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Red Remembers  by rcw

I am frightened….for the first time in my life I am truly frightened, and am not sure what to do about it. There’s no where to run, and running never does any good anyway; but with disaster after disaster, political game after political game nobody can tell me they haven’t scanned the room for the nearest exit.

For most of my life I’ve been a Democrat. I dabbled in the early ‘70s with the Worker’s Party but it didn’t last long. Been Independent, spent a season as a Republican….been Green, too.

Today, I’m officially a Decline To State…fast approaching None Of The Above.

Never in my life have I felt so manipulated…so pulled in all directions by forces that claim to known better than me but don’t.

It used to be easy. Red was red, Blue was blue….they seldom hit below the belt and often worked together to create the most beautiful Purple. But these days everything is ugliness and scandal. Going back to Clinton, our Political Chatter has been more Tabloid than Truth, more Smoke than Mirrors.

Meanwhile behind the scenes, the marionettes from all sides sit writing new scripts, pulling more strings…advancing their game on the backs of those who’ve placed them in office. This is madness.

I am not sure who’s at fault for everything and quite frankly am not sure that it matters right now. Name calling and finger pointing is so old school, and school yards are no place for bloodshed.

What does matter is that the superfluous sniping and convenient deafness that passes itself for leadership comes to an end now on all levels. Unions do not have the right to dictate how their membership conducts themselves in the sacredness of the voting booth. Governments do not have the right to dictate how the governed conduct themselves every waking minute…and no one has the right to take advantage of the trust that has been given them.

We are the People, not the Sheeple and we’ll have no more of Bread and Circuses.

  1. July 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I agree those days are over — we ARE People not Sheeple!! Do not LIE to us any more — no more supposed HOPE & CHANGE — move on — I can’t wait for NOVEMBER!!! EVERYBODY OUT!!!


    • July 15, 2010 at 10:32 am

      I agree and can’t wait ’til November!

      Have you run into many others who feel the same?

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