I'm Standing Right Here !

I don't have a lot to say on most issues. One major exception is the politics of this country !
I guess a lot of you will find this boring, that's probably the reason we're in the shameful shape we're in today ! Boredom, apathy, whatever ! Watch the game, forgetaboutit ! I used to. I always knew that there was something major wrong. Whatever it was , it was out of my control. Our votes didn't count for shit ! But, something happened six years ago that made me do a 360. George 'W'. Bush ran for office. Why , you ask , would that trouble me so much ? Because his daddy WAS the president and every time I saw his face, heard his voice , I felt ill. "Read my lips" ! Now I was gonna have to listen to Jr. !? Na uh . I did something I had never done before in my life . I voted !! The only thing I can compare that election to was O.J.s trial . Up until now, one could only speculate about government corruption ! Now, in my mind, I had affirmation of everything I ever believed, that regular people lost control of this country when the bullet hit JFKs head and headin toward this day ever since !!People slacked off in the 50's. Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, That was the United States. We didn't have to be wary of the government. They were all nice , honest guys, no need to scrutinize there. Well, you turn your head on the kids for just a couple of minutes and look what happens ! They inbreed like cockroaches with the equivalent intellect. It took 40 years to get to this moment but now, here we are. We have a president whose main objective is to put his head far enough up his daddies ass to get a pat on the back everytime he wipes !
We don't need to go into how he got into office , I'm sure everyone's aware of that, even his supporters. How he won the 2004 election was the fault of the Democrats. They sabotaged themselves by nominating a weak candidate, playing a defensive strategy and failing to respond to allegations made by the Republicans.
I've been very wrong in my past, I came to age in the 60's thinking we had all the solutions, we could right the wrongs and make a better world. Man, were we stupid ! We realized that politics was ruthless, did whatever had to be done. The problem is we thought it all came down to money. We were too young, didn't realize it wasn't money at all ! It was strictly about power and it would take time for us to learn the methodology . We didn't have time. We had no generation right behind us to pick up the fight ! Plus, to our disadvantage, we were idealistic. Idealism is a major weakness in our world. This is such a shame, we're such a young country. At a time like this a little idealism and some new leadership sure couldn't hurt. We are in dire straits in a war with an invisible enemy. We should realize that the enemy is at war with our leaders and when they strike at us again it will be a lot more than 3000 people dead. Our leaders know this yet they keep making silly appeasements to distract us. No lighters on planes, higher security at airports, raising the terror level, all ineffective actions meant to calm the masses and lead us to believe that everything possible is being done to protect our lives. The only lives which are thoroughly protected are the people who have gotten us into this mess. You can bet your sweet ass that Bush Cheney Rumsfel and families will be deep under ground when the shit hits the fan !
How about the rest of us ? Any Ideas ???

"America, where are you now, don't you care about your' sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now we can't fight alone against the monster !"
' Steppenwolf '
' Monster/Suicide/America '


The song referenced is AMERICA/ SUICIDE/ MONSTER by the band Steppenwolf . Those words were more than just an anthem to me, they were an absolute. I always believed that if people would just hear the words that in itself would inflame them and motivate a reaction. I felt that those words expressed my feelings better than I ever could . They emphasised our powerlessness in the political system and our ineffectiveness in demonstrating our position on world affairs. I always thought that these words and others similar did not reach the majority of people who would be influenced or moved and it would take an absolute act of violence to stimulate the acts neccessary to relieve the deceitful,self serving elected officials from their positions and in some instances charge them with war crimes where neccessary. Obviously for fourty years no one took heed as the incidents of conflicts simmered at a low boil ,never actually reaching a point where citizens shouted out in anger or revenge. We trudged along as always with the same attitudes, even accepting the old cliches 'the rich get richer', ' power begets money', etc.We learned to live under the circumstances, cost of living goes up, unemployment rises, politicians engage in their embarrising peccadillos (hardly raising an eyebrow) . Fourty years of basic 'ho hum', 'that's the way it goes'! What are you gonna do?.AND then !Terrorists from an Islamic sect called 'Al Quaida' hijack several of OUR OWN planes , directing one each into the Twin Towers in New York, one into thePentagon and one misdirected, due to the heroic actions of passengers and crew, into an empty field, sacrificing their own lives! Sending the towers tumbeling to the ground, killing thousands. One takes out a wing of the pentagon, killing hundreds and the other costing the lives of all aboard the fourth airliner.We immediately had the information that this was perpetrated by an Al Quaida cell . We knew that most of these cells trained in the deserts of Afghanistan, camp by camp,via sattellite. We had the means to immediately take out most of these camps, putting an end to any further terrorist activities. Furthermore, our government hustled the entire family of OsamaBin Ladin, known to be the leader and major financier of this particular jihad, out of this country for their safety !! Now, what to do ?? Sit back for a year, divert the nations attention from these attacks and focus them on fictional (as was known by the White House )weapons of mass destructions and use this propaganda to justify an attack on Iraq and the capture of Saadam Hussein, not even a player in these attacks. But what does this matter? 9/11 is nothing more than an empty battle cry. Everytime 9/11 is mentioned it is an insult to the people and the families who were killed in those attacks. I sort of digressed as I do but my point is (finally) we have hotter flames burning in this decade than we have had in 40 years.This is not a time for people to feel safe and comfortable. Nor is it a time to feel helpless. There are some people out there , still in a position of power and willing to speak their minds no matter the cost. If we all gather and let our feelings be known they will keep the momentum neccessary to achieve positions where they can make a difference. Now is the time to pay close attention to what our politicians are saying and if you aggree with what they're saying, e-mail them, show your support and find out what else you can do. If the posturing and arrogance of this administration alone doesn't anger the citizens of this country then just remember what really happened on 9/11. And if that doesn't do it, log on and watch a video of the beheading of one of our citizens. and if that doesn't do it, suppose that he's your father or brother !!How many more flames does it take????