Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Had a Dream....

That I lived in a nation that had informed, educated people that loved and fiercely protected their Constitution and Bill of Rights that enshrined forever those unalienable rights so vital and necessary to a free republic.

That this country had a healthy and robust educational system, with free schooling all the way thru college. And that these schools at all levels taught Civics with an emphasis on the Constitution which led to many a lively debate in the classrooms about the rights the people had and how much power should be accorded to the federal government.
These vigorous debates didn't stop after graduation from college, but carried on in many a restaurant, bar, club and home.

That this country had a national health insurance plan that was based on single-payer. The people paid some taxes to help support the plan, but those costs were minimal and were not thought to be a burden because the medical care was excellent and no citizen was turned away when seeking help.

That the country had long ago seen the futility of buying energy overseas and polluting the atmosphere and had instituted a massive solar and wind power generating program that made banks loan money ( at low interest) to homeowners for installing photovoltaic cells and wind turbines on their homes to generate electricity and that the utility companies and co-ops were required by law to pay them handsomely for the excess electric they sold back.
This way they saved trillions in costs by not building overpriced and polluting coal burning and nuclear energy power plants.

That this country had a futuristic mass transit system that was the envy of most nations. One that was clean, on time, easy to access and use which the people did, in droves. Traffic jams and gridlock were unheard of and massive highway construction projects were a thing of the past.

That the people controlled their own money supply, so words like inflation, stagflation, deflation and devaluation were obsolete. Their monetary unit was envied and sought after world-wide, due to its ability of holding on to its value.

That all of this was possible due to the people insisting on not having large standing armies during peace time. They had a lean, mean fighting machine that was given everything it needed, but not wanted.
By not spending over half their budget on military excesses and puffed up generals, the money saved was spent on the country's education, medical care and infrastructure.

They also had a Congress that was responsible to the people and not corporate interests. They had public financing of campaigns that was mandatory and no money from private parties was allowed to pollute campaigns.
They had passed very punitive laws that mandated a minimum 10 years in federal prison and a one million dollar fine for anyone trying to bribe, corrupt or donate private money to elected and non-elected officials or those running for office and a mandatory 10 years in solitary confinement in a federal prison for any official caught accepting those bribes or campaign donations.

They had a MSM which reported real news that actually affected their lives and was not controlled by corporate interests or individuals with dual loyalties and ulterior motives. Gossip about celebrities and sports were relegated to the end of the news and seldom mentioned at all, because the people didn't care to fill their heads with nonsense.
They demanded from the MSM news about events that did or could shape and affect their lives, economy and government, not the latest Hollywood scandal.

But then....

Then I awoke and found I was living in the nightmare called Amerika.

7 comments:

  1. I feel for ya Greg. If you look at the big picture of what america has become is does your head in. That's why I try to focus on the smaller battles one at a time, otherwise you would never want to get our of yer bed:)

    All of this seems to have grown as an offshoot of the right wingnut christian fanatialism. That large group combined with the evil shrub change the course of America sadly. Will take years, of not decades to claw your country back.

    good luck:)

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  2. Thanks for your concern. I haven't given up on America, nor do I plan to. When things get dark and look hopeless, it's time to double your efforts.
    (And yes, Junior made things worse, but he's just another in a long line of traitors and fools serving Wall Street and Israel.)

    It could be worse, much worse. I could be living in a tent in Gaza since the ZOF bombed my home to bits.

    Or living on the Streets in Ramallah since some West Bank Hasidic land thieves had stolen my olive trees and used massive force to drive me and my family from our home.

    P.S. I wasn't sure about the spelling of Ramallah, so I checked my computer's dictionary.

    They don't list Ramallah, but they do have Madonna!!!

    Who's wiping whom off the face of the Earth?

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  3. Who knows what great and glorious destiny might have been yours if we had left you alone. But we did not leave you alone. We took you in hand and pulled down the beautiful and generous structure you had reared, and changed the whole course of your history. We conquered you as no empire of yours ever subjugated Africa or Asia. And we did it all without armies, without bullets, without blood or turmoil, without force of any kind. We did it solely by the irresistible might of our spirit, with ideas, with propaganda.”

    —Marcus Eli Ravage, A Real Case Against the Jews

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    You know what though? We WILL defeat the jewish legions of Satan, and we WILL obtain that glorious destiny.

    The current season is only temporary.

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  4. Greg,

    How come you're not posting on WUFYS anymore, just wondering....?

    Speaking of your dream, did you see all the jibjabbas leaving the earth for good (and their wailing wall too!) in a giant spaceship to a distant galaxy to leech off - well, whatever is out there need some leeching talent?

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  5. How come you're not posting on WUFYS anymore, just wondering....?

    I had concerns about some things on WUFYS and sent an email to QRS Wave and never received a reply, so I figured it was time to go.

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  6. Yikes ... thought so!! Very sorry to hear that, Greg.

    I have sent her(QRS) an e mail about this.

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  7. What the fudge is a WUFY or a QRS? Now I feel really stupid, thanks Greg.

    Gosh what a dream. I just watched a film posted at Existentialist Cowboy that show California then and how it has changed over the past 50 years. So I come here and find your piece.

    The thing that bothers me most is that this final descent happened under OUR watch! Sometimes, I can buy the excuses. We were suckered. We were naive and trusting Christians without a clue about what or who was changing our world.

    It was incremental and crept up on us. But when I see where we are now, I realize no matter how you look at it, we were a massive fail. To see people of my own age stupid enough to vote in a Schwarzenegger is a jolt.

    Like you I don't plan to give up. Nor will I allow myself to become bitter and lose focus. I have allowed myself anger but keep it focused. In the long run is all we can do is fight the only ways we know how.... informing and living as close to our personal realities as we can.

    I think that if people start to live smaller, bit by bit, parts of your dream stand a chance of fruition. But first we have to deal with that huge wad of maggots and that is gonna be one helluva problem. Scary part!

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