Begins The Decade’s Last Year...
by The Old Hippie Because What We’ve Allowed, and Are Still Allowing, Will Hurt Us.
A federal judge has dropped all the charges against Blackwater's (now Xe) guards, because the prosecutors broke the law, even after being warned not to do so, by senior Justice Department lawyers. So the corporate “Christian Warriors” get off scot-free on a technicality.
No one has been punished, much less even investigated, for purposefully starting the Iraq war on lies, for the soul purpose of short-term profits of the so-very-few of the extraction corporations, which, so far, has caused the deaths, murders, and rapes of hundreds of thousands of innocents, a very large number of which were only children. Thousands of children. Not even investigated.
Fox “news” is still allowed to spew hate and lies, and with the help of Comcast making it the only “news” channel in their Basic (cheapest) lineup, Fox falsely remains the most “popular” of the cable news program channels.
Wall Street and the bankers... What can one say? The thieves won. They took over a trillion dollars of taxpayers’ money, which they do not pay into, and raised their corporate officers bonus’ into the hundreds of billions. While the rest of America, that allowed their successful theft, lose their homes, their jobs, see their environment only worsen, see their kids not being able to afford college and forced into the corporations’ military to fight, and for many, to die, for their profits, not for our freedoms and liberties, and watch their healthcare costs only rise... Etc... Etc... Etc...
And yet - This America keeps “allowing” -
Dwight Eisenhower was the last president not wholly owned by the corporations, and he tried to warn us... But we, again, ignored the warning.
We are just now beginning to reap the effects of that ignoring. It is going to get much worse. It is not the same as it always was... It is not politics as usual... It is not a temporary economic downswing...
Global warming, whether man-made or not, is real and deadly... Global dimming, definitely man-made, is also real and just as deadly, and associated with global warming... And every single “prediction” has proven to be slower than the reality.
We are still in two needless wars, one criminally. “Our” governmental representatives just gave the health corps an incredible financial gift. The other thieves, bankers, et al, are still taking even more money from the taxpayers with un-suppressed sneers of knowing theft.
Why, in all that is sane, are we Americans still “allowing” the greed of the-very-few, the thieves, to win... at our, and the planet’s, costs?!?
Is it because you truly believe it is too late?
Or is it because you actually believe you are a part of them, the-very-few, the thieves?
If you answered “No.” to both of those questions - Then. . . Why continue to allow?!?
I feel like saying “I told so...”, but even that would be useless today - Right?
Oh - Yeah - I almost forgot - Happy New Year.