Three Reich’s and you’re dead: Lest we forget so Soon
The world speaks as if Adolph Hitler is dead. Oh, contraire Mon ami, he is very much alive as his work continues along with his torturous ways through the likes of Herr Donald Rumsfeld, and the scarier part of the brain Herr Karl Rove. Lest did we forget so soon?
Albeit we still have Pinky himself in our sights to hopefully stand in front of congress and the American people one day with both hemispheres present explaining just what he knew and when he knew it in reference to events leading up to and beyond 11 September 2001, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and the occupation of Iraq. Although a “C student” I am quite sure that Mr. Pinky and his brains will be able to scratch dates on a piece of paper if they were to loosen the connections between their Hippocampus and the Gluteus Maximus and were truly ‘assisted’ along the way by the American people. That is easy enough. All they have to do is be themselves, and follow their instincts. “Success depends, at least in part, on the ability to “carry it off,” wouldn’t you say?
Have we soon forgotten the outrage, the hell, and anger we held towards these individuals? We were afraid to watch the news fearful that another country could not take it anymore and declare war on us. Lest do we already forget the millions of murders around the globe these sacks of pus-filled corpuscles of waste committed under the guise of patriotism and democracy? The fear on American streets was tangible, and yet we as a nation continued to drink their kool-aid. Lest did we forget so soon?
Lest we forget so fast the state of our global relations, and how we were scorned and rightly so? Lest we forget the state of our economy, and schools, the millions of jobs out-sourced, and all of our children left behind? Lest we forget the state of our healthcare and our medical bills, of whether to pay the mortgage, rent, or medical bills this month? Lest we forget the state of our family affairs and wondering which one of our children, brothers, sister, friends or lovers were not coming home anymore? We have much to pay back to these countries. Lest did we forget so soon?
As we enter the 2012 national elections let us remember those days, and remember our vows to never, ever be blind-sighted again by anyone like Bush as he illegally stole the office of the President of the United States of America. Where in our constitution or less our Bill of rights does it state that we allow the United States Supreme Court to elect by judiciary or less legislate from the bench? It was our death as a free nation the minute George W. Bush was illegally sworn into the highest office in the land. The final nails being the denial of Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus. From that point on, we lived in a monarchical plutocracy.
The past ten years remind me of a Buddhist story and analogy that ends with a question about a trip to “The Emerald City” that takes 12 days and 11 nights, and what would happen if one gives up on the eleventh night? Simple. One never gets to see the Emerald city even as close as it is, it might as well be ten days away. The analogy being that we are not even half way towards our own ‘ Emerald City’ and it seems like no one remembers what we went through as a disillusioned and lost nation. Lest did we forget so soon?
Our nation will not withstand another Republican even legally seated, in the oval office so soon. If one wants to see a nation turn into a second-class monarchy, then by all means, elect another Republican. This nation will fall by a sheer and permanent separation not only of its people but of its only true legal essence, that being our most sacred constitution that started out as a part mandate of a free people and part racist rag of yet another people. Our social contract took well over 200 years of maturity to end up even close to what I believe our ancestors hoped. It is only natural that we would want to progress as a society for the betterment of all and not just the chosen few, but to work on what we inherited and to make it more inclusive for all.
In closing, it is time to put to rest the gin-mill stranglehold that corporations with a legal personhood have over the government and the people. The only feasible and most practical avenue is to add a constitutional amendment declaring that all future national and state executive offices, be financed by pre-capped public financing of elections, lest we forget the word Recount. All other elections, not including those of the elected members of the House of Representatives, and the Senate of both national and state offices shall remain with the people, being that ‘the people’ refers to individual American or naturalized citizens. In this manner, this mandate shall protect not only the integrity of the offices, it will shore up and support the guarantees provided in the Bill of Rights. In a more open and just society it is the government who should fear, “We, the people,” lest did we forget so soon?