THEY SAY, “A BURNED CHILD DREADS THE SITE OF FIRE.”
Now that America has watched their elected representatives pass the so-called “Cromnibus” spending bill – – – – – the bill designed to keep the government up and running for a period of time – – – – –
And now that the Congress has given the largest corporately-controlled and owned economy on the face of the planet – – (Ours) – – – – another shot in the arm – – – – – (Temporarily anyway) – – – – –
And now that America no longer bears much – – – – – (if any) – – – – – resemblance to the social experiment left to us by The Founding Fathers – – – – -
And now that I have come to the conclusion that the real power in this country no longer resides in the “Will Of The People” but rather resides in the hands of a very rich and exclusive group of political and economic elites – – – – –
And feeling really badly betrayed by my own traditional Democrat Party because of their part in bringing this new “Cromnibus” Bill to pass – – – – – – – a bill which I feel will do nothing more than screw around with Senior Citizens and Retired People’s mortgages, pensions and standard of living as it heaps more economic goodies onto the treasure heaps of the already much-too-wealthy reigning Oligarchy – – – – I am changing directions with “American Liberal Times.”
I am also re-registering as an “Independent” voter at the first available opportunity!
For better or for worse – – – – for richer or poorer – – – – til death do us part – – – – “American Liberal Times” will now and forevermore henceforth strive to present a far more “Centrist” – – – – (Middle of The Road Independent) – – – – – view than ever before on the issues that I feel matter the most to us.
This decision has been a long time coming and has been very difficult for an old codger like myself but once in a while even people like me have to wake up and smell the roses and understanding that as time goes forward things have a habit of changing.
I cannot believe there are people in my own political party who would start wearing the robes of the radical right and betray the working class – – – the middle class – – – seniors – – – home makers – – – workers at all income levels – – – by signing onto a bill that brings so much negative potential to the table for all Americans – – – – who, in my personal opinion, deserve one helluva lot better than they have been getting at the hands of our elected officials over the past few years.
No, folks – – – I am not going to kiss the virtual asses of either the Right or the Left from this point forward. I may kiss a little of each of them from time to time if I decide either of them are making any sense – – – – but for the most part I am going to try to walk a middle road – – – – a sensible road – – – – a road lined with the trees of wisdom – – – – – if at all possible.
I know this decision is going to cause some folks to turn off of me and my blog but I cannot face supporting something that has become a lie in my face over the past few years since 2000. I am a really old fart now . . . . I am f**king 76-years-old for Christ’s sake and I can see clearly that the America I knew and loved as a child and as a young man no longer exists anywhere except in the shadowy recesses of some dusty old History book somewhere.
I cannot believe President Obama would actually consider signing such a piece of sh*t as that “Cromnibus” Bill . . . . . and I hope when the rubber meets the road he will not sign it into law as written (without some kind of reasonable revisions to give some breaks to the “Little Guy.) Because if the President does allow this obscenity – – – – this slap in the face of Ordinary America – – – – I am finished supporting his agenda too.
As far as I know I am allowed to say these things – – – – (Freedom of Speech and all that malarkey) – – – – God only knows how long it will be before some government Nimrod decides to “Modify” freedom of speech as well – – “For the good of the nation” – – – or some such sh*t as that.
I have always considered the Right Wing Christian Conservatives to be a little “Off-The-Wall” in their contemporary manifestation as an ideology (Idiotology) but the more I study on things and the more I think about things I think I am getting to the point where a lot of them are not always as damned crazy as I once supposed.
One thing I do know: From now on I am going to have to try to be a little less partisan about things or I won’t be able to look at myself in a mirror.
I do hope some of you will remain here with me as this metamorphosis begins – – – – I think I can count on faithful readers to keep me straight as we go forward here. My opinions are not always set in stone and I am still not too old to learn a few things.
Maybe I should find something else besides “Politics” to write about. Politics is becoming a little too erotic for me these days and I am getting to the point where I do not really relish the idea of bending over so much to please some political faction.
Or maybe I should keep on keeping on so that I might touch a nerve somewhere and inadvertently do something good.
Let’s see how this all works out.
Soooo! Is the old fart finished venting now?