessly as it has marched on for the last 50 years and more.

I can understand the immense sense of frustration which was the motivating animus that propelled Trump into the Oval office.

However, I cannot understand how so many completely abandoned their own innately personal, and core sense of goodness, justice, mercy, equality under law, fair play and civility to be wooed and won over by a sideshow carnival barker and infamous NYC conman whose exclusive experience in government was less than nothing – no civil service of any kind or capacity, whatsoever – save, perhaps, to manipulated it for his own selfish wants by abusing his vast wealth-induced power… the exact opposite of almost every founding and enduring principle upon which this, our nation, has been established, and remains founded.

This, OUR nation, has survived immense trials, tribulations, and struggles of numerous and known variety, and in the midst of it all, has managed not only to merely survive, but thrive.

We are family. And within almost any family, there are or will be, known disagreements. But the common bond of relativity, of serosanguineous unanimity, of shared DNA is overridden by the unifyingly deeply-rooted core values of love, respect, and mercy. Thus, by demonstrating those values, anyone can become a member of a family, not just by mere genetics. Such timelessly enduring values are what makes America great.

And because of the permanence of those ethereal values, despite partisan legislative intemperance, we have equanimity. America has always been great because of the presence of such values in those who love one another, not just a country. Our allegiance is not merely to a flag, but to ourselves, to one another, to lift up, to care for, to preserve, protect and defend one another against all the wiles of the wicked one who seeks nothing more than to steal, to kill, and to destroy those edifying values which unite us all, and to create division, strife, and ill will, all under the guise of hatred. Eventually, all smoke screens clear, thereby allowing everyone to see -and think- clearly.

Historically, those who would crush America like so many boulders into gravel, and then into sand, continually forget that without sand, it is impossible to set concrete. And without concrete, very little has been built.

So these “interesting times” in which we live, are but one small part of a much longer play – but a merely brief and passing scene in an act, in a much longer play, in which “this too, shall pass.” We will have made our influence and presence known by demonstrating the values to which we all adhere, despite any such clamor otherwise.

E pluribus unum.

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