THE REPUBLICAN CONFEDERACY CONFLAGRATION

 
 
Photography by Stony River of Australia

Fire image by Stony River/AU

 
 
 
 
 

What would the Republican Confederacy do without President Obama to demonize? What would they do without the Administration to castigate? What would they do without Pelosi or Reed? Nothing. They’ve got nothing. They worship at the altar of Ronald Regan’s economic vision. This is a vision which builds up the rich and creates more poor. They feign a sincere concern for the budget, but when it is time for a remedy, they reject the solution in lock-step fashion.

I propose to you that this anti-everything Obama is a ruse to deceive the people. Who made the second Amendment one of God’s ten commandments? They have taken the word of God and perverted it. They have not, “…loved their neighbor as they have loved themselves…” The Word of God says, “…those that live by the sword shall die by the sword…” Is that why there are so many militia in the name of God?  To the end that they themselves perish with the weapons of their choice?  They mask the Word of God with bigotry, while in truth,  it is the wealthy who fuel their outcries of, “steal, killl and destroy…anything Obama”  They have not known the love of God.

They de-legitimized Africans, forcibly removed from their lands, by calling them 3/5 of a person. This means even with the forced slavery of Africans, slave-owners could sleep at night. After all, slaves were not quite human. The Republican Confederacy has done everything within its power to de-legitimize President Obama. The Birthers… Believe me, had there been concrete evidence to the assertion that he was not born in America, everyone would know it. The lawsuits of Orly Taitz (with a thick immigrant accent) would not have been tossed out as frivilous. The state of Hawaii would have acknowledged that the President was not eligible for office. Why do the conspiratists insist that everyone is hiding the truth? The reason is that they have been lied to themselves. They are lied to everytime their faces are glued to Fox news. The lies are untruths mingled with some truth. This is mind control at its finest.  Some truth and then the lies. All will be received as truth. This truth has the capacity to destroy whomever, whatever.

Manifest Destiny helped Europeans steal, kill and destroy Native Americans: it was their God-given right to take whatever they wanted because the “red-skins” were heathens. The Native Americans were de-legitimized in this instance, as well. Believe me when I say that Apache curses still haunt Arizona. It is the bankruptcy state. There remains a glass ceiling. Most people make their money from elsewhere and spend it in their vacation/retirement in Arizona. Arizona itself is akin to the mythological Sisyphus who was punished by Zeus (due to his hubristic belief in his own cleverness) to push a boulder up a hill only to have it roll back down again. This eternity resulted from audacity.

Several months prior to The Battle Of The Alamo (Feb 23rd-March 6, 1836) Texans had driven all Mexicans out of Mexican Texas. Between 1821 and 1836 Texas had been governed by Mexico. Many of the Anglo-American settlers owned slaves. Mexican’s President Anastasio Bustamante ordered all slaves to be freed by 1830. In order to get around this law, many Anglos made their slaves indentured servants for life. By the year 1836, there were 5000 slaves in Texas. In 1830, Bustamante also outlawed immigration of the United States to Texas. In a convention of 1832, angry colonists started the protest with the intent that U.S. Citizens be allowed to immigrate.

 Although Mexico enacted laws to monitor immigration of U.S. citizenry to Mexico; violence ensued by virtue of a revolt against Mexican jurisdiction.  March 2, 1836, Texans signed the Texan Declaration of Independence. On April 21, 1936, the Texas Revolution ended with the capture of the Mexican leader Santa Ana. Then Texans (U.S. immigrants)  called the freshly stolen land, the Republic Of  Texas. Mexico refused to acknowledge its independence. The purpose of the mini- history lesson is to highlight the absurdity of the signs and the people who say, ” we want our country back.”  America is a stolen country. It is an epic tale of immigration. Now, border states cry and groan over illegal immigrants. No wonder history books will be re-written in Texas. The truth remains stained with blood, at best.

