(OP-ED) — The author of this post is quietly celebrating this 4th of July (NOT!) with some outrageous commentary about where America is headed. These opinions are his own and in no way should piss you off as to where many Americans are getting “their cues” from. Still … we have been given inalienable rights to freedom of speech and expression … and thus, there is an intended consequence (a reaction for every action) when people can’t take satire for what it is.
Breaking away from the usual posting routine, I felt compelled to chase down Twitter feeds of 8-year-old Ava Martinez, the little actor of sorts who plays “Mini AOC” (a satirical example of Socialist Party Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). I found them to be quite humorous … why is she and her family getting death threats from “the left”?
Don’t most Americans really recognize politics for what it is? It’s the opportunity to manipulate our minds into believing that both sides of government want to “take care of us”. Is that what we really want?
Don’t most Americans value homeownership? (Clinton AND Bush)
Don’t most Americans feel that they should be left alone if they want to be left alone? (Randy Weaver, whose wife Vicki had her head blown off by Lon Horiuchi, an FBI sniper while she was holding a baby in her arms.)
Should it then be right for people to harass others for their beliefs? (Andy Ngo)
Should it be right to run over people with cars just because they don’t like their mode of freedom of expression? (Charlottesville)
Should it be right for people to walk into churches and synagogues and start exacting their own brand of justice upon the congregation (pick any church or synagogue in the last year where services were disrupted and people killed by gunmen with a grudge)?
It appears that BOTH SIDES want to fuel the “disinformation chain” with political speech so much so that Americans are extremely frustrated with Congress altogether, doesn’t it? George Orwell long ago predicted this would happen.
I majored in political science and journalism in college. I found fascism amazing in that people actually bought into that crap. They buy into it until it turns into full blown authoritarianism. That leads to communism. Remember the Cold War? Remember Roy Cohn? Hell, the government even went after Lucille Ball, accusing her of being a communist!
I found corporatism amazing too; however, the lobbying groups that represent the corporate state have become so commonplace among us that many living in their sedate comfort zones don’t realize that corporate America is wielding power that is corrupting both sides of our government? Corporatism is NOT fascism, folks? Corporatism is based on oligarchy. Fascism is based on a dictatorship state. We have representative government here in America. At least I thought we did until this political bullshit started up. Now, we don’t know WHO to believe.
I had to reflect on freedom of speech, expression, religion and all of the other freedoms afforded to Americans on this, a sacred political holiday. It was on this day that our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Britain, fueled by a 3% tea tax. Then there was a Revolution.
You see, bad press is still press! BOTH SIDES of the aisle still don’t get that. They have launched such wide and varied political tirades the likes of which have not been seen since the pre-Civil War days! Do you get my drift?
If we don’t start addressing our immediate issues at the county level (and the city level) … and stop the states and federal government from using their political prowess to usurp our rights … another Civil War or Revolution is just what you might have?
Bully for Ava Martinez (pictured above) for taking a stand and mocking Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! She has a Constitutional right to mock the Congresswoman. It’s obvious that an 8-year-old can read between the lines. Why can’t we?
What do you want for your children? Remember Jefferson’s famous quote (he was the 3rd U.S. President, remember?):
(the above courtesy of The Liberty Tree)
Remember that while you’re setting off all those fireworks tonight. Think about WHO manufactured those fireworks, who imported those fireworks … and why you’re setting them off (at some expense to your pocketbook).
Isn’t America great? Not for long if the foregoing keeps up! Do your part to stop the “monster” from controlling your life! Call for the politicians to stop this nonsense or face the music at the polls in November of 2020!
I end with this infamous link: CLICK HERE FOR A POLITICAL LAUGH!