What I want is a President who will say,
(best if read in the voice of a throaty rancher, or Wilfred Brimley)
“OK, NRA, the numbers and the American people say that gun violence is a problem in our country. Those numbers simply must come down, and I don’t care how they do.
The court decisions from "Bank of the United States v. Deveaux" in 1809 which started this whole corporations were citizens thing to "Citizens United v. FEC" in 2010 which expanded their reach; basically has drowned out our speech. The "Buckley v. Valeo" case in 1976 and the 8 or so other decisions inbetween 1809 to 2014; have in my opinion completely silenced our form of free speech when it comes to our government.
Growing up as a child in the 80's and 90's I was never concerned with the world of politics. My father was a Repulican, and my mother was a Democrat. Anytime politics were involved at the dinner conversation it was always interesting albeit my father was always the "victor" because he was dad. Only later in life did I realize how incredible my mother was in her victories for she never had to be acknowledged for her successes. They were just successes. Silent or outspokenly loud they were always taken with a great sense of humility, and appreciation.
No matter how badly he botches everything. No matter how gravely he is wounded. No matter how weak he feels, the reality TV *president tries to pretend that everything is peachy keen.
This fulfills all of the deceptive characteristics of a con man. Smile for the camera. Take it on the chin and act as though it was no more painful than a kiss, like boxers and MMA contenders attempt to do.
The documentary, Everything is a Rich Man's Trick, just recently came to my attention. http://everythingisarichmanstrick.webs.com/watch-video
Bernie Sanders Explains What a Progressive Foreign Policy + National Security Strategy Look Like.
The Civil War was without question caused by those who wanted to maintain slavery. Those in power - the slave owners - had a financial interest to maintain the institution of slavery. It is no different than today, we exist in a system that is controlled by the wealthy. Young men and women today march off to war based on the interests of a few.
I've created this account specifically to create this post, in hope that Thom and as many of his fans as possible will read a very important book written by Ibram X. Kendrik called Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Just finished reading an important contribution to raising human consciousness .The Heart -Mind Matrix ..How the Heart Can Teach the Mind New Ways to Think by Joseph Chilton Pearce he wrote the forward to Thom’s book The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight which should be on the carriculum of every school on the planet.
With apologies to John Philip Sousa, the official march of the Trump administration will be Bars and Stripes Forever.
Word is that other official designations are on the way, such as the national fish, the Convict Cichlid.
The official avian species is the Jail Bird.
The official Trump mammal will be the Sewer Rat (apologies to rats—the skunk was a close second).
I am entertaining other nominations for these important appointments.