CONDOLENCES TO THE OBAMA FAMILY

I want to personally express my condolences to Senator Obama and his entire family for the loss of his beloved grandmother. We must all pray for him to have the strength to finish the race. This will be a bitter-sweet victory for Senator Obama, and I am sure that he and his grandmother said their farewells when he left the campaign trail to see her recently. I would like to offer a poem regarding the loss of a loved one. I know that his grandmother is watching from Heaven and will celebrate with the cloud of witnessess his victory tomorrow.

LOVE’S
DEPARTURE

Love never
announces
its departure.
It does have
death rales
towards
the end;
the sound
of a man
drowning
in his own
bodily fluids.
Love’s au revoir
never has
the stench of
end-stage cancer.
It is even
more fragrant in
the leaving.
Still…
so much
unfufilled hope in
its unfolded petals;
left listless in
the wind-
a withered brown.

Alice Parris

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RACE REACTION POST 11/04/08

It is doubtful whether or not McCain or Palin know what will be the aftermath of their “great racial divide.” Sarah Palin, who seems unfamiliar with cultures other than white and Eskimo, has succeeded in kicking up a brutal, underlying spirit of division, hatred; perhaps even murder. In Nashville,  during the Belmont debate, a black man was shot three times (with a BB gun) after being stalked by a “skin-head,” for wearing an Obama t-shirt.  One of these bullets hit his face. He survived. What McCain and Palin might not know is that for decades the Aryan Nation and white supremists have been waiting for a “race war.” I am sure that they feel that the time has come with Obama’s bid for presidency, and the excitement of the minority vote.  Here in Nashville, a black youth, proudly wearing an Obama t-shirt was told by an older Southern white man, ” take off that shirt, boy, there is never gonna be a black man as president.”

Do the Republican candidates, in their desperate attempts to keep a sinking ticket afloat, realize what they have unleashed? Sarah Palin has tapped into the ugliest spirit of hatred and murder that we have seen since the Civil Rights movement. She stepped out of the pages in time and laid a line of division, from which we will all have to heal. Now, should Obama win, how many of these people, who are running to buy guns, are  homocidal? The Obama assasination plot was hatched here in Tennessee. The freedoms that we seek in our privacy cannot be realized because of all of the screw-ball-racist-would-be-assassins that have been stirred up.

How much will it cost the Secret Service to protect a President Obama and his family? Conversly, black people will go ballistic if they feel that the election was stolen from Obama by McCain-Palin. How rabid, we do not know. Some of the young people who are voting for the first time have grown up on a diet of “gangsta rap,” and also have lived this lifestyle. They have invested themselves and their identities into Senator Obama. Who will take this away from them? Not this time, not without an incalculable blacklash.

At the McCain campaign rallies, where the attendees are John McCain’s “fellow prisoners,” we see and hear the virulent “shot-gun” politics which have its attendees with blood in their eyes. The effects of McCain-Palin tapping into the “lesser angels” of the people is something that the nation will have to deal with for a long time. This campaign itself has been very long. The Clinton camp went through the grieving process for awhile before joining with Obama for a unified Democratic party. How long will it take the McCain-Palinites to recover from defeat?

I say defeat because Senator John McCain always talks about fighting. All the time. Hmmm… Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, unattended. His anger is legendary and ugly. He should receive psychological help. Would anyone be able to survive being a POW for five years without Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? So, the fearless leader of the Republican ticket needs therapy. His side-kick, Governor Sarah Palin needs ethnic diversity sensitivity training. Her star will fade. She is not worthy of it. Talk about a polarizing figure. She’s not worthy to tie Senator Hiliary Clinton’s shoes, let alone finish shattering that glass ceiling!

If anything violent happens to Barack Obama, a civil war will ensue. There will be no winners here. Should the Republicans have a hard time moving on, the fringe element that Sarah Palin plays so well to, are capable of violence in the name of God. I have heard repeatedly that these people believe that Obama is the antichrist. I suggest that they reference the Bible carefully. They have no idea what they are talking about. Perhaps, we were not concerned enough when the disturbed young lady carved a “B” into her own face and made a false police report. This is a throw back to when a white  woman who alleged rape at a black man’s hands, resulted in a lynching. Sometimes, it was something as simple as an “uppity’ glance her way.

Why has Sarah Palin been allowed to tap into the ugliest hatred in a country where racism bubbles heatedly under the shallow ground? Why didn’t Senator McCain understand the fury that she had unleashed? There will be backlashes on both sides of this great divide. As I live and breathe, the paradigm shift in America is here and no amount of hate or violence will stop its momentum. The days of putting fear into black voters, in order to keep them away from the polls, are over. The days of throw everything including the “kitchen-sink” campaigning are over. The days of unbridled, unpenalized bigotry are over.

Republicans, step lightly. I advise you to do everything within your power to keep President Obama alive and well… The nation must heal on so many levels, and we are ill-prepared for the possible chaos of the race reaction post November 4th, just as we were when the levees broke in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.

Alice Parris

REPUBLICANS LEAVING THE BUILDING

There is coming a paradigm shift in the politics of America as well as a shift of power in the world. No longer will the many be suppressed by the few. Fox news has fed the people a porridge of lies and spin for far too long. The Republican party controlled by the reptilian mind have been hiding behind God. They have claimed that it is God who gave them the right to take away the rights of others. Churches have force fed this to their flocks, and many of the masses actually believe that God prefers the Republicans. They embrace a God of hate not of love.

The moment of shame for Republicans came with the dark waters of hurricane Katrina. There was a palpable apathy which was on display for the whole world to feel. How could a country which allowed its own citizens to float into watery graves be allowed to dicatate morality? Katrina was just the beginning. Then, when the disasters struck the newly-constructed luxury homes (across the country) insurance companies had no problems with the payouts. Some victims of Katrina, in New Orleans, had paid on their house insurance for decades. When they needed this help the most, many were told that they would not be adequately compensated due to something in fine print.

How do you suppose God felt receiving such a large number of people at one time due to indifference and prejudice? Since that time, the natural disasters have hit the homes of the well-to-do all over the country. Fires have raged and dark waters have overflown in the strangest places. This time, there will be no more deception or chicanery allowed to go unreported. There will be a great big spotlight placed upon one and all. The same light of scrutiny which has been placed on Senator Obama will be placed on Republicans. That in itself will be enough to dislodge the Republican exudate. God will not tolerate His name to be used as a shield of injustice; promoting “just us.”

Now, the self-righteous will be paraded for the world to see. They will be overtaken by verbal diarrhea and expose their odious agendas for the world to hear. This will take place quickly, as there is much hanging in the balance There will be an overturning of power, not because of one man, but because great evil has been done in the name of the Living God. Roe vs. Wade has benefited many politicians and preachers by making them wealthy and powerful, as they stood on their soap boxes of moral superiority. They forsook the kindness of the Christian God they claim to serve. Hate and devisiveness replaced the spirit of reconciliation.  The ministry of reconciliation is in the domain of the Lord Jesus Christ. Does God move? He is moving in the twists and turns of this 2008 Presidential election. Does God speak? Yes, and when He speaks it will be CHECKMATE.

Alice Parris

McCAIN-PALIN’S “OPERATION NEGATIVE”

I could not believe it when I heard Sarah Palin pound the point in her stump speech in Colorado, that Obama hung around with “terrorists.” Terrifying, if it were not for the fact that she and her husband have been so closely aligned with the Alaskan Independence Party. Aren’t these the folks who have no use for America and frankly advocate Alaska’s sucession from the Union? She cannot have it both ways. Isn’t it Sarah Palin who cannot figure out where she stands regarding her longtime associate, Senator Ted Stevens? I’ll betcha she is waiting to see how it all plays out, first. Sorry Ted, you just might get fed to the wolves. Governor Sarah Palin is an ambitious, cut-throat politician with a history of becoming friends with a mentor, learning what they know and then being a challenger for their jobs. Many people still think that she is “as dumb as a box of rocks.” But, I think that Senator McCain should probably watch his back.

