Friday, November 5, 2010

The Road To Republican Solvency: A Return To Bulldog Politics circa 1861

Without all the historical misgivings and false pretenses at some sort of racial common ground in America it holds true that a problem as deeply rooted in the American fabric such as racism has its effects for generations to come.

In 2008, America finally achieved what was thought to be it's first glance at what a different "looking" President and his family would look like.  Unconventional to many of us was to see a Black man on television smiling without telling a joke and actually walking with a Black woman and happy along with his two beautiful daughters in tow.  As that picture began to wane and we took a look at the sinister people who were relentless in calling him a "Muslim", "anti-American", "a reverse racist" and so many other nasty names that for one moment in 2007 we saw what the possibility was for a Black man to make it so far without being killed in the process.

Now, as midterm elections have been touted as the most "historical" because the Republicans have garnered their strength and have made their mighty arm felt we want to look at the "Road To Republican Solvency" the bitter fight to so-call get "America back on track". 

Clearly, Mr. Obama entered Office of the Presidency with the stack against him from all fronts and he came in swinging with a team that he believed would get the job done in terms of recovery that the previous administration had turned inside out.  With a growing deficit and everyday workers getting their checks strangled to death he did what he thought best and that was to bail out the immediate and then work to fine tune and upgrade the areas that were not in as dire distress. 

This opened us up to an even bigger debt crisis while at the same time it closed some of the gaping financial holes that were having its effects on the rest of the world.  He not only began cleaning up America, but for all of those in the economic "bed" with America they needed reassuring too.  In came a country full of charlatans bitter about not gaining the office of the Presidency and  who had just patted the last president on the back for going after the "terrorists" not even looking at the greatest government controlled surveillance in history (now how's that for less government) coupled with the mortgaging of properties that would be severely devalued through an uncontrolled and unchecked financial system; and when the dust settled the most critical of all points was the $1,000,000,0000,000 ($1 trillion) deficit that was inherited by the Obama administration.  While he became the first Black President he also became the first President in American History to inherit a deficit that was really touted as a "MELTDOWN".

So, here we are two years later and the bitter charlatans who are either in a political office or working out in the "Al-Qaeda" styled militia reserves across the country are taking off their sheets in wise fashion and holding up placards to "take back America" what does that say about a so-called post racial and enlightened people who are a world super power.

It leaves people to open up new ways of communicating, doing business and finding other ways to survive.

This political civil war of sorts is very similar to the types of events leading up to the the actual Civil War in which a distinct part of the country was undoubtedly the economic engine of America and thought it wise to depose themselves of working together and thereby pushed to secede.  Only in this case, the current civil war is without a clear platform other than to just "say no" to everything and work on nothing.

For 8 years the Republicans had an agenda and from 8 years before that the Democrats had an agenda--where did it get us?  As we look at the outside influences such as the Tea Party and so many other splinter groups that have taken on the fight to get rid of Obama instead of eradicating the essential ills that we face it has become increasingly clear  that this is not about fortifying life for the American people, but it's about continuing this psychosis of "supremacy" that has leading this country full of disease to its death.  

Is there an answer?  What can we do?  Where will it lead?  How do we survive?


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