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I began working on this some time ago… as a Poet, I am very sensitive to Language and the use of Words; Poetry demands an honesty not often found in Prose, therefore I find myself naturally uncomfortable with this style of writing. However, it is ultimately clear in this unending trauma of American Political Torture Seasons that some education still must be disseminated. So I step out once again, and revise this piece until it has all the truth that I am able to set before you, it includes my opinions based on my study, observation, value system and intimate professional experience of the nature of individuals in the Halls of Power and those which parade themselves to our displeasure, hope, hate, and mostly fear every Federal Election Cycle. This is a Birthday present to you, who have supported me on Social Media (Twitter) for these past years of a forced internment due to illness. Be kind, for this is my kindness in turn…
Prose to me is like whittling … you start with a great piece of wood and pull out your pocket knife, bounce the blade off the wood a few times and decide this is a Bear…you start whittlin’ and discover you got yourself a Polecat instead! Here’s my ‘Polecat’. …it kinda speaks for itself….
There is a fundamental deal breaker for Democracy under the current United States Constitution. Okay, there’s a lot… and they all speak to the fact that Democracy is not even close to being fulfilled in the United States. WeThePeople do not elect the President or Vice President…the Electoral College consisting of a majority vote of only 270 electors appoints their winners. Perhaps the Supreme Court will stay out of it now their Mob Bosses are the same and their godfather is dead. It’s important we keep in mind we must accept a President and Vice President from a single political party. We get a choice of nothing. In our despair we steel ourselves for the next onslaught of Political horrors by our ruling Monsters. Our vote is used as proof positive we are Democratic and Politicians were elected Democratically! We have discovered that absolutely none of this is true. All we can see, if we looked up, are politicians, attorneys and the Corporate Fascist Elite, again and again destroying all for fiat currency and some megalomaniacal sense of ‘pride in ownership’ of everything. Some of our forefathers were indeed sincere in this impossible dream of Democratic Self Governance, the rest were just rich or wannabee failed white male aristocrats afraid of us rabble. Jefferson knew that half measures avail men nothing and he made it clear that you and I would know that too, in time. Jefferson put his egalitarian dream in our hands and in our generations to make the appropriate changes required toward a More Perfect Union; unto and expressly through Revolution.
It’s time to throw away the half measures by men of the past and present and begin a full fledged dive into DEMOCRACY! Revolt, don’t keep vomiting out your disgust and revulsion on everyone, direct it. The Politicians did this. WeThePeople get a team of 2 mediocre minds of the same ideology… say we believe our votes count, we still can’t ‘un-know’ the fact that they don’t. Ever in obedience to the commandment for peaceful transitions of power, we bow down again, more from shame and exhaustion than even fear of the coming pain. Best WeThePeople can hope for is the Electoral College votes are in line with our Human Citizens’ penny votes…knowing no matter what, the pain will come, if not for you, for someone you know. This said, understand that ‘majority wisdom’ is non-existent on the Federal political stage as anything other than fuel for Propaganda as is obvious by this process. Nor is our Majority Wisdom considered in most, if any, of these actual communities of power. We get who they want, exclusively; and they get us to take the blame and pay for the privileged! Forgive me my humor, but that is actually very very funny! LOL kinda of funny. Think about it. Even fools can laugh at themselves.
Recall the “More Perfect Union”? Remember that “Great Experiment”? NO?! As I’ve long feared, none of us have been appropriately vigilant towards a more Perfect Union, let alone bringing about full Direct Democracy within the United States Government under this Constitution. The lack of ratification of the ERA is a single humiliating FACT that stands as indictment of every Federal and State Legislator sworn into Office since 1923! Yes, including the States who did ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, as they gained political kudos without giving anything of real value to Americans as a People in return. It is of great interest to me that in one fell swoop, also known as the American coup d’état, the Supreme Court sold we Human Citizens of the United States as a ‘Lot of Slaves’ to Corporate Fascists with ‘Citizens United’. Who knew their activism was so virulent? With non-human billion, trillion dollars being our newest Immigrant Citizens…Voilà, Fascism stands as the last coffin-nail in this Great Experiment! Reverent appreciation to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for courageously holding the line for application of the “Spirit” of the Law, not only the “Letter”.
There are no known American politicians we can trust…even if they appear and speak to our pain as “trustworthy today”, walking thru the Presidential veil into Power under Fascist Corporate Control eliminates their ability to fight from within. Orwell taught us that and experience has proved this is a fundamental human condition screaming ‘Spiritual and Moral Danger’!
The foundation of Leaders has been the same since 1443 B.C. culminating in strategy with “Saul killed his thousands, David his 10s of Thousands” between 1025 B.C. and 965 B.C. (The story begins in 1 Samuel 8, Torah & Bible). And so remains the requirement of leading people who desire to be led by vanquishing those who do not. All one must do is assassinate their rivals then kill and feed their armies from the spoils of the murdered. Such is the fate of all Peoples to this day, willing and especially unwilling.
Fascism is now the accepted and expected form of Governing within this system of complete Institutionalized Corruption….frankly People, we need to get off our high horses. There are European Nations who hold Direct Democratic elections, and the contenders take their places according to the votes the People cast, and still, with the boot of American Capitalists on their necks with their own US Military War Machine, they too have lost their hard-won battle against Fascism. Americans systemically want to believe what IS cannot be “here” so we haven’t even tried!
