Monday, May 29, 2006

Reflections On America


Will Our Nation Survive


I have sometimes been accused, especially by my rightie friends, of being esconced in my studio and not knowing what is really happening. Nevermind I have friends and associates dotted all over the country. Regardless, I have just completed a 7 state tour of the heartland. Interestingly people were responding to my questions much as I expected. If anything they seem more distraught and upset about what is happening. Even most of those on the right seem to feel things are askew. People are wildly incensed about the high cost of medical care, especially drug costs. They also are concerned about the oil situation. Most just have no way to put it in a concept or idea that they can verbalize. Hopefully I can help aid in that and we can all move America forward. The ones still pushing the right agenda have nothing but slogans and a defeatist attitude about how we move to the future. They think we can't soon win the war ON oil, just a killing war FOR oil.
Gas prices by the way were, on average about 2.59.9. Highest in New Mexico(oil state) and lowest in Iowa(ethanol state) and Oklahoma(oil state).
10% Ethanol gave me a mile or two less mileage per gallon but made my car run better( it has a lower ignition temp.) It was also cheaper( I know, subsities etc.).
States, in many cases, seem to be stepping up where the federal government has failed to act. More ethanol plants, more wind farms. Most of you know my rant on this issue buy heart by now. I will speak more on it in another post. Suffice to say that people overall were most receptive to it and are ready to move on.
I listened to a lot of talk radio going around the country. Many religious broadcasts that had a quite notable political/partisan slant. No better way for them to ruin and pollute their religion. Just ask George Washington.
I heard a well known rightie talker conclude that George Bush was more of a liberal than Bill Clinton and we actually would be better off with Bill Clinton.
I would surely agree that we would be better off with Bill, or Gary Coleman or Mary Carey than with Cheney as President(another thing many more are admitting). I think we might be able to make the rest a little more clear.
Clinton, I've always said, was the best Republican President we have had in modern times(TR an exception of course.) Bush is so far to the right that to many it looks left. Almost a 360.
Here is a point that needs to be driven home again and again.
What is the difference for the average American if the government owns the corporations or the corporations own the government. The latter is now true. Americans see it but it is a bit fuzzy as to how they put their perceptions into words. The current government is so far right that it looks left to some.
More on the way. Thanks for your patience. I hope everyone is still fired up and inspired to continue the fight to give the country back to the people.

11 Comments:

Blogger The Medium Swede said...

Enjoyed your blog. I agree

11:41 AM, May 29, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

The Ten Commandments, Republican Style

4:39 PM, May 29, 2006  
Anonymous marc88200 said...

They falsely accuse others of what they themselves are doing. They claim to be for family values by opposing gay marraige but actually are opposed to family values by failing to solve the health care crisis and putting people in debt even increasingly without the rememdy of bankruptcy. They get into office to make more laws or policies to get more power and wealth which they use to stay in office and get more of them in office to get more power and wealth, ad infinitum. Rather than dealing with the real issues that are getting worse e.g., health, education, housing, energy costs and nutrition, Frist wants to use Senate time for debates on gay marraige and flag burning, thereby being a whore to global corporatism
They say less government and smaller government and cut taxes and cut spending which for the non-wealthy means less for health care, education, pensions and affordable living. And the num-nums in the gullible American public keep buying it. What kind of financial crisis will it take to change their voting and before how much damage is done. The true believers, con artists, criminals and power freaks deserve what they will get but the rest should support each other.

2:43 PM, May 30, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

You are so right Marc. I am coming to believe that they have all these "scandals" and such to keep us off balance and to keep us from concentrating on what is important. We must continually move on to the next thing.That may be a big part of the iraq war.
I'm sticking mostly with alternative energy, health care and care for our Constitution. I met a few of the num nuts still being fooled on my trip. I actually found that when they hear a view point other than Rushbo and the "liberal" media they are quite receptive.

12:10 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People without money, with little talent and few skills will find the motivation to critize, comdemn and complain overwhelming. It's all a part of the games people play.

2:03 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its time for the present adminastration to Meet Joe Black...........

2:21 PM, May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Marc88200 said...

Num nums also believe that whatever
they got they made on their own and that it is the way it is and should be, never caring to realize what came before and how fragile and precarious they and what they have are. Until it starts being taken away then they fall for blaming whatever target they are directed toward. While the ones with wealth and power and lacking in character, those who truly can't make it on their own, are certainly an important part of it, its the beliefs and actions of the masses that makes it happen. The Monsters are always on Maple Street.

3:40 PM, May 31, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

People without money, with little talent and few skills will find the motivation to critize, comdemn and complain overwhelming. It's all a part of the games people play.

The above is a perfect example of how the "independent" spirit of conservatisim can go to far. I got mine how come you cant get yours...must be you are just inferior. It's all a part of the game that they play.

1:04 PM, June 01, 2006  
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