These outburts from the Tea party Movement, Conservatives and their prisoners; the Republicans are a smoke-screen for bigotry and separatism. It is a travesty both morally and spiritually. I suggest that those holding up the degrading signs of President Obama take the time to read the Bible and understand that God is NOT with them on this one. He hears the cries of the homeless, hopeless, hungry, sick and disposessed. He does not violate His word for the convenience of those who worship their guns. “…God is nigh unto the broken-hearted…”  I dare one of the tea party people to ask to sit at the table of the leader of one of their movements. To have a cup of tea. While there, if you ever get in, look around you. Their house will  look nothing like yours. Their lifetyle will not look anything like yours. Their motives are nothing like yours. See for yourselves. You have been duped by big money, afterall the rich must get richer no matter what. Regurtigate the lies spun by Fox and friends, separate yourselves from the hundreds of conspiracies out there that defame an Administration which was mired in Republican muck from day one. Think for yourselves. Let me see: Palin is rich, Limbaugh is rich, Beck is rich, O’Reilly is rich, Hannity is rich. For all of your defaming and sign carrying, are you rich too?

THE GREAT LAND GRAB

Who shall inherit the earth, where you have planted
your flowers and built your fences?

Whose bones are buried beneath your feet, although
unmarked, and un-flowered?

Do you suppose borders shall stop the progeny from
returning to the place of ancestors?

Who is now screaming about whose land is whose?
Where are the bones of your forefathers? 

That is your land; the land of your people.

No borders, laws, or penalties shall stop the trail of tears,
DNA leading to the homeland.

Why the flawed measures, the detention centers?
 
Why the table pounding? Don’t you  know that those
who pound the loudest are not the rightful owners?

Re-written books and  re-staged events attempt
 to” legitimize” what was and remains

the great land grab; a Manifest Destiny of annihilation.

It is all too convenient,  too flawed. Who will jump upon their

soap-boxes, filibuster immigration issues,

who will shoot with rubber bullets, and tow away the cars

of protesters? There are many,  but “…The earth is the Lord’s and
the fullness thereof…”

There are no absolutes, here,
since the Statue of Liberty was given the toss.

 As I sit upon my newly purchased plot of land, I know
 although it is not a bridge or highway, eminent domain

gave builders the right  to sell it to me. 
The previous owners, along with those before them,

cry out  from the ground; bloody and plundered.

Justifications fictionalize and fears mount. How will
we feed OUR children?  Not enough care was

given to the feeding of our neighbor’s children.
How then, do we expect to reap a harvest of food?

How do we expect to reap a harvest of righteousness?

 

Alice Parris

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REPUBLICAN POLITICAL NARCISSISM EMBOLDENS AL-QAEDA

The party of “No” has given comfort to our enemies. They have sent a signal of insurrection and division to those who have declared our destruction as their chief objective. Their political narcissism has portrayed us as a country divided; a country who will not rally around our newly elected President. The “sore loser” Republican party has gotten squarely behind the “turf-movement” of the tea party crowd. Fox News, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Joe Wilson, as well as all of the formerly sane Republican Congressman and Senators have sold all of us out  for political advantage. They have forgotten that there are “real” enemies who vow the destruction of the United States and its allies.

Imagine the glee from Al-Qaeda operatives derived from watching Joe Wilson say, “you lie” when the President of The United States was speaking before the Senate and Congress. Imagine the joy Al-Qaeda gets when they hear the litanies from Fox News operatives about their “plans” to not support the President, about how they will conduct their efforts to dismantle his Presidency. Imagine the excitement as Al-Qaeda  plans their new attacks on our soil, because all they can see is a country divided.   “…a house divided against itself cannot stand…” 

Now, the Republican Party will have the audacity of blaming the Administration for the “underwear bomber.”  I  suggest to you that neither the White House nor its administration is what has emboldened our enemies; it is the likes of Dick Cheney who refuses to leave his “bunker of treachery” in Washington.  He refuses to allow this new President to do the job of cleaning up the mess that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld left behind. Treachery lies in the mantras of treason shouted by Fox News, Palin, Bachman, Limbaugh now even McCain. Are the 2010 elections more important to the Republicans than the safety of the American people?

I cannot sit idly by and allow all of the pundits to forget how we have been perceived by other countries because of all of the flagrant direspect to the Executive Branch. Al-Qaeda has been waiting for a breach of unity to “finish us off.” It has nothing to do with the President trying to mend the broken fences of diplomacy all over the world. It has more to do with the Republican Confederacy. The attacks made upon our soil are becoming pallid compared to the attacks upon our government by these Republican insurrectionists.