Politicians have taught us well by using the Koch brothers influence to “re-educate” Americans from pre-School through University. Such are the politicians and Justices sucking on the Corporate-Sugar-tit. This corrupted government uses our pseudo votes to continue to legitimize the Ruling Elite’s Global War Crimes in your name and mine. These Fascists show contemptuous disregard for Human Citizens as they and their mob bosses laugh about some odd 47% percent of us they reckon won’t be left after their global culling of our Species.
Americans know who has the will and weapons to murder us and it’s not who the propagandists focus our attention upon. They have us at each others throats; like Forbes Fighting Cocks …light entertainment for their wealthy readers. You should have seen their first article some years back about a holiday for Elite Graduates vacationing in the Philippines enjoying the ‘exotic sport’ of Cock Fighting (without gloves)! Police Departments, State/ Federal Government agencies and their minions take every opportunity to murder us. They shoot dead our children as they walk on their own streets; even you, as we ask you for help at your front door! We carry signs of compassion crying out for mercy and peace and are killed, maimed and imprisoned. We are criminalized as terrorists…under Fascist legislation! This is how Politicians respond to our families, friends and communities devastated of vital resources with legalized Death Squads targeting our children. Politicians did this!
On the Main Streets of the USA to the desserts of far away lands, WeThePeople intuit they will kill as many of us as they please, any where, any time in any manner they please. I assure you, with breakneck speed and ‘for our own ‘safety’, they will lock the rest of us up in US Corporate Prisons. America likes to “go for the Gold” you know; like the largest prisoner population on Planet Earth! Why am I not proud of that?! In dungeons, even fools find no humor! Corporate Prison Citizens need to be constantly fed and guaranteed full occupancy paid for with our taxes and our children’s bodies. Very soon they’ll keep our own retirement funds [Social Security] to pay themselves. We’ll be lucky to afford the one meal a day most can, while working for our jailers at a few pennies a day. Bread, water and forced shelter – no release date. Remember folks, we are deeply ingrained into this Fascism. Look what we do to people coming via our Southern Border, can we really expect better, now that WeThePeople don’t count at all? Have you noticed the quickening of planned dismantling of our most needed resources, like food, water, medicine etc.? We do hold the blame, yet the politicians did this all the while protesting duress because of a Treaty they gleefully signed! By the act of our vote, ruling elites usurp Humanity’s right to itself along with our right and access to Life, Liberty and our own Trust Funds; all without having to count WeThePeoples’ vote! Remember We don’t vote for the Executive Branch….come to think of it, we don’t vote for Justices either….this is what we must face.
Our personal and common properties bear all the wealth of a Country and a whole People. All of this Wealth, including what you drive and what you live in is transferred to Corporate Citizens under vicious trade agreements. Everything we need to survive for more than three days they legislate the rights to themselves. How can we stand against such a behemoth as never we saw before? They hide behind Fascist Freedom named legislation or hide their theft in reams of a big Bill never read. They kill us with our own money; and everybody else, too. We all share our collective karma for the murder and horror that has encapsulated the Globe… Never forget, we couldn’t have pulled this catastrophe off without our Corporate-Sugar-tit-sucking Politicians!
Finally, for me, it’s NO CONFIDENCE…never mind the “Candidate”. There’s only 3 ways to live w/systemic corruption; as a slave, as a minion, or as the ENEMY of Corruption. Here is an empiric truth we ignore as it is only measured in “remembered experience’…You can never cooperate with Corruption…only fall victim to it.
In all of this research and personal experience I have now come to the only honest thing I can do to honour myself, my generations and you; cast a Vote of No Confidence! My Second most honest vote will be for Anonymous. There is only one way we can show each other, the world, and our Politicians that their insanity ends now. I refuse to be defiled again by their obscene and decadent Political Theatre. I will not throw my vote away on Politicians, no matter the Billions spent by Billionaire Gamblers all over the world! We can and must bring down the most powerful Pillar of Corporate and Political Fascism the world has ever seen. We’re clever, we exported Democracy around the World, we all know that Democracy only exists when a human citizen casts a vote at the Ballot Box and it is legitimately counted.
Why do we continue to tolerate this Half-life Democracy in the United States? Why do we pay for the Politicians and Corporate Citizens making murderous fortunes on our Good Names? Like I said, we don’t get a vote for the Leaders of the Free World, it could have no other outcome but what we are experiencing….Jefferson knew this. What Jefferson didn’t know, is just how evil this empire would become…do WeThePeople hate ourselves more than we do our corrupted Political System? Is this the end of our Great Experiment, or with a new Constitution in hand, is this the beginning?
WHO DO YOU REALLY TRUST?
Just think about it….what, my dearest Fellow American, is your very first primitive responses to the word and sound of “politician”? … There, you have your answer.
Respectfully and compassionately,
on the Isle of Cyclopes
I submit the following:
How does a Poet write their Poems? This day, this time…
when before all Poets could sing of the beauty and purity of our Manifest God? That is no more………
No more can we write words of truth that always were… like
“The Ocean is your God-self; it remains for-ever undefiled.” (Khalil Gabran, THE PROPHET)
What but tragedy can the Poet extol in this time…
now the Oceans are spoiled? …our god-selves nearly extinguished with sounds and poisons… plastics and CO2 changing Life to acid?
My Oceans, my Oceans, you alone have held my tearful torrents! Now I’ve not a tear to help you heal!
We’ve decided to dance no more….
allowing the rich to pillage the world we and our ancestors bore…
with breakneck speed killing ALL for …..MORE…!
….Or have we?…….forgotten how to Dance?
Copyright 5/4/15 by JD Adam
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