Her response to the McCain campaign pulling out of Michigan seemed more like an attempt on her part to negotiate her way into a 2012 bid for Presidency, to me.  I did not know that a Vice Presidential nominee would openly question the judgement of the person on the top of the ticket in a matter as serious as this. Perhaps Senator McCain has grown blind from the many winks that Governor Palin drops while speaking. I guarantee you that Governor Palin is getting cozy with as many people in the energy arena as she can (and not for Senator McCain’s benefit.) She is going to get that gas pipeline by hook or by crook. You betcha! Worst case scenario for Governor Palin is that she and Senator McCain fail in their bid for the White House, she returns as governor, with new allies who will help her “energize” the lower forty-eight (via pipeline) while she helps herself become one of the most powerful women in the world.

How can Senator McCain go negative on Senator Obama without any of us remembering the KEATING scandal? I want to make sure that no one forgets his past “evil alliances” while he pounds away at Senator Obama.  Surely, he had to know that the Keating Five scandal is also a question of judgement, honesty, and guilt by association. The desperate McCain campaign will go negative for the remaing thirty-one days of this election cycle, while Rome burns and its citizens expire from smoke inhalation. What about his reckless behavior in the Navy which led to the loss of lives of his fellow military personel? I keep hearing whispers about this. Senator McCain will you put these rumors to rest?

Has Senator McCain been recently re-evaluated for  PTSD? He appears to have a pretty bad case of it from his POW days. What is this unwillingness or inability to look Senator Obama directly in the eye? Is this some behavior that he learned while in captivity, not to look into the eyes of the enemy?  I find it hard to believe; it is just flagrant disrespect. Note to John McCain: Obama is NOT your enemy. You are both fighting to make the SAME COUNTRY a better place, or at least this is what we have been led to believe.  Senator McCain, show Senator Obama the same respect that he shows you. He shakes your hand and looks you in the eye. He addresses you directly. Senator McCain, your manners are intolerable and it sends a very bad message about you…something about “grumpy old men.”

Alice Parris

ABOUT REPUBLICANS STEALING ELECTIONS

I do not need to stress the importance to the Democrats and to the Obama-Biden campaign the fact that REPUBLICANS STEAL ELECTIONS! They stole the election in 2000 from Vice President Al Gore in the state of Florida, they stole the election from Senator John Kerry in 2004 in the state of Ohio. There are various ways that they use: subliminal programming, falsifying poll numbers, voter suppression and programming for backwards counting on the election machines. Oh, the fate of so many in the hands of so few.

The Republicans LIE.  We won’t know the full extent of the Bush-Cheney lies for sometime to come. Has anyone ever seen someone as clandestine and arrogant as Dick Cheney?  Bush and Cheney sacked the nation while Rome was burning.  Brand new  investigations will be launched, stalled and sealed. I am not even talking about  Governor Palin’s “Troopergate.” I understand that the McCain camp has taken over the governance of Alaska. Smells like an oil and gas takeover. I am sure that the good people of Alaska will not be happy with the pittance from energy revenues that they will get under the banner of “Country First.”

As Alaskan’s strongest act of political protest, they should start by throwing their three electorial votes away from the McCain-Palin ticket. That would be a cruel irony, indeed, for the “most popular governor in the United States.” Why did Sarah Palin forsake the people who elected her, anyway?  I suspect that it might have something to do with the “bridges to nowhere” that she burned and the enemies that she has made along the way.  Whatever is she going to do about her “ole buddy” Senator Ted Stevens?  Will she leave him out to dry after all of the favors she has asked him for over the years? I feel the need for a character study, don’t you?

This time, the Democrats need to use every means necessary to ensure that this election is not stolen. Everything hangs in the balance. To those sitting on the fence while Rome burns, vote your pocket books, because if you don’t watch your pockets-they will continue to be picked. Do not vote for looks, legs or lies vote for your own interests.  Ask yourself this question: “if you were about to be put out into the street, or your kids were going to have to live with you in a car that you can’t afford gas for, will your church make sure that you have a roof over your head? Will your church make sure that your children get to eat what they used to eat while you faithfully tithed there? Will your church make sure that you have the gas money to drive to another state where a relative could help you and your children? Will your church help get you back on your feet again?” If the answer is yes, I would listen to the pastor of such a church, because the social gospels have become living epistles. If the answer is no, leave behind robotics, religiosity and racism. CHECK YOUR POCKETS!

Alice Parris