Not On Another Man’s Back

May 31, 2006 at 7:02 pm (Uncategorized)

The United States got off to a seriously bad start. 3/5 of a man? Hear the laughter from the African Serengetti. Unfortunately, it has been our policy as Americans since our inception to demean other peoples (and using Christ as an excuse). Former English serfs calling other people slaves. What irony. We can't do that to other peoples and expect to survive as the Founders intended. Another man's life is less important than yours? How can you live with that? Not Christian? Last time I heard, Christ's wardrobe consisted of a robe and sandals. He went around healing people, not dropping nukes. The United States was a great idea. It still is, but you can't have people living in slave conditions in another country providing us with cheap goods and think it's different than a Southern plantation or a Northern mill in the 19th century. You can't do the USA on another man's back.

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How Much Is Enough, Mr. Gekko?

May 24, 2006 at 12:06 pm (Uncategorized)

As I look at the actions of the current Administration, I’m reminded of the scene from the movie “Wall Street” when Charlie Sheen’s character asks corporate raider Gordon Gekko (played wonderfully evilly by Michael Douglas), “how much is enough”? Not enough that we are invloved in a war without end which has cost tens of thousands of lives and vast sums of American treasure, waged on false pretexts, and that it has been used as an excuse by more radical elements of our society to slowly (or not so) dismantle The Constitution. Not enough that the country’s National Debt has skyrocketed to over $8 trillion, while we continue to give tax cuts to the wealthiest individuals. Not enough that what was once considered public is being privatized soley for profit on the pretext of effeciency. Not enough that we now discover our privacy of communication has been compromised. What will it take to impeach these scoundrels? How much is enough?

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