Dick Cheney is calling President Obama “soft” on the “enemy. ” His real motive for doing so, is his attempt to keep the skeletons within his closet from falling out during NYC trials.  When Fox News has been pounding its drum for resistance against the”tyrant” Obama, I suggest to you that they have been telegraphing this great divide to those who really want to hurt us. In their narcissistic lust for political power, they have  in fact, sold all of us out. They should never be rewarded for their stance of  “no,” by putting them back in power.  These so called “patriots” or “real Americans” look like nests of Benedict Arnolds. This country should never forget the climate established by their treachery when re-elections come around. For Republicans it was never about the well-being of the  American people, but rather about their narcissistic ambition for complete political power.

Alice Parris

REPUBLICAN BRAND: THE MEAN-SPIRIT

Soon everyone will see just how much negative and mean-spirited energy that the Republicans are capable of. The rash of ads after the announcement of the Obama-Biden ticket are just a beginning. This is not shrewd, clever, noble or decent. This is very misleading; as during a primary in which many are competing for the same job, there will be these type of statements made. Biden did not have a laundry list of criticisms, he had but one. Also, when did the Republicans become an authority on Freudian slips, deeming human error a flagship of Sigmund Freud? Desperate. During the two years that Senator Obama has won a hard-fought battle against Senator Clinton, Obama has gotten plenty of additional experience. He has been above the fray, not because he is an elitist, but because he is a Christian. There was a time when the Republicans were taken over by the “Religious Right” of Jerry Falwell’s design. George W. Bush used this same base to make his cronies wealthier.  

McCain saw that he was getting nowhere in his earlier bids for the Whitehouse, so he kissed the rings of the reigning powers that be, in order to get the Republican nomination.  He wants to be president so very badly. Has anyone ever examined his penchant for blantant envy? Why so many ads about Obama being a celebrity? His strategy team is just as reptilian as he has become. They will cut a throat without batting an eye. They will not win for all of their “clever” tactics nor will the media network, Fox News, which has been annexed by the Whitehouse of George W. Bush. All of them have sold their souls, yet continue to feel justified- or do they feel backed into a corner by the invading “Obama-machine?”

“We can’t have gays, stem cell research or abortions! ” they cry. Meanwhile, while they hide behind the gospels, they are really a cult of nasty, mammon-worshippers. They have no respect for their fellow human beings and for this reason, they have made America a much poorer nation, not only in fact, but in deed. All of the down and dirty laundry of the Republican party and its surrogates shall be exposed from the utmost to the least most. Don’t those sitting in their churches see that most of the “building programs” of their churches have been “bridges to nowhere?” What good does it do to not “…love your neighbor as you love yourself?” All of the works done under this banner shall be exposed to the light of moral truth.  With all of the Republicans who have been in charge since Roe vs. Wade, there has not been any over turning of this piece of legislation, although most of the elected officials of the Republican party (since that time) have run on this same platform.

What business do old, shriveled men have telling women what to do with their bodies? Should women, now legislate if a man can have an elective vascectomy? Who is holding up the stem-cell medical research which will help stop much of the suffering of the people that ARE ALREADY HERE?  Gays are here. They have always been here. Limiting their freedoms will not make them go away. Those who have run on these “anti-gay” platforms have become quite wealthy and powerful in so doing. According to my Bible, God is the only righteous judge. He alone will judge the nations, not the Republicans, Religious Right, or the self-righteous.

Everytime an ad comes out from McCain’s “mean-spirited machine,” there will be a gigantic light of moral truth shown upon all of those who engage in these practices. Imagine, McCain would not name his running mate until after Obama did, and I understand that as Senator Obama is giving his acceptance speech of the Democratic nomination, an envious McCain will announce his running mate. This smacks of petty jealousy and desperation for media attention. The Republicans have respect for no one but one of their own. They have ruled for way too long. They are now judged. They will lose. They are not on high moral ground.  They need to brace themselves for God’s backdraft. Afterall, He is “…an all consuming fire.”

Alice